Special Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis Trans-Atlantic Aircraft Linen Relic Display

Special release for the 2023 Holiday season - Numbered one of only six!
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Large 8.5x3.5-inch flown silver-doped linen from Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis 1927 transatlantic solo flight that includes original rib tape and rib ties, paired with Ron Cole's original composition of Lindbergh's arrival over Paris - signed and numbered one of only six!
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Two-sided glass 11x14-inch wall-hanging display that includes a copy of the 1937 provenance letter from Col. George Burling Jarrett, and designed to allow both sides of the large linen piece to be viewed, displaying both the doped linen exterior side and the reverse side, revealing the characteristic blue grease pencil from the factory, and the unique rib tie strings. 
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Authenticated with full provenance, history, and chain of custody from 1927!
History:
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On May 21st, 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed the first nonstop solo flight from New York to Paris, a distance of 3600 miles. When he arrived in Paris, he and his aircraft, The Spirit of St. Louis, were mobbed by ecstatic well-wishers. Pieces of silver doped linen from the airplane were torn off as souvenirs, some of which were autographed by Lindbergh on the scene.
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The Spirit of St. Louis underwent repairs in a hangar at Le Bourget over the next month, during which the original linen on the fuselage and tail plane was stripped and replaced with all new material. At least some of the original linen was cut up and made its way into lucky hands over the ensuing months and years.
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In the 1930s, Col. George Burling Jarrett was already an icon within the emerging world of historic aviation thanks to his collection of original Great War aircraft, their public display on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, and his tireless work on most Hollywood aviation films of the day. There was no important airplane that Jarrett did not own a piece of, from the 1903 Wright Flyer, Richthofen’s Fokker Dr. I, Emelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra, and Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. Jarrett often shared portions of his collection with his friends, and on March 21st, 1937, he sent some of his Lindbergh linen, along with a descriptive letter, to Richard Boehme.
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The silver doped linen fragment, below, was among a vast quantity of historic aviation material acquired by Ron Cole from the Boehme Estate in 2022, the majority of which originated with Col. Jarrett between 1936 and 1973. As detailed by Jarrett in writing, this linen was among the skinning removed from the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris, France after Lindbergh's historic flight in 1927. It was on the aircraft during its trans-Atlantic flight.
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Two above photos reveal The Spirit of St. Louis in a hangar at Le Bourget after Lindburgh's trans-Atlantic flight; the first showing damage to the aircraft's silver linen skin inflicted by ecstatic well-wishers who greeted Lindbergh on the night of May 21st, and the second shows the extent to which the flight-original linen (offered here) was removed and replaced. 
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Additional History:
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This flight-original Spirit of St. Louis linen made its first appearance in the United States in the personal collection of Hollywood film pioneering sound engineer Joseph E. Aiken (1900 - July 16, 1969) in 1927. Aiken was famously a key procurer of historic aircraft that were featured in early sound films and was internationally known for possessing one of the most significant collections of U.S. Civil War memorabilia (another interest he shared with Jarrett). In George Jarrett's package sent to Richard Boehme, dated March 21st, 1937 (pictured, below), Jarrett writes, in part:
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"Enclosed is what I can part with from [The] Spirit of St Louis. If you want it send $7 with your next correspondance (sic). As mentioned Lindy had his fuselage and tail re-covered while in Paris. Came to me from J.E. Aiken, who guards it pretty closely."
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The relevant Jarret letter to R. Boehme and Jarrett
correspondence w/ his partner, J.E. Aiken, the
original owner of the linen, dated 10/10/37  
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Copies of the aforementioned George Jarrett letter will be included on the reverse of the display, and the authenticity of every one of these pieces is absolutely guaranteed for life. 
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