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Lufthansa passenger brochure 1955 Lufthansa passenger brochure 1955 Lufthansa inflight-brochure from 1955. This was the year the airline began operations again after World War 2. The booklet gives an insight into the "old" pre-war Lufthansa - and then explains how the new Lufthansa was started after the Allies had permitted airline-services in occupied Germany. On April 1, 1955 Lufthansa launched scheduled operations within Germany using the Convair 340. International services started on May 15, 1955, with flights to points in Europe, followed by services to New York City from June 8th of that year using Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft.
I bought this brochure from a collector in Berlin in June 2009.
Lufthansa passenger brochure 1955
Lufthansa on-board brochure Constellation 1950s Lufthansa on-board brochure Constellation 1950s Lufthansa on-board brochure, probably from 1955 containing a ticket for an introductory flight, a timetable for summer 1955, a safety-card for the Lockheed Super Constellation and luggage-stickers. The next two columns below are dedicated to the safety-card and the ticket.
These items were offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in summer 2013.
Lufthansa on-board brochure Constellation 1950s
Lufthansa safety-card Constellation 1955 Lufthansa safety-card Constellation 1955 Lufthansa safety-card from 1955 with ditching-procedures for the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation. The text is in German and English. Unlike today this safety-information contains no graphic-elements at all.
The safety-card was offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in summer 2013.
Lufthansa safety-card Constellation 1955
Lufthansa passenger-ticket 1955 Lufthansa passenger-ticket 1955 Lufthansa passenger-ticket from 1955. Inside it is marked "introductory flight without charge" for a Hamburg-Munich-Hamburg service. The ticket was valid until March 20th, 1955 - so the flight took place just days before scheduled passenger-operations began on April 1st, 1955.
The ticket was offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in summer 2013.
Lufthansa passenger-ticket 1955
Lufthansa annual-report 1955 Lufthansa annual-report 1955 Lufthansa annual report from 1955. The first months of operations from April to December 1955 brought Lufthansa a year in the red due to the primary investment in the fleet of four Convair 340s, four Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellations and three Douglas DC-3s.
I bought this report on German ebay in November 2012.
Lufthansa annual-report 1955
Lufthansa-plate Super Constellation 1955 Lufthansa-plate Super Constellation 1955 Lufthansa-plate to promote the destinations served by Lufthansa's four Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellations. Made probably in 1955 by an unknown maunfacturer.
An American visitor of this homepage sold me the plate in November 2015.
Lufthansa-plate Super Constellation 1955
Lufthansa first flight covers FFC 1955/1960 Lufthansa first flight covers FFC 1955/1960 Over the years I have collected many first flight covers. In the 1950s and 1960s many philatelists sent mail carried aboard these flights to themselves or other persons in order to get a souvenir of the historic event. I am mainly interested in envelopes with aviation-related stamps and images. Here are some interesting examples I picked up in ebay-auctions in 2010 and 2011.
Lufthansa first flight covers FFC 1955/1960
Lufthansa domestic timetable 1956 Lufthansa domestic timetable 1956 Lufthansa domestic timetable from 1956. Unfolded the brochure shows the departure- and arrival-times of the various destinations in a graphic manner.
I bought the timetable from an ebay-seller in the United States in December 2011.
Lufthansa domestic timetable 1956
Lufthansa-folder beverages 1956 Lufthansa-folder beverages 1956 Lufthansa-folder from 1956 containing the price-list for alcoholic beverages and cigarettes on domestic flights.
I bought the folder on German ebay in August 2016.
Lufthansa-folder beverages 1956
Lufthansa-timetable 1956 Lufthansa-timetable 1956 Lufthansa-timetable from 1956 - special edition for South America. It includes interesting route-maps and cutaway-pictures of the aicraft-cabins. Long-distance flights were operated with the new Lockheed L-1649A "Super Star" and the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation, which Lufthansa called the "Super G". On domestic routes passengers were flown with Convair CV-340s, Douglas DC-3s and Vickers Vikings at the time.
An ebay-seller in Uruguay was the source for this timetable in July 2009.
Lufthansa-timetable 1956
Lufthansa-brochure Düsseldorf-London 1956 Lufthansa-brochure Düsseldorf-London 1956 Lufthansa-brochure from 1956 with information for passengers travelling from Düsseldorf to London. It begins with boarding-procedures, then describes the service on board the Convair CV-340 and ends with tips how to get to the centre of London from the airport.
I bought the brochure on German ebay in October 2015.
Lufthansa-brochure Düsseldorf-London 1956
Lufthansa First Flight Covers 1956 Lufthansa First Flight Cover Beirut 1956 Lufthansa First Flight Covers from 1956 for an inaugurating flight to the Middle East. On september 12th 1956 a Lufthansa Super Constellation flew from Germany to Beirut via Istanbul. I like the graphical representation of both cities very much: On the FFC for Istanbul the artist shows us parts of the famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque - on the FFC for Beirut we see the Lebanese national emblem, the cedar tree.
I bought the First Flight Covers on German ebay in 2014.
Lufthansa First Flight Cover Istanbul 1956
Lufthansa ticket booklet Lufthansa ticket booklet Lufthansa ticket-jacket with an imprinted Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation and the text "Lockheed Super-G Service". Issued probably in the mid-1950s.
I bought this plastic item from an antiques dealer in Argentina in spring 2008.
Lufthansa ticket booklet
Lufthansa paperbox 1956 Lufthansa paperbox 1956 Lufthansa paperbox from 1956 with an imprinted Lockheed Super Constellation and the text "Lockheed Super-G Service". Issued to promote transatlantic flights with the most modern long-range aircraft of that era.
I bought the box on German ebay in September 2014.
Lufthansa paperbox 1956
Lufthansa brochure Constellation 1957 Lufthansa brochure Constellation 1957 Lufthansa brochure from 1957 about the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation - the flagship on Lufthansa's international routes at the time. Unfolded the brochure contained information about the service on board and also stressed the technical leadership of the "Super G", as Lufthansa called the aircraft.
An antiquarian bookshop in the German town of Albstadt-Ebingen was the source for this interesting leaflet in November 2012.
Lufthansa brochure Constellation 1957
Lufthansa pocket-knife 1957 Lufthansa pocket-knife 1957 Lufthansa pocket-knife, probably from 1957 when the first Lockheed 1649A "Super Stars" were added to the fleet. It has a metal This production-year can be determined by the fact that printing on one side of the blade mentions the L-1649A "Super Star", which entered service with Lufthansa in 1957. The knife was manufactured for Lufthansa by a company called "Junkerwerk" in Solingen - Germany's city of cutlery and blades.
I bought the knife from a Swedish seller in February 2015.
