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Lancair Columbia Bronze Sculpture
Erik Lindbergh

Retail Value:  $2235

Please Bid in Increments of $50

Current High Bid:  $100 (DT, WY)

Erik Sculpture


A silent auction is being held in conjunction with the Lindbergh Award Celebration on April 14, 2010 at the Buehler Restoration Center at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida. This item has been graciously donated by Erik Lindbergh. We are opening this very special auction item to bidding by Lindbergh Foundation supporters not able to attend and bid in person:

This item has been graciously donated by former Lindbergh Foundation Chairman and artist Erik Lindbergh.  Here is the sculptor’s description of this unique bronze:

My first airplane sculpture was the Spirit of St. Louis carved from Red Cedar.  The process of creating this wood sculpture inspired me to fly across the Atlantic in 2002 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of my Grandfather Charles epic 1927 flight. We raised $30,000 for the Lindbergh Foundation with that adventure!

I chose to use the incredibly capable Lancair Columbia aircraft do the 17hour and 7minute flight. After flying this aircraft for many years I came to understand the bond that my grandfather felt for the Spirit of St. Louis and why he referred to the flight as “We”.  It is truly a unique partnership between man and machine that allows us to fly--and that is what inspired this bronze sculpture.

The original was made of Yellow Cedar, and cast into Bronze.  I spent extra time creating a unique patina by layering swirl patterns into the wings and fuselage to give it a sense of motion.

                                                                                         Erik Lindbergh

Signed by the artist.  One of only 75 Limited Edition Castings

11"L x 16"W x 10"H

Donor:  Erik Lindbergh

Here's how this unique silent auction works:
  • Each of these items listed will also be offered at the live auction on the night of our 2010 Lindbergh Award Celebration on April 14, 2010.
  • The highest price for each item offered during the advance on-line bidding will be noted as an “absentee” bid that night.
  • If no higher bids are received during the live auction, the online bidder wins!
  • Unless you're at our celebration in person, you won't get a chance to up your bid, so be sure to send in your best offer prior to the close of on-line bidding at 4 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 13.

    You'll have a chance to watch the bids for this item until the deadline for advance bids on Tuesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. CDT. If you're not outbid on that night, you win!

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