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German Schütte-Lanz Airship Pilot Badge, License, and Photo Lot


This is a very rare very early rigid airship identified pilot lot from one of the pioneer aviators of the chief competitor to the Zeppelin airships.  Please note: ALL of the photos and the license have been sold.  Only the original badges remain in this lot.  They are priced at $2,999.99 for the pair.  We are leaving the photos and license up for context and documentation purposes ONLY.


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
 

This is Dr. Josef Helffrich's Free Balloon Aviator Pilot License

This hardcover license is dated January 23, 1912. It has all of the usual data identifying the pilot, birthdate (January 12, 1890), photograph, certification stamps and so forth on the opening page.

The second page has multilingual translations (German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish) of the classification of the license. The text reads: "The Civil, Naval, and Military Authorities, including the Police, are respectfully requested to aid and assist the holder of this certificate."

It measures 3 by 4-1/2 inches.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine carry.

 

  SOLD

 

This is a pair of his rigid airship pilot badges. They are two slightly different styles, from different manufacturers.  Click on the links or the thumbnails to see MUCH larger more detailed images.  If you don't have broadband, please be patient while the images load.

The top one has a wide flat pin and traces of the green remain around the wreath. There is no maker mark on the back.

The bottom one has a round pin and traces of a maker mark in the center of the back. There is no green on the wreath.

The top one measures 67mm by 39mm.  The bottom one measures 66.5mm by 38mm.

The condition is near excellent.

 

SOLD

   ZEEPP-1
 German
World War One Hallmarked & 800 Scarce
German Navy
Rigid Airship Pilot Badge
The badge has a half round/half flat tin and simple hook catch.

There is a 800 and anther mark on the badge reverse.The badge measures 66mm wide by 65mm high. The condition is near excellent.

                                                                  
 $999.99 Available
   LAZ-1
German
World War Two
Los Angeles ZR III Free Standing Ceramic Zeppelin Souvenir Figure

This is a near MINT 1/2 x 2 inch and 1-1/2 inch tall air ship souvenir.

Here are other views.   1   2  
$89.99 Available
 

This is a scarce German Navy rigid airship pilot badge.

The badge has a half round/half flat pin and simple hook catch. There is a C.E. JUNCKER BERLIN maker mark and crescent moon, crown and 925 silver content marks.

The edges are shown from the bottom and the top.

The badge measures 66mm wide by 65mm high.

The condition is near excellent.

 

$1,499.99 Available
 

This is a scarce German Navy rigid airship pilot badge stickpin.

The badge has a long lapel pin. There are no maker marks apparent.

The badge is shown from the back.

The badge measures 3/4 inches square.

The condition is near excellent.

 

POR Available
 

This is an August 1911 dated photograph of the construction of the Schütte-Lanz airship S.L.1.

It measures 8 by 11-1/2 inches. It is mounted on a pasteboard carrier and has a caption in German identifying the scene.

 

  SOLD
 

This is a photograph of the first flight of the 131 meter long S-L 1 on October 17, 1911 taken over Mannheim-Rheinau.

It is captioned as shown, and has the same caption penciled in German on the back.

 

  SOLD
 

This is a photograph of the first flight of the S-L I on October 17, 1911 taken as the airship was being taken out of its hanger in Mannheim-Rheinau.

It is captioned as shown, and has the same caption penciled in German on the back.

  SOLD

World War 1 Zeppelin Pilot Cigarette Case


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status

DLZ-109

WWI Zeppelin Pilot Cigarette Case

This is a silver WWI Zeppelin 1914-1918 Iron Cross First Class winner cigarette case

It has a Reichsmark crescent moon, crown and 800 silver content and maker marks. This is a view of the back and one open from the inside, and another showing the Dem Vetter und Freunde Weihnachten, 1920 (For my Cousin and Friend Christmas 1920) dedication.

The case has an applied Zeppelin (LZ type) with dates 1914-1918 engraved on it. There is also an applied enamel Iron Cross 1914 and lozenge disk with the initials E.v.K.

It measures 3-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches.

The condition is near very good, showing some moderate wear from long use, deep tarnish, and some minor dings.