Lufthansa pocket-knife 1957
Lufthansa paper ticket-folder Lufthansa paper ticket-folder Lufthansa paper ticket-jacket from the late 1950s when the transatlantic routes were operated with the Lockheed 1649A "Super Star". As English is the main language on the ticket-folder it was probably handed out to passengers traveling to Germany from the United States. Inside I found two interesting Lufthansa baggage-stickers.
The ticket-jacket joined my collection in June 2009.
Lufthansa paper ticket-folder
Lufthansa cigarette lighter Rowenta Snip late 1950s Lufthansa cigarette lighter Rowenta Snip late 1950s Lufthansa cigarette-lighter made by Rowenta in Germany probably in the late 1950s. The model type is "Rowenta Snip". The dimensions are (height/width/depth): 4,8 cm/5,2 cm/1,2 cm. One side has an engraved Lufthansa-logo, the other side an engraved "Super Star"-emblem.
I bought the lighter from a Belgian ebay-seller in October 2009.
Lufthansa cigarette lighter Rowenta Snip late 1950s
Lufthansa-timetable 1958 Lufthansa-timetable 1958 Lufthansa-timetable from 1958 - international edition. Many interesting route-maps and schematic images of passenger-cabins.
An ebay-seller in Uruguay was the source for this timetable in July 2009.
Lufthansa-timetable 1958
Lufthansa-brochure Vickers Viscount 1958 Lufthansa-brochure Vickers Viscount 1958 Lufthansa-leaflet from 1958 describing the British-built Vickers Viscount 814 - a longer and more powerful version of the first turboprop-airliner in the world. Lufthansa operated the Viscount on its medium-haul routes until the Boeing 727 was introduced. The brochure focuses on passenger-comfort - such as large windows, reclinable seats and modern galleys. Last but not least Lufthansa praised the smoother ride than on other propeller-driven aircraft.
I bought the leaflet on German ebay in January 2016.
Lufthansa-brochure Vickers Viscount 1958
Lufthansa European Routemap late 1950s Lufthansa European Routemap late 1950s Lufthansa European route map from the late 1950s. The outlines of a Lockheed Super Constellation indicate that the jet-age had not yet started. With the map passengers could keep track of the routes between German airports and European destinations as they were shown as corridors. Lufthansa's intercontinental routes were printed small on the reverse side already showing planned U.S.-destinations for the Boeing 707 on delivery. Height: 20,5 cm. Width: 10 cm.
I bought the brochure from an ebay-seller in the U.S. in November 2011.
Lufthansa European Routemap late 1950s
Lufthansa on-board brochure late 1950s Lufthansa on-board brochure late 1950s Lufthansa on-board brochure from the late 1950s including route-maps, timetables, luggage-stickers and many other items for a pleasant flight. Brochures like this were probably handed out on long-haul flights with the Lockheed Super Constellation.
I bought the brochure from a German ebay-seller in late 2010.
Lufthansa on-board brochure late 1950s
Lufthansa leaflet-stand late 1950s Lufthansa leaflet-stand late 1950s One of my favourite pieces of airline memorabilia is this Lufthansa leaflet-stand from the late 1950s. Looking like airstairs this must have been a very interesting decoration item for travel-agencies. The dimensions are (height/width/depth): 21 cm/12 cm/15 cm. Unfortunately no manufacturer is stated ("Made in West Germany").
I bought the stand from an ebay-seller in Los Angeles in October 2009.
Lufthansa leaflet-stand late 1950s
Lufthansa phono-postcard L-1649A Super Star 1958/59 Lufthansa phono-postcard L-1649A Super Star 1958/59 Lufthansa phono-postcard from 1958/59 to promote the service on board the Lockheed L-1649A Super Star. The music was taken from the Lufthansa-film "Welcome aboard". It was composed the German trumpeter Martin Boettcher.
I bought the card on German ebay in spring 2015.
Lufthansa phono-postcard L-1649A Super Star 1958/59
Lufthansa ticket 1959 Lufthansa ticket 1959 Lufthansa passenger-ticket from 1959. Booked for a flight from Beirut to Tehran and back. On the cover we can see the new corporate-identity that was introduced in 1958 when the first Vickers Viscounts were delivered to Lufthansa.
I bought the ticket from a Greek ebay-seller in December 2011.
Lufthansa ticket 1959
Lufthansa-brochure destinations Far East 1959 Lufthansa-brochure destinations Far East 1959 Lufthansa-brochure from 1959 advertising three new destinations in the Far East: Karachi, Calcutta and Bangkok. In September 1959 the German airline began operations on the Hamburg - Duesseldorf - Frankfurt - Rome - Cairo - Karachi - Calcutta - Bangkok route with Lockheed Super Constellations. The brochure includes a timetable. It shows that Lufthansa cooperated with Air France/TAI for connecting flights to Australia and New Zealand - and with Alitalia for connections to Delhi and Bombay.
I bought the brochure for my collection in 2011.
Lufthansa-brochure destinations Far East 1959
Lufthansa menu 1959 Lufthansa menu 1959 Lufthansa menu from 1959 for a flight from Hamburg via Frankfurt to New York. The choice of dishes was very wide - as always in those days - and was accompanied by an exceptionally good wine-list. The fact that the menu begins with an evening supper and dinner shows that the transatlantic-flight was operated during night hours, probably with a Lockheed L-1649A "Super Star".
I bought the menu from an ebay-seller in Tampa/USA in March 2013.
Lufthansa menu 1959
Lufthansa travel-guides 1959 Lufthansa travel-guides 1959 Lufthansa travel-guides for Bangkok and Buenos Aires from 1959 and 1960. Both little booklets contain many facts and tips for the traveller. It is very interesting to read about these capitals that since have grown to become mega-cities.
I bought the guides for my collection on German ebay in May 2015.
Lufthansa travel-guides 1959
Lufthansa 707 brochure 1960 Lufthansa 707 brochure 1960 Lufthansa-brochure probably from late 1959 or early 1960 containing information about the new Boeing 707 "Intercontinental Jet" prior to the first transatlantic services in March 1960. Three transparent pages in the inside give a cut-away view inside the aircraft to promote the new spacious cabin of the 707.
The brochure joined my collection in March 2009.
Lufthansa 707 brochure 1960
Lufthansa route-map Middle East Lufthansa route-map Middle East Lufthansa route-map for the Near and Middle East from late 1959. Again the routes are shown as narrow corridors, which is not very easy to understand. Height: 20 cm. Width: 10,5 cm (folded size).
I bought the route-map on German ebay in March 2015.
Lufthansa route-map Middle East
Lufthansa annual-report 1959 Lufthansa annual-report 1959 Lufthansa annual-report for 1959. When the brochure was released at the shareholder's meeting in 1960, jet-services had just begun with the first new Boeing 707s. The report lists earnings and spendings in the passenger- and cargo-business. After the introduction of the new jet-aircraft Lufthansa faced complete write-offs for the first time as the Super Constellations could no longer be used on transatlantic-routes to the USA.
