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ZEPPELINS
AIRSHIP
MEMORABILIA

Last Updated:

26 June 2016

                         

Z357 - Trinket box made from propellor boss of SOPWITH CAMEL. Provenance. ex. Warner Dailey collection. - £80
Z356 - 23 cm Long Relief of L15 set on wooden plaque. Comes with a framed press cutting which reads "ESCAPE IN A CLOUD - ZEPPELIN THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN HIT AT DOVER. FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT, Dover, Monday. It is estimated that between 30 and 40 bombs were thrown by the Zeppelins while in the Kent coast district and including St Margaret's Bay. After hurling boms in "   Good size from this rare Zeppelin came from house in Dover where family member obtained same in 1916.  ex. Warner Dailey collection available when Warner sold collection in 2016
Z354 - Original photo unusual as taken from the air of L31 Potters Bar Zeppelin pilot might have been the successful pilot viewing his kill.  The following day the soldiers keeping souvenir hunters back can be clearly seen. - £50
  FOLLOWING 4 ITEMS BOUGHT FROM MR T WILLIAMS COLLECTION IN ESSEX WITH PROVENANCE INFO WRITTEN ONTO TICKETS BY HIM AGAINST ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS ON PROVENANCE
Z351 - Very rare section of Engine Car Window surround 14" from L33 crashed almost intact, later used as blueprint for British Airship R34 post war.  This piece was taken by an old boy at the time who engraved it.  He died and gave it to another resident, a Colin Lee at Little Wigborough who passed it on to Trevor Williams when he was investigating the site years late - £850
Z352 - Superb piece of Zeppelin Section of L31 Triangular 7" x 8" brought down at Potters Bar close to the Ambrose House at 38 Borough Way, Potters Bar Village.  It was picked up at close by crash site by the Ambrose children Mr W.C. Ambrose 10 years old at the time and sister 13 years old - £450
Z350 - Very good sized piece of wreckage from SL11 double strut 9" x 4" widest point.  Found by a Mr Shuttle as a boy with his mother, they were from Woodford,Essex.  She gave it to the Airscene Museum, Woodford where it stayed until its closure when it passed on to Mr Williams until now. - £750
Z349 - Ring made by neighbour Mr Beck found by Ambrose children who lived at Potters Bar where Zeppelin (L31) came down near their home. - £120
Z347 - Rare piece of L15 made into pentagonal ring Punch stamped L ZEP 15 . Provenance: John Gair own collection. - £95

Z346 - ZEPPELIN CIGAR HOLDER AN UNUSUAL VARIATION OF THE TYPE, SEE MY  OTHER ONE  REF Z223 COMES WITH  COPY OF  SALES DESCRIPTION PROBABLY   PHILLIPS OR  CHRISTIES CATALOGUE WHEN BOUGHT  ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO   -   £275

 

Z332 - Very good covered frame, modern model of Hiddenburg - 42" long x 7" diameter. Dacals in cross form not swastika for legality - £375
Z345 - Small piece of outer fabric of Graf Zeppelin presented to Clara Adams the only woman passenger at its first flight to South America given to her by Hugo Eckener, October 1928 - £80
Z334 - Photo postcard of L12 downed in the English Channel being towed to Ostend where caught fire and destroyed - £30
Z335 - Original Photo 5" x 4" of R101 on mooring mast at Cardington - £40
Z340 - Photo postcard of wrecked SL11 at Cuffley September 1916 - £30
Z341 - Photo Postcard of wrecked SL11 at Cuffley crash site September 1916 - £30
Z342 - Photo Postcard of Robinson VC who shot down SL11 over Cuffley - £25
Z343 - Postcard drawing of SL11 coming down over Cuffley September 1916 - £12
Z344 - Letter opener blade made from wreckage L48 June 1917 - SOLD
Z331 - 28 shards from L32 in an old envelope pencil written sent to E.K.H. by L.F.W. rivets, shards, skin from Zeppelin brought down Snails Farm, Billericay, 1916 by R.F.C. fighter pilot Freddie Sowery - £225
 

