Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 469
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(AVIATORS.) ZEPPELIN, FERDINAND VON. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ferd[inand] G[raf]v[on]Zeppelin," to "Esteemed and dear friend," in German, expressing disappointment that his wife prevents his visit, hoping that he gets fully rested at the Baltic Sea resort until he is able to come, and suggesting that his wife stay at the house while he explores the mountains. 4 pages, 8vo, "Girsberg" stationery, folded sheet; faint scattered foxing, horizontal fold. Emmishofen, Thurgau, 4 July 1895

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In August of 1895, one month after writing the present letter, Zeppelin received a patent for an "airship-train" design, and three years later, work began on the first rigid airship, the Zeppelin LZ 1.