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Airships

  • 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
  • Zeppelin Egg Cup

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-358

     Small and nicely decorated cup, about 2" tall by slightly less in width.  Has a lovely gilt and blue lip ring, company logo with Zeppelin on one side and "W-B" on the reverse.  Bottom has stamp and name of maker "Heinrich".  Excellent condition.  What I really like about this delicate piece is that it has all the proper and lovely markings in one small package.  While the larger pieces of dinner ware are nice, they are very large with small markings.  This has everything in one small piece making it special to display. 

    Price: $425.00
    $425.00
    21-ZEPP-358
  • Lufthansa Condor Zeppelin Mailbag

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-357

     Cloth sack, 4.5x10", imprinted with blue text on the front.  The reverse has a printed address block and six cancelled Brazilian stamps (cancellation fuzzy and unreadable).  Very good condition (empty and unsealed).  Likely transported from Brazil to Germany on the Graf Zeppelin.  Very good. 

    Price: $215.00
    $215.00
    21-ZEPP-357
  • Clara Adams Promotional Flyer - 1932

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-354

     Four-page 8.5x11" promotional piece for speaking engagements by this famous "First-Flyer".  Produced by her management company and offering speeches by this first woman paying passenger on the Graf Zeppelin, Hindenburg and DO-X Flying Boat.  The flyer is circa 1932 so Clara had not yet flown on the Hindenburg; she is well-known for her promotion of aviation and was the first woman paying-passenger to fly around the world on passenger aircraft.  The flyer has some old tape repairs on the cover and inside.  Surely, not many of these survived so condition is not paramount.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    21-ZEPP-354
  • Graf Zeppelin Round-the-World Flight Photo - Lakehurst

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-352

     Second generation 8x10" b&w photo of Graf Zeppelin approaching the Lakehurst NAS Dock.  Text at the bottom speaks to the various stops over the three weeks of the flight and of the two USN passengers Rosendahl and Richardson.  Copyright by Aero Service Corp.  Very good.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    21-ZEPP-352
  • Early Balloon Advertising Card - 1908

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-345

     Invitation to Philadelphia Aeronautical Recreation Society inflation of the balloon "Philadelphia" on June 27, 1908.  Signed by a member at right margin.  Postcard size 5.75x3.75".  About good, two tape pieces on reverse not affecting image.  Very early and colorful balloon piece. 

    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
    21-ZEPP-345
  • 1933 Century of Progress Souvenir Card

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-343

     Small 3.75x2.75" card with a photo of the Goodyear "Puritan" launching.  Ink inscription on the reverse: "Goodyear "Puritan" ride in this July 11, 1933".  My guess is that this card was presented to passengers who flew on the Puritan during the Century of Progress Expo.  Excellent.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-ZEPP-343