The following up to Z328 all from the wreckage of SL11 bought down at Cuffley September 1916, shot down by Lieff Robinson who was awarded the V.C. Sold off by the Whitehall Museum of War

Z328 - Rubberized electrical lead 10" long - £130
Z327 - Strut? 5" - £80
Z326 - Pipe joint (unscrews) 2.5" long - £280
Z325 - Pipe 4" x 1.5" - £120
Z324 - Pipe/Strut 11" x 1" - £220
Z323b - Metal plate part 3" x 1" - £120
Z322 - Engine Cog 2" long - £160
Z321 - Control lever 9.5" long - £250
Z320 - Rod 11" long - £180
Z319 - Piping 5" long good piece - £275
Z318 - Miscellaneous unit 4" x 4" - £180
Z317 - Control lever 4" x 2.5" - £300
Z316 - Small motor 2.5" diameter - £250
Z315 - Piston part 7" x 4" - £150
Z314 - Large interesting engine part 8" x 4.5" - £350
Z312 - Ex. Whitehall Museum - 3 Panels from LZ130, 9" x 4", 10" x 2", 5" x 4" - £250
Z311 - From the Whitehall Museum sale part of engine valve roller from LZ130/Graff 2. 13" long - £180
Z309 - The following items up to Z309EEE are all items from the disbanding of the Whitehall Theatre of War London War Museum, 14 Whitehall, London SW1, a label accompanies each of the following items for sale all pieces are from the last Hindenburg class Zeppelin built numbered LZ130 and referred to as Graf Zeppelin 2 dismantled in 1940 for Hitler's war effort to build more planes with its material. .  All have museum and description labels.

Z309AA - Piece of engine block (Mercedes Benz engine) 10" x 4.5" - £225

Provenance as above

Z309B - Part of tensioner 14" x 1.5"- £225

Provenance as above

Z309C - 3 of panels 7.5" x 6", 8" x 4", 8.5" x 6" - £350

Provenance as above

Z309D - Piece of framework 6.75" x 2" - £200

Provenance as above

Z309E -8 pieces of Electrical components from Cockpit of LZ130 all 2" and 3" diameter - £550

