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50th Anniversary Solo Transatlantic Flight
of Charles A. Lindbergh
U.S. First Day Covers (#1710), May 20, 1977

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Special sale FMF Local Post (operated by yours truly) and other dealer cacheted first day covers issued for the U.S.A. 50th Anniversary Transatlantic Flight stamp commemorating the flight of Charles A. Lindbergh in the monoplane aircraft "Spirit of St. Louis". Lindbergh became the first to fly non-stop between New York and Paris on May 20, 1927.

Strange as it may seem, Lindbergh's name is not mentioned on this stamp! Although Lindbergh died in 1974, it was the practice of the U.S. Postal Service in 1977 not to mention the name of any person on a postage stamp until they were dead at least 10 years (with the exception of U.S. presidents). Thus this stamp honors only the 50th anniversary of the first transatlantic flight (but Lindbergh was the pilot).

However this 1977 stamp was not the first U.S. stamp to honor Lindbergh's flight. In 1927 a special airmail stamp was issued showing the Spirit of St. Louis aircraft and the flight route. On this stamp Lindbergh is named, and it is the only time a living American's name has appeared on a U.S. stamp.

This new 1977 stamp had its first day of issue at the original take-off site, Roosevelt Field New York. The official cancel reads Roosevelt Field Sta. NY 11530, with the word slogan "First Day of Issue" between the killer bars. Other first day cancels also exist from other cities and these are known as unofficial cancels.

  • All covers are the standard U.S. size (number 6), as collected in the USA, unless otherwise noted.
  • All covers are unaddressed unless otherwise noted.
  • All covers are cacheted and a brief description is given of the event being commemorated, unless otherwise noted.
  • If covers are autographed they are genuine.
  • Please print out the ON-LINE ORDER FORM and use it to mark down the covers you need. When ordering, please mark the LIST ID as well as ITEM ID.
CATALOG NUMBER NOTES

Two catalog numbers are given in parenthesis, the first is scott's catalog number of 1710, the 50th Anniversary Transatlantic Flight stamp and the second number, if known, is the cachet number as listed in Ansink's Catalog of Lindbergh- 50th Anniversary Transatlantic Flight First Day Covers .
Lindbergh FDC with unofficial cancel
ITEM #0207A BELOW, Cachet #207,
issued by the FMF Local Post, as illustrated in the Ansink Lindbergh FDC catalog, but with an unofficial first day cancel from Brookfield Il.

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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
FDC1710A0207A$5.0005/20/1977 
13 CENT 50th ANNIVERSARY TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT FDC (#1710; ANSINK 207), single stamp with unofficial Lindbergh Station, Brookfield IL pictorial cancel, shows the "Spirit of St. Louis" aircraft and flight path between Roosevelt Field (NY) and Paris (France). With a blue color (in two shades) FMF LOCAL POST printed cachet showing Lindbergh and his aircraft, with word text " America Honors Charles A. Lindbergh, May 20, 1927, first nonstop flight New York - Paris, FMF Local Post - 10 cent". IMAGE

FDC1710A0208$4.0005/20/1977 
13 CENT 50th ANNIVERSARY TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT FDC (#1710; ANSINK 208), Unofficial Lindbergh Station, Brookfield IL pictorial cancel, shows the "Spirit of St. Louis" aircraft and flight path between Roosevelt Field (NY) and Paris (France). With a black on yellow printed imperforated FMF LOCAL POST 10 cent stamp affixed to cover and locally rubber stamp cancelled, showing Lindbergh and his aircraft, and flight path between New York and Paris.

FDC1710A0212$3.0005/20/1977 
13 CENT 50th ANNIVERSARY TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT FDC (#1710; ANSINK 212), Unofficial Lindbergh pictorial cancel from Air Mail Field St. Louis MO, shows Lindbergh's head with flying helmet, inscribed "Spirit of St. Louis". With a black rubber stamp cachet by FRASKETI (unidentified) showing Lindbergh's head with flying helmet superimposed over a drawing of his Spirit of St. Louis aircraft. (This is an add on cachet).

FDC1710A0351$20.0005/20/1977 
DOUBLE CANCELLED COVER: 13 CENT 50th ANNIVERSARY TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT FDC (#1710; ANSINK 351), single stamp with a Roosevelt Field Sta. NY official first day of issue machine cancel, With a black NASSAU COUNTY (NY) MUSEUM printed cachet showing Lindbergh and his aircraft flying over the world globe. 2nd cancel is a Le Bourget France Lindbergh pictorial hand cancel of 06/04/1977 on a French Lindbergh airmail stamp commemorating Lindbergh's Transatlantic Flight (Scott #C49).

FDC1710A1000A$6.0005/20/1977DBL
DOUBLE CANCELLED COVER: 13 CENT 50th ANNIVERSARY TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT FDC (#1710; ANSINK 351), single stamp with unofficial Lindbergh Station, Brookfield IL pictorial cancel, shows the "Spirit of St. Louis" aircraft and flight path between Roosevelt Field (NY) and Paris (France). With a blue color (in two shades) FMF LOCAL POST imprinted stamp showing Lindbergh and his aircraft, with word text " America Honors Charles A. Lindbergh, May 20, 1927, first nonstop flight New York - Paris, FMF Local Post - 10 cent". The 2nd cancel on the cover is: a 75th anniversary of flight ATA-Masonic Study Unit Station Garden City NY cancel of May 20, 2002, that shows the "Spirit of St. Louis" aircraft with a dotted line between NY and Paris, and inscription: "75th Anniversary of Flight" on a 34 cent Statue of Liberty stamp. IMAGE

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