The Smithsonian Institution opened the National Air and Space Museum on July 1, 1976. This necktie was created for the Museum by Prince Consort to be sold in their gift shops. The famous airplane that carried Charles Lindbergh in 1927 across the Atlantic Ocean on his record breaking adventure was named The Spirit of St. Louis and is featured on this necktie. The tie is made from Navy Blue polyester and has red, white and blue stripes. The plane is done in white and yellow and the propeller is made to look as if it is actually in motion. The necktie is lined in burgundy polyester material and the name, date and emblem associated with the opening of the Air and Space Museum is printed on the material on the inside of the blade as well as the entire inner lining. This is a neat necktie for the collector of things related to the history of flight, Charles Lindbergh and his airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis.
Condition: Very Good
There are red white and blue stripes on the tie. On the second trio of stripes going from the bottom of the blade upward, there is a very tiny pin hole on the white stripe. You can see this is you are looking for this issue but otherwise it’s barely noticeable.
If you are looking on the inside of the blade, there are several darker spots on the lining material. These can only be seen when the navy material is lifted and not when you are just looking at the back of the blade.
Label: Created For Smithsonian Institution Museum Shops by Prince Consort
Total Length Point to Point: 57 1/2”
Width Across Blade: 3 1/2”
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).
Vintage Spirit of St Louis Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum 1976 Made by Prince Consort