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The Lindbergh kidnapping case was the biggest story in the world at that time, and anything related to it will appeal to collectors.

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: 20-month old Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. was kidnapped from his parents' home on March 1, 1932 in what would be called the "story of the century".
  • Fact 2: German immigrant Bruno Hauptmann was arrested and charged with the kidnapping, and after a month-long public trial was executed on April 3, 1936.
  • Fact 3: Lindbergh paid a $50,000 ransom for the return of his son, unaware that the child had been killed nearly a month earlier.
  • Fact 4: In response to the Lindbergh case, the US Congress passed a law making interstate kidnapping a federal crime in 1932.
  • Fact 5: The outcome of the case remains controversial to this day, and these documents seem to suggest that Bruno Hauptmann may have been framed by a friend.

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