Frost Publishing Co. has issued a new catalogue titled "Zeppelins in World War I, 1914-1918, Mail and Postcards Catalogue". The 5 � x 8 � inch perfectbound book includes listings for 111 airships which were involved in one way or another with World War I.
The book is essentially a database listing of the airships, but the listings are augmented by photographic halftones and designs. Among the information provided are the Zeppelin Company number, Army and Navy number, the month and year of construction, the lenght, diameter, gas capacity, engines, fate of the airship, name of the captain, cover seal mark, postmarks and fieldpost marks. There is also a pricing guide on many of the items listed.
There is no question it took a lot of research to assemble all of the information found in the pages of this catalogue. There are numerous French, Bristish and Russian postcards illustrated, many showing aerial combat, and the Appendix includes German cigarette cards which shows scenes similar to those on the postcards.
If you collect German, Zeppelins or airmail, you'll want a copy of this catalogue and price guide.
Written by Everett L. Parker