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Downed Zeppelin collectibles and ephemera


Max Poilu
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I am having difficulty finding a source of info or an appropiate website with regard to Zeppelin momentoes.

In particular items relating to the downed Zeppelins in Essex and elsewhere in 1916. Items like the Red Cross marked pieces of wire, zeppelin shaped brooches or other similar items made and sold from the wrecks of German Zeppelins. Also postcards depicting the events.

All help appreciated! :)

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Hi Giles,

I seem to recall that Racing Teapots has some expertise in this. If he doesn't spot this thread you may want to try to e-mail him.

Take care,

Neil

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Hello Giles,

I thought you might find this postcard of interest:

'The crew of Zeppelin L33, twenty-two in number, bought down on the Essex Coast during the early hours of Sunday, Sept 24th, 1916. A Special Constable appeared on the scene, and in the words of a local rustic "He took up the whole of 'em" '

It's one of a batch I was preparing to put on Ebay. Contact me off line if you would like to make me an offer.

Regards

Gavin

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Tom,

Thank you. I would certainly be interested in any pictures - of momentoes especially.

Gavin, I have piece from that Zeppelin so I may be interested - what price are you looking for? ;)

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This site is great for looking at bits of downed Zeppelins. Lots of pictures!! http://www.fairmile.fsbusiness.co.uk/defaultzep.htm

There is also this chap who specialises in early stereoscopes of airships http://www.stereo.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Wrecks.htm

Goss china made a few airship and incendiary bomb souvenirs - and I know a nice company that makes airship teapots with all the correct markings for any Zeppelin, or Allied rigid..... ;)

The zeppelin souvenirs were made into all sorts of things - ashtrays, medallions etc etc. But take care, not all the period souvenirs were actually made from Zeppelins. As I'm sure many recall, quite a few British soldiers made a small fortune selling off bits of broken mess tins....

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Funnily enough I just came across that site a few minutes ago while 'Googling' - a strange piece of trench art indeed. Regarding the commercial stuff, here is one relatively well known commercial piece I did find pictured on the web:

Cuffley Brooch

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I have a postcard I have seen on ebay a lot. its a painting of 'the first zeppelin to be brought down in England, Sep 3 1916'. Its painted by H Perrett which mixes my WW1 and family interest.

It was passed for publication on 16th Sep 1916 so he was a swift painter!

Its not an ashtray or other real bit of history but I like it :)

Regards

Leigh

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