Lot #283
Hindenburg Disaster Swatch

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Estimate: $1000+


Sizable 4 x 1.75 swatch of the silver-colored hull of the LZ 129 Hindenburg, which caught fire when it attempted to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst in Manchester Township, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. The swatch is stapled to a typed letter from American Zeppelin Transport, Inc., 8.5 x 11, dated May 24, 1937, which reads: “This is to certify that the attached fabric was taken from the wreck of the German Airship ‘Hindenburg’ after she was destroyed by fire over the U.S. Naval Air Station at Lakehurst N.J. on May 6th 1937.” In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Art and Literature
  • Dates: #645 - Ended October 12, 2022