$1,199.99 Available

Zeppelin-Reederei South America Tour Cigarette Case


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status

DLZ-108
D-LZ-129 Hindenburg South America Route Cigarette Case

This is a silver souvenir cigarette case showing the South America route of the D-LZ 129 HINDENBURG.

It has a Reichsmark crescent moon, crown and 800 silver content and maker marks. This is a view of the back and one open from the inside, and another open from the < target="_blank"a href="http://snyderstreasures.com/images/zeppelin/ZeppCigCaseSAO.jpg">outside. This may be from the March 30, 1936 first crossing, however it is not dated.

The case has a number of prominent cities engraved on the map of the western world, including St. Louis (Senegal, Africa), Sao Paulo, Brazil; La Paz, in South America; Madrid and Friedrichshafen in Europe; New York in the US, etc.

It measures 2-7/8 by 3-3/8 inches.

The condition is near very good, showing some moderate wear from long use, deep tarnish, and some minor dings.

$1,999.99 Available

Zeppelin-Reederei Documents, Employee Badges, Pins and Patches


These are employee badges dating to the late 1930s during the lifetime of the last of the Zeppelins. Some are identified to a specific airship, others are not. They have serial numbers in the three-digit range.


Available

Available

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  CHIC-001
German
World War Two Zeppelin Tag CHICAGO
 1933 Weltusstelling Enamel Badge
  
This is a 1 x 2 inch white enamel badge with the attaching pin absent.
 $54.99 Available
 TABM-001
Graf Ferninand V. ZEPPELIN 19 Juli 1838 8 Marz 1917 & Dr Eckener LZ 126 America Flight Bronze Table Medal.
I0IThis is a 1-12 inch in diameter medal as shown .

It is in near MINT condition except for a very small ding at the 1 & 5 o'clock as noted.

Here is another view
$349.99 Available
DLZ-110
US Navy NAS Lakehurst Low Number Visitor Badge

This is a rare black and white VISITOR badge for Naval Air Station Lakehurst from the 1930s during the Zeppelin years of operation.

This badge was a serial numbered and controlled inventory item, with specific instructions for it not to be taken from the facility.  This badge was kept by a Zeppelin aviator when it was removed from service as obsolete.

This is a two-piece badge with separately applied celluloid paper on metal press fitted to the back.

It has a printed WHITEHEAD - HOAG, NEWARK, N.J. maker mark on the rim, visible at the bottom of the back. It has a spring pin closure and clip attachment. It measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine use.  The white blotch at the bottom is flash kickback.  The printing is the same color and condition as the rest of the badge.

$149.99 SOLD
PHPZ-01
 USA
World War ONE Barrage BALLOON at Combat Airfield PERIOD Captioned COLOR Tinted Photograph.
This is 4 x 7 inch hand captioned Balloon getting ready o take off near excellent photograph . $24.99 Available
PHPZ-02
 USA
 World War ONE Airship hanger at SCOTT Field Ill from the collection of
Edward Douglas Combat Airfield PERIOD hand Captioned Photograph.
This is 3 x 5 inch hand captioned near excellent aerial photograph . $29.99 Available
PHPZ-03
 USA
 World War ONE Airship ZR-4 USS Shenandoah in Mast at NAS Lakehurst NJ Airfield from the collection of
Edward Douglas Combat Airfield PERIOD hand Captioned Photograph.
This is 3 x 5 inch hand captioned near excellent aerial photograph . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Shenandoah_(ZR-1) $29.99 Available
PHPZ-04
USA
World War ONE Free Balloon at NAS Lakehurst NJ Airfield from the collection of Edward Douglas Combat Airfield PERIOD hand Captioned Photograph.
This is 3 x 5 inch hand captioned airship hanger near excellent aerial photograph . $29.99 Available
 PHPZ-05
 USA
 World War ONE Airship ZR-4 USS Shenandoah in Mast at NAS Lakehurst NJ Airfield from the collection of Edward Douglas Combat Airfield PERIOD hand Captioned Photograph
 This is 3 x 5 inch hand captioned near excellent aerial photograph .en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Shenandoah_(ZR-1) $29.99 Available
 PHPZ-06
USA
World War ONE number ONE Engine ZR-3 from the collection of Edward Douglas Combat Airfield PERIOD hand Captioned Photograph
This is 3 x 5 inch hand captioned airship hanger near excellent aerial photograph. $29.99 Available
PHPZ-07
 USA
World War ONE
Piece of Crashed 10.20.1917 German Zeppelin L-49 and
 Letter of Authentication (COA) Airfield PERIOD Historic LOT .
 This is 3 x 4 inch piece of the L-49 from Major Sam Robertson 16th Engineers & envelope and letter LOT.