I bought the report in autumn 2014.
Lufthansa annual-report 1959
Lufthansa pins for employees late 1950s Lufthansa pins for employees late 1950s Two Lufthansa pins issued to employees in the late 1950s. One is a name-badge made by a company in Bonn, the former West-German capital - the other is a logo-pin with the crane-symbol in a circle, which later became the Lufthansa-logo used until now.
I bought the pins from a German ebay-seller in late 2010.
Lufthansa pins for employees late 1950s
Lufthansa bottle 1960 Lufthansa bottle 1960 NEW!
Little porcelain bottles like this were presented to passengers in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They were filled with Schnaps and decorated with figures from famous German tales - like "Baron Muenchhausen" on the bottle pictured here.
Lufthansa bottle 1960
Lufthansa calendar 1960 Lufthansa calendar 1960 Lufthansa calendar from 1960. Issued in French language. On the first pages Lufthansa introduced its fleet consisting of the Convair 340/440, the Vickers Viscount 814 and the Lockheed Constellation models L-1049G and L-1649A. The Boeing 707 is announced but was not in service at the time the calender was released.
I bought the calendar from an ebay-seller in Greece in September 2012.
Lufthansa calendar 1960
Lufthansa ticket 1959 Lufthansa ticket 1960 Lufthansa passenger-ticket from 1960. Booked for a flight from Beirut to Munich and back. Unlike the ticket from 1959 pictured above this item has approximately the size of tickets issued today.
I bought the ticket from an ebay-seller in Greece in December 2011.
Lufthansa ticket 1960
Lufthansa timetable 1960 Lufthansa timetable 1960 Lufthansa timetable from 1960 - the year when the German airline began jet-operations with the brand-new Boeing 707. The first passenger flight from Hamburg to New York via Frankfurt had taken place on March, 13th - shortly before this schedule became effective on May, 1st 1960. Destinations now operated by Boeing 707s also included Montreal, Chicago und San Francisco - only one transatlantic service was still operated by the Lockheed L-1649A "Super Star".
I bought this timetable from an ebay-seller in the United States in November 2011.
Lufthansa timetable 1960
Lufthansa Boeing 707 plastic-model 1960 Lufthansa Boeing 707 plastic-model 1960 This Lufthansa promotional give-away dates back to 1960 when the first Boeing 707 joined the fleet in 1960. The little plastic-model of the four-engined jet is 5 centimeter long and came in a plastic box. It is not painted or decaled - so it seems the airline was satisfied with a grey product resembling an airliner...
A colleague gave me the model in March 2014.
Lufthansa Boeing 707 plastic-model 1960
Lufthansa promotional-record Boeing 707 1960 Lufthansa promotional-record Boeing 707 1960 Lufthansa promotional-record from 1960 when services began with the first Boeing 707 jets. The music on the 7-inch-single was composed by Martin Böttcher - a famous German musician. Böttcher found his greatest success in the 1960s composing the score for ten of the Karl May films.
I bought the record on German ebay in December 2012.
Lufthansa promotional-record Boeing 707 1960
Lufthansa commemorative plate first West Coast flight 1960 Lufthansa commemorative plate first West Coast flight 1960 Lufthansa commemorative plate from 1960 when services began to the U.S. West Coast. The flights from Frankfurt to San Franciso via Paris and Montreal were operated with the new Boeing 707 jets, which were marketed as "Jet Intercontinental". The manufacturer is unknown.
A collector from Essen in Germany sold me the plate in February 2013.
Lufthansa commemorative plate first West Coast flight 1960
Lufthansa European route-map 1960/61 Lufthansa European route-map 1960/61 Lufthansa European route-map - probably from 1960/1961. This time-period can be determinded because of the outlines of a Boeing 707 on the front cover. The first of these jets were put into service by Lufthansa in early 1960. The routes are shown as corridors between German airports and European destinations. Lufthansa's intercontinental routes were printed on the reverse side.
I bought this map from a British ebay-seller in February 2010.
Lufthansa European route-map 1960/61
Lufthansa route-map South America 1961 Lufthansa route-map South America 1961 Lufthansa route-map for the South American network - probably from 1960/1961. Again the outlines of a Boeing 707 dominate the front cover. From 1962 the slightly smaller Boeing 720 was operated on the routes across the South Atlantic, mostly via Zurich, Lissabon and Dakar.
I bought this map from a Hungarian ebay-seller in December 2012.
Lufthansa route-map South America 1961
Lufthansa route-map late 1950s Lufthansa route-map late 1950s Lufthansa map from the early 1960s with the route-network in former West Germany and the Near East. On the back of the map the international route-network is displayed. I bought this map on ebay in February 2009.
Lufthansa route-map late 1950s
Lufthansa North-Atlantic route-map early 1960s Lufthansa North-Atlantic route-map early 1960s Lufthansa North-Atlantic route-map from the early 1960s with the route network in former West Germany. I bought this map from an Austrian ebay-seller in March 2010.
Lufthansa North-Atlantic route-map early 1960s
Lufthansa Far East route-map early 1960s Lufthansa Far East route-map early 1960s Lufthansa Far East route-map from the early 1960s showing the the stop-overs on the flight from Frankfurt to Tokio.
Lufthansa Far East route-map early 1960s
Lufthansa Senator-service Rowenta lighter Lufthansa Senator-service ring Lufthansa "Senator-Service" items, probably from the early 1960s. In Lufthansa's well-known First-Class "Senator Service" passengers were given these little items during flights in the early 1960s.
I bought the examples shown here over the years via German ebay - the lighter and the tie-clip in August 2011.
Lufthansa Senator-service tie-clip
Lufthansa first flight cover FFC 1960s Lufthansa first flight cover FFC 1960s First flight covers from 1960s of route-inaugurations to South America and the Middle East with the Lockheed Super Constellation and the Boeing 720. In addition I also have an FFC in my collection that was issued on the occasion of the 10th year of Lufthansa-operations in 1965. The stamp on the cover showed a Boeing 727 jet.
Lufthansa first flight cover FFC 1960s
Lufthansa-leaflet 707 1960s Lufthansa-leaflet 707 1960s When the first Boeing 707 jets arrived in the fleet in early 1960, Lufthansa began a massive advertising-campaign to promote the new "Jet Intercontinental", as it was called by the German airline. This leaflet containing information about the airliner was probably available in travel-agencies and airports in many countries, as it has German, English and French text. The focus is on the gain in comfort on board and on the size of the aircraft.
I bought the brochure from an ebay-seller in Ohio/USA in October 2012.
