Wien Arctic Circle certificate

The airline started by Alaskan aviation pioneer Noel Wien went through many names during its colorful life, was a beloved presence in the skies of the Last Frontier, and to this day its demise is lamented by many.

Once upon a time Wien presented nice certificates to those who crossed the Arctic Circle on its flights to Kotzebue, Fort Yukon and Point Barrow.  Here's an example presented to a lady who took a Wien flight to Fort Yukon in 1955.  The pilots and stewardess signed it, too.  Framed with this one is a card certifying the recipient had visited the farthest North branch of Northern Commercial Co. -- "Alaska's Pioneer Merchants."  Both the certificate and the card are in their original frame.

    -- Thanks to Jodie Peeler for both the         certificate and the caption.