MATTED PIECE OF AIRSHIP U.S.S. AKRON WITH UNUSED US 39 cent POSTAGE STAMP For Sale


MATTED  PIECE OF AIRSHIP U.S.S. AKRON WITH UNUSED US 39 cent POSTAGE STAMP

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MATTED PIECE OF AIRSHIP U.S.S. AKRON WITH UNUSED US 39 cent POSTAGE STAMP:
$24.50

PIECE AIRSHIP U.S.S. AKRON (ZRS-4) WITH UNUSED UNITED STATES 39 CENT U.S. POSTAGE STAMP


Piece and stamp are newly mattedin 8 inch x 10 inch black textured mat and will fit into any 8 X 10 frame. At the top is a copy of a famous picture of U.S.S. AKRON (ZRS-4).

The 39 cent stamp was issued by the U.S. Post Office in 2006 to honor the 75th anniversaryof the Akron and purchased through the official publication of "The Navel Airship Association, Inc--NOON BALLOON". The stamp is areal US postage stamp and unused . You can use it for mailing a letter . NOTE: It was not on the airship when it crashed!

The piece of metal has not been verified as Alcoa 17S (the metal used in the Akron) but I purchased it at an airshow over 40 years ago where it was claimed to come from a wreckage recovery vessel several days after the airship sank. The last picture shows the metal being salvaged. Over the last two years I have sold several of these pieces to airship lovers and no one has questioned that they are truly from the AKRON.

The piece of the Akron you are purchasing is about 1/2 inch by 1 inch. The piece you will receive is the actual piece shown in the first two pictures.


NOTE: YOU ARENOT BUYING THE LARGE PIECE SHOWN IN PICTURES 4 and 5. YOU ARE PURCHASING ONLY THE SMALLER PIECE SHOWN IN THE FIRST TWO PICTURES. PICTURES 4 and 5 SHOW THE LARGE PIECE FROM WHICHTHE SMALL PIECE WAS CUT. THE LAST PICTURE SHOWS RECOVERY OF SECTION U.S.S. AKRON FROM ATLANTIC OCEAN.

Apersonal Note:

Igrew up with a very great interest in airships. My father was an engineer atGoodyear Aircraft (later changed to Goodyear Aerospace) designing blimps forthe Navy. He even got me up in the original Blimp "RANGER."I have collected for 50 years and have pieces of every majorairship ever flown. As I write this I am looking at many of them framed andhanging in my office.Now that I am in my 70's I had to make a decision.1. Keep them and someday have my children sell them perhapsto an antique dealer who may not realize what they are or maybe sell them in agarage sale.2. Sell each piece complete on e-bay where just one personwould appreciate each item, (by appreciate I mean look at the piece or hold itand dream for several moments about the ship and men as the airship was flying).3. Divide each piece where many people could hold andappreciate a piece (yes a smaller piece but at least a piece).
You can see I picked choice three for the USS AKRON. I thoughthaving many people enjoy a small piece was more valuable than one person havingone bigger piece (the sum to me was less valuable than the parts).
Hope I am thinking right.



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