LZ 129 Hindenburg
Sierra embedded blanks with original aluminum frame fragments of the Hindenburg Luftschiff Zeppelin #129.
All blanks will come with one COA per blank.
COAs are 4" x 6" card stock with foil COA seal.
Here is a macro-specimen of duralum (aircraft grade aluminum) cut from the wreckage of the famous LZ-129 Zeppelin der Hindenburg! This is NEWLY FOUND MATERIAL just released from the Frazier Collection! Acquired at an estate sale in Germany a few years ago. We know of its tragic loss in 1937 at Lakehurst, New Jersey. What we don't know is why! And most likely never will... This specimen is a small world-class piece embedded in Royal Palm.
LZ 129 Hindenburg (Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and the largest airship by envelope volume. It was designed and built by the Zeppelin Company (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH) on the shores of Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen and was operated by the German Zeppelin Airline Company (Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei). The airship flew from March 1936 until it was destroyed by fire 14 months later on May 6, 1937 while attempting to land at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey, at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service with the loss of 36 lives.