In the early 1900's the invention of Zeppelin airships fascinated the world. Tins of the day recorded the early flights of these amazing air craft and today are some of the most sought after tins by collectors. In 1908 a series of 8 gramophone needle tins were issued to commemorate the first 24 hour trial flight of the LZ4 Zeppelin which ended when the air ship crashed and burned on 6th August. To collect the whole series of these tins is a challenge that many collectors will dedicate years to and never fulfil. I have been fortunate enough to get them all and interestingly, all but one I found in Japan.
I have included some real photographs of these events below which show just how accurate the illustrations on the tins were and a copy of the original printed advertising for this series.