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Lot 2430

United States Hindenburg poster, large multicolor poster, 23¼" x 33¼", showing the Hindenburg above a sailing ship on the open sea, without the intended American Airlines overprint (see below).small insignificant edge tears, Very Fine and believed to be unique.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

This poster was printed in Germany with the entire printing shipped to the U.S. office of the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei [German Zeppelin Shipping Co.]. It was to be used by American Airlines to advertise their connecting passenger service at Lakehurst. A white overprint in the upper left corner read "American Airlines Inc., Exclusive Flagship connecting service at Lakehurst, N.J. with Airship Hindenburg". It was never distributed in unoverprinted form. The unoverprinted poster offered here is said to have been removed by F.W. von Meister, the U.S. representative of the DZR, before the posters were sent by him for overprinting. It is purported to have been displayed in his New York office.

Realized $3,750

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