This is a pin for the Hindenburg zeppelin. Zeppelins were very important to and popular with the German people. They were hugely popular from before 1910. When one of Graf Zeppelin’s early airships crashed and was destroyed, the people chipped in to help build another. The population followed the company’s ups and downs with great interest through WW I’s end. They next supported the Zeppelin Company’s rebirth when it built and transported the LZ 127 to the US, where it became the U. S. Navy’s USS Los Angeles. The people were delighted when the Graf Zeppelin, and later the Hindenburg, were entered into service. They were crushed when theHindenburg exploded with great loss of life in May 1937 at the Lakehurst, NJ. U.S. Naval Air Station. The zeppelin era ended shortly after the tragic event.
Our pin measures 1 ½” in length. Toward the front of the pin on the obverse, is the word“HINDENBURG.” A sturdy pin appears on the reverse. This is a pre 1934 pin, as it does NOT display a swastika (later added with the Nazis’ rise to power). The pin is in excellent condition.