Lindbergh 10c air mail booklet valued at $12,500

A booklet of six 1928 10c Lindbergh air mail stamps could sell for $12,500 at Robert A Siegel.

The lot is among the highlights of a sale of US stamps and possessions in New York on December 16-17.

Lindbergh airmail stamps
Lindbergh (and his mother) personally approved the stamps

The Lindbergh issue displays the Spirit of St Louis and the route Lindbergh took across the Atlantic during his record breaking 1927 flight.

Lindbergh and his mother personally approved the design of the stamp prior to issue.  The present lot is one of very few surviving intact booklets of six.

The auction house comments: "There was strong public demand for the Lindbergh issue in booklet form, so the Post Office decided to issue this with six stamps per booklet…

"We have offered only one other since keeping computerized records, from our 2010 sale of the Beutel collection."

We have an actual piece of the Spirit of St Louis for sale, click here to take a look.

An 1857 12c black imperforate horizontal pair carries an identical estimate of $12,500.

The lot is one of two known imperforate pairs from the issue and is likely to prove a major draw to collectors.

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