Rare Auction to Offer Signed Artifacts Dating From the Spanish Empire to George W. Bush's Presidency

Calling all history buffs! New York autograph and manuscript dealer Lion Heart Autographs is holding quite the sale on June 15. They are auctioning a collection of rare historical artifacts they are calling “Five Centuries of Autographs: Ferdinand & Isabella (1492) to the Present.” The collection offers a piece of the original silver-colored cloth from the fuselage of the Spirit of St. Louis, which had been signed by Charles Lindberg just days after his historic trans-Atlantic solo flight. It’s considered extremely rare as no other examples signed by Lindbergh when he landed in Paris are known to exist. To paint a picture, thousands of spectators waited for the pilot to touch down at Le Bourget airfield and as the crowd stormed the plane, they tore off pieces as souvenirs. When the plane went in for repairs, a piece of fabric was taken by an anonymous person who received the signature when inspecting Lindberg’s plane before he flew to Belgium a few days later. This is estimated to sell for $15-20,000.

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