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  • Rare Balloon Broadside - 1837

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-374

     Original boadside, 10 x 14.25", advertising the ascent of Mr. Green's Royal Vauxhall Balloon on 9 Jan 1837 in Paris.  English text, admission to watch was 5 Francs but tickets for the ascent with 8 passengers were 600 Francs.  Very good, one fold upper left corner. 

    Price: $180.00
    $180.00
    21-ZEPP-374
  • Deutsche Luftschiffahrt (Cigarette Card Album) - circa 1939

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-373

     Oblong folio, 11.75x8.25", 32 numbered pages (right only, reverse blank).  A total of 148 glossy 1.5x2.25" photo cigarette cards of the LZ-127, LZ-129 and LZ -130 airships.  Extensive text on specifications and trips of these famous airships.  (Interestingly no crash photos but Hitler's photo front and center might explain).  Very good and complete; no photos missing.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-ZEPP-373
  • Vissering (inscribed) - Zeppelin - 1927

    SKU: 21-B-42

     Vessering, Harry.  ZEPPELIN, the Story of a Great Achievement.  Chicago, Privately Published, 1922.  58pp text with 58 facing page photos.  Nicely inscribed by author on front fly leaf with 28 Oct 1922 date.  A very comprehensive tribute to the early Zeppelins in English by an American author. Rare book in very good condition.

    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
    21-B-42
  • Graf Zeppelin Original Photo

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-372

     Small 5x3" b&w photo in an original wood frame.  Ink text (mis-spelled) on reverse identifies this famous airship.  Vintage, about good. 

    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
    21-ZEPP-372
  • Henry Giffard's Souvenir Balloon Medal - 1878

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-371

     Giant Balloon Paris Exhibition Souvenir Medallion.  Obverse has a finely detailed illustration of the balloon over Paris.  Reverse has a souvenir text in French.  Each passenger who ascended in this giant balloon received one of these medals as a souvenir of their flight.  Size is 2" (50mm) diameter.  Very good; gilt slightly tarnished showing appropriate age.

    Price: $180.00
    $180.00
    21-ZEPP-371
  • National Geographic Society Balloon Explorer II Fabric - 1935

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-370

     Fabric bookmark with illustration of this record-setting balloon printed on actual balloon fabric stating:  "This fabric bookmark is part of the Balloon 'Explorer II' which in the service of science attained the world's altitude record of 79,395 feet above sea level on November 11, 1935"  Size is 2.25x6.75"; reverse carries a listing of the balloon's statistics.  Very good.

    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
    21-ZEPP-370
  • Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp. Standard Shop and Dock Practices - 1931

    SKU: 21-CAT-54

    Small pocket 32pp booklet, 4.25x7", wrps, stapled.  Sized for pockets of work clothing, dated March 23, 1931.  Sections on riveting, channels, girders, sub-assemblies, gussets wiring, etc.  Indexed and with several blank sheets at the end for notes.  Excellent, unused. 

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    21-CAT-54
  • Goodyear Pocket Catalog - 1920

    SKU: 21-CAT-48

     Small 3.5x6" illustrated stapled catalog of all products as of 1920.  Pages cover tires, hoses, tubes, repair kits, cords, cables, covers and AIRSHIPS.  Last page lists all the Goodyear production sites around the world.  Excellent/mint condition.

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    21-CAT-48
  • Three USS Akron Postcards

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-369

     Color photo cards entitled "Close-Up of Construction of the U.S.S. Akron Navy Airship" (#47), "Helium Cell in U.S.S. Akron Havy Airship" (#48), and "Construction work on U.S.S. Akron, Navy airship" (#49).  Excellent, postally unused.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-ZEPP-369
  • Airship Issue - Naval Aviation News

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-368

     September 1975, 40 pp, 8x10".  12pp photo-illus article on the history of airships with emphasis on the US Navy's role in airship use and development.  Also a 6-page article on the history of USN aerial photography and a centerpiece on the North American T-28 B&C.  Good; light cover spotting, interior clean.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-ZEPP-368