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Did You Know that Charles Lindbergh Flew Across the Atlantic on May 20, 1927?

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Wednesday, May 18, 2022 / Categories: Did You Know?

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!