Lufthansa-leaflet 707 1960s
Lufthansa 1960 Lufthansa 1960 Lufthansa annual report from 1960. This was the year the German airline entered the jet age with its first Boeing 707 aircraft. This meant a more economic service but on the other hand the larger jets had to be filled with passengers. Many facts and figures.
I bought this report on German ebay in May 2010.
Lufthansa 1960
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing-jets 707 and 720 1960/61 Lufthansa-brochure Boeing-jets 707 and 720 1960/61 Lufthansa-brochure about the Boeing-jets 707 and 720 that were introduced on medium- and long-distance routes in 1960/61. The booklet emphasizes the gain in speed and especially in comfort. Many pictures and technical data.
I added the brochure to my collection via German ebay in November 2009.
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing-jets 707 and 720 1960/61
Lufthansa-leaflet 707 720 1960s Lufthansa-leaflet 707 720 1960s In addition to the Boeing 707/720 brochure pictured above, Lufthansa published this leaflet in the early 1960s with information about the medium- and long-haul jets that were the backbone of Lufthansa's international routes at the time. It also stressed the gain in comfort on board these aircraft.
I bought the leaflet on German ebay in December 2011.
Lufthansa-leaflet 707 720 1960s
Lufthansa menu 1960 Lufthansa menu 1960 Lufthansa menu from November 1960 for the Frankfurt-San Francisco service via Paris and Montreal. This route was opened in summer 1960 with Boeing 707-430 aircraft and proved to be extremely successful. The menu underlines the high-quality service standards on board Lufthansa jets at the time.
I bought the menu for my collection in March 2012.
Lufthansa menu 1960
Lufthansa domestic-timetable 1961 Lufthansa domestic-timetable 1961 Lufthansa domestic-timetable issued in 1961. Unfolded it is a quick-reference guide to flights within former West-Germany including the routes to West-Berlin operated by Air France, British European Airways and Pan American.
I bought the timetable on German ebay in December 2013.
Lufthansa domestic-timetable 1961
Lufthansa travel-guide 1961 Lufthansa travel-guide 1961 Lufthansa travel-guide issued in 1961. This little book covers major cities in West-Germany and in western Europe. Folding maps help the tourist to get around in the city-centres. The dimensions are (height/width/depth): 16 cm/10,5 cm/2,5 cm.
I bought this travel-guide on ebay in February 2011.
Lufthansa travel-guide 1961
Lufthansa menu 1961 Lufthansa menu 1961 Lufthansa menu from 1961 for the Frankfurt-Rome service. The front picture is based on "The Bottle Imp" - a short story from 1891 by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. The graphics were designed by an artist called Hassler.
I bought the menu for my collection in March 2012.
Lufthansa menu 1961
Lufthansa phono-postcard 1961 Lufthansa phono-postcard 1961 Lufthansa phono-postcard from 1961. These cards were used at the time to promote the new Boeing 707 jets. Pictured here is the Boeing 707-430 D-ABOF. The disc contains music from the Lufthansa corporate-film "Eine neue Kraft" ("A new force"), composed by Martin Böttcher. The trumpet-solo is played by Horst Fischer. I bought the phonocard in June 2013 from an ebay-seller from Belgrade.
Lufthansa phono-postcard 1961
Lufthansa road-map 1961 Lufthansa road-map 1961 Lufthansa road-map from 1961 for Bavaria and the Munich-region. The map was released to promote the "jet airport" Munich-Riem. At the time the new airport was more than 30 years away.
I bought the road-map in March 2015 on German ebay.
Lufthansa road-map 1961
Lufthansa preliminary timetable 1962 Lufthansa preliminary timetable 1962 Lufthansa preliminary summer-timetable, effective April 1st 1962. The routes and departure-times were subject to government approval. New routes to Africa brought widespread operations with the newly delivered Boeing 720B aircraft.
I bought this timetable in November 2012.
Lufthansa preliminary timetable 1962
Lufthansa pocket-atlas 1962 Lufthansa pocket-atlas 1962 Lufthansa pocket-atlas issued to passengers probably in 1962. Next to the maps the book contains facts and figures about Lufthansa and its fleet. The dimensions are (height/width/depth): 15,5 cm/8 cm/2 cm.
I bought the atlas from an ebay-seller in Los Angeles/USA in October 2009.
Lufthansa pocket-atlas 1962
Lufthansa on-board folder 1962 Lufthansa on-board folder 1962 Lufthansa on-board folder containing information and stationary for passengers. It was probably issued around 1962 because inside there are two postcards of the Boeing 720 which joined the Lufthansa-fleet in 1961/62. The dimensions are (height/width): 24 cm / 15,5 cm.
I bought the folder on German ebay in January 2012.
Lufthansa on-board folder 1962
Lufthansa menu 1962 Lufthansa menu 1962 Lufthansa menu from 1962 for a flight from Frankfurt to Tehran - via Munich, Vienna, Istanbul, Beirut and Bagdad. The front cover picture shows a stylized Mandrake plant, called "Alraune" in German. Again the graphics were designed by Hassler.
I bought the menu on German ebay in autumn 2012.
Lufthansa menu 1962
Lufthansa fleet-brochure 1963 Lufthansa fleet-brochure 1963 Lufthansa-brochure containing information about the aircraft-types in the fleet - probably released in 1963 as the delivery of the first Boeing 727 is announced for 1964. This booklet was for sale on German ebay in spring 2008.
Lufthansa fleet-brochure 1963
Lufthansa baggage sticker Lufthansa baggage sticker Lufthansa baggage-stickers probably from the early 1960s as one sticker shows the outlines of the Boeing 707. The reverse side is adhesive. An ebay-seller from Canada offered the stickers in summer 2008.
Lufthansa baggage sticker
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 727 pre-delivery 1963 Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 727 pre-delivery 1963 Lufthansa-brochure in English language probably from 1963, shortly before the first Boeing 727 jets were introduced to the fleet. At that time Lufthansa had ordered 12 aircraft. Apparently no photographs were available - and the pictures seem to be based on an early planning-stage of the B727: The square passenger windows and the sloped air-intake of the upper engine were not implemented on the real aircraft.
It seems German graphics-artist Otl Aicher was involved in making this brochure because on the 727 we see the new Lufthansa-livery, which was designed for Lufthansa by Aicher.
An English ebayer sold me this brochure in December 2009.
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 727 pre-delivery 1963
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 727 1964 Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 727 1964 Lufthansa-brochure published together with Boeing in May 1964 when the first 727-aircraft were delivered to the German airline. On 25 pages the text in English language explains the first design studies and new features on the 727 - for example the triple-slotted flaps for slower approaches to smaller airports with short runways and the integrated auxiliary power-unit (APU) which made the jet independent from ground-power-facilities.
I bought the brochure on ebay in 2007.
