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Item 448 - Graf Zeppelin Catalog 539 (Nov 2018)

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Estimate: $200.00 +
Sold Price: $327.08 (includes buyer's premium)


Flown fragment of skin from the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 airship, measuring approximately 1.75 x 1.75, matted with an original postcard photo of the Graf Zeppelin and a German air mail envelope carried on the Graf Zeppelin in 1938 to an overall size of 11 x 14. Accompanied by a photocopy of a letter of authenticity which reads: "Fabric of the outer covering of the Graf Zeppelin which made the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean in Oct. 1928. There were 64 men and one woman on that first flight—3 days & 3 nights—Lakehurst Naval Air Station to Friedrichshafen, Germany. Clara Adams was the first woman to buy a ticket—$3,000. Dr Hugo Eckener presented many yards of the outer covering to me. Original fabric of the outer covering. 'Graf Zeppelin.' Clara Adams only woman passenger—64 men—1928—across the Atlantic. Dr. Hugo Eckener's gift."

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