American Indian stamp on cover flown by Charles Lindbergh
Philosateleia’s special exhibit, 14 Cents: the American Indian Stamp, is continuing to grow. New this weekend is a FAM 5 first flight cover flown by Charles Lindbergh.
The historical interest of this piece is unquestionable, but it’s not worth as much as you might think. Lindbergh, who was by then a celebrity, carried thousands of covers on the Miami–Canal Zone leg of FAM 5’s first flight. On the return flight, demand was so great that the airline actually put a second plane and pilot into service to help carry the mail.
Do you have any Lindbergh flight covers? Let us know in the comments if you do—we would love to see them!
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