Charles Augustus Lindbergh Philatelic Collection [Mensing]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0027
Dates:
1977
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
This collection consists of nine postal covers commemorating the 50th anniversary of Charles Augustus Lindbergh's historic flight from New York to Paris in 1927 and the following good will tour.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of nine postal covers commemorating the 50th anniversary of Charles Augustus Lindbergh's historic flight from New York to Paris in 1927 and the following good will tour. One is a first day cover and the rest are cacheted covers. All are postmarked with various dates between February and May 1977 from various cities including New York, New York; Brookfield, Illinois; Hammond, Indiana; Rockford, Illinois; Grand Island, Nebraska; Milford, Connecticut; Lansing, Michigan; and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Some are associated with philatelic events or groups including the International Philatelic Exhibit; the Calumet Stamp Club; Central Minnesota Philatelic Exhibition; and the Central Michigan Philatelic Exhibition. All feature images of Lindbergh and/or the Ryan NYP
Spirit of St Louis
.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in chronological order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh obtained backing to compete for the Raymond Orteig prize of $25,000 offered for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris. Lindbergh took off on May 20, 1927, flying alone in the
Spirit of St Louis
. Thirty-three hours and thirty minutes later, he landed at Le Bourget Field, near Paris, where over 100,000 people had gathered to give him an enthusiastic welcome. After the flight, Lindbergh flew to various countries as part of a good will tour. In 1977, numerous philatelic items were released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historic flight.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2016) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Herman Mensing, Gift, 2016, NASM.2016.0027

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Charles Augustus Lindbergh Philatelic Collection [Mensing], NASM.2016.0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transatlantic flights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covers (Philately) -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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