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Pictured: The stand-out lot in the sale is a 13ins high solid silver trophy presented to him for the Round Britain Race of 1912 in which he carried out the longest flight in history at five hours.
An incredible archive relating to a swashbuckling pioneer of aviation is being sold by his family 109 years after his death in a plane accident.
Samuel Cody was one of the original 'magnificent men in their flying machines' who designed and built the first aeroplane to fly in Britain in 1908.
His experimental 'observation kite' was adopted by the British army in the same year, ultimately leading to the formation of the Royal Flying Corps and then the RAF.
Unsurprisingly, he was killed in a flying accident in 1913 after his powered plane broke up, tipping Cody and his passenger, the captain of Hampshire County Cricket Club, out at 500ft.