Rare Karl Goetz German airship medal struck in 1938 to mark the christening of Graf Zeppelin (D-LZ130) airship; Kienast reference #551. This was the last "airship type" medal by Goetz made in his lifetime; the breakout of WW2 and the scrapping of all German airships put an end to the long line of his beautiful "dirigible" medals.
Only a small quantity of these were made; all were struck in "plain" inexpensive alloys such as tin or zinc; only a few specimens survived the war. This is an excellent specimen with the original uncleaned finish and dark-gray patina; rare this nice. About 36 mm in diameter; 19.65 grams; plain rim; struck in non-magnetic tin alloy. All Goetz Zeppelin medals are very collectible and highly though-after by many collectors; don't miss your chance to add it to your collection!
Karl Goetz Germany 1938 airship Graf Zeppelin II D-LZ130 medal, K-551; VERY rare. Only a small quantity of these medals were struck. All were struck in "plain" inexpensive alloys such as tin or zinc. Even fewer specimens survived World War 2, making it one on the rarest "airship type" Goetz medals.
About 36 mm in diameter; 19.65 grams; plain rim; struck in the non-magnetic tin alloy. All Karl Goetz Zeppelin medals are very collectible and highly though-after by many collectors; don't miss your chance to add it to your collection! Now a bit about the artist: Karl Goetz was born in Augsburg, Germany and studied in Leipzig, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Utrecht, Le Locle (Switzerland), and in Paris. He also designed a series of pattern coins, tokens and medals for the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich Germany. Karl Goetz survived WW2 and died in his native Munich in 1950.
Overall, Goetz created about 180 satirical medals and close to 800 medals overall; all are very collectible and highly prized today. We always treat our customers with professionalism and respect. We are looking forward to having business with you; you will not be disappointed. Extra photographs or scans for a sale item may be provided upon request.
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