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 727 1964
Lufthansa 727 brochure 1964 Lufthansa 727 brochure 1964 Lufthansa-brochure from 1964 when the airline introduced the Boeing 727 "Europa Jet" to its fleet. The leaflet focusses on technical details like the new flap-system of the 727 allowing slower approaches to small airports with shorter runways.
The brochure joined my collection in March 2009.
Lufthansa 727 brochure 1964
Lufthansa ring-binder Boeing 727 training Lufthansa ring-binder Boeing 727 training When the Boeing 727 entered the Lufthansa-fleet in 1964, Boeing published this ring-binder with technical information on the aircraft.
I bought it from a German ebay-seller in summer 2011.
Lufthansa ring-binder Boeing 727 training
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing-fleet 1964 Lufthansa-brochure Boeing-fleet 1964 Lufthansa-brochure from 1964 about the all-Boeing jet-fleet consisiting of the Boeing-models 707, 720 and 727. In the booklet the German airline stresses the fact that it was one of the launch-customers for the 707-400 series and for the 727. Many pictures and technical data.
I bought the brochure from a German ebay-seller in November 2009.
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing-fleet 1964
Lufthansa-brochure 1965 Lufthansa-brochure 1965 Lufthansa-brochure issued in 1965 on the occasion of the 10th company-anniversary. Interesting insights into the daily routine of a young airline. Many pictures, partly in colour.
An ebay-seller in the Netherlands was the source for this brochure in July 2009.
Lufthansa-brochure 1965
Lufthansa route-map 1965 Lufthansa route-map 1965 Lufthansa route-map from the mid-1960s showing the destinations in Europe and the Middle East. The reverse side of the plastic-coated map featured the domestic network in former West-Germany.
I bought the map on German ebay in 2012.
An ebay-seller in the Netherlands was the source for this brochure in July 2009.
Lufthansa route-map 1965
Lufthansa-magazine Revue 1966 Lufthansa-magazine Revue 1966 Lufthansa-magazine "Revue" - first printed in summer 1966 by the Burda publishing group in Offenburg. This issue includes news about VIPs travelling with the German airline and many holiday-tips abroad.
I bought the magazine on German ebay in March 2013.
Lufthansa-magazine Revue 1966
Lufthansa-brochure fleet 1966 Lufthansa-brochure fleet 1966 Lufthansa-brochure from 1966 with information about the Boeing-fleet consisting of the B707 and the B727 at the time. The introduction of the B737 is announced for late 1967.
I bought the brochure in Stuttgart/Germany in March 2014.
Lufthansa-brochure fleet 1966
Lufthansa-brochure Supercargo 1966 Lufthansa-brochure Supercargo 1966 Lufthansa-brochure "Supercargo" from 1966 when the airline began operating all-cargo Boeing 707 jets. The leaflet explains why companies should ship their air-freight with Lufthansa. The name "Supercargo" was transferred into German from the English word "supervision cargo": A "Supercargo" advises the captain and his officers when a freight-ship is loaded with goods.
An ebay-seller in Germany was the source for this brochure in December 2011.
Lufthansa-brochure Supercargo 1966
Lufthansa FFC Boeing 727 1967 Lufthansa FFC Boeing 727 1967 Lufthansa first-flight-covers from 1967 on the occasion of the first Boeing 727 service between Stuttgart and Cologne. The design is typical for Lufthansa in the 1960s: The airline often used the outlines of a four-engined Boeing 727 on its publications throughout this era. Here a Boeing 727 would have been more adequate.
I bought the FFCs on German ebay in 2004.
Lufthansa FFC Boeing 727 1967
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 737 1967 Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 737 1967 Lufthansa-brochure issued in 1967 when the first Boeing 737 jets were delivered to the German airline. On 35 pages it explains how Lufthansa was closely involved in the design of this short-range aircraft as the launching-customer. The aim was to develop an aircraft with short-field capabilities which could also be operated economically on domestic and European routes. The brochure also shows how passenger-comfort was improved on board by reducing cabin noise and re-arranging the air-conditioning system.
I bought the brochure in Stuttgart/Germany in February 2014.
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 737 1967
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 737 introduction 1967/1968 Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 737 introduction 1967/1968 Lufthansa-brochure released prior to the introduction of the Boeing 737 to the Lufthansa-fleet in 1967/1968. The brochure stresses the advantages of the "City Jet" in comparison to the propeller-driven aircraft in use on short-range routes until then. The pictures and diagrams show the first "series-100" version of the Boeing 737, which was shorter than the later "series-200". Lufthansa became the launch customer for the Boeing 737-130 in early 1965, with an order for 22 aircraft. Consultation with Lufthansa resulted in an increase in capacity to 100 seats.
I found this brochure on German ebay in August 2011.
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 737 introduction 1967/1968
Lufthansa safety-information Boeing 707/727/737 mid 1960s Lufthansa safety-information Boeing 707/727/737 mid 1960s Lufthansa safety-card for the Boeing 707, 727 and 737 probably from the mid-1960s. Looking back it seems very dangerous to compile the regulations and procedures for three different aircraft-types in one brochure. Imagine passengers looking through a 22-page booklet in an emergency trying to find the nearest exits of their particular aircraft. In the brochure Lufthansa announces the introduction of the new Boeing 737 in 1968. The dimensions are: Height 20 cm and width 20,5 cm.
I bought the safety-information from a German ebay-seller in August 2011.
Lufthansa safety-information Boeing 707/727/737 mid 1960s
Lufthansa safety-card Convair 340/Vickers Viscount mid 1960s Lufthansa safety-card Convair 340/Vickers Viscount mid 1960s Lufthansa safety-card for the Convair 340/440 and the Vickers Viscount. The four-page booklet is in the Lufthansa-design of the mid-1960s, whereas the aircraft are still wearing Lufthansa's early 1960s design.
I bought the safety-card from a German ebay-seller in 2007.
Lufthansa safety-card Convair 340/Vickers Viscount mid 1960s
Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 727 mid 1960s Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 727 mid 1960s Lufthansa safety-card for the Boeing 727 probably from the mid 1960s. Apparently this particular item was still used in 1974 athough Lufthansa had changed its corporate design a few years before.
I bought the safety-card from a German ebay-seller in October 2009.
Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 727 mid 1960s
Lufthansa route map late 1960s Lufthansa route map late 1960s Lufthansa route-map from the late 1960s already in the famous "box-design" by Otl Aicher. This well-known German graphics-designer completely relaunched Lufthansa's corporate identity in the mid-1960s.
I bought this map for my collection on German ebay in October 2010.
Lufthansa route map late 1960s
Lufthansa Rowenta gas cigarette-lighter late 1960s Lufthansa Rowenta gas cigarette-lighter late 1960s Lufthansa gas cigarette-lighter made by Rowenta in Germany probably in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Unfortunately I don't know the model-type. The Lufthansa-logo is engraved on both sides. Lufthansa titles are printed on the bottom of the lighter.
