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Zeppelin Collateral Material
 
 
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Lot 10453
1908-14, Zeppelin poster stamps, 14 stamps including rare South German flight in red, 4 1909 Zep II over Nurnberg (2 with WWI ovpt.), useful lot, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10454
1912, Gordon Bennett meet at Stuttgart, 26 in diff. colors with both Zep & balloons, embossed, a lovely group, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10455
1912, Nurnberg Flight Week, 7 stamps: set of 6 in various colors + single, scarce to rare, striking image, Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10456
1912, Victoria Luise Flight at Munich, group of 10 in various colors, view of Zep over the city, Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10457
1914, WWI fundraising stamps in full sheet, Sheet with all 20 images, quite rare thus, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10458
1914-16, WWI Zeppelin stamps, 27 stamps: "Gott strafe England!" (God punish England!) in three forrmats including 6 die-cuts, excellent collateral, Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10459
1914, WWI Charity sheet from Linz, fundraising for a children's home, including image of the Zep & a plane, rare sheet, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10460
1914, Zeppelin on Metzler Manufacturing stamps, 36 stamps, 7 designs: 5 sets of 6 in diff. colors + group of 5 + single, quite difficult to find in sets, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10461
1914, WWI fundraising stamps, 15 stamps from set of 20 noting the Zeppelin as King of the Front, most with images of a Zep, interesting graphics, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10462
1930, Zeppelin fundraising stamps, a set of three Graf-Zeppelin-Marken-Spende stamps (two brown, one blue, showing the airship above Halle and Lake Constance), plus a 5pf blue and 10pf red Zeppelin-Eckener-Spende examples; blue Marken-Spende hinged, Very Fine with several better, scarce.
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Lot 10463
1935, Eiko Film Movie of Transatlantic Cruise, two from a rare set of six (only three had images of a Zeppelin); one noted in pen on reverse (in German) "View from the Gondola", Very Fine, not seen by us.
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Lot 10464
1935, Brochure for LZ 127 Book by J. Breithaupt, 4 page fold-out brochure promoting a book about travel on LZ 127, lovely color cover, not seen by us, Extremely Fine.
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Lot 10465
Condor/Zeppelin/Lufthansa mail bag, canvas bag about 4" x 10" used from Brazil to Bern, Switzerland; rate 50,400 and franked with that amount cancelled by Santo c.d.s.s (date illegible); stamps damaged (as always), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 10466
DLZ demi-tasse cup, china, 3" x 1½" china cup with inscription on foot describing it as a souvenir of the Zeppelinhalle in Frankfurt, VF.
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Lot 10467
Dr. Eckener photo, Around-the-World flight, 9" x 11" sepia portrait with caption, presenting sculpture to Tide Water Co. in appreciation of their help in the flight, issued by the company, in original envelope (damaged), VF photo.
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Lot 10468
Dr. Eckener photos, two 8" x 10" portraits with binoculars, one with original negative, Very Fine.
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Lot 10469
Dr. Eckener photos, 4 photos, various sizes (one snapshot), 3 of Eckener and one of LZ-129 in flight signed by him, Very Fine.
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Lot 10470
Dr. Eckener speeches and statements, 2 speeches (May 10, 1936 & Jan 14, 1937) + 2 statements (Oct 24, 1934 and another from same year) + file copy of letter to FDR (Oct 29, 1934) + synopsis of May 14, 1937 Philco radio broadcast of interview after crash, also biographical info, important historical documents, Very Fine.
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Lot 10471
DZR brochure, Airship Travel Made Easy, 4½" x 7" 16 page brochures, one in German (with original cellophane cover, rare), one in English (covers loose), Fine to Very Fine.
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Lot 10472
DZR brochure, South American flights, February, 4" x 8" 6 pages fold-out brochure, VF.
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Lot 10473
DZR promotional folder, 4 pages fold-out promotional brochure for LZ-127 and LZ-129, no images, on heavy cream stock, VF.
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Lot 10474
Graf Zeppelin American flight newspapers clippings, Oct 29-Nov 2, 6 full-page clippings from the New York American tracing return trip of LZ-127 to Germany, excellent condition.
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Lot 10475
Graf Zeppelin at Chicago World's Fair, Oct 24-29 9 full page clippings of the Chicago flight, various midwestern papers, moderate chipping, + 12"x16" b&with photo + 5 German clippings from 1928 and a 1931 report of Zep flight in the New York Herald Tribune.
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Lot 10476
Graf Zeppelin Collateral: Phonograph Records - "Graf Zeppelin - Life & Work", two records in a double sleeve, with 14 page illustrated booklet attached inside, some wonderful images, please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
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Lot 10477
Graf Zeppelin Collateral: Photo. Black & white photo, 9½" x 6" captioned "A Heavenly Visitor", showing the airship over Los Angeles at dawn on August 26, 1929, as it arrives from Tokyo on its record breaking round-the-world flight., Very Fine.
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Lot 10478
Graf Zeppelin fabric, 4" x 8" piece of "goldbeater's" fabric, thin and crisper, silver with golden orange mottling, most unusual in this size and type, Very Fine.
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Lot 10479
Graf Zeppelin fabric, 4½" x 11½" piece, medium weight with fused joints, unusually large piece, Very Fine.
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Lot 10480
Graf Zeppelin fabric, 3" x 8" piece, medium weight, folded over, fused and with grommets for tying sheets of fabric together, very rare to find such pieces, Very Fine.
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Lot 10481
Graf Zeppelin Lakehurst Naval Air Station passes, correspondence requesting passes for Pan-American Cruise to see a brother off, along with cover letter sending the pass and the pass itself, a wonderful story, Very Fine.
