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Charles Lindbergh Signed Flown airmail cover

29 Aug

Desirable airmail cover with a stamped horseshoe cachet reading “Lindbergh Again Flies the Airmail,” signed in the upper left in fountain pen, “C. A. Lindbergh.” Postmarked St. Louis, Missouri, February 20, 1928. Small stains and stray ink marks, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal letter from Henry Breckinridge, dated November 30, 1927. Breckinridge worked closely with Lindbergh for years and was by his side throughout the developing story of his son’s kidnapping; he went on to serve as Lindbergh’s representative at the trial. Lindbergh flew a series of special airmail flights over his old route on February 20 and February 21, 1928, to raise awareness of the airmail service. Lindbergh and two other pilots flew between St. Louis and Chicago, with each piece of mail they carried receiving this special ‘horseshoe’ stamp. The demand for these covers was so high that three planes were needed to carry it all, but the Post Office Department assured everyone that Lindbergh at least took each plane for a trip around the airfield, so each piece of mail got flown by him. A fascinating piece of aviation history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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