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The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights


Hindenburg Collateral Material
 
 
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Lot 227
[Autograph] C.E. Rosendahl, vintage postcard made from a portrait of Rosendahl which had a signature in the negative; Rosendahl has added a fresh signature in ballpoint pen, probably sometime in the 1950s or '60s, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$60
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Lot 228
[Baggage Tag] 1936, First North America Flight, colorful tag for the luggage of Lady Wilkins, wife of famed polar explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins, dated May 6, 1936; somewhat battered, but quite rare and highly collectable. Lady Wilkins is said to be the first person to take a shower aboard the Hindenburg.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 229
[Clara Adams] Autograph on 1936 Graf Zeppelin/Hindenburg Schedule, "Clara Adams (64 Men), First Flight" on the front cover of a tri-fold schedule dated September 1936, detailing the scheduled flights of both Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg for the remainder of the year, as well as the Condor Syndicate airplane connections in South America; additionally, on the back cover Adams has again signed her name along with "1928, ‘Graf Zeppelin’, Lakehurst Navel [sic] Air Station, N.J. to Germany" and "Dr. Hugo Eckener (Captain) (to Friedrichshafen, Germany)".
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$110
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Lot 230
[Clara Adams] 1936, First North America Flight, Telegram, German Post Office telegram and envelope of transmittal to Mrs. Adams, "Bon Voyage dearest Clara write me aboard Hindenburg Love = Ethel Crookers", from Washington D.C. to Friedrichshafen, 5 May 1936, the day before departure.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 231
[Clara Adams] Germany, 1936, First North America Flight, Telegram, radio-telegram and envelope of transmittal to Mrs. Adams aboard the Hindenburg on May 7, from a Mrs. Shepherd at "Europa DOAI" (Liner SS Europa?), "Affectionate greetings, Tona Shepherd".
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 232

[Guests] 1936 (Feb 26), Ticket to Visit the Hindenburg before its Maiden Voyage, ticket no. 156 issued to one A.R. Thompson (spelled "Thomsen" on the ticket) of Troy, N.Y., entitling him to a promotional sightseeing tour of the Airship on Feb 26, 1936, at 11:30, beginning in Hall II of the Zeppelin Shipyard and ending in the Kurgarten-Hotel. Includes the original registered cover from the Zeppelin Co. to Thompson. Unfortunately, the ticket wasn't mailed from Germany until March 16th, arriving in Troy on the 26th.
Estimate $200 - 300

A very rare item as, presumably, most would have been used.

Current Bid$100
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Lot 233
[Miscellaneous] Collateral group, twelve items including an American Airlines/ Hindenburg baggage label, a 1936 North America Flight schedule, a Radio-Telegraph form, a photocopy of a Ticket for the return trip of the 2nd North America Flight, and a large, colorful advertisement for the Kimble Motor Co. featuring "Plan L.Z. 129" as a business model citing the years of specialization that went into the development of the Zeppelin culminating in the Hindenburg, as well as miscellaneous photos and cards.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 234
[Photo] 1936 First North America Flight, press photo, 8" x 10" photo by International News Photos of passengers eating lunch in the dining room with a "jovial Dr. Hugo Eckener" at the Captain's table in the background, taken on the day of arrival in Lakehurst, May 9.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 235
[Publicity] 1936, First North America Flight, Post Office Announcement, dated Apr 2, 1936, announcing the details of the Postal Services that would be provided for those wishing to send mail either from Germany to the U.S. or from the U.S. to Germany; slight tape stains at top & bottom from mounting, otherwise Very Fine and quite scarce.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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