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Charles Lindbergh as the cash cow. (Read 579 times)
Reply #1 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 11:25pm

Skyediamonds   Offline
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I agree with what is being said about the cash cow in which Lindbergh set off a fire storm of modeling since his historic flight to Paris.  With regards to the balsa kit bearing the name of "Charles Lindbergh" I believe its true.  In the area of plastic kits, the famous "Lindbergh" line was far massed produced until the late fifties or sixties.
 
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Sep 9th, 2016 at 3:35pm

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I believe I read once that Charles Lindbergh was the main driving force of the model plane business. It does occur that I had read there was 100's of companies cashing in on his exploits to sell kits. I guess he was the Dale Earnhardt of his time,except for the fact I am sure he made very little from merchandising..lol. I am sure once the newness wore off this was when WW1 kits probably started making their appearance.
-- I have seen exactly 1 Charles Lindbergh balsa kit in its original box and intact. I would say it would be graded G/VG and the price tag was probably more than what most people make in 1/2 a year.

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