Here is another view.
$299.99 Available
PHPZ-08
 USA
 post World War ONE CHANUTE Field Base Ball Team from the collection of Edward Douglas Combat Airfield PERIOD hand Captioned Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch hand captioned near excellent photograph . $29.99 Available
PHPZ-09
 USA
 post World War ONE SB Book Dated 1927 Flying Cadets of the Air Corps from the collection of Edward Douglas Combat Airfield PERIOD Illustrated Book
 This is 6 x 9 inch book GPO 1927 illustrated 36 page book as shown. The cover is loose and all the pages are in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.   1   2   3  4
$44.99 Available
PHPZ-11
 USA
World War TWO
Giant QUEEN MARY Docks At Pier 90 with 14,000 GIs aboard Returning from ETO Europe Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Acme 6/20/45 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
 $29.99 Available
PHPZ-12
USA
 World War TWO
3.7 inch Guns Being made in British Factory Captioned Period Combat Photograph
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Wide World 2/13/40 dated photograph .

Here is another view.
 $29.99 Available
PHPZ-13
 USA
 World War TWO
HMS VERULAM Destroyer in East Indies Waters Captioned Period Combat Photograph
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent British Official 5/45 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
 $29.99 Available
PHPZ-14
USA
 World War TWO British SAILOR Looks out over Warship TORPEDO Tubes Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Wide World 1/27/41 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
 $29.99 Available
PHPZ-15
 USA
 post World War TWO Vietminh Forces Hit Aircraft in Dien Bien Phu Battle Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Wide World 3/54 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
 $39.99 Available
PHPZ-155
 USA
 post World War TWO Vietminh Forces Burn Aircraft in Dien Bien Phu Battle Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Wide World 3/54 dated photograph .  $39.99 Available
PHPZ-16
 USA
World War TWO
 GIs Drive German Volkswagen Vehicle Period Combat Photograph
This is 3.5 x 5 inch captioned near excellent photograph .  $29.99 Available
PHPZ-17
USA
World War TWO
Wipe That Grin Off Japanese TOJO Face Captioned Period Combat Photograph
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Acme 3/23/42 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
 $29.99 Available
PHPZ-18
 USA
World War TWO EDGEWOOD ARSENAL Women War Workers Assemble Gas masks
This captioned near excellent Acme 6/19/40 dated photograph .

Here is another view.
 $29.99 Available
PHPZ-19
 USA
post World War TWO CLARK GABLE Widow is Escorted by Robert TAYLOR Captioned Period Combat Photograph
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent UPI 11/19/60 dated WIRE photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
 $29.99 Available
 PHPZ-20
USA
World War TWO COMMIE
Ernest TORGLER Makes his Final Plea in REICHSTAG FIRE Trail Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Wide World 12/28/33 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
 $29.99 Available
PHPZ-21
 USA
World War TWO
Medic treats French Civilians Wounded In NORMANDY INVASION Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 8 x 8 inch captioned near excellent USN 6/19/44 dated WIRE photograph .

 Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-22
USA
 World War TWO French Infantry Construct Tank Barriers In French Village Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 6 x 8 inch captioned near excellent INS 10/18/40 dated photograph .
 
Here are other views.  1   2
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-23
 USA
World War TWO
 King George VI Renders Tribute to Arlington Cemetery UNKNOWN SOLDER Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Acme 6/9/39 dated photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
 PHPZ-24
USA
World War TWO Fascist Celebrate in NAPLES ITALY Opera House Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent PNF undated photograph . 

