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Airships

  • Press Photo of Three Prominent Airship Commanders - 1934

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-367

     Original 3.5x5.5" b&w photo of LtCmdr Herbert Wiley (Shenandoah crew, Los Angeles & Macon commander and famous WWII hero), Admiral C.E. Rosendahl (Commanded Lakehurst NAS, the Los Angeles and Akron) and Anton Heinen (German airship pilot who supervised construction of the Shenandoah).  On the reverse of the photo is a pasted-on newsphoto with stamped date of Oct 6, 1934. About fair-good; light fingerprint smudges on the front.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-ZEPP-367
  • Original Photo of LZ-128 Mock-Up

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-366

     Small 3.25x4.5" vintage b&w photo of a large mock-up of the LZ-128 inside a banquet or dining hall.  There is a stairway leading to the gondola and two men visible in the windows. To the left in the photo is a suspended American flag!  The LZ-128 was never built and the project was abandoned, to be followed of course by LZ-129, the famous Hindenburg.  Excellent condition.

    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
    21-ZEPP-366
  • Zeppelin L-49 Capture Postcard - 1917

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-365

     Vintage French photo card with text upper right of the capture of the L-49 near Bourbonne-Les-Bains on 20 Oct 1917.  Light foxing both sides, postally unused. Fair. 

    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
    21-ZEPP-365
  • Zeppelin LZ-11, "Viktoria Luise" Postcard

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-364

     Vintage photo of famous pre-WWI airship.  The Viktoria Luise was launched in 1912 as a civilian airship used by the DELAG company.  It was later pressed into military use for training but was destroyed when it broke apart in 1915.  Excellent.

    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
    21-ZEPP-364
  • LZ 129 "Hindenburg" Postcard

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-363

     Vintage photo postcard of the Hindenburg at Rhein-Main, Frankfurt, in front of the airship dock.  Excellent, postally unused. SOLD
     
     

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-ZEPP-363
  • 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
  • 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