I bought the lighter on German ebay in early 2010.
Lufthansa Rowenta gas cigarette-lighter late 1960s
Lufthansa-booklet The history Of Lufthansa 1968 Lufthansa-booklet The history Of Lufthansa 1968 Lufthansa-booklet "The history of Deutsche Lufthansa AG" from 1968. 45 pages describe the early pre-war operations and the way to the modern day Lufthansa after World War 2 in 1955. The booklet in German language was published by the "Public Relations Department, Hong Kong".
I bought the booklet from an ebay-seller in the Netherlands in March 2013.
Lufthansa-booklet The history Of Lufthansa 1968
Lufthansa-book with aerial photography of Germany 1968 Lufthansa-book with aerial photography of Germany 1968 Lufthansa book with aerial photography of Germany by Otl Aicher. The famous German designer took these fine pictures during hundreds of flying hours between the North Sea and the Alps. Primarily Lufthansa wanted these photos for advertising campaigns, but they turned out to be so spectacular that a variety was published in this book by Lufthansa itself. Aicher shows us landscapes, towns and villages with the "designer's eye", often focussing on a symmetric composition of the picture. The dimensions are (height/width/depth): 28,5 cm/ 30,5 cm/ 2 cm.
I bought the book on German ebay in February 2012.
Lufthansa-book with aerial photography of Germany 1968
Lufthansa ticket 1968 Lufthansa ticket 1968 Lufthansa passenger-ticket from 1968. Booked for a flight from Vienna to the United States and back. The transatlantic flights were operated by Lufthansa - other carriers on the route were American Airlines, United Airlines and British European Airlines (BEA). The ticket shown here was issued for flights with BEA from Amsterdam to London and Vienna.
I bought the ticket from an ebay-seller in Greece in December 2011.
Lufthansa ticket 1968
Lufthansa logbook 1968 Lufthansa logbook 1968 Lufthansa logbook from 1968. It was issued to passengers to record their own personal flying history. When the logbook showed 125.000, 250.000 and 500.000 kilometres flown with lufthansa, passengers were awarded little models of the Boeing 727 "Europa Jet". Read more about this here. To receive these gifts the logbook had to be sent to the local Lufthansa city-office. It was later returned with the model.
I bought this unused logbook on German ebay in March 2014.
Lufthansa logbook 1968
Lufthansa menus 1968 Lufthansa menus 1968 Lufthansa menus from 1968. Here it is clearly visible how Otl Aicher's design-bureau used photography to change Lufthansa's overall appearance on printed matter.
I bought these menus from an ebay-seller in Canada in September 2012.
Lufthansa menus 1968
Lufthansa press-text German civil-aviation 1969 Lufthansa press-text German civil-aviation 1969 Lufthansa press-text from 1969 summing-up the history of civil-aviation in Germany from 1919 to 1969. 65 pages. The most interesting period for my collection is the post-war era beginning in 1955, when Lufthansa was allowed by the Western allies to start services again: Operations began with the DC-3 and the Convair 340. Lufthansa entered the jet-age with the Boeing 707 - and was waiting for the delivery of the first wide-body Boeing 747 when this brochure was released.
I bought the brochure on German ebay in March 2013.
Lufthansa press-text German civil-aviation 1969
Lufthansa route map 1969 Lufthansa route map 1969 Lufthansa route-map from 1969. Gives the complete picture of Lufthansa-routes in the late 1960s and a very interesting prospectus concerning the Lufthansa-fleet (view picture # 3).
Lufthansa route map 1969
Lufthansa advert Jetset 1969 Lufthansa advert Jetset 1969 Lufthansa advert "Jetset" - probably from 1969. It explains why Lufthansa decided to establish an all-Boeing-fleet in the late 1960s.
I bought the advert on German ebay in summer 2016.
Lufthansa advert Jetset 1969
Lufthansa Rowenta gas cigarette-lighter late 1960s Lufthansa Rowenta gas cigarette-lighter late 1960s Lufthansa gas cigarette-lighter "M23" made by "Ibelo" in West-Germany probably in 1969/1970. The imprint "Lufthansa-Luftfracht" means "Lufthansa-airfreight". Why the internationally well-known name "Lufthansa Cargo" wasn't engraved remains unknown.
I bought the lighter on German ebay in June 2012.
Lufthansa Rowenta gas cigarette-lighter late 1960s
Lufthansa brochure New Dimensions Boeing 747 1969 Lufthansa brochure New Dimensions Boeing 747 1969 Lufthansa-brochure from 1969 published prior to the delivery of the first Boeing 747 wide-body jets. This black and white piece of printed matter was handed out to the employees in order to get them aquainted with the new "Jumbo Jet". It is very interesting to read that Lufthansa was unsure whether the new aircraft would appeal to the passengers who were used to narrow-body Boeing 707 services. The airline stressed: "The 747 will only be an additional offer on the North Atlantic route." On 35 pages the brochure has many technical details and shows the layout of the cabins in the aircraft.
I bought the brochure on German ebay in May 2012.
Lufthansa brochure New Dimensions Boeing 747 1969
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 747 1970 Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 747 1970 Lufthansa-passengers were informed about the introcuction of the first Boeing 747 with this brochure shortly before the first services in 1970. It contains pictures, technical information and the seating-configuration of the first wide-body passenger jet.
I bought the brochure in Stuttgart/Germany in February 2014.
Lufthansa-brochure Boeing 747 1970
Lufthansa commemorative plate first 747-flight 1970 Lufthansa commemorative plate first 747-flight 1970 Lufthansa commemorative plate for the first passenger-flight with a Lufthansa Boeing 747: On 26th April 1970 the "Jumbo Jet" D-ABYA took off from Frankfurt to New York. The plate was made by German porcelain-manufacturer Rosenthal from Selb in Bavaria. It is unknwon whether is was used as an ashtray or as a coaster.
The plate joined my collection in July 2012 after I bought it on ebay.
Lufthansa commemorative plate first 747-flight 1970
Lufthansa passenger-ticket 1970 Lufthansa passenger-ticket 1970 Lufthansa passenger-ticket from 1970. Like many Lufthansa-publications from that era it features the "box-design" introduced by German graphics-artist Otl Aicher. The long used outlines of the Boeing 707 were no longer printed on tickets in 1970 - after the introduction of the new flagship Boeing 747.
I bought the ticket for my collection in December 2011.
Lufthansa passenger-ticket 1970
Lufthansa travel-tips 1970 Lufthansa travel-tips 1970 Lufthansa-brochures from 1970 with travel-tips for Rio de Janeiro and New York City. The brochures clearly follow the design-directives by Otl Aicher, who was in charge for Lufthansa-design at the time.
The plate joined my collection in July 2012 after I bought it on ebay.
