Lot 874

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Lot of two silver medals commemorating pre-war German flight achievements includes a 1929 silver Zeppelin medal celebrating the first circumnavigation of the globe by airship. The obverse of this medal shows three profiles: Count von Zeppelin (the namesake of the airship), Dr. Hugo Eckener (the pilot and driving force behind building the airship), and Ludwig Dürr (chief engineer). A legend runs around the border identifying each man and his role: "Zeppelin - Der Schopfer * Eckener - Der Fuhrer * Durr Der Erbauer". That loosely translates as "Zeppelin: the visionary / Eckener: the leader / Durr: the builder". The reverse shows a map of the world with the flight plan and dates marked. 38mm, 30 g. The second coin commemorates the first westbound trans-Atlantic flight, bearing an image of a plane over ocean waves and the legend: "EUROPA - AMERIKA BREMEN 12/13 APRIL 1928" on the obverse, the reverse bearing the names of crewmembers Kohl, Fitzmaurice and Hunefeld surrounded by oak wreaths. 38mm, 30g.

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May 9, 2012 11:00 AM EDT
Stamford, CT, US

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