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Imperial Zeppelin Pin

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Imperial Zeppelin Badge (Enameled) (Item ZEP 1-1; KMEDAL 2-8; WWI 5-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is an important badge that was worn by members of an institute that was commissioned by the Kaiser's offices to promote air travel--Deutsches Verein fur Luftfahrt, German Organization for the Promotion of Air Travel. This was an important group of chosen technicians, bankers, businessmen, who were brought together for not only the launching of the first Zeppelins but for serious promotion of these great airships for commercial and possibly military usage. Pictured with the famous 'Z' of the company in Friedrichshafen is the LZ2. The 'L' stood for Luft, the German word for air and the 'Z' for its inventor Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. This is quite a beautiful badge and also quite historically significant as well. The back of pin is marked Mayer & Wilhelm Stuttgart. This was the maker of these artistically beautiful pins.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Zeppelin Badge 1933 (Item ZEP 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a great enameled badge that commemorates the jubilee trip of the Graf Zeppelin to North America and South America in 1933. It is a beautifully presented badge in fine enameling by Kerbach in Dresden. It measures 2 X 1 ¾ inches with pin on the back intact. Rare and in super condition. Swastikas do show on the tail fins. E-bay would jump right out of their scanty panties wouldn't they?

PRICE: $225.00

 

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Hindenburg Zeppelin World Journey (Item ZEP 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a fine partially enameled badge commemorating the world trip in the great lighter-than-air ship, the immortal Hindenburg. The badge has the words Friedrichshaven as the starting point, the headquarters of the ship, then Tokyo, Los Angeles, and finally Lakehurst where the terrible tragedy occurred in May of 1937. This is a beautiful badge measuring 1 ¾ inches in diameter. Important historically significant relic of the turbulent thirties.

PRICE: $185.00

 

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Packet of Zeppelin Cards (Item ZEP 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is Zeppelin-series number 3 with 12 glossy-finish photos on card stock of the trips, construction, launching, etc. of LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin. This are contained in the original envelope of issue. Size is 6 ½ X 4 ½ inches. They are in perfect condition. The envelope shows wear from age and handling, but it's in remarkably good shape.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Zeppelin Silver Box from the airship Hindenburg (Item ZEP 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the finest Zeppelin finds that we have seen in a long time. It is a fantastic box or casket crafted in fine "800" silver and appears to be a cigarette or what-not box that was given as a gift to possibly the more important passengers who traveled on Hindenburg on her initial trip to the United States in 1936. At the front panel it says: "Gestiftet von den Greif Werken Gisler 1936." This translates to: "Presented from the (Greif) Factory Gisler in 1936." We were unable to identify the factory and we believe Gisler was a small community near Fredrichshaven before the war and no longer exists. In any case, it appears that Greif must have made some parts of the structure of the Zeppelin, however small, and the company was particularly proud of its involvement enough to present such a magnificent trophy to passengers who might have been members or management, perhaps, of the firm. It's speculation, of course!, but makes for a good theory, at least. As for the lid of the box, it's obviously dedicated for fond memories of this exciting and eminently important historical flight. The top is engraved with the following legend: "Zur Erinnenrung an die erste Fahrt des Luftschiffes Hindenburg nach Nordamerika am 6.05.1936." "In memory of the first trip of the airship Hindenburg to North America on the June 5, 1936." The corners bear applied enameled swastikas constructed in jeweler precision and the center has the badge of the Zeppelin Rederei, the official Zeppelin central authority. This is one of the most beautiful badges of the Third Reich period employing the stylized eagle superimposed over the enameled globe. The swastika is included at the bottom, as well. The box presenters obviously did not spare any expense in purchasing the finest in silver tableware and trophy pieces. The bottom bears the "Wellner" stamp with the half moon and crown and, of course, the "800" silver designation. Wellner was one of the chief makers of silver articles to the Führer Adolf Hitler. The box is extremely well made and strong. Inside are compartments for cigarettes? It measures 7 ½ inches long and 3 ¼ inches across and 2 ½ inches from top to bottom of the feet. The feet look a little crude, but I believe they are depicting part of a Zeppelin launching pad??? All in all this is a very fine relic of the pioneers of flight and world travel in class! We need a Zeppelin now!. Rare and very important; a heavy solid silver piece in a class of its own!