Lufthansa travel-tips 1970
Lufthansa metal-sign 1970 Lufthansa metal-sign 1970 Lufthansa metal-sign "Agent" - probably from the early 1970s. I remember seeing these kind of plates hanging on door handles of travel-agencies. It is notable that the Lufthansa design-colours blue and yellow were reversed: Marketing-aids usually featured a yellow background with a blue crane-logo.
I bought the sign for my collection from a seller in Tuebingen in December 2016.
Lufthansa metal-sign 1970
Lufthansa cocktail mixing-booklet 1971 Lufthansa cocktail mixing-booklet 1971 Lufthansa handed out these little cocktail mixing-booklets to cabin-attendants working in the upper-deck lounge of the new Boeing 747s. On 20 pages there are recipes for more than 60 well-known drinks - from "A" like "Affinity Cocktail" to "W" like "Wodka Martini".
I bought the booklet from the estate of a former Lufthansa-pilot in May 2015.
Lufthansa cocktail mixing-booklet 1971
Lufthansa timetable 1971 Lufthansa timetable 1971 Lufthansa timetable from 1971 - one year before the Summer Olympics were held in Munich. Lufthansa was the official carrier and disclosed this fact on its aircraft and on printed matter. Beginning with this timetable-period Lufthansa had an all-jet fleet. The last Vickers Viscounts had just been phased out at the time and were replaced with Boeing 737s on short and medium-haul routes.
I bought this timetable from an ebay-seller in the USA in December 2011.
Lufthansa timetable 1971
Lufthansa puzzle-game 1971 Lufthansa puzzle-game 1971 Lufthansa puzzle-game from 1971. In November of that year operations began to Kinshasa - the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Every Tuesday a Boeing 707 flew to Johannesburg via Kinshasa as flight-number LH 552.
I bought the game from a German ebay-seller in September 2014.
Lufthansa puzzle-game 1971
Lufthansa pencil cup metric converter 1970s Lufthansa pencil cup metric converter 1970s Lufthansa Cargo pencil cup invented by Danish designer Ole Jorgensen. It was probably a give-away for Lufthansa Cargo customers in the early 1970s. Six rings - four fixed and two sliding - allow the user to compare various units of measurement.
I was able to buy the cup in summer 2012 from an ebay-seller in the United States.
Lufthansa pencil cup metric converter 1970s
Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt Rhein-Main airport 1972 Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt Rhein-Main airport 1972 Lufthansa-leaflet from 1972 when the new "Terminal Mitte" (center terminal) was opened at Frankfurt Rhein-Main airport. I guess it was handed out to passengers before landing. The leaflet helped them to get around the airport and also explained the newly introduced pictograms.
I bought the leaflet from an ebay-seller in the USA in June 2009.
Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt Rhein-Main airport 1972
Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 737-100 Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 737-100 Lufthansa safety-card for the Boeing 737-100, printed 1/1972. The safety-cards for the 737 were the first cards in a complete new design. This design was later slightly modified and used for many other Lufthansa-aircraft in the 1970s and 1980s. View some examples here.
I bought the safety-card from a German ebay-seller in October 2012.
Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 737-100
Lufthansa ticket 1972 Lufthansa ticket 1972 Lufthansa ticket from 1972 when the German airline was the official carrier for the Olympic Games in Munich. For a short period the logo designed by Professor Cordt von Mannstein was printed on the cover page. Inside this ticket I found two baggage-labels issued by two airlines that no longer exist: Swissair and Air Congo.
I bought the ticket from an ebay-seller in the USA in June 2009.
Lufthansa ticket 1972
Lufthansa menu 1972 Lufthansa menu 1972 NEW!
Lufthansa menu from 1972 for a flight from Frankfurt to Bogota via Las Palmas an Caracas. The cover follows the design rules by Otl Aicher with a typical mix of text and photographs related to the destination - in this case the Columbian capital Bogota. The flight was operated with Boeing 707s at the time.
A visitor of this website offered me the menu in April 2017.
Lufthansa menu 1972
Schuco Lufthansa on-board toy early 1970s Schuco Lufthansa on-board toy early 1970s I bought the toy on German ebay in January 2016.
Schuco Lufthansa on-board toy early 1970s
Lufthansa on-board magazine 1973 Lufthansa on-board magazine 1973 Lufthansa on-board magazine from 1973. The "Bordbuch" was introduced in the early 1970s and kept most of its design for more than 20 years. The cover page of this copy displayed the route-map that was drawn-up by German designer Otl Aicher.
I bought the magazine from a German ebay-seller in October 2012.
Lufthansa on-board magazine 1973
Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 747 Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 747 Lufthansa safety-card for the Boeing 747-100, printed in February 1973. The information inside is very dense and - unlike today - it is backed with various photographs.
I bought the safety-card from a Bulgarian ebay-seller in May 2013.
Lufthansa safety-card Boeing 747
Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt Rhein-Main 1973 Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt Rhein-Main 1973 Lufthansa-brochure from 1973 to promote the brandnew Frankfurt-hub. It is clearly visible that Lufthansa tries to market the Rhein-Main-airport as a good choice for connecting-flights in a modern terminal-surrounding.
I bought the brochure in May 2013 on German ebay.
Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt Rhein-Main 1973
Lufthansa luggage-tag Lufthansa luggage-tag Lufthansa luggage-tag from the early 1970s. Inside the bendable plastic-tag there is a card which can be labelled with name and adress. Width (without loop): 5,7 cm. Height: 2,3 cm. Depth: 0,4 cm. A visitor to this site gave me the luggage-tag in October 2010. I was very grateful for that, as this item brings back memories of childhood days: I can remember my father coming home from business trips with this sort of tag on his suitcase.
Lufthansa luggage-tag
Lufthansa travel-documents 1974 Lufthansa travel-documents 1974 Lufthansa travel-documents from 1974 for a flight from Frankfurt to Nice in France. The small collection contains a ticket-folder, the passenger-ticket, a boarding-card and the baggage-check.
I bought the documents from a German ebay-seller in October 2009.
Lufthansa travel-documents 1974
Lufthansa-book with aerial photography of Europa 1974 Lufthansa-book with aerial photography of Europa 1974 Lufthansa book with aerial photography of Europe by German designer Otl Aicher. Once again Aicher shows us some of his best pictures - this time captured during hundreds of flying-hours over the European continent. Initially ordered by Lufthansa for advertising-purposes these photos were also used in other publications, for example in the "Lufthansa logbook" - the former on-board-magazine of the German airline. The dimensions are (height/width/depth): 28 cm/ 30 cm/ 2,5 cm.
I bought the book on German ebay in March 2012.
