Zeppelin Photo of the Day


The LZ-126 departing Friedrichshafen, Germany on October 12, 1924 for its flight across the Atlantic. Upon its arrival in Lakehurst, New Jersey, the ship entered the United States Navy as ZR-3 USS Los Angeles.

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Bruce Walker
Bruce Walker

Fabulous site. I discovered airships.net while doing back-ground research on a medal I recently won at auction. The medal was struck in 1928 to commemorate the dedication of the LZ-127. Only after visiting your site did I learn the LZ-127 was more commonly known as the Graf Zeppelin. I found it very interesting to learn that more than half of the Zeppelin operating budget at one point was derived from stamp collectors sending covers etc via airmail. Do you have any information regarding the sale or distribution of German medals, or even more sginificantly, the striking of German 3 Mark… Read more »

Dan (Airships.net)

Thank you for your comment! I don’t recall reading about any portion of the 3 or 5 mark Graf Zeppelin coins being given to the the Zeppelin Company (the LZ), and such an arrangement would not seem to make economic sense, unless of course the government was hoping to make additional seignorage income from coins which would be saved rather than entering circulation. I will defer to numismatic historians to shed any additional light, and I would be interested to learn more about the topic myself. The case of postal revenue is quite different, of course, since the LZ (and… Read more »

Jim Rapa
Jim Rapa

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