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Lufthansa Vickers Viscount bonus-model Version 1 Lufthansa Vickers Viscount 814 bonus-model. Version 1. Unknown manufacturer.
My oldest Lufthansa bonus-model was probably given to frequent-travelers in the late 1950s: It's a replica of the British-built Vickers Viscount 814. This turboprop-airliner joined the Lufthansa-fleet in 1958. Unfortunately there is no manufacturer's name - just the notice "Made in Federal Republic of Germany". It is also unknown whether the spinning propeller blades are original or not.
I bought this Viscount from a collector in Berlin in August 2009.
Lufthansa Vickers Viscount bonus-model Version 2 Lufthansa Vickers Viscount 814 bonus-model. Version 2. Unknown manufacturer.
This second version of the Vickers Viscount 814 has a dark-blue cheatline and Lufthansa-logo. Apart from this fact it is exactly the same model as pictured above. Again there is no manufacturer's name - just the notice "Made in Federal Republic of Germany". My guess is: Both models were made by "Bermel" in Düsseldorf - a company that also produced larger display-models for Lufthansa in the late 1950s.
I bought this Viscount from a collector in France in August 2009.
Lufthansa Boeing 707 Bonus-model Lufthansa Boeing 707 bonus-model. Version 1. Unknown manufacturer.
After Lufthansa had entered the jet-age in 1960 the new flagship, the Boeing 707, was also handed out as a bonus-model to frequent-travelers. The little metal 707 is 13,5 cm long with a wing-span of 12 cm. Again there is no manufacturer's name - the only information is "Made in Federal Republic of Germany". The manufacturer is probably "Bermel", a company from Düsseldorf that also made larger scale models of the 707 for Lufthansa - very similar to this small item.
This model joined my collection via German eBay in June 2009.
Lufthansa Boeing 707 Bonus-model Lufthansa Boeing 707 bonus-model. Version 2. Unknown manufacturer.
Practically the same model as above - but this time the aircraft-type Boeing 707 is mentioned on the stand. Again no information about the manufacturer, just the engraved notice "Made in Federal Republic of Germany".
The 707 is 13,5 cm long with a wing-span of 12 cm. I bought this model from a seller in the U.S. via eBay in December 2006.
Lufthansa Boeing 727-100 bonus-model for 100.000 kilometres Lufthansa Boeing 727-100 bonus-model for 100.000 kilometres with Lufthansa. Unknown manufacturer.
In the days before Lufthansa's "Miles & More" bonus-program the airline awarded frequent travelers little metal models like this Boeing 727-100. Read more about this early bonus-programme here. I guess the 727 is about 1:250 scale. The model was made by an unknown manufacturer - unfortunately it only says "Made in Germany" under the stand.
The copper-coloured 727 was handed to passengers who had travelled 100.000 kilometres with Lufthansa. It must have been made in the late 1960s because it displays the Lufthansa-livery of that period. This model was offered to me by a visitor of this site from Frankfurt in June 2010.
Lufthansa Boeing 727-100 bonus-model for 250.000 kilometres Lufthansa Boeing 727-100 bonus-model for 250.000 kilometres with Lufthansa. Unknown manufacturer.
This little silver 727 was given to passengers for 250.000 kilometres with Lufthansa. The 727 was the newest aircraft in Lufthansa's fleet in the 1960s - so this could be an explanation why the tri-jet was issued as a bonus-model at the time.
Again this model gives no clues concerning the manufacturer - "Made in Germany" is all we get to know.
I bought this 727 on German eBay in April 2007.
Lufthansa Boeing 727-100 bonus-model for 500.000 kilometres Lufthansa Boeing 727-100 bonus-model for 500.000 kilometres with Lufthansa. Unknown manufacturer.
Lufthansa-passengers with more than 500.000 kilometres logged aboard LH-flights were awarded golden models of the 727-100. This was the highest achievable category until the million-kilometres-score was introduced in the late 1970s.
I bought this 727 on German eBay in November 2015.
Verkuyl Lufthansa Boeing 727-200 bonus-model 100.000 kilometres Lufthansa Boeing 727-200 bonus-model for 100.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Verkuyl".
At some time in the late 1970s the Dutch model-manufacturer Maarten M. Verkuyl started making bonus-models ordered by Lufthansa: This is a stretched Boeing 727-200 for passengers who had flown 100.000 kilometres with the German airline. As with the 727-100 models the colour for 100.000 kilometres was copper. Scale is approximately 1/250. The Verkuyl-workshop also provided Lufthansa with large-scale display-models for travel-agencies and offices.
I bought this little 727 on German eBay in November 2012.
Verkuyl Lufthansa Boeing 727-200 bonus-model Lufthansa Boeing 727-200 bonus-model for 250.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Verkuyl".
