Classic October 2005
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At 7:52 a.m. on May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh boarded The Spirit of St. Louis and gunned down the runway of Roosevelt Field. Thirty-three-and-a-half hours later he landed in Paris as the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic. Offered here are two pairings of marvelous bookends that capture the spirit and adventure of his historic flight. 1) Eagle and Plane - These heavy, stone, 6"-tall bookends show a majestic eagle hovering over "Lucky Lindy's" plane. They're beautifully painted in neutral tones and exhibit well-preserved condition with one of the eagle's heads showing a slight aberration that does not take away from the bold style. 2) Lindbergh Face - This pair of 5-1/8"-tall, substantial bronze bookends shows the famous aviator in his flight helmet and jacket with a small depiction of his plane beneath him. Both pairs display in EX/MT condition except as noted. They will delight any collector who's in the market for a reminder of the great aviator's achievements.
1927 Charles Lindbergh Bookends (2)
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