Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club

Recommended Posts

Thought I'd share my small flock of Godet Zepps, and encourage any others to come out of their roosts...

 

 

DSC03595.JPG

 

 

Fullsize, converted from screwback to pinback.

DSC03585.JPG

DSC03584.JPG

 

 

Prinzens--one of each. 

DSC03597.JPG

DSC03588.JPG

DSC03589.JPG

 

 

The Army has cut-out gondolas.

DSC03586.JPG

DSC03587.JPG

 

 

Even the mini has amazing detail, right down to the longitudinal ribbing on the airship. 

DSC03591.JPG

DSC03592.JPG

Edited by Luftmensch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

This is a salesman's brochure showing all the Godet Luftschiff products in full-scale line drawings.

DSC03577.JPG

DSC03604.JPG

Edited by Luftmensch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi John,

no one can say how many badges Godet sold. All numbers you heard are estimations.

I know 3 badges in different museums. another 5-6 in collections and 2 on market over the last 10 years

It seems that Godet badges were not very popular at that time.

Kind regards Alex

You mean this badge?

 

 

MaLA - Godet (rs).jpg

MaLA - Godet (vs).jpg

Edited by jaba1914

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

 

Edited by Luftmensch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

My friend  Luftmensch is kindly posting my Godet for all to see, can't quite get the photo uploading to behave ! Ferg.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Alex, for interest I added up all the identified GODETs in the two books (Baldes and Pandis) that came out, and the few other badges I know about.  There are a few more GODET Zeppelins out there flying about than I thought...16 fullsize + Prinzen.   What was that 3rd badge you say is in a Museum?  Thanks.

 

 

 

10 x GODET  Navy Zeppelin fullsize badges: 

 

1. “LZ-103” engraved on nose; sold Wallis & Wallis; Pandis p. 261

2.  marked GODET-WERNER BERLIN 938; sold Carsten Zeige; Pandis 263

3.  “935” on pin; coll. German family; Pandis 263

4.  Museum Friedrichshafen; Pandis 264

5.  “JGuS” on pin; Baldes 594

6.  Screwback; German family; Baldes 595

7.  “Hans Masius” screwback; Baldes 596

8.  Screwback converted to pin; John Bell; Baldes 597

9.  Cliche; German family; Pandis 272

10.  Fergus Gillett

 

 

1 x GODET Army Zeppelin fullsize badge 

 

1.  “Arthur Wurbs” cliche; sold Kai Winkler; Baldes 575, Pandis 272

 

 

4 x GODET Navy Zeppelin Prinzen badges

 

1.  John Bell; Pandis 265

2.  marked “20643”; Aeronauticum Nordholz; Baldes 609, Pandis 268

3.  “Walther Fischer”; Georg Bewersdorf; Baldes 608, Pandis 270

4.  “Wolff-Vorbeck”; Georg Bewersdorf; Baldes 607, Pandis 271

 

 

1 x GODET Army Zeppelin Prinzen badge

 

1.  “Hermann Rotzoll”; John Bell; Pandis 268

 

 

 

 

Edited by Luftmensch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have forgot the one I posted,

Another navy airship badge is located at the Zeppelin museum at Zeppelinheim.

 

Kind regards

Alex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the badge at Zeppelinheim.  You have one in your collection?  Would you post it again to this thread?  It seems you, me, Ferg and Carsten have half of the world's Godet Zeppelins! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought the Godet no. 10 from your listing is the badge you posted for Fergus on post #8.

So I miss the one I posted on post #5.

Kind regards Alex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×