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    Amazing Charles Lindbergh Signed Poster. On May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh stunned the world when he flew from New York to Paris in the "Spirit of St. Louis". Literally overnight, he became the most famous man in the world. Just about two months later, Lindbergh and his plane began a sweeping national tour sponsored by multimillionaire Harry Guggenheim. With its designated purpose being the generation of increased public interest in, and support of, aviation, Lindbergh and "The Spirit of St. Louis" visited 48 states and landed in 92 cities from July 20 through October 23, 1927. Interestingly, it is a city in which he did not land that provides our offering. On August 20, 1927, while traveling from Moline, Illinois to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lindbergh flew over the city of Rockford, Illinois. Reading from the old typed note attached to the reverse of the poster, it states: 'This document was dropped from the "Spirit of St. Louis", piloted by Charles A. Lindbergh over the city of Rockford on August 20, 1927". It goes on to describe how he flew at 600 feet over a crowd of about 15,000 fans. It continues: "The document was dropped in a canvass [sic] tube at approximately 12:45 p.m. and retrieved by patrolman William Ferns...." Incredible as it may seem, the most famous man in the world, in the most famous plane in the world, flew over a then-small city, signed and personally loaded the poster in a canvas tube, then threw it to the crowd below. The poster itself is in very good condition overall, with some toning and spotting, but no rips or tears. With its great image of the legendary plane, along with its salutation and indirect apology - "Because of the limited is impossible for the 'Spirit of St. Louis' to land in your city". The poster is enhanced by a spectacular siganture, almost two inches long and over one-half inch high: "Charles A. Lindbergh". 1927, the year of his flight, is a particularly desirable date for a Lindbergh collectible.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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