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-25
USA
World War TWO
Ft BENNING GA 29th INFANTRY Division GIS with Pine Boughs in Hats & Wearing Gas Mask Man 37mm Anti Tank Gun Captioned Period Combat Photograph
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Wide World 4/27/40 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-26
USA
World War TWO ITALY ALPINE GIs Man a Mountain CANNON In Alps SNOW Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Wide World 6/14/40 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-27
 USA
 World War TWO
 Italy Bersaglieri Advance Thru Field In DON RIVER Attack Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent PNF undated photograph . $29.99 Available
PHPZ-28
 USA
 World War TWO Bersaglieri Load Gear into Sled Captioned Period Combat Photograph
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with a slight tear PNF undated photograph . $29.99 Available
PHPZ-29
 USA
 World War TWO Bersaglieri Guard CORCIA ITALY BRIDGE Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with a slight tear PNF undated photograph

Here is another view.
$34.99 Available
PHPZ-30
 USA
 World War TWO CORREGIDOR INVASION Paratroopers Unload From INDIAN FIGURE PIR pained on invasion GLIDER Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with some fading undated photograph .

Here is another view.
 $59.99 Available
PHPZ-31
 USA
World War TWO CORREGIDOR INVASION Paratrooper In CHUTE Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with some fading undated photograph .

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
PHPZ-32
USA
World War TWO CORREGIDOR INVASION Paratrooper In CHUTE Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with some fading undated photograph . $49.99 Available
PHPZ-33
USA
World War TWO CORREGIDOR INVASION Paratrooper CHUTES Cover Top Side Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with some fading undated photograph . $49.99 Available
PHPZ-34
 USA
World War TWO CORREGIDOR INVASION Paratrooper In CHUTES Exit Aircraft Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with some fading undated photograph . $49.99 Available
PHPZ-35
 USA
World War TWO CORREGIDOR INVASION Paratroopers Load Aircraft Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with some fading undated photograph .  $49.99 Available
PHPZ-36
USA
World War TWO
 GI Wears Gas Mask Captioned Period Combat Photograph
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with some fading undated photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
 PHPZ-37
USA
World War Two
350th Bomb Group Mess Hall Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent with some fading undated photograph . $29.99 Available
PHPZ-38
 USA
World War TWO Plotting Board in RADAR ROOM Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 2/5/44 dated photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-39
USA
World War TWO German POWs Remove Barbed Wire From THORPE BAY Beach near SOUTHEND England Captioned Period Combat Photograph
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 11/8/44 dated AP WIRE photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-40
USA
 7 x 10 inch Department of Interior Bureau of Pensions Certificate to Nathaniel BURKHART 74th Penna RGT dated 15 Sept 1887
This is a two separate page document in near excellent condition.  $44.99 Available
PHPZ-41
 USA
 World War TWO
 IWO JIMA US Marine with JOHNSON Rifle Stands by destroyed BIG Japanese Cannon Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 23 Feb 1945 dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-42
 USA
 World War ONE
 GIs March Near Western Front in France Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 2/5/17 dated Underwood News photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-43
USA
World War TWO
 GIs at SARREBROUG France SHAKE DOWN German POWs Captioned Period Combat Photograph
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 12/8/44 dated AP WIRE photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
 PHPZ-44
 USA
 World War TWO
Brig GENERAL Benjamin O DAVIS talks with WIA GIs in France General Hospital Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 15/7/44 dated AP WIRE photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-45
 USA
 World War TWO Wrecked Japanese Tank With Crew Bodies beside it are Inspected by PELELIU US Marines Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 8/44 dated USMC WIRE photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
PHPZ-46
 USA
World War TWO German Paratrooper Rescued MUSSOLINI Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent TWO IMAGE 12/1/43 dated INS photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
$79.99 Available
PHPZZ-1
USA
 pre World War TWO US GLIDER Released from US NAVY Airship flying at 8,000 feet altitude Over LOS ANGELS CALIF Captioned Period Combat Photograph
This is 8 x 9 inch captioned near excellent Feb 4, 1930 dated photograph with captioned news release photograph .

Here is another view.
 $39.99 Available
PHPZZ-2
 USA
 World War TWO White House Photographer Gets 1953 SPORTS PHOTO Award Captioned Period Photograph
This is 7 x 10 inch captioned near excellent photograph.
 
Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
PHPZZ-3
USA
 World War TWO
Anti ALLIES L'Angleterre ennemie de L' Europe Combat Propaganda Leaflet
 This is 8 x 11 inch leaflet as shown in near excellent condition .

Here are other views.  1   2
$49.99 Available
PHPZZ-4
 USA
 post World War TWO 6th Armored Division Lt Albert Dudley Gardner Appointment dated 9 April 1954
This is 8 x 10 inch near excellent document with WW 2 patch $29.99 Available
PHPZZ-5
 USA
 post World War TWO Ho Chi Minh LOOK LIKE Vietnamese Papa San & children Period Combat Photograph
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent IMAGE photograph . $29.99 Available
 PHPZZ-6
 FRANCE 2nd Empire hand written two page letter to President Prince LOUIS NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Document.
 This is 8 x 10.5 inch near excellent document .

Here is another view.
$249.99 Available
PHPZZ-7
USA
 post World War TWO GENERAL Douglas MacArthur & Sec of Army Frank Pace Salute 17 Gun Salute at HANEDA Air Base TOKYO Japan Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 9 Apr 1951 photograph .

Here is another view.
 $39.99 Available
PHPZZ-8
 USA
 post World War TWO Commie Leader Simon Gerson & Isadore Begun Leave NYC Federal Court House Captioned Period Photograph.
This is x 10 inch captioned near excellent Sept 23 1952 AP Wire photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
$29.99 Available
PHPZZ-9
USA
World War TWO
 USAF HIGH FLIGHT Document
 This is 8 x 11 inch near excellent document . $29.99 Available
PHPZZ-10
 USA
World War TWO Folding Stock PARATROOPER M-1 CARBINE Rifle Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch near excellent photograph . $29.99 Available
PHPZZ-11
 USA
 post World War TWO David Stewart Las Vegas Fancy Women Dancer Costume Captioned Period Photograph.
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent IMAGE photograph . $19.99 Available
PHPZZ-12
USA
World War TWO Surrendering German Forces of General Erich ELSTER Marched from the LOIRE to the PYRENEES to Surrender to US Forces & Stack Rifles Captioned Period Combat Photograph
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 9.23.44 dated War Correspondent Pool photograph .

Here is another view.
 $34.99 Available
PHPZZ-13
 USA
World War TWO
Ft Sheridan German POWs Salute At Grave side Military Ceremony of Burial of German CPL Heinz BAUNE Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
An US honor guard firing squad participated as well. This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 11.24.44 dated photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
 PHPZZ-14
 USA
World War TWO
Mine from British MINE SWEEPER Explodes of Ships Stern Captioned Period Combat Photograph
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent 10.2.41 dated photograph .

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
PHPZZ-15
USA
 World War TWO
 OSS SPY Operative Supervises Germans Counting Seized Currency Captioned Period Combat Photograph.
 This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent dated photograph.

Here are other views.  1   2
$29.99 Available
PHPZZ-16
USA
 pre World War Two
US PRESIDENT Theodore ROSSEVELT Signed Letter to Major General C J Bailey Jr Dated November 6, 1922
 This is 7 x 10 inch near excellent dated document.  $149.99 Available
PHPZZ-17
USA
 World War Two
 USN Department Discharge Document Signed by James FORRESTAL to Commander Norman FREILE Dated 27 October,1946
 This is 7 x 10 inch near excellent dated document. $59.99 Available
PHPZZ-18
USA
World War TWO
Col Newton
and
Major Bourne
check tons of German Documents Captioned Period Combat Photograph
This is 7 x 9 inch captioned near excellent dated photograph .

Here are other views.  1   2
$29.99 Available
PHPZZ-19
USA
World War TWO
First Special Service Force 1SSF Don't Talk Soldier ! You are an Alaskan Veteran PERIOD Propaganda Leaflet
This is 6 x 9 inch captioned near excellent leaflet .  $29.99 Available
PHPZZ-20
USA
World War TWO
Royal Mail Lines # P-47 HM Transport ANDES Liverpool to Oran 11.11.42 to 11.22.42 Signed Dinner Menu Captioned Period Combat Photograph
 This is 6 x 10 inch captioned near excellent menu.

