Sale 21BP01 | Lot 1028

LINDBERGH, CHARLES Typed letter signed mentioning early airmail service.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
LINDBERGH, CHARLES  Typed letter signed mentioning early airmail service.

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Lot 1028
LINDBERGH, CHARLES Typed letter signed mentioning early airmail service.
St. Gildas, France: 17 June 1938. One page typed letter signed "Charles A. Lindbergh" on one sheet of his "Illiec/Penvenan/Cotes-du-Nord" stationery, visible area 9 x 7 1/4 inches (23 x 18 cm); framed. Usual folds, visually fine with a dark signature.

Aviator Charles Lindbergh, writing from the small French island he owned, here responds to William Steiger, postmaster at Springfield, Illinois, about the illness of previous postmaster William H. Conkling. Lindbergh reports that "Mr. Conkling contributed greatly to building up the St. Louis - Chicago Air Mail during the early period of C.A.M. operation" referring to the period in 1926 when Lindbergh piloted a De Havilland D4 biplane on Contact Air Mail Route #2, the third commercial airmail line in the country, which provided airmail service between Chicago and St. Louis, with stops in Springfield and Peoria.


Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $693 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $693 (includes buyer's premium)

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