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Z307 - From the Whitehall Theatre of War Museum, a very large piece of the dismantled Graff Zeppelin 10" x 6" having what is probably WW1 sweetheart brooch (2.5")fixed to the top showing a Zeppelin possibly L3. has wooden base with photograph of Count Von Zeppelin 15" x 7". - £350
Z306 - Large piece of Framework from dismantled Graff Zeppelin with plaque reading: Presented to THE WHITEHALL THEATRE OF WAR, BY MR. HARRY COLE, MARCH 1983, LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN, also has photocard of Graf Zeppelin with London War Museum Stamp on reverse. - £250
  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

Z293 - WW1 German Propaganda Stickers for the bombing of England by Planes, Zeppelins and Submarines. - 7 Stickers - £70

 

 

 

 

Z290 - Original (not a copy) WW1 1914 MARY TIN as issued for Christmas 1914 to the troops. The tin is empty. £40

Z289 - Original (not a copy) WW1 1914 MARY TIN as issued for Christmas 1914 to the troops. The tin is empty. £40

Z288 - Small pieces of L48 set up on brass plate of metal quoting fragments made from wreckage. - £145
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
Z203 - Piece of wire from SL11 boought down at Cuffley sold with guarantee envelope in aid of Red Cross WW1 (Provenance John Gair own collection) - £110

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
Z275 - WW11 rerun German produced photo of a 1916 photo of L33 shot down over Essex, crash landing at Little Wigborough -
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
Z267M - Original 3 part photograph of showing R101 wreakage at Beauvais being inspected by crash investigators. 8" x 3" - £45
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
Z262 - Paper Knife made from Wreckage of L70 marked Zeppelin L70 Burnt 5th August, 1918 - £195
  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

H29 - CM HARRISON Balloon Service Cert.- £15

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
H37 - 6 Small original photos of Balloons and people inc. Mountbatten circa. 1913/18 - £50
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

Z261   SMALL  PROPELLOR (GENERATOR /WIND INDICATOR) FROM L32     CRASH SITE    1916  WITH SILVER  PLAQUE  GIVING INFORMATION    ON  PIECE - £495

 

Z258 – 5 Pieces of wreckage from L31 Potters Bar Crash Site Measurements of longest piece 8” x 1.5”. - £350 for 5 pieces,

Z252 - Interesting unusual wreckage piece from L32 faded label reads, Piece of Zeppelin from Billericay 1914-18 War - £225
Z251 - 6 sizable pieces of Zeppelin wreckage from the L32 with card stating collected by a local resident of Billericay 1916, plus an auction receipt form 1988 set on card with a backing VOTE OF MRS ROSWELL 27th March, 1911 (Suffragette) - £450
Z246 - Large piece of Zeppelin L48 wreckage pressed into the form of a Rabbit marked L48, probably done by Garretts Engineering Words, Leiston, who made several souveniers of animals from L48. 6.25" x 5.25" - £275
Z245 - 8 Original issue photocards 6.5 x 4.5" of Graf Zeppelin/Bodensee and other Zeppelins - £240 the group

Z244   TRENCH  ART  TANK  FROM WW1    3.5” X 2”   SWIVEL TURRET GUN IS A MODERN  POT  RIVIT   4 SIDE  MACHINE  GUNS  ORIGINAL

    £150

 

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
Z225 - 2 very good pieces of Zeppelin wreckage either L32 or L33 with the original British Red Cross guarantee label. measurements; cross piece 2" x 2.5". strut 2.5" x 2" - £250
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
Z215 - L33 impressed wreckage in form of Propellor with cutting and label stating SOLD TO AID RAILWAY WAR FUND - £130
Z212 - 2 Pieces of Zeppelin from L49 - £240
Z211 - Zeppelin Brooch using interesting using actual piece of material from L21 - £185

Z207  - A must  for  collectors beginning  or  established  airshipwreck  by Len Deighton with original  cover  1978 issue  now out of print   £25

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
Z193 - Wooden Letter rack with Galleon carving made from teak of HMS Iron Duke. Admiral Jellicoes flagship. Jutland 1916. This information shown on metal plaque on front of rack. - £120
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. - £35
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
Z175 - An unusual piece of WW1 trench art modelled as a paper knife with bullet handle the blade made from wreckage from L48 shot down Theberton 17th June 1917.  The blade is stamped L48 7" long Provenance JOHN GAIR COLLECTION - £120
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

Z172 - Duralamin matchbox. Original box inside etched with castle tower and lighthouse coast scene the side reads ' G. Williams 1914/1919 likely made from souvenier material from Zepp crash site. Provenance JOHN GAIR COLLECTION -

SOLD

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
Z142 - 2 MOLTEN ZEPPELIN PIECES FROM L33 WRECK WITH INFO. HAND WRITTEN BY THE FINDER AT THE WRECK SITE. PROVENANCE JOHN GAIR OWN COLLECTION - £88
Z131 -Sweetheart Brooch marked and made from wreckage of L31 1st October, 1916 brought down at Potters Bar - Provenance John Gair Collection - purchased June 1997 - £80
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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