Posted 10 years ago
This is a celluloid Spirit of St Louis airplane that we purchased in Independence, MO about 25 years ago. The toy is 7" long, and the wingspan is 4 13/16".
It looks to me as if it was a giveaway or premium, that was commemorating Lindbergh's flight, but the steamship is what baffles me. Was this a cruise that was in the Atlantic at the time of the historic flight?
I have contacted the Lindbergh Society on several occasions, and none of their members has ever seen the toy, and can give me no information about it. One very nice member did direct me to a Smithsonian site that has an image of a very similar plane that is in their collection.
If you have seen another like this one, or if you know of it's provenance, please post a reply.