Lufthansa-book with aerial photography of Europa 1974
Lufthansa puzzle DC-10 1974 Lufthansa puzzle DC-10 1974 Lufthansa puzzle from late 1973 to promote the introduction of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 to the fleet in January 1974. A preliminary timetable was included in the game. The tri-jets began operations on the southern Far East route from Frankfurt to Tokio via Athens, Bangkok and Hongkong.
I bought the game from a German second-hand bookshop in October 2012.
Lufthansa puzzle DC-10 1974
Lufthansa brochure cockpit-careers 1974 Lufthansa brochure cockpit-careers 1974 Lufthansa brochure about cockpit-careers from 1974. It shows all the steps that candidates had to take from basic-training in Bremen and flight-training in Arizona to first operations as a First Officer on the Boeing 737 and 727. Many sections of the brochure show how pilot-training has changed over the years: Early analogue flight simulators, for example, had cameras that "flew" over large terrain-models and transferred the pictures onto screens in the cockpits. The brochure also presents the Lufthansa-fleet of 1974 with the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 being the newest aircraft-type at the time.
I bought the brochure from a German ebay-seller in April 2013.
Lufthansa brochure cockpit-careers 1974
Lufthansa brochure DC-10 1975 Lufthansa brochure DC-10 1975 Lufthansa-leaflet from 1975 about the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in English language. Unfolded it contains a cabin-layout and a description of new features on board of Lufthansa's newest jet at the time. The three-engined long range airliner was mostly operated on routes to the Far East and to South America.
I bought the brochure from a Swedish seller in September 2015.
Lufthansa brochure DC-10 1975
Lufthansa brochure Boeing 747 1975 Lufthansa brochure Boeing 747 1975 Lufthansa-leaflet from 1975 about the Boeing 747 in English language. The brochure opens up to show the cabin-layout and special features of the "Jumbo Jet". In early 1970 Lufthansa was the first European airline to introduce the 747. On the cover we see a 747-130 although Lufthansa had already received the first 747-230s at the time the leaflet was released.
I bought the brochure from a Swedish seller in September 2015.
Lufthansa brochure Boeing 747 1975
Lufthansa on-board magazine 1975 Lufthansa on-board magazine 1975 Lufthansa on-board magazine from 1975. Again the cover page featured the route-map that was designed by Otl Aicher. Inside we find information about the fleet, many route-maps and the typical articles about touristical highlights.
I bought the magazine from a German ebay-seller in 2011.
Lufthansa on-board magazine 1975
Lufthansa leaflet fleet 1975 Lufthansa leaflet fleet 1975 Lufthansa leaflet from 1975 with information about the fleet in those days. Unfolded we see photographs of the Boeing models 747, 707, 727 and 737. These were later also used in a famous advertising-campaign called "Die Lufthansa Vogelkunde" ("Lufthansa bird-watching"). Two pages in the leaflet are reserved to introduce the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 which was first operated by Lufthansa in early 1975 on long-haul routes.
I bought the leaflet from an American ebay-seller in March 2013.
Lufthansa leaflet fleet 1975
Lufthansa timetable 1975 Lufthansa timetable 1975 Lufthansa-timetable from 1975. Domestic and European services were operated with Boeing 737s and 727s. After further deliveries of DC-10 aircraft from McDonnell Douglas Lufthansa was able to expand services with the long-range trijet to the Far East and on Transatlantic flights.
I bought this timetable from an ebay-seller in the USA in December 2011.
Lufthansa timetable 1975
Lufthansa ruler 1975 Lufthansa ruler 1975 Lufthansa Cargo ruler from the mid-1970s to promote the destinations served by the airline with the new Boeing 747 freighters. On the reverse side information is given about the various container-types used on board the 747F.
I bought the ruler in March 2017 from the estate of a former Lufthansa-employee.
Lufthansa ruler 1975
Lufthansa-booklet The history Of Lufthansa 1975 Lufthansa-booklet The history Of Lufthansa 1975 Lufthansa-booklet "The history of Deutsche Lufthansa AG" from 1975. 106 pages. The first two thirds of the brochure describe the early operations between World War 1 and World War 2. The modern day Lufthansa is featured from 1955 until 1975 with the orders of the first Airbus A300 aircraft being the latest stage in the expansion of the airline. The booklet in German language was published by the Public Relations Department in Cologne in December 1955.
I bought the booklet on German ebay in March 2014.
Lufthansa-booklet The history Of Lufthansa 1975
Lufthansa brochure A300 1976 Lufthansa brochure A300 1976 Lufthansa-brochure from 1976 when the European medium-range Airbus A300 was introduced on domestic and European routes. The aircraft is presented from the points of view of passengers, flight-attendants and the cockpit-crew. The A300 has the distinction of being the first twin-engine wide-body aircraft in the world. Another world-first of the A300 is the use of composite materials on a commercial aircraft, which were used on both secondary and later primary airframe structures, decreasing overall weight and improving cost-effectiveness.
The brochure was offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in December 2015.
Lufthansa brochure A300 1976
Lufthansa promotional give-away A300 1976 Lufthansa promotional give-away A300 1976 Lufthansa give-away present from 1976 to promote the introduction of the Airbus A300 on domestic and European routes. The little cardboard-box includes a little Schuco-model of the European wide-body jet. On the lower fuselage it says "Schuco 335795 Made in West-Germany". A leaflet in the box promises the passengers the same comfort on board the A300 as on long-distance flights with Boeing 747 and DC-10 aircraft.
I bought this item from a Swedish seller in March 2013.
Lufthansa promotional give-away A300 1976
Lufthansa cargo-brochure 1970s Lufthansa cargo-brochure 1970s Lufthansa brochure from the 1970s about airfreight-services. It was probably handed out to export-orientated companies. It includes information about the cargo-fleet and presents the various containers, for example 10-foot and 20-foot containers, iglu-containers and LD3-containers.
I bought the brochure from a German second-hand bookshop in October 2012.
Lufthansa cargo-brochure 1970s
Lufthansa-advert 1977 Lufthansa-advert 1977 I have quite a few vintage Lufthansa-adverts in my collection - and this is my favourite: It dates from 1977 and is called "Lufthansa Vogelkunde", which can be translated with "Lufthansa birdwatching". At the time Lufthansa had six different aircraft-types in its fleet - and here we learn about the destinations they used to fly to.
A collector from Germany traded this advert with me in December 2009.
Lufthansa-advert 1977
Lufthansa-timetables 1977 Lufthansa-timetables 1977 Lufthansa-timetables from 1977 - one for passenger, one for cargo services. At that time Lufthansa still served many routes as a monopolist. Many first generation aircraft were still in the fleet, for example the Boeing 707 on routes to the Middle East and to South America.
I bought the timetables from a British ebay-seller in January 2010.
Lufthansa-timetables 1977
Lufthansa time-indicator 1970s Lufthansa time-indicator 1970s Lufthansa time-indicator from the 1970s. The various time-zones can be determined by