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  1. Wow...I think in your travels and knowledge, Alex, you probably have the best tally of how many are out there. So few! Very nice badge...I love the patina...was it mounted on something?
  2. Thank you, Alex. Didn't you find a Godet a few years ago? I know there is at least one more out there in GMIC land... Alex, I was also wondering--how many Godet Zeppelins do you think have survived? I hear 30 to 40 fullsize + Prinzen. Do you think that number is too high or too low?
  3. This is a salesman's brochure showing all the Godet Luftschiff products in full-scale line drawings.
  4. Thought I'd share my small flock of Godet Zepps, and encourage any others to come out of their roosts... Fullsize, converted from screwback to pinback. Prinzens--one of each. The Army has cut-out gondolas. Even the mini has amazing detail, right down to the longitudinal ribbing on the airship.
  5. Thank you VERY MUCH Andreas! "...cutting edge regiment of Christianity." Love it.
  6. This I believe is the Kronprinz's autograph on a presentation frame. Can anyone read and translate his dedication? Many thanks.
  7. Beautiful original examples! The Observer badge without rivets Pandis calls the "Distribution" pattern. See his volume 1 page 83. The Pilot badge Carsten Baldes calls Godet made, with a star punch on the pin for base metals under silver plate. See his book p. 189.
  8. Russian Zeppelin Killer

    Fascinating! Thanks for the lead on Garros. Looks like we stumbled on a great war myth. The original wire service report: http://www.upi.com/Archives/1914/08/03/LONDON-Aug-3-1914-UP-The-first-air-battle-in-world-history-has-taken-place-at-Longwy-France-A-French-aviator-circled-above-a-German-aircraft-fired-down-upon-it-and-sent-it-300-feet-to-earth-The-German-aviator-was-killed/9181863545103/ The rest of the story... https://airminded.org/2013/05/15/the-first-death-of-roland-garros/
  9. Russian Zeppelin Killer

    Saw these postcards and they seem to be of the same action, and not just fantasy drawings. Can anyone identify who the pilot was and what happened here? A translation of the captions would be great. Thanks!
  10. On a silver presentation box are engraved the name of 56 PLM winners, mostly Flieger and U-boot commanders. But on each side are, I think, 6 names of Army Officers with PLMs. I have had help identifying two names so far. Any help IDing the last 4 would be appreciated! 1. ? 2. ? 3. ? 4. Lancelle 5. ? 6. Seidel
  11. Here are 7 pairs of signatures from a silver presentation box. Seven I have identified as PLM winning U-boot commanders, so I assume the others might be. Any help on the other 7 would be appreciated. Thanks! 1. Forstmann 2. Moraht 3. ? 4. ? 5. Hersing 6. Rose 7. ? 8. Marschall 9. ? 10. Siess 11. Hartwig 12. ? 13. ? 14. ?
  12. Yes, thank you, Claudius. The types of PLM winners are all segregated. 36 PLM winners to Flieger on top--34 confirmed! It would be odd if 2 out of 36 are non-Flieger. But it is beginning to look that way. The front of the box has the U-boot and the two sides Army. Maybe they are Army names? Thank you for trying. Maybe I will post the unidentified U-boot names and you will spot somebody. Rgds
  13. These two are from a silver box signed and engraved by 36 men on the lid. 34 are ID'ed as PLM Flieger. Only these two remain unidentified. Can you help? The first is in the centre below Bongartz. The second is at the bottom below Richthofen and Boelcke. Thanks!
  14. The finest Ehrenpreis I have ever seen... Good work and congratulations, again!