Provenance as above

Z308A - Z308K - A group of original photographs plus 3 photo post cards all were arranged/accumulated by Captain G.F. Meagher AFC 1st officer on the R100 during her 1930 transatlantic voyage all given to Mr and Mrs Wilkinson owners of the Old House, Harleston, Norfolk near Pulham Air Station, a guest house for officers and people coming to Pulham like Umberto Nobile etc. of North Pole "Norge One" fame. 100, 101 etc. (first person to reach the North Pole and R33/34, R100 - R101 etc. SOLD
Z308D - Photo stamped Ensign Snapshot service No. H170 3.25" x 2.25" undershot of Norge N1 over Norfolk 1926 - £50
Z308E - Photo of R100 moored up to Mast Tower Ink hand written Cardington 17th December 1929. 3.25" x 2.25" - £60
Z308G - Sepia Photo of R33 on Mooring mast Pulham 4.75" x 3.75" prior to tests with biplanes as seen slung underneath for launching at altitude. £65
Z308H - Photo 5.5" x 3.5" of the record breaking R34 emerging from hanger for the first trans atlantic crossing two way round trip by th e R34 in 1919 Scotland to Canada and back to East Fortune - £80
Z308I - Photo print of sheds 1 and 2 Cardington on approach to mast - £30
Z308K - 6.5" xz 4.75" taken in Old House garden standing left in plus fours possibly Captain Meagher others ? anybody know? - £20
Z310 - Original copy of Daily Mirror dated 16th April 1912, erroneously reported heavily on 3rd page vessel under tow, all passenger and crew saved and well which proved to be totally untrue. Some miner tears.- £225
  Z294 - Z305 - Collection of Zeppelin Photocards from 1900-1927 plus Graff original photos collected during WW2 in America
Z303 - Original night-time photograph of Zeppelin factory - £15
Z302 - Original official photograph of Zeppelin factory extension, stamed on reverse - £25
Z301 - 2 postcards, one shows Helgoland with stamp on reverse showing franked on board mail ship (see photograph) - £30. Other postcard Propaganda postcard of bombing England by Zeppelin - £10
Z300 -Postcard of Zeppelin types from 1900 - 1923 - £15 - 2 Photocards of Friedrichshafen, one 1914 and one 1918 - £20 each
Z299 - Photocard of Count Von Zeppelin circa 1900 - £15
Z298 - 2 photocards ( sold separately) of Airships from 1900-1927 - Friedrichschafen, issued byZeppelin G.m.b.H. LZ126 - ZR3 (1924) + LZ120 flying over the Bodensee 1919 - £20 each
Z297 - 4 photocards (all sold separately) of Airships from 1900-1927 - Friedrichschafen, issued by Zeppelin G.m.b.H.  LZ 113, L71 - 1918 - £15. - LZ112 - L70 1918 £25. (Strasser was killed on this airship) LZ100 , L53, 1917 . - £15 . LZ 102 , L57 (Typ d Afrika-Schiifesm, 1917 (She flew around Africa long distance. £20
Z296 - 4 photocards (all sold separately) of Airships from 1900-1927 - Friedrichschafen, issued by Zeppelin G.m.b.H. L.Z.18, L2, 1913-£15. LZ24, L3, 1914 - £15. LZ25, Z IX. 1914 - £15. LZ47- LZ77, 1915 - £15
Z295 - 4 photocards (all sold separately) of Airships from 1900-1927 - Friedrichschafen, issued by Zeppelin G.m.b.H. LZ4, Echterdinger Schiff - 1908- £15. LZ6 - 1909. SOLD.LZ7 Deutschland. 1910. - £15. LZ10 Schwaben, 1911- SOLD
Z294 - 4 photocards (all sold separately) of Airships from 1900-1927 - Friedrichschafen, issued by Zeppelin G.m.b.H. Die Schwimende Halle bei Manzell mit dem LZ1 - 1900- £15. LZ1, 2 Juli 1900 - £15 . LZ3, ZI, 1909. - £15. LZ3, 1905. £15
Z287 - Framed photo on fabric supplied by Air Ministry with part of Dacal from a Hurricane fighter No. 1 Squadron hand written note on reverse reads: - TAKEN FROM CRASHED HURRICANE IN 1944 NEAR BIGGIN HILL, PHOTO FROM AIR MINISTRY ON PARCHMENT. FRAME SIZE 14" X 12" - £225
Z285 - Original Photograph of Coffin being transported from France to Dover by destroyer after the R101 disaster, detailed to reverse 10" x 8" - £70
Z282 - 18 ct. Gold medallion depicting profiles of Von Zeppelin and Eckener 1898-1928 reverse shows Graff Zeppelin over Ocean Weltfahrt August 1929, Nearly extremely fine condition. 22 mm diameter - £500.
Z279 - 2 Photos in one frame Pictures 8.5" x 6.5" marked on back Hon. Rolls, Paris October 1907 Airship "Ville De Paris" in the shed - £60
Z278 - - 3  Original Shenendoah Airship Photographs 10.5 x 5.5" in contemporary frames all signed CLEMENTS - £80 each