Here is another view.
 $29.99 Available
 PHPZZ-21
USA
 World War TWO INVASION MAPS of All Theaters.
 This is 6 x 9 inch captioned near excellent fold out map

Here are other views.  1   2   3
$34.99 Available
PHPZZ-22
USA
World War TWO EVENING PRESS Guernsey ISLAND Newspaper Nov 4. 1942 with news of UBOAT Strikes off CANADA Coast etc
This is 14 x 20 inch 4 page newspaper in near excellent condition.

Here are other views.  1   2  3
 $29.99 Available
PHPZZ-23
USA
 World War TWO
Safe Conduct Pass facsimile Signed by D D Eisenhower
 This is 4 x 7 inch safe conduct leaflet in near excellent condition .

Here is another view.
$89.99 Available
PHPZZ-24
 USA
World War ONE
 Flying Cadets of the Air Corps Soft Bound Illustrated Book
 This is 5 x 7 inch book in near excellent condition. 

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4
$34.99 Available
DLZ-0071 German World War Two Graf Zeppelin LZ-129 Insignia Employee
Lapel Stick Pin
This is a 1.5 inch long pin as shown.

Here is another view.
  SOLD
DLZ-007
Graf Zeppelin Lapel Pin Insignia
This is a bronze and green enamel employee badge for a crew member of the LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN.

 It measures 45mm (1-3/8) inches in length & 1/4 inch wide.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine use.  

Here is a view of the back.
$149.99 Available
DLZ-105
LZ-127 GRAF ZEPPELIN Employee Crew Badge

This is a bronze and green enamel employee badge for a crewmember of the LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN

This is a two-piece badge with separately applied bronze central disk.

It has a raised F.L.L in circles maker mark on the back. It has a spring pin closure. It measures 45mm (1-3/4) inches in diameter.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine use.

  SOLD
DLZ-106
D-LZ-129 Hindenburg Employee Crew Badge

This is a gilt employee badge for a crewmember of the D-LZ 129 HINDENBURG.

It has a MÜNCHEN maker mark and a serial number on the back.

It measures 1-1/4 inches in diameter.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine use.

$999.99 Available
DLZ-112
D-LZ-129 Hindenburg Employee Crew Badge

This is a silver employee badge for a crewmember of the D-LZ 129 HINDENBURG.

It has a MÜNCHEN maker mark and a serial number on the back.

It measures 1-1/4 inches in diameter.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine use.

$999.99 Available
DLZ-113
Zeppelin Deutsche-Reederei Employee Crew Gold Stickpin

This is a gold employee stickpin for a crewmember of the Zeppelin Deutsche-Reederei.

It has a MÜNCHEN maker mark and a serial number on the back.

The eagle portion of the pin measures about 1 inch in diameter.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine use.

$499.99 Available
    DLZ-107
Zeppelin Deutsche-Reederei Employee Crew Silver Stickpin

This is a silver employee stickpin for a crewmember of the Zeppelin Deutsche-Reederei.

It has a MÜNCHEN maker mark and a serial number on the back.

The eagle portion of the pin measures about 1 inch in diameter.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine use.

Here are other views.    1   2

$499.99 Available

DLZ-114
Zeppelin Deutsche-Reederei Dr. Hugo Eckener First Transatlantic Flight Token

This is a silver coin struck when the Zeppelin LZ-126 was flown to the US to become the ZR-III (USS LOS ANGELES) by the Zeppelin Deutsche-Reederei.

It has a L. CHR. LAUER NUERNBERG maker mark and the dates and locations of the route from FRIEDRICHSHAFEN to LAKEHURST, New Jersey via Boston and New York City on the back.

The coin token measures 1-3/8 inch in diameter.  It is silver content marked 990 on the rim.

The condition is near-excellent, showing some minor cover wear from routine use.

$399.99 Available
DLZ-104
Deutsche-Reederei Zeppelin Crew Member Patch

This is a Deutsche-Reederei Zeppelin two crew member patches, gold badge, gold lapel pin and photo lot.

