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Item 18 - Charles Lindbergh Catalog 386 (May 2012)

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Vintage matte-finish 13.75 x 10.75 photo of a relaxed Lindbergh standing in a motorboat, his hands in his pockets, flanked by two other men, signed in fountain pen, “Charles A. Lindbergh.” In very good condition, with light creases to corner tips, some light silvering to darker areas of image and around signature, some slight discoloration to background, as well as some more noticeable spotting, visible mainly at an angle.

Accompanied by a photocopy of a typed letter from Lindbergh written ten years later to Timothy Burns in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The photograph here offered is one of the photographs he signed and returned to Burns with the letter written from England on September 28, 1937. Lindbergh wrote, in full, “Thank you very much for sending the extra set of photographs for my wife. I am returning one set with this letter. The face of the man in the boat with Mrs. Burns is rather indistinct but I believe it is Kusterer who, as you may remember, went in advance of our tour to make the necessary arrangements in regard to landing, programme, etc. Kusterer is the man in the lower right hand corner of the other picture of the out-board motorboat.” Also included are reproductions of two of the photographs of Lindbergh which were returned by the aviator to Burns. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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