The 1927 Charles Lindbergh dinner in NYC

May 29, 2023

According to the Official Guinness World Records, a matchbook honoring American aviator Charles Lindbergh was sold for a record price of $6,000 on 3 July 2015 to Kevin Saucier (USA), one of the world’s largest Titanic artifact collectors. Charles Lindbergh was a famous American aviator who made the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, flying from New York City to Paris. After his historic flight, Lindbergh became a celebrity and was often featured in the media and at public events.

The Guinness World Record matchbook, made by Lion Match Co., was created for a rare Charles Lindbergh dinner celebration dated 14 June 1927. About 200 of these matchbooks were given out at a dinner in his honor in New York City and only about 12 are still known to exist, making it the most coveted matchbook cover among collectors. The last one sold in 1991 for $4,000.