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Lot 10482
Graf Zeppelin leaflet, 5½" x 9" DZR leaflet being a statement of the specifications of LZ-127, VF and rare.
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Lot 10483
Graf Zeppelin magazine, first North American flight, Dec issue of Das Goldene Buch with 3 pages article on the flight in German, VF.
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Lot 10484
Graf Zeppelin model, commemorative, Around-the World, 2 3/4" model of LZ-127 commemorating the flight with text on the base, stainless steel, VF.
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Lot 10485
Graf Zeppelin newspaper clippings Around-the-World Flight, Aug 8//30 11 full-page New York American newspaper clippings of the progress of the flight + complete Aug 29 issue of the Chicago Herald Examiner, usual condition for vintage newspapers.
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Lot 10486
Graf Zeppelin newspaper clippings Brazil flight, May19//Jun 6 26 full-page clippings from issues of these New York papers: the Times (11), Herald Tribune (3), American (11), Sun (6), Journal (2) and World (3), fascinating to compare accounts, a rare opportunity.
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Lot 10487
Graf Zeppelin newspapers American flight, Oct 22//31 San Diego Evening Tribune, 5 complete issues tracing the preparation and record return flight to Germany.
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Lot 10488
Graf Zeppelin newspapers clippings American flight, Oct 29//Nov 2, 5 full-page clippings from New York American + Oct 29 clipping from New York Journal and 5 clippings from German papers tracing return trip of LZ-127, moderate edge chipping.
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Lot 10489
Graf Zeppelin photos, set of 24 produced by LZ for the Swiss flight, Series 11, in original packaging, Very Fine and rare.
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Lot 10490
Graf Zeppelin, account of Around-the-World flight, 100 parcel post magazine supplement to Die Woche devoted to the flight, in German, mild cover damage, Very Fine and rare.
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Lot 10491
Graf Zeppelin, account of Around-the-World flight, 112 page softbound book "Mit 'Graf Zeppelin" um die Welt" by Max Geisenheyner, signed by Knut Eckener, Hugo's son, mild cover crease, in German, Very Fine and rare.
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Lot 10492
Graf Zeppelin, account of Around-the-World flight, Sep 14 issue of Die Woche devoted to the flight, lovely graphic of LZ-127 over Japan (some loss and bending, in German, F-VF and rare.
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Lot 10493
Graf Zeppelin, magazine, first North American flight, Nov 320 pages issue of Die Woche with full coverage of the flight in German, front cover repaired, F-VF.
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Lot 10494
Graf Zeppelin, postal leaflets, U.S. Century of Progress flight, 2 leaflets: 6" x 16" from 2nd Asst. PMG regarding postal arrangements for the flight and 12" x 22" fold-out leaflet issued by LZ about same flight, with original mailing envelope, rare pair, Very Fine.
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Lot 10495
Hindenburg arrival special excursion from New York, 4" x 15" schedule for the excursion by New Jersey Central RR from NY to see arrival of LZ-129 on May 10, VF and rare.
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Lot 10496
Hindenburg Collateral: Bachmann Mini-Planes, in original box with cut out trading card on back, Fine to Very Fine.
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Lot 10497
Hindenburg crash magazine articles, 2 full issues: May 12, 1937 Life Magazine with 5 pages of amateur photos of the crash (pages 25-30) + 1956 Saturday Evening Post memorial article + tearsheet Quaker State ad with photo of crash noting "Hydrogen is unstable….Helium is stable." (Saturday Evening Post, Apr 19, 1941), Very Fine.
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Lot 10498
Hindenburg crash photos, Dr. Eckener speaking, 2 - 8" x 10" photos of Eckener, one outside at microphones, the other with von Meister after testifying before investigating committee, Very Fine.
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Lot 10499
Hindenburg newspaper clippings First American flight, Mar 15//Jul 10, 8 full-page clippings or complete issues, mostly New York papers, concerning the flight itself, the lead-up and the aftermath + 4 German newspaper accounts, 12 items, interesting group.
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Lot 10500
Hindenburg smoker's receptacle, serially numbered 4½" x 7½" paper bag, printed on both sides—one side in German, the other in English—in which smokers were to place their matches and lighters before going on board. The bags were then to be given to the Steward, the passengers retaining the numbered corner of the bag as a receipt. A very rare hindenburg collectible, numbered 996, in marvelous mint condition.
Estimate $500 - 750

The smoking room was closely monitored at all times by a member of
Hindenburg's staff, and only one electric lighter was provided; no matches, lighters, or other open flames were allowed anywhere on the airship.
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Lot 10501
Hindenburg-related telegrams, 2 telegrams sent to Hans Royter aboard LZ-129 wishing him a good flight, one dated Aug 19, unusual, VF.
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Lot 10502
R-34 Dirigible, stereo viewcard of R-34 at Mineola after first east-west Atlantic crossing + 3 pages letter with 9 photos written a week after her arrival, full details, unique and rare.
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Lot 10503
Z-4 Zeppelin spoon, 7¼" soup spoon, aluminum, embossed "Zum Andenken an de 5. August 1908" with airship in flight on back, rare.
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Lot 10504
Zeppelin celebration at Nurnberg, 4 pages leaflet of Nazi event to be held at the Zeppelinfelde with Luftparade of aircraft and Zeppelins, VF and rare.
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Lot 10505
Zeppelin memorabilia, modern, 10 pieces of modern commemorative items c. 1990-2000: 4 ceramic beer steins with pewter tops (6" to 7"); glass beer mug (6"); tin cup (3"); ceramic coffee mug and 3 small glass liquor glasses, VF.
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Lot 10506
Zeppelin photos, promotional, ~35 4" x 6" photos on thin paper that appear to have been excised from a calendar issued by LZ, text in German and English, interesting images not often seen, VF.
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