8 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,062
GBP 400 - GBP 600
An inflatable pocket silk globe
Japan, before 1929
POCKET FOLDING GLOBE MAP BALLOON MADE OF SILK, PRINTED IN ENGLISH, the case and globe stamped 25 AUG, 1929 GRAF ZEPPELIN, the round the world route of the zeppelin marked in MS.
7¾in. (19.5cm.) long in box
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Gift dedication from Sir (George) Hubert Wilkins to a friend.
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