Lot 4526

An estate of the airship crew member Leopold Berliner of the Airship Battalion No. 5

Orders and Military Collectibles until 1918 | A94m | Live auction | 167 Lots


Military pass of the merchant and airship crew member Leopold Berliner, born 1880, with service entry date 23 August 1915 and stamp (tr.) "Substitute division of Airship Battalion No. 5". Comes with two leave passes and a certificate as orderly. Also, the award document (glued on cardboard) for the (tr.) "Cross of Honour for Non-Combatants" (3 July 1935) and letter of congratulations on his 50th birthday (24 March 1930). Furthermore, four photographs (pasted on cardboard) with uniform portrait of Leopold Berliner and airship crew Z IV as well as two modern photocopies of documents. Also included are an original piece of the finely woven outer skin of Zeppelin LZ 11 "Viktoria Luise", dimensions unfolded ca. 48 x 59 cm, with old inscription (tr.) "Viktoria Luise crashed during landing". Partly damaged, traces of age. Unique estate, extremely rare. When Word War I broke out, the commercial airship LZ 11 had to be handed over to the German army, where it served as a training airship. On 8 October 1915, it was destroyed while being placed in its hangar at the Liegnitz airship station.

Provenance: From the family estate.

Condition: II Questions about the lot?

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