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1927 Charles Lindbergh Signed Book Frontispiece Photograph
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $948.00
Book photograph signed by Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974), American aviator. Lindbergh is pictured posing in front of his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, with the word "WE" printed directly below. It is signed "Charles A. Lindbergh" in black fountain pen (grading "9") along the large white bottom border. WE was the title of Lindbergh's autobiography published in 1927 and this piece appears to be the frontispiece that was removed from the book. In 1927 Charles Lindbergh became the first person to make a nonstop solo transatlantic flight when he piloted his famed Spirit of St. Louis from New York to Paris. That feat not only made him an instant international celebrity but also earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. In the 1930s his name again commanded headlines, this time tragically, when his infant son was kidnapped and then murdered. During World War II he received negative press for his stance on neutrality, but later offered his services to the military and flew in over fifty combat missions (as a civilian) in 1944 in the Pacific. Following the war he became a chief consultant for Pan American World Airways. The photo (4.25 x 7.5 inches) is in Near Mint condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 13.5 x 17.5 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $948.00
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