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  • LZ-127 "Graf Zeppelin" Portfolio & Envelope Fabric - circa 1930's

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-362

     Wonderful portfolio, 13"x10", containing 15 plates with tipped-in black and white photos of the construction and interior design of this famous airship (only one photo is pictured to the left).  Even better is a folded 6"x6" piece of fabric from the Graf Zeppelin's envelope.  The cover is lightly sun-toned at the bottom edge but otherwise the portfolio is very good.  While no date is present, I suspect this was produced very early in the life of the LZ-127 because only one photo shows the airship in flight.

    Price: $275.00
    $275.00
    21-ZEPP-362
  • Zeppelin ZRIII (USS Los Angeles) - 1924

    SKU: 21-B-41

     Pochhammer, Bruno.  ZR III.  Freiburg, Theodor Fisher, 1924.  112pp, illus, 43 b&w photos, red cloth hard cover, 5x7", German text.  Terrific two-sided foldout of the airships' layout (see lower photo for one side).  Story of the construction, features and transfer to the U.S. as reparations for WWI where she became the Los Angeles.  Very good; a few pencil underlines, one endpaper old repair.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    21-B-41
  • USS Shenandoah Moored to USS Patoka

    SKU: 21-P-424

     Small original snapshot, 4.5x3.25", b&w. Shows the bow of the Shenandoah connected to the mooring mast of the USS Patoka.  Very good. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-P-424
  • Large Graf Zeppelin Fabric Piece

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-361

     Silver outer envelope fabric piece, 3x2.5".  Fabric is mounted on a copy of a note found in Clara Adams' estate along with a certification of authenticity and a short description of the Graf Zeppelin's history; sheet is 8.5x11" overall.  Included is a copy of a 1950 news article about Clara Adams and her record of aerial flights as a passenger.  Very good.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-ZEPP-361
  • Graf Zeppelin Fabric Piece - circa 1937

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-360

     Silver outer envelope fabric piece, 1.0x1.25", mounted on a 8x10" descriptive background.  Text below the fabric speaks to the history of this famous airship during the period 1928 to 1937.  This fabric comes from dismantling the airship in 1940.  Very good.

    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
    21-ZEPP-360
  • Small Graf Zeppelin Fabric Piece - 1928

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-359

     Triangular 3/4" silver fabric sliver mounted on a descriptive card. Text states that Dr. Eckener gave this fabric to famous female passenger Clara Adams on the first Graf Zeppelin flight to the U.S. in 1928.  Very good.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-ZEPP-359
  • Goodyear Blimp Volunteer (NC8A) w/ Graf Zeppelin - circa 1929

    SKU: 21-P-421

     More recent copy from an old negative, 11x8.5", b&w.  Nice photo showing the relative size of these famous airships, likely taken at Lakehurst NAS.  Very good.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    21-P-421
  • USN Airship Advertising - 1954

    SKU: 21-P-393

     Two small snapshots, each about 4x3", b&w.  One has ink text on the reverse: "Wright Field - Dayton, Ohio/National Aircraft Show/September 4-5-6, 1954".  Very good.

    Price: $8.00
    $8.00
    21-P-393
  • Early Balloon Photo - 1911

    SKU: 21-P-392

     Family pictured around the basket on an early free balloon.  B&W, about 3.5x4.5", very good.  Pencil annotation on the reverse dates this to June 11, 1911 in Texas.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-P-392
  • WWI Photo of Balloon Observer in Basket

    SKU: 21-P-373

     Wonderful image of a balloon observer and what appears to be a version of the Spandau machine gun.  He's all suited up and ready to go; he has a rather unusual helmet.  Photo is 7.5x8.25", sepia tone, with a press agency stamp from Underwood on the reverse but press release is missing (remnants remain). Very good.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-P-373