On May 20, 1927, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Airfield in New York to fly across the Atlantic in the first-ever solo, non-stop trans-Atlantic flight. Flying in his airplane, the Spirit of Saint Louis, Lindbergh's flight took 33.5 hours and covered more than 3,600 miles.
In Stack's Bowers Galleries upcoming June 2022 Showcase Auction, we will be offering the Guinness Book of World Records' Most Valuable Matchbook in lot 1067. The Charles Lindbergh matchbook was created for a June 14th dinner held in Lindbergh's honor to commemorate his trans-Atlantic flight. In 2015, a matchbook of the same design set a Guinness Book world record when it sold at auction for $6,000. Bid here to help set that record one step higher!