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Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St Louis Fabric Sold for Almost $15,000 at Nate D. Sanders Auction

FREE APPRAISAL. To buy, auction, sell or consign your Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St Louis fabric that is for sale, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call the Nate D. Sanders Auction House (http://www.NateDSanders.com) office at (310) 440-2982. Please let us know if you have an Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St Louis fabric for sale.

Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St Louis Fabric Sold

Charles Lindbergh may be most famous for completing the first transatlantic flight solo in 1919. He also completed the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris flying the plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, which won him the Orteig Prize. Other notable achievements include working as an air mail pilot and earning several medals including the Medal of Honor and Congressional Gold Medal.

Charles Lindbergh memorabilia is very popular among history and aviation collectors. We have sold a piece of fabric from the Spirit of St Louis autographed by Charles Lindbergh for $14,035.. Details are below.

Charles Lindbergh Signed Piece of Fabric From the Spirit of St. Louis — Very Scarce Given by Lindbergh to Select Individuals on Christmas, 1928. 

Exceptionally rare piece of fabric from the Spirit of St. Louis, signed by the aircraft’s chaperone to Paris, Charles Lindbergh. Upon the 3.25″ x 2.75″ piece of fabric, Lindbergh writes “Original fabric from the Spirit of St. Louis. Sincerely, Charles A. Lindbergh / Dec. 25, 1928”. This piece of silver, stiffened fabric was treated at the time of its manufacture, and therefore likely taken from the fuselage area of the plane. Especially made by Ryan Airlines in 1926 for Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, the Spirit of St. Louis was a highly experimental aircraft in its time, with its single-engine design, which Lindbergh believed would optimize his chance of success. As tradeoffs, however, the engine tank was situated at the front to improve the center of gravity (denying Lindbergh a front windshield) and the fuel capacity of the plane was dangerously low. Lindbergh, in fact, was so concerned with losing fuel from the weight of the plane that he trimmed excess paper from his maps. This piece of fabric from the spectacular and revolutionary aircraft was removed after Lindbergh flew The Spirit on its final flight from St. Louis to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in April 1928, where it still resides. There, at the Smithsonian, it was renovated and this piece of the plane’s fabric was saved and, on Christmas, 1928 signed and given to only a select few individuals close to the courageous aviator. Very good. Sold for $14,035.

Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St Louis fabric

Charles Lindbergh Signed Piece of Fabric From the Spirit of St. Louis. Click to enlarge.

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