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Zeppelin Collateral Material
 
 
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Lot 10996
Germany, 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.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 10997
Germany, 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.
Suggested Bid $250
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Realized $130.
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Lot 10998
Germany, Graf Zeppelin newspapers American flight, Oct 22//31 San Diego Evening Tribune, 5 complete issues tracing the preparation and record return flight to Germany.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 10999
United States, U.S. Army Dirigible Roma, canvas fragment, approximately 15 x 9 inch (irregular) section of canvas from the Roma's box kite; soiled and slightly singed top and bottom (as would be expected), but amazing solid otherwise with stitching intact.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $120.
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Lot 11000
United States, U.S. Army Dirigible Roma, cable lead-wire fragment, approximately 40-inch length of lead-wire from the Roma; looped into coils, with fragment of metal sheathing and end hook intact.
Suggested Bid $180


The
Roma burned while in flight and crashed at the Army Base at Hampton Roads-Norfolk, VA, on February 21, 1922. The airship was destroyed, 34 officers were killed and 11 fatally injured.
Realized $120.
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Lot 11001
United States, U.S. Army Dirigible Roma, length of shell rod, about a foot in length and ¼-inch in diameter, used to form the body of the airship; curved into a hook at one end (intentionally); a neat little piece of aviation engineering and construction.
Suggested Bid $160
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Realized $80.
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Lot 11002
United States, Peckham's personal chronograph, Waltham U.S. Navy CD1A chronograph 3"x3", an elegant piece of equipment.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11003
United States, Peckham's personal tools, 5 items: round aluminum position plotter, 2 folding wood and brass 12" rulers, compass (in original box) and thermometer in protective metal cage, unusual early tools.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $32.
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Lot 11004
United States, Shenandoah (ZR-1) cables, 12-1/8" cables probably for rigging, never seen for sale.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11005
United States, Shenandoah (ZR-1) fittings, a large group (approximately 60) fitting for oil and air lines, virtually no duplication, an amazing opportunity to obtain original parts from the aviation chief rigger's stock.
Suggested Bid $160
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Realized $80.
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Lot 11006
United States, Shenandoah (ZR-1) valve, oil (lube) line valve (6.5" long), terrific artefact, would look great on your desk.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11007
United States, USS Akron crash newspaper clippings, Apr 4-9 full-page clippings or complete issues for New York Times (6), Evening Post (2), Sun (2), Daily News (2), World Telegram (1), American (2 + duplicate) and Cleveland Plain Dealer (1), 17 items, mild to moderate chipping, an impossible group to re-assemble.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $100.
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Lot 11008
United States, USS Los Angeles, ZR-3, newspaper clipping album, 7" x 9" album with approximately 100 pages of clippings from Aug 1924 to May 1926 fully recounting flight of ZR-3 to the US and later aviation-related stories, edge wear but a marvelous artifact, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $60.
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Lot 11009
United States, USS Macon crash newspaper clippings, Feb 13 front pages from New York Times, Herald Tribune, American and Daily News + Feb 16-17 follow-up by the Times, 6 items, excellent collateral.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $40.
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Lot 11010
United States, Zeppelin Flights, General Electric Air Compass Type B. Original air compass manufactured by General Electric, model plate reads "Air Compass / Type B / No 4105 / General / Electric / Company / USA", black paint, mounted on wooden base by two wooden spools, museum quality, a rare and desirable item for the aviation aficionado; a few dings in the rear, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Realized $55.
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Lot 11011
Worldwide, 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), F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $100.
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