Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Lindbergh photograph inscribed to a St. Louis businessman who helped fund his cross-Atlantic flight

    Charles Lindbergh Signed and Inscribed Photograph. 10" x 8" black and white photograph, with Underwood imprint; circa July 1927. Lindbergh is dressed in flight gear and is standing in front of his plane, "The Spirit of St. Louis." Inscribed, "To E. C. Thompson / Sincerely Charles A. Lindbergh." Undated, but accompanied by the original transmittal envelope addressed to Thompson and bearing a postal cancellation dated July 15, 1927. Thompson has signed along the bottom margin of the photo, with an inscription to "Doty".

    Earl C. Thompson was a St. Louis businessman who donated funds to buy the plane that would famously be named "The Spirit of St. Louis."

    Condition: The photograph has age toning, and multiple surface creases, as well as pinholes at all four corners. The transmittal envelope has been torn open along the right, and has multiple tears along the bottom.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    11th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 590

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold on May 11, 2017 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 20 Manuscripts Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search