Lot 458: Charles Lindbergh

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:03:12

Lot 458: Eclectic collection of twenty letters written to Lindbergh by admirers nationwide, all including original mailing envelopes, circa 1929. Many offer terrific and often humorous content, with some highlights including: a request for "a sample of your plane" with an invitation to "stop at my house and I will show you a good time"; a letter from a woman (a "dumb old thing") who insists that Lindbergh "pen a letter to me about everything in your spare time"; a formal invitation to an eleven-year-old's birthday party; a crude sketch of an idea to increase pilot safety by attaching parachutes to the wings of airplanes; a disturbing plea from a "good looking mother of six" contemplating suicide if she does not win Lindbergh's heart; and a comical request for the pilot to fly to a woman's home, complete with a hand-drawn map illustrating her house and the sheet she will place in the yard "so you can spot the place." In overall fine condition. An entertaining glimpse into the massive public interest in the famous flyer. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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