Lot 410: Hindenburg

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:51:33

Lot 410: Collection of five items, with three relics recovered after the 1937 crash. Items include: a charred gentleman's collapsible travel razor in metal case, measuring 2 x 1.25 x .75; a charred set of spare razor blades in a metal case measuring 2 x 1 x .25; and a remnant of a die, possibly Bakelite, from a pair of dice, heavily chipped. Six dot side, most of two dot side and half of three, four and five dot sides present, with separate remnant of one dot side. All three relics were recovered from the May 6, 1937, crash site by a Lakehurst firefighter. Also included: an in-flight ALS on a 5.5 x 3.5 picture postcard of the Hindenburg dining room, dated June 21, 1936, in full, "A remarkable crossing. Very spacious public rooms & staterooms. Two floors of passenger accommodations. Perfect weather, no vibration & steady as a rock. Now flying about 1000 ft above the water. Go over Ireland tonight"; and an unused color 4 x 7 luggage label from the German Zeppelin Shipping Company with spaces to fill in "personal information and bed number." In overall fine condition, with aforementioned expected charring and damage to relics. Provenance: Bonham's: San Francisco, 2008. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $3000-3500
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