Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Apr 25, 2011 @ 10:22 AM

Charles Lindbergh (1902 1974) - featured  is an Over-sized 9" x 12" Signed Photograph of "Lucky Lindy".  Lindbergh is considered to be one of the most Renowned Navigators in International History.  In early 1927, a wealthy American offered $25,000, (An Eye Popping approximately $500,000 in today's currency), to the First person on Earth that could Fly solo, non-stop from New York City to Paris, France.  Several well-known Aviators lay poised to accept the Challenge.  A few died and some were seriously injured.  However, another well known Aviator, Charles Lindbergh, accepted the Dangerous Challenge and in May 1927, he took off in the "Spirit of St. Louis", without even a Parachute, so that he could have added one extra gas tank - which would  even block a portion of his Important forward vision out of the cockpit window. Another of Lindbergh's Brazen Acts of Courage.

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Charles Lindbergh also had all other non-essentials thrown off the "Spirit of St. Louis"  before this takeoff.  It is hard to imagine today that anyone could head off into near Total Darkness without the aid of Navigation Equipment and then fly 31+ consecutive hours with Zero Sleep.  Lindbergh took a Bold step but somehow he was determined to make it happen - and this he did.

charles lindberg signed photograph|raleigh degeer amyx|the spirit of st. louis|the american heritage collection|A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE SIGNATURE OF CHARLES LINDBERGH AS SEEN ON THE ABOVE TOP SIGNED 9x12" OVERSIZED PHOTOGRAPH

Also Lindbergh was expected to somehow cross Newfoundland, Greenland and the Barren 2,000 mile Choppy Atlantic Ocean and maneuver himself into a Safe-Landing in Paris.  "Lucky Lindy" was flying a Ryan Monoplane, named "Spirit of St. Louis", which we picture in this feature, and a crowd of an estimated 50,000 Parisians were there to greet Charles Lindbergh - and the admiring throngs of Parisians almost Trampled Charles "Lucky" Lindbergh to Death - the soon to be Most Famous Man in the World.

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For this Extraordinary Achievement, Charles Lindbergh was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Following this enormous achievement, Lindbergh was besieged by the Press and by all other human species; as now he was, whether he liked it or not, the Most Famous Person on the Planet.

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Later, the Stubborn Charles Lindbergh was to cross the path of no return when he made several positive statements about Adolph Hitler and Nazi-ism in the 1930s.  For such words, The President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, found them unforgivable and when Lindbergh Volunteered, at the age of 42, to serve in the Army Air Corps, during World War II, the United States Government refused him. But the Persistent Lindbergh was awarded a contract, as a Consultant to the Ford Motor Company and the United Aircraft Corporation. Eventually, "Lucky Lindy" even wound up flying 50 Combat Missions over the Pacific, during World War 11, once engaging in a Dogfight with a Japanese Fighter.

  1. charles lindbergh|the adventurer|lucky lindy|the spirit of st. louis|raleigh degeer amyx|the american heritage collection|CHARLES LINDBERGH - "THE ADVENTURER" - BY RENOWNED ARTIST - RICHARD KRAUSE

Later Lindbergh served as a Consultant in the United States Department of Defense; and the ever persistent Charles Lindbergh became a Brigadier General of the United States Air Force Reserve, in 1954.  But one trait that Charles Lindbergh would never give up was a Major Stubborn Streak combined with streaks of questionable moral lapses in personal judgement - a Series of Unfaithful Relationships.

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In addition to his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, with whom he had 6 children, one of whom, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., was Kidnapped and Murdered. Following this, Lindbergh went on to have Numerous Affairs.  And each of these was kept quiet by him as well as by the different women involved.  As a result of his multiple affairs Charles Lindbergh apparently became the Father of 7 different children by 3 different women - with all of these Romantic Liaison's in Germany.  All women remained silent until their death and then, recently, irrefutable Evidence came to the forefront.  Even a DNA test was done on one of the children of one of his German mistresses; and with a 97.7% certainty - The Father was declared to be Charles Lindbergh.

raleigh degeer amyx|the raleigh degeer amyx collection|the american heritage collection|HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010

Raleigh DeGeer Amyx has tried to provide a balanced portrait of a complex man who, nevertheless, will go down in History as a Great American. The above Oversized 9 x 12" signed photograph of the Famed Aviator may soon be parted with by Mr. Amyx but it is, as of this writing, still an Important addition to The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection.



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