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Set Zeppelin-Weltfahrten (Trans-Zeppelin World Trip) (Item ZEP 1-7)

DESCRIPTION:Here is a set of the two ultra-rare books on Graf Zeppelin’s history, but also covering the history of the German zeppelins from 1899, onward. In the first book alone there are 264 beautiful pictures, almost all in size 2 x 2 1/2 inches with great charts, maps, and illustrations. Blueprint-style layouts of the grand ship are beautifully done. The pictures, although small, are crystal clear and are really masterpieces of photography. Whenever these rare books are found they are usually in pretty shoddy condition. These pictures that are glued in are often incomplete with a few to a lot missing. These two are in practically pristine condition and all pictures are there! These are large coffee-table editions measuring 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Volume I starts with a pictures of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin and then goes into the history of man’s reach and desire for flight. Then the story of the zeppelins emerges with the magnificent pictures. The second volume with 156 pictures opens with a picture of Hermann Göring, who, as Reichsminister für Luftfahrt (Air Travel), did so much for the zeppelin program. Without him it would never have been started. A couple of pages later there is a magnificent golden plaque dedicated to Fregattenkapitän Peter Strasser, who was, in 1916, the leader of airships. This hero and his crew died on August 5, 1918, while leading the last zeppelin raid of the war. It was noted that the German people loved these zeppelin crews and each raid against England was greeted with the greatest fanfare throughout Germany. The English, however, were seething with anger, so much so that when one airship crashed at sea, a British trawler nearby violated the “Code of the Ocean” by not rescuing the airship’s crew, standing by to watch them drown instead. Typical? Yes, typical? This type of British warfare was repeated often. Example: much of the crew of Bismarck was allowed to drown after she was sunk at the command of the skipper of the British ship who defeated her. The second volume goes into the various world travels of Graf Zeppelin. The photos measure 3 x 2 1/2 inches and are very clear and sharp. The condition of this volume is 99 percent as good as Volume I with a small scratch here and there on the cover. It, also, is 100 percent complete. The set is practically unobtainable in this condition and seldom ever found in both volumes together. Collectors have considered themselves fortunate to find even one. We offer this great set at a very competitive price when one considers finding the set!

PRICE: $750.00; for both

 

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Book Set, Deluxe Edition, Zeppelin-Weltfahrten (Trans-Zeppelin World Trip) (Item ZEP 1-8)

DESCRIPTION:The set we offer here is identical to the set above (item number ZEP 1-7), except this is the much rarer deluxe edition. Volume I even has its original cardboard sleeve and is leather bound at the spine. The leather is maroon in color. Volume II is with blue back binding. It must have been an earlier edition and does not have the Hermann Göring picture in the front pages, but does have the beautiful-sunset-over-the-ocean, full-page print as does the other set. This deluxe set is much sought after by collectors worldwide. We recommend you snatch it up because we are selling it at relic-collectors’ price, not rare-book price. Be the winner!

PRICE: $750.00; for both

 

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Two-Color Zeppelin Cards (Item ZEP 1-9)

DESCRIPTION:These two-color cards possibly produced in 1916-1917 or even 1918, in Berlin depict the war zeppelins. The one depicting bombing is shown over Antwerp. They are both original cards in rich color. They measure 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. These are very nice collectible items sold together only. These are 100 percent original.

PRICE: $45.00

 

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Naval Cap Band named after Graf Zeppelin (Item ZEP 1-10)

DESCRIPTION:This is a typical German cap band as worn on the seaman’s Donald Duck cap. This company was named after the famous airship, Graf Zeppelin, or, perhaps, Count von Zeppelin, himself. We are not at all sure what period it’s from, but it is in immaculate condition. It is about 4 feet long.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Hindenburg Zeppelin Stewardess's Hat (Item ZEP 1-11)

