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Charles Lindbergh - "New York to Paris" Pocket Watch & Stamp

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    Posted 8 years ago

    geo26e
    (154 items)

    On May 20th-21st 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris.

    The Watch - This pocket watch was made by E. Ingraham in 1929 ( 8 29 on movement) to commemorate this event. An image of the Spirit of St. Louis is featured below number 12 on the dial. The back of the watch case features an engraving of the New York City skyline and the Eiffel Tower with the Spirit of St. Louis flying towards the Eiffel Tower with the text "New York to Paris" on the wing. The watch bezel ring also has similar engraving.

    The Stamp - On June 11th 1927 when Lindbergh and the Spirit arrived in Washington, the U.S. Post Office Department issued a 10-Cent Air Mail stamp on the same day depicting the Spirit of St. Louis and a map of the flight.

    Note : pw-collector has posted the same watch together with an original watch fob which has a small built-in working compass attached : -
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/56483-ny-to-paris-watch-and-fob

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    Comments

    1. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thanks snoopy! Very much appreciated!
    2. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thanks very much blunderbuss for hitting the Love. Very much appreciated!
    3. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you tempusfigit, mustangtony, walksoftly, ttomtucker, rniederman, Kerry, Phil & shughs for hitting the Love button. Very grateful!
    4. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you Sean & Dave for hitting the Love.

      Dave - love your fob with the small compass!
    5. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you shawnicus for visiting and the appreciation!
    6. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect for visiting and Loving the post! Cheers!
    7. aghcollect aghcollect, 8 years ago
      You're welcome geo - I don't have the watch but pretty sure I have that stamp in my collection.
    8. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect! I just posted the fob an hour ago.
    9. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Bigsarge! :-)
    10. TimeisEphemeral TimeisEphemeral, 4 months ago
      I was hoping to share with you a box for this watch; I found it with a bunch of early stamps in it. How do I share the photos with you (not for sale)

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