Auction 101

Lot 242:

WWII GERMAN CIGARETTE ALBUMS CONQUEST OF AIR VOL I & II

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Start price: $80

Estimated price: $160 - $300

Auction house commission: 25%

WWII GERMAN CIGARETTE ALBUMS CONQUEST OF AIR VOL I & II

Rare lot of two complete German cigarette albums, ‘Die Eroberung der Luft’ (The Conquest of the Air). Berlin: Garbaty Cigarettenfabrik, ca. 1933, 2 albums, ca. 450 cards. History of ‘conquest of the air, ‘ with mounted cigarette cards accompanied by German text and captions giving details about aircraft shown (passenger and freight transportation, sports, parachuting, gliders, balloons, and airships; historic flights). Volume one shows the development of aircraft and examples of German airplanes; volume two contains images of non-German airplanes, including American, British, and Commonwealth, other European, Central American, Eastern European and Balkan, and Asian. Both albums are complete, ownership note in volume one ‘Paul 1943 von Tante Ella und Onkel Paul’, tape remnants to lower right corner of the cover of volume two.

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