DESCRIPTION:According to the German consigner this hat is a uniform headgear item for stewardesses on the famed airship. Also, these hats were worn at the opening ceremonies of the 11th modern-day Olympic Games in Berlin as the ladies circulated among the crowds. They were distributing pamphlets advertising the huge zeppelin as a great way to take your next voyage. The ladies in uniform and wearing these hats would talk it up with interested parties. The band on the hat has German imperial flags instead of swastikas. This was considered a more subtle way of selling the tours and journeys. This was August 1936, and it was hot in the fatherland and this gives rise as to why the hats were light and made in the machine-woven Panama style in a rattan-type material. Most of these ladies were given land-station duties in the zeppelin business areas, but certainly some of them saw service as stewardesses. The flags surround the Hindenburg name and are seen again at the tails of the band that is tied in a bow. This is an extremely rare zeppelin item and is very seldom found.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Book Zeppelins and Lighter-than-Air Balloons (Item ZEP 1-12)

DESCRIPTION:This is a neat little book probably published in the 1920s. It has 236 pages and measures 6 x 8 1/2 inches. It is by Dr. Peter Koogh. It has many pictures and illustrations of early balloons, zeppelins, and other flying conveyances. The book is in fairly good shape and has a penciled name and address of the former owner in Wiesbaden in the front. Zeppelin material of this age is scarce, especially when still in this condition.

PRICE: $135.00

Zeppelin Travel Razor
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A Travel Razor Kit Given to Zeppelin Travelers in the 30’s (Item ZEP 1-13)

DESCRIPTION: For the Zeppelin collector, this is great and certainly rare. When passengers stepped aboard Graf Zeppelin or Hindenburg for an overseas journey, they received, compliments of the Kapitän, a little package of items that could be used during the flight. Ladies received a compact with other beauty supplies, while the men received a comb, a small portable mirror, and a safety razor in a small red box that had compartments for two different Solingen razor blades. The box had the insignia of the Zeppelin Rederi, the Zeppelin home organization. This was the National N.S. Eagle perched upon a globe with the swastika below. The box is 3 ½ inches long, 2 inches wide, and 1 ¼ inches deep. Remember, this item is more than 70 years old and yet is in unused condition with standard safety blades of the era. Some light gun oil would probably do wonders for this little razor. The razors are made by Durex--an old, established company which is well known for razors and condoms. This is certainly a unique Zeppelin relic and certainly rare with much collector desirability. It won't last long, so order now!  

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Travel Razor Kit Given to Zeppelin Travelers in the 1930s (courtesy of the Rederi) (Item ZEP 1-13a)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the Zeppelin travel razor kits that unlike the unused one that you see above this one had seen some use, but thanks to Heaven, the family kept it and we bought it at a Nuremberg antique show. It is a different-style box and opens not on a hinge like the one above, but instead the top lifts off, and the color of the box is blue instead of red. The box is a bit scuffed, but the razor inside is in fine shape. There is also a box of unused Solingen-made razor blades inside and they are also of the period. The symbol of the Third Reich Zeppelin Rederi (the home Zeppelin company) is seen on the box top. The box is basically the same size as the one described above; maybe this one is the earliest type used before the red one was introduced? The condition is good and again we must remind you of the extreme rarity.

PRICE: $258.00

 

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Another Travel Razor Kit Given to Zeppelin Travelers in the 1930s (Item ZEP 1-13b)

DESCRIPTION: Here is another of the travel razors that were given complimentary to Zeppelin passengers in the 1930s from the Zeppelin Rederi (the Zeppelin home organization). When one would be a male passenger on these wonderful lighter-than-air ships like Hindenburg, he would receive one of these handy, little prizes. If you read about the ones above you can see that through the years there were several changes in the style and construction and in this one you can even see that it was issued and ordered from a different company. It has a black case and its structure inside is a bit different. Also, the eagle-and-swastika top is a bit worn, but still shows up printed in silver color. It has three loose—but packaged—razor blades and one unopened box of them. The box is certainly 1930-ish and is by the company “Servus Gold.” The razor is in fine shape (never used). The hinge on the box is a bit rusty, but opens fine. We really thought we would never see another, but that last trip to Germany turned up some real rarities, including this rare piece.