Z276  POSTCARD PHOTO OF L12 DOWNED IN THE  CHANNEL  SANK UNDER TOW TO OSTEND     £20 

Z223 - Rare French made cigarette/Cigar holder and ashtray combination as used on Passenger Airships, i.e. Graf Zeppelin/Hindenburg. 52 long (Provenance John Gair own collection) - £225
Z271 - A 5 Gallon Metal Oil Can for Zeppelin Motor Oil painted red with coloured printed label on either side depicting a Zeppelin in flight and "ZEPPELIN MOTOR OIL, FLEET WING CORP" with carrying handle, age wear, 19" high. 11" diameter. - £320
Z270 - Original Souvenir Paper Serviette printed souvenir in affectionate remembrance of the R101 heroes who lost their lives in France on Sunday October 5th 1930 buried at St. Mary's Churchyard from the Memorial Service in Cardington on Sunday 16th November 1930.  Listing the dead in modern framing behind acrillic cover original colouring still there - £175
Z269 - Original newspaper pages from Daily Express 8th October, 1930.R101 - £50
Z267N - 2 small original private photographs of R101 wreakage at Beauvais each 4.5" x 3" - £80 for 2
Z267L - Original photograph of Cardington team who worked on gas holders for R101. 8.5" x 6.5" - £30
Z267K - Original photograph of wreaths including Prime Minister Ramsey McDonald details on verso . 9.5" x 7" - £20
Z267J - Original photograph of Bookmakers holding 2 minutes silence for R101 victims, 11th October, 1930. 7" x 5" - £25
Z267I - Original photograph outside St. Paul's Cathedral at the memorial service for R101 victims 10th October, 1930 full details on back of photograph. 7" x 5". - £45
Z267G - Original photograph of Funeral activity at Beauvais Railway station, after loading R101 victims. 7" x 5" - £35
Z267F - Original photograph of dignaturies in procession Beauvais R101 funeral, 7" x 5" - £25
Z267E - Original photograph of Pompiers at Mayor's office, Ablonne, 7" x 5", October 1930. - £25
Z267D - Original Photograph of funeral procession forming up in Beauvais for the R101 victims. 7" x 5". October 1930. - £35
Z267C - Original Photograph of Hugo Eckener and assistant walking in funeral procession in London saying farewell to the R101 dead, full description on verso - £35
Z267B - Original Photograph of Hugo Eckener and others at memorial in Cardington, October 1930. Dimentions 7" x 5" - £35
Z267AA - Original photograph of R101, dead laying in state at Westminster Hall, London, 10th October 1930. 7" x 5". - £70
  Z265 - Historic Group of mostly original photographs, all collected by 2nd Lieutenant C.M. Harrison FRC RNAS also being a Balloon trained officer.  Photos from 1911 through to 1930 R100/R101 Graf and later aircraft bought from Grandson.  Note many items have handwritten additional information on back.  Pictures listed below. prices given against reference number quoted.
H2 - Original Photograph R101 - 10" x 8.75" over St. Paul's Cathedral, London. 1930. - £90
H8 - Original photograph 26th April, 1930. R100 and Graf some corner damage. 12" x 10" £70
H9 - Original Photograph of RNAS Officers including Lieut. Irwin, later to become and lose his life as Captain of R101. 8" x 6" £60
H12 - Original photograph R101 over Big Ben and Houses of Parliament etc. Sept/October, 1930. 12" x 10" £75
H13- Original Photograph Graf Zeppelin over Tower Bridge on first visit to U.K. 26th April, 1930. 12" x 10"£70
H14 - Unusual view of Graf Zeppelin from underneath on first visit to U.K. 26th April, 1930. 12 x 10"£80
H16 Postcard photograph card of R101 on Mast September 1930. £35
H18 - Graf Zeppelin postcard photo over Toulon 1930 £15
H19 - Photo card of R33 on Mast showing seaplanes underslung £35
H20 - Original photograph of the ill fated AKRON and MACON over Empire State Building, New York 1935 £40
H21 - 1909 Photo post card showing people at Airship wreck at Dunstable 20th May 1909 - £20
H22 - Original Photo of Labaudy control car taken 1911 7" x 5" - £30
H24 Postcard photo of GAMMA taken 1912 5.5" x 3.5" - £25
H25 - French Postcard airship/seaplanes 1920's - £15
H26 - Original photo Balloonish Parachutes down 8" x 5.25" - £35
H27 - Original photo of Balloonest parachuting down 6" x 5". £30
H31 - Postcard photo German sold Parseval in 1911 - £20
H32 - Postcard photo of GAMMA at Aldershop 1912- £20
H36 - Postcard photo of aftermath of the famous aviator SF Cody Fatal airship crash 1913 - £35
H38 - Photocard Boer War naval 13 Pounder - £35
H39 - Postcard SPA 1919 German and Turkish Surrender Generals at WW1 Wars end  - £20
H40 - Original photo 8.5" x 6.5" of planes from 17 Squadron prior to fatal accident described on back 8.5" x 6.5" 1st October 1930. - £35
H41 - Original photo of Imperial Airways Handley Page Aircraft - £40
H42 - Original photo of the then Giant Dornier at Calshot 10th November 1930. - £40
H43 - Original Photo Dornier largest Seaplane existing at that time at Calshot 1930 - £45
H44 - Prince of Wales Visits the Dornier which was enroute to Germany to the Americas in November 1930 - £40
H45 - WW2 Group of 6 photos showing damage in Sanderstead area after an airraid 8.5" x 6" - £50
Z252 - Interesting unusual wreckage piece from L32 faded label reads, Piece of Zeppelin from Billericay 1914-18 War - £225 
Z245 - 8 Original issue photocards 6.5 x 4.5" of Graf Zeppelin/Bodensee and other Zeppelins - £240 the group
Z243 - 6 Postcards sanctioned by the official press bureaux copyright H. Scott ORR. showing SL11 as L21 coming down over Cuffley September 1916. Provenance John Gair own collection - £130