This silver 727-200 model was given to passengers when they had reached the mark of 250.000 kilometres with Lufthansa. Again scale is 1/250.
The 727 was offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in February 2011.
Verkuyl Lufthansa Boeing 727-200 bonus-model Lufthansa Boeing 727-200 bonus-model for 500.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Verkuyl".
This is a Boeing 727-200 for 500.000 kilometres flown with Lufthansa. This used to be the highest possible award for passengers. Probably the model was ordered by Lufthansa with the golden look to stress this fact.
Again, this model was made by the Verkuyl-workshop in the Netherlands - scale is about 1/250. eBay was the source for this 727 in 2003.
Verkuyl Lufthansa Boeing 727-200 bonus-model Lufthansa Boeing 727-200 bonus-model made by "Verkuyl".
This 727-200 made by Verkuyl seems to be something very special. Although it looks like the frequent flyer give-aways it carries following inscription on the stand: "6. Mai 1974. Lufthansa Bielefeld". As far as I know the first real 727-200s joined the Lufthansa-fleet in 1974 - so possibly this could be a present to commemorate the christening of this aircraft on May 6th, 1974.
I purchased this 727 with its original box on German eBay in April 2007.
Lutz & Weiss Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 bonus-model 100.000 kilometres Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 bonus-model for 100.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Lutz & Weiss".
After Verkuyl was taken over by IMC Modelworks in 1978 Lufthansa began to order models in Germany again. This McDonnell Douglas DC-10 was manufactured by "Lutz & Weiss" in Pforzheim near Stuttgart. I'm not certain if the company ever made airplane-models before because it usually produces silver cutlery. May be Lufthansa combined the ordering of the DC-10 with an order for knives and forks.
This copper-coloured model was given to passengers for 100.000 kilometres on board Lufthansa aircraft. It has a copper stand and was probably made from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.
Lutz & Weiss Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 bonus-model 250.000 kilometres Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 bonus-model for 250.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Lutz & Weiss".
Passengers with a mileage-status of 250.000 kilometres on board Lufthansa aircraft were given a "silver" DC-10. Again, this sort of model was probably made by "Lutz & Weiss" in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
I bought it on German ebay in late 2013.
Lutz & Weiss Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 bonus-model 500.000 kilometres Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 bonus-model for 500.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Lutz & Weiss".
This "golden" DC-10 was given to passengers who had travelled half a million kilometres on board Lufthansa jets. Again this seems to be an original production model, because it has the golden stand that fits the colour of the fuselage. At the time, "Lutz & Weiss" also made a bonus-model for 1.000.000 kilometres flown with Lufthansa.
I would say this DC-10 dates back to the mid-1980s. It was offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in February 2011.
Lutz & Weiss Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 bonus-model 125.000 kilometres Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 bonus-model for 125.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Lutz & Weiss".
And another DC-10 made by Lutz und Weiss, this time for 125.000 kilometres. This indicates that Lufthansa must have lifted the requirements to reach the first step of the bonus-system from 100.000 to 125.000 kilometres at some time. Note the new black wooden-stand without a Lufthansa-logo. This was done to comply with German tax-regulations, because the fiscal-authorities limited the value of give-aways like these to a certain sum.
Lutz & Weiss Lufthansa Airbus A300 bonus-model 125.000 kilometres Lufthansa Airbus A300 bonus-model for 125.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Lutz & Weiss".
This Airbus A300 bonus-model for 125.000 kilometres with Lufthansa was probably released as a give-away for frequent-travellers probably after the DC-10 models. It was also made by Lutz & Weiss in Pforzheim/Germany. In comparison to the DC-10s the A300 looks very realistic for such a small scaled item. But still it has to be noted that in nearly every case the manufacturers didn't get the cockpit-windows right on these little models. I have always wondered why. Was it just sloppiness or sheer ignorance?
I bought the A300 for my collection on German eBay in September 2010.
Lutz & Weiss Lufthansa Airbus A300 bonus-model 500.000 kilometres Lufthansa Airbus A300 bonus-model for 500.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Lutz & Weiss".
Passengers who had travelled half a million kilometres with Lufthansa were awarded this Airbus A300 bonus-model probably in the late 1970s/early 1980s.
The model joined my collection via German eBay in May 2013.
Lutz & Weiss Lufthansa Airbus A300 bonus-model 1.000.000 kilometres Lufthansa Airbus A300 bonus-model for 1.000.000 kilometres with Lufthansa made by "Lutz & Weiss".
Top-scorers in the Lufthansa mileage-program of the 1970s/1980s were given this Airbus A300 bonus-model for 1.000.000 kilometres. Again "Lutz & Weiss" in Pforzheim/Germany was the manufacturer. Unlike the Boeing 727 or McDonnell Douglas DC-10 models the Airbus A300s were only available in silver.
I was able to buy the Airbus on German eBay in May 2013.
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