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In 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh obtained backing to compete for the Raymond Orteig prize of $25,000 offered for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris. Lindbergh took off on May 20, 1927, flying alone in the Spirit of St Louis. Thirty-three hours and thirty minutes later, he landed at Le Bourget Field, near Paris, where over 100,000 people had gathered to give him an enthusiastic welcome. After the flight, Lindbergh flew to various countries as part of a good will tour. In 1977, numerous philatelic items were released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historic flight.

Identifier

NASM.2016.0027

Processing Information

Arranged and described (2016) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Date

1977

Provenance

Herman Mensing, Gift, 2016, NASM.2016.0027

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

This collection consists of nine postal covers commemorating the 50th anniversary of Charles Augustus Lindbergh's historic flight from New York to Paris in 1927 and the following good will tour.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Arrangement note

Collection is in chronological order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of nine postal covers commemorating the 50th anniversary of Charles Augustus Lindbergh's historic flight from New York to Paris in 1927 and the following good will tour. One is a first day cover and the rest are cacheted covers. All are postmarked with various dates between February and May 1977 from various cities including New York, New York; Brookfield, Illinois; Hammond, Indiana; Rockford, Illinois; Grand Island, Nebraska; Milford, Connecticut; Lansing, Michigan; and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Some are associated with philatelic events or groups including the International Philatelic Exhibit; the Calumet Stamp Club; Central Minnesota Philatelic Exhibition; and the Central Michigan Philatelic Exhibition. All feature images of Lindbergh and/or the Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis.

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974

Topics Aeronautics
Transatlantic flights
Covers (Philately) -- United States

Citation

Charles Augustus Lindbergh Philatelic Collection [Mensing], NASM.2016.0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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