Z241     Book 1 of Zeppelin Weltfahrten History almost complete containing 274 photo cards  3 missing -£160

Z240  SOUVENIER  PAMPLET OF 11 REPRODUCED PHOTOS  COMMEMORATING LEIF ROBINSON   V.C.    BRINGING  DOWN  THE SL11

AT CUFFLEY HERTFORDSHIRE   ON SEPT 3RD 1916   WRONGLY REFERRED TO AS L21    SOME AGE  WEAR  6” X 4.5”(EBAY 9.1.11) BK  £60

 

Z231 - WW1 Trench Art Tank, dimensions 4.5" x 3.75" overall. excellent example - £160
Z228 - 14 Pieces wreckage including some fabric from SL11 bought from the anniversary exhibition of its downing in 1966 held at Sty. Giles Church, Cuffley. - £525
Z218 - Photo postcard of Lief Robinson V.C. commemorating his shooting down over England of a German airship by a pilot in WW1, September 2nd 1916. - £23
Z211 - Zeppelin Brooch using interesting using actual piece of material from L21 - £185

Z200 - Photocard of L48 crashed Plus a drawing from a 17 card set of Crash Sites - £30 - (The other 2 photcards are sold)

Listed below large collection of original photographs gathered by Frank Tilly who was employed in the demolition of the R100 and is shown in Photograph Z10 and Z10a.  Messrs Elton, Levy & Co. bought the one million pound airship for scrap. Most photographs are marked on the reverse with the information and also have an official stamp.  Amongst the photographs are some excellent in flight original photographs.  Also with this collection are 8 Bandalasta Plates which had been used on board.
Z2 - A view of the inside of the hull. - £40
Z8 - Men dismantling frame - £35
Z191 - circa 1940's Graf Zeppelin Tin Toy in working order made in Brazil. - £180
Z184 - Very solid Trenchart Biplane. French or English with Bakerlite Prop. one blade missing. 4.5". 5" wide. Provenance JOHN GAIR own collection - £250
Z183 - Trenchart WW1 Brass Lighter Flint Expired. 2". Marked with the Village of Albert. Made in form of a book. Provenance JOHN GAIR own collection. - £130
Z182 - Trenchart WW1 Brass Letter Opener Marked BAPAUME 1917 Provenance JOHN GAIR own Collection - £25
Z181 - 2 off Guardsmen Duty Brass Plates. Coldstream No. 24096510 F. Hutt and Grandadier 5821839 G. Collett. Provenance JOHN GAIR own collection - £50 the pair
Z186 - WW1 Trenchart Letter Opener. 8" long. Marked Armentiers. Provenance: JOHN GAIR own collection - £25
Z188 - WW1 Trencghart Brass letter opener marked ZENECHEM 1918. Provenance JOHN GAIR own collection - £25
Z101 - A 1930's photograph of the Graf Zeppelin airship floating in the sky over New York City, handwritten note on the photograph pointing out the Paramount Building and the Park Central Hotel; 6.5" X 9.5"- Provenance JOHN GAIR COLLECTION - £60
Z174 - A large sweetheart broach 3.5" long. made from wreckage of L48 shot down at Theberton, Suffolk 17th June 1917 Provenance JOHN GAIR COLLECTION - £120
Z173 - Bookmark from Duralamin used in airship Akron made by Goodyear Corp. Akron, Ohio. Crashed 1933. Provenance JOHN GAIR COLLECTION - £60
