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United States/Covers & Postmarks : Canal Zone: 1929 Lindbergh first flight cover

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MBriggy
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16 Jul 2012
12:51:21pm
I don't own this one - my cousin does, as it was sent to his grandfather, and someone had the foresight to actually keep it, but I did have a chance to scan the front while visiting him a few years ago (doh! didn't think to scan the back). Mr. Bingaman had worked on the Canal and had recently returned stateside when this was sent by a buddy. Thought you folks might enjoy it.

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bboelke
16 Jul 2012
01:49:27pm
re: Canal Zone: 1929 Lindbergh first flight cover

Very nice - can if be confirmed that the flight was piloted by Lindbergh?

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MBriggy
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16 Jul 2012
01:55:20pm
re: Canal Zone: 1929 Lindbergh first flight cover

I believe so. Though I would have to check with my cousin on the exact wording, there was a letter inside from the friend that mentioned saving the cover because of who carried it. I don't know if the plane could have had more than one pilot aboard, so that could be a question, I suppose. I'm thinking that since the friend suggested saving the cover, it was because he knew that Lindbergh was the one piloting the plane.

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Walden
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16 Jul 2012
02:03:19pm
re: Canal Zone: 1929 Lindbergh first flight cover

Yes, the cover was carried by Charles Lindbergh. Here is a website with more information on this and similar flights:

http://www.canalzonestudygroup.com/CoteExhibitA.pdf

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MBriggy
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16 Jul 2012
02:13:30pm
re: Canal Zone: 1929 Lindbergh first flight cover

Thanks for that link - what a neat site!

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