On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. The objects of popular culture in the National Collection display everything from ashtrays to wristwatches reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods.
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 3.8 x 5.1cm (1 1/2 in. x 2 in.)
A horizontally situated stamp with black lettering along the bottom "LIBERIA" An image of the Spirit of St. Louis is just above the text with Lindbergh's head shown just above the nose of the aircraft. Three propellers on the remaining three sides of the stamp each have a small wreath around their center. The background of the stamp is green with waves at the bottom that fades into blue with clouds at the top.