Z177 - Airship tapemeasure, damaged replaced tail fins (paper) has working tape. Provenance JOHN GAIR COLLECTION - £50
Z155 - A piece of aluminium girder from the US Zeppelin airship Shenandoah brough down in severe line squall over Ohio 3rd September 1925, those lost included the famous commander Zachary Lansdowne, along with a Notary Public declaration of origins; length 1.75" Provenance JOHN GAIR COLLECTION  - £120
Z152 -  An early 20th century Continental porcelain cruet modelled as a Zeppelin airship titled in gilt A PRESENT FROM HEARN BAY; believed to be a depiction of L15 Zeppelin airship that was shot down close to the Kentish coast in 1916. Length 7.5". Perfect. - Provenance JOHN GAIR COLLECTION - £130
Z146 - Heavy WW1 rench Art Shell Case made into a Tobacco Jar with Applied R.A.M.C. Badges and half bullet heads. 7" high. 3.5" diameter. Base marked DLZ 1916. HL27 ST19 Provenance: John Gair Own Collection - £225
Z145 - WW1 Trench Art Shell Case made into lidded inkwell. 4" diameter. Marked underneath SL54 Oct 1914 Imperial Prussian Crown MGZ Polte Magdeburg Provenance: John Gair own collection. - £125
Z127 Graf Zeppelin postcard 1929 posted from Flughaven Boblingen sent to New York with Friedrichshafen luftpost ie it went on a Transatlantic Graf trip also marked "luftschiff graf zeppelin" 30
Z126A phot of Graf Zeppelin over Munich c1930,s dims. 3.5" x 4.5" 20
 
Z102-1 stamped original sepia photo by Photopress, 10" x 8" , shows Graf Zeppelin over Fleet Street , August 1931
75
Z103-2 stamped original sepia photo by Photopress, 10" X 7.5" , appears cut to side , shows Graf Zeppelin at Hanworth August 1931
70
Z105-4 stamped original sepia photo by Photopress, 8" x 6" shows Graf Zeppelin landing at Hanworth UK 18 August 1931 
75

Z107-6 stamped original sepia photo by Photopress , 10" x 8" shows Graf Zeppelin over the Old Bailey ,London 18 August 1931 , Large photo
75
Z110-9 stamped original sepia photo by Photopress, 8" x6" , shows R101 wreckage Oct 6th 1930 at Beauvais, Paris, 65
Z111-10 stamped original sepia photo by Photopress ,8"x 6" , shows close up of R101 wreckage at Beauvais. Paris , 6th Oct. 1930, 70
Z97 REAL SEPIA PHOTO 4.5" X 3.5" C1910 OF GERMAN HARBOR WITH BATTLESHIP AND AIRSHIP OVERHEAD 
28
Z98 REAL PHOTO OF SHENANDOAH ( EX ALBUM), LATER LOST OVER OHIO IN LINE SQUALL SEPT 1925 WITH LOSS OF ZACKERY LANSDOWNE AND OTHERS. 6" X 3.5" SEE ALSO ITEM Z155 - 32
Arcadian china ww1 crested ware (south queensbury) Model of Zeppelin(wrong shape), 5" long.
Ref. Z81- 95
HINDENBURG WRECKAGE. 1937. NEW JERSEY CRASH SITE. FULLY AUTHENTICATED.
Ref. Z33 - £285
REAL PHOTO BELIEVE HINDENBURG AND GRAF ZEPPELIN OVER BODENSEE. 1936. GERMANY. GENUINE.
Ref. Z31 - 38
"THE NEW PARSEVAL DIRIGIBLE" COLOURED POST CARD c.1910,
REF. Z63 - 15

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