Vintage Lindy Bank, 1928 Aviation Figure, Cast Aluminum, Metal Statue, Gold & Brown, Distressed Patina, Charles Lindberg, Home Decor

$220.40 $275.50

The wonderfully distressed and aged 1928 Lindy Bank Charles Lindberg cast aluminum aviation statue is in great condition. The Lindy Bank appears to have the remnants of its original finish that is now distressed and worn from handling and age. The bottom of the back shows this to be a "Lindy-Bank by G & T 1928". Just above the "1928", there is a letter that appears to be an "H" followed by "Tregor" and a number "3" just below. According to references, the metal is actually cast aluminum. Most of the metal bust is non-magnetic except for the base that has a steel plate inside the aluminum which appears to have once held a little door to retrieve the contents from the bank. The bottom/door is not included with the bank.

According to references, Charles Lindberg made his last flight in the Spirit of St. Louis to Bolling Field in Washington D.C. on April 30th, 1928. From there the Spirit of St. Louis would be donated to the Smithsonian. This happened approximately a year and month after his first transatlantic flight in 1927.

There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this gorgeous cast aluminum 1928 Lindy Bank Charles Lindberg figure. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on this gorgeous metal bust - mainly in the form of wear on the exterior finish. Also, there are some tiny marks on the left side that appear to be from where a child attempted to scratch in their name. They are very hard to notice unless the bank is inspected up close and turned in the light. While it is hard to be for sure, it appears that this gorgeous cast aluminum bust has the remnants of its original finish. Hence, it does not appear that this particular Lindy Bank has been repainted or touched up. The patina on the exterior of this metal bust is truly special because there are some finishes that can only be made by aging over time.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous Charles Lindberg aviation statue are many. The entryway or study would be enhanced by the addition of this distressed and worn cast aluminum historically significant bust. Also, the home-office or man-cave would welcome this gorgeously aged cast aluminum Lindy Bank as a decorative collectible. In addition, the growing aviation and/or bank collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this distressed gold and brown historical souvenir. Furthermore, the 1928 date of this LIndy Bank is very important because in less than 10 years this will be considered an "antique" bank. According to references, when an item reaches its 100th birthday it is highly likely that its value increases substantially.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous 1928 Lindy Bank Charles Lindberg metal aviation statue for its great condition, aged and distressed patina, apparent original finish, and important historical significance.

The wonderfully distressed and aged 1928 Lindy Bank Charles Lindberg cast aluminum aviation bust figure weighs 16.7 oz.

The gorgeous cast aluminum Lindy Bank metal aviation bust measures 6.25" tall x 3 7/8" wide across the base from outside to outside x 2.75" deep from front to back across the base from outside to outside.

The total depth of this gorgeous cast aluminum Lindy Bank measures approximately 3 1/8" overall from the tip of the nose to the back of the metal bust.

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Vintage Lindy Bank Aviation Statue Cast Aluminum Charles Lindberg 1928 G & T Tregor Metal Bust Souvenir Memorabilia Home Decor Collectible Figure Decoration Distressed Gold Patina

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