PRICE: $345.00

 

Zeppelin Officer Cap Badge
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The Rarest of the Rare! A Zeppelin Officer Cap Badge (Item ZEP 1-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is the Holy Grail of Zeppelin collectors. It is the official badge of the officers of the Zeppelin crews of the 30’s worn by air ship captains and other officers of the Zeppelins -- Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin. Hitherto this was practically an impossible badge to procure. Remember the commercial Zeppelins were not at war and no GI or Tommy ever captured one of these men enabling the theft of such a badge as booty. The production of them was extremely limited and made only by two companies. They were not an item that would go on public sale and the issue of them was on an individual basis and only ranking Zeppelin officers ever received one. If you read the narrative on our homepage entitled “About our rings and silver Insignia” you will learn about how these badges and other silver treasures came into our possession. We are without a doubt the only web site where you can buy such an original period treasure. It is extremely rare! And up to now, Zeppelin collectors would give an arm to be the one to find one. I always wanted one of these badges myself and continually looked for one at all the shows (gun and military) for numerous years and never saw one. Of all the wonderful silver items that we managed to purchase, these Zeppelin badges were the greatest thrill in that proverbial Aladdin’s cave. There were contracts with many companies and official N.S. Party functionaries and among them was the Zeppelin transport company or DZR - Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei - that was established on March 22, 1935 to operate German passenger airships. The DZR was created at the instigation of air minister Hermann Wilhelm Goring as a method of having complete control over Zeppelin operations and can be seen as part of the larger policy of Gleichschaltung or coordination which affected all aspects of German company policies in the years following Adolf Hitler’s assumption of power.

Consistent with N.S. policy and ideology, the airship was expected to be more than just a private commercial venture. It was to be a public symbol of the new German Nation and its modern forward looking regime. In a speech marking the founding of the DZR, Goring commented “I hope that the new Airships will fulfill their duty in furthering the cause of Germany… The air ship does not have the exclusive purpose of flying the Atlantic, but also has a responsibility to act as this nation’s representative.” The Zeppelin was expected to represent the German flag (thus the eagle and swastika on the badge) and to make known to the world the healthy and workmanlike spirit of the Fatherland. The total capital of the company was 9,550,000 Reichsmarks, and the DZR was jointly owned by the Luftshiffbau Zeppelin, Deutsche, Lufthansa and the Reich’s Air Ministry. 

As to the badge it is really a beauty measuring about 2 inches high and over 1 ½ inches across the eagle’s wing span. The globe with the Zeppelin flying across it is about the size of an American 25 cent coin the blue enamel globe is set off in stark beauty by the patinated silver eagle, Zeppelin and swastika. The pins for affixing the badge to the cap are intact. The back of the badge has a stamped 800 which is the silver content mark. The last time I ever heard of one of these selling was at the Hanseatic Auction in Hamburg, Germany about 15 years ago for over $2,280.00. Unfortunately, I didn’t hear about it until the auction was over but now I have one and maybe you can too. No N.S. badge is as rare or as pretty as this one (nor more desirable)! We now offer this wonderful exquisite insignia at a never to be repeated price that is ultra-reasonable in all aesthetic and historical consideration.               

PRICE: $1,850.00

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Silver Pin from the Frankfurt Flughaven Zeppelin Hangars (Item ZEP 1-15)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful little pin in a silver plated 6 sided heavy pin.  It may be actual silver.  It shows the Zeppelin Hindenburg (or is it the Graf Zeppelin?) hovering over the Frankfurt airport -- all the detail is raised so high that you can feel it rise with your fingertips.  Measures about 1 ¾  inches across; a very nice relic of the days of lighter than air travel.

PRICE: $150.00

 

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Zeppelin Cap Badge (Item ZEP 1-16)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the smaller version of the officer’s cap badge of the (Zeppelin Rederei) which was the official central authority for these fabulous airships. We believe that there was an insignia change about in the formative years of the Zeppelin adventure, at least as to the uniform regulations. We have had two of the larger versions of this beautiful badge and now we have encountered this smaller one. It is constructed in the exact same way as the larger version with enameled world globe upon which a silver eagle in flight sits at its top and underneath the globe is the Hakenkreuz (swastika). On the backside are the prong fasteners. The badge is in very good condition throughout. It measures about 1 ½ inches tall and the eagle is about 1 ½ inches wide. This is a good-looking badge of the era of refinement, class, and high adventure.

PRICE: $350.00; “A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

 

 

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