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    The first man to fly solo across the Atlantic, the first American to orbit the Earth, and the first two men to walk on the moon.

    Legends of Aviation Display with Items Signed by the Apollo 11 Crew, John Glenn, Charles Lindbergh, and Harry F. Guggenheim. A beautiful presentation of aviation and space-related medals and philatelic items matted and framed in shadow box, 24.5" x 20" overall dimensions. Contains the following items (left to right, top to bottom, by rows): (1) A facsimile of a 1927-cancelled photo postcard of Charles Lindbergh posed next to the Spirit of St. Louis; (2) The obverse of a 63mm "Pioneers of Flight" Medallic Arts medal picturing the Wright Brothers and Lindbergh surrounding a modern rocket launch; (3) Another of the same medal showing the reverse with two men on the moon titled "Tribute to Apollo" with artwork by Paul Calle; (4) A first day cover for the U.S. "50th Anniversary Solo Transatlantic Flight" stamp (Scott #1710), cancelled at Roosevelt Field in New York and also cancelled in Bourget France the next day having travelled via Concorde; (5) An Interpex "Crossing the Atlantic" first day cover for the U.S. "Project Mercury" stamp (Scott #1193) with additional stamps added and a cancellation at Roosevelt Field on the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's flight; (6) A 5" x 7" reproduction of a 1928 photo picturing Lindbergh and Harry Guggenheim shown wearing aviation gear in front of a plane; (7) A first day cover for the U.S. "First Man on the Moon" stamp (Scott #C76) with additional stamps and a 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's flight cancellation added; (8) A 3.25" square photo signed "J H Glenn Jr"; (9) A 2.5" x 1.5" clipped signature, "C. A. Lindbergh/ March 1934"; (10) An Apollo 11 moon landing cover cancelled at Cape Canaveral on July 20, 1969; (11) A first day cover for the U.S. "Robert H. Goddard" stamp (Scott #C69) with additional stamps and 50th anniversary cancellation. This cover has been signed by a major early contributor to the aviation field, "Harry F. Guggenheim"; (12) Obverse of 70mm Goddard Congressional Medal as issued posthumously in 1959; (13) Reverse of like medal; and (14) A first day cover for the U.S. "First Man on the Moon" stamp signed by all three Apollo 11 crewmembers, "M Collins", "Neil Armstrong", and "Buzz Aldrin" (miniscule smear). All components of this display in excellent condition. An amazing assemblage.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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