The patches are machine embroidered in orange-gold thread on dark blue wool felt with coarse linen backing. This is a view of the DR-Z patch from the front and back.  It measures 2-5/8 by 3-5/8 inches. These are views of the LZ-127 (GRAF ZEPPELIN) patch from the front and back. It measures 3 by 3-7/8 inches.  This is a close-up of the photo of the Zeppelin pilot.

The gold badge and pin are virtually identical to the ones shown above except for the serial numbers.

$2,999.99 Available
DLZ-1041  Deutsche-Reederei Zeppelin Crew Member Patch  This is a Deutsche-Reederei Zeppelin crew member patch.

The patch is  machine embroidered in orange-gold thread on dark blue wool felt with coarse linen backing.  . 

It measures 2-5/8 by 3-5/8 inches. 

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the reverse..
$449.99 Available
DLZ-1042 
German World War Two  Deutsche-Reederei Zeppelin LZ-127 Crew Member Patch
 This is a post war Deutsche-Reederei Zeppelin crew member patch.

The patch is  machine embroidered in orange-gold thread on dark blue wool felt with coarse linen backing.

It measures 2-5/8 by 3-5/8 inches. 

The condition is near excellent & it glows which indicates made of post war man made fibers.   

Here is a view of the reverse..
$449.99 Available
DLZ-1043
German World War One & Later Deutsche-Reederei Zeppelin Crew Member Metal SIlver & Blue Lapel Badge
This is a PERIOD US Dime of 15 mm near excellent crew member badge.

Here are other views  1  2.
$249.99 Available
DLZ-115
Hot Air Balloon Qualified Zeppelin Pilot Cap

This is a Deutsche-Reederei Zeppelin pilot Dr. Josef Helfrich Early Balloon Pilot Visor Hat.

This pilot was a qualified LTA (Lighter Than Air) pilot prior to his qualification as an HTA pilot.  The balloon license and his photograph are at the top of this page, and just above with the LZ patches. This is a view of the hat LTA device from the front and back.  These are views of the hat from the left right and inside. This is a close-up of the LZ-129 pin of the Zeppelin pilot mounted on the left side of the hat.

It is a marked size 54.

The condition is basically good to very good, with a crease visible in the visor, apparent in the images.

POR Available

Zeppelin China and Glass


Zeppelin China

 

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price S tatus
DLZC- 011
World War Two Zeppelin Marked Luncheon Plate copy
This is an 11 inch heavy white porcelain plate with the Third Reich insignia on one edge as shown. The Meissen crossed swords are done in black when they should have been in green !

The condition is near excellent overall. 

Here are other views  1  2.
 
$249.99 Available
DLZC01
Zeppelin marked luncheon plate
Zeppelin marked luncheon plate.

View of the back side of the plate

The close-up of the writing is visible above, but can be see here. This is a view of the maker mark.

  SOLD
DLZC02
Zeppelin marked salad plate
Zeppelin marked salad plate.

View of the back side of the plate.

The close-up of the logo at the top is visible above, but can be see here. This is a view of the maker mark.

  SOLD
DLZC03
Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei Teacup
Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei Rhein Main Frankfurt-Main marked cup

View of the bottom side of the cup.

This is a view of the maker mark.

 

$999.99 Available
DLZC04
Flug-u-Zeppelinhafen Gaststaetten White Dinner Plate

This is a 9-1/4 Inch 1924 dated Flug-u-Zeppelinhafen Gaststaetten White Dinner Plate

This is a nice early plate from Friedrichshafen -- the home of Count von Zeppelin -- and the cradle of airship aviation in the early part of the 20th century.

This plate has impressed markings on the back as well as the Bauscher Weiden Fabrikdekor maker mark. One of them is "24", indicating the year of manufacture. It is shown in close-up here.

The condition is very good to near excellent with a small chip at the 8 o'clock.

$999.99 Available
DLZC05

Graf Zeppelin Glass Plate

This is a 8-1/2 Inch Graf Zeppelin glass plate commemorating the October 12, 1928 FIRST Transatlantic crossing of the LZ-126 from Germany to New York.

This airship was turned over to the US government as part of war reparations from WWI. It later was given to the US Navy and renamed the USS LOS ANGELES (ZR-3).

This is a nice early plate featuring the profile of Count von Zeppelin and the slogan "Deutschland's Ruhm" (Germany's Fame).

This plate is pressed glass with a complex pattern of triangles surrounding the Graf and outlining the airship moving from a large city (stylized as Berlin) in Germany to New York City. These are impressed from the back, the top face is smooth.

There are seven flakes on the edges. The two shown in close-up here are representative.

The condition is very good because of chips, otherwise near excellent.

$249.99 Available

Zeppelin Stamps and Flown Covers


These are some flown covers from several First Flights.

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This is a Fancy Postcard with Metal Air Ship Attached.
 
This card was mailed to Miss Maude Haines Brookville Pa from Arthur.

The condition is near good plus.

Price:  $24.99

This is a D-LZ-129 HINDENBURG First Europe to North America Flight flown cover.

This is a view of the back of the cover.

It was canceled May 6, 1936 from Lorch, Germany, with a May 9th Backstamp, and May 11th New York cancellations on the back. It is ironic that the airship blew up exactly one year to the day later at Lakehurst. It carries both a 50pf and a 75pf stamp.

The condition is near-excellent.

Price: $129.99

This is a D-LZ-129 HINDENBURG First Europe to South America Flight flown cover.

This is a view of the back of the cover.

It was canceled March 30, 1936 from Friedrichshafen, Germany, with an April 4th Backstamp and cancellation on the back. It carries 4 75pf stamps.

The condition is near-excellent.

SOLD

This is a D-LZ-129 HINDENBURG First North America Flight to Europe flown cover.

This is a view of the back of the cover.

It was canceled May 14, 1936 from Frankfurt a. Main and May 15, 1936 from Neiderelbe, Germany on the back, with a May 10th cancellation from Lakehurst N.J. on the front. It carries US postage of two 15 cent, one 3 cent ,and one 10 cent stamps.

The condition is near-excellent.

Price: $149.99


US Army Engineer Captured Zeppelin L49 Skin and 1917 Letter Lot


This is an outstanding well-documented lot from one of the pioneer railroad engineers (as in surveying and mechanical engineering, not a locomotive driver) in Texas history.

The letter was mailed from France in November 1917 and page 2 specifically references the piece of fabric from the skin of the Zeppelin L49, which was forced down and captured on October 20, 1917 near Bourbonne Les Bains.  The letter and the original 1917 official war department envelope with AEF censor stamps  and free frank notations is also present.  The piece of fabric is annotated in Sam Robertson's handwriting on the back.  The front side of the fabric is blackened.

This is an essay regarding Major Samuel A. Robertson, who created and was president of the San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railway (a.k.a. the "Spider Web Railroad") in 1914 in the Houston area (Harlingen) Texas before he left for the service in the US Army 16th Engineers (Railroad) in France from August 1917 through May 1919. A New York Times story dated in May 1919 is visible here (Adobe Acrobat format).

The group is of historical interest to not only Zeppelin collectors, but to Texas railroad historians.

$399.99


US Army Airship TC-5 Skin and Photo Lot


World War I Era 17 x 24 Inch Fabric Skin From US Army TC-5 Airship & Photograph Of This Ship Attached to the Reverse of the Fabric.

This is a large piece of complete fabric from this airship with a period photograph retained to the skin with 8 grommets to the material, as shown.

The ship was assigned to the 9th Balloon Company, later the 9th Airship Company (1918-1924). The unit is now the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron! You can read about some of their history and that the TC-5 was in their inventory at their US Air Force website here.

The photograph has a pencil inscription: Scott Field Belleville, Illinois in the upper part of picture.

 

Usually you see fabric cut into tiny pieces & sold by the piece at $50.00 and up. This is not the case here. We have left it as we got it from an early Balloon Pilot and we will pass it on to the next generation intact!

The condition of the fabric is near excellent overall. The photograph has a few tears per the image furnished, it rolls up tightly of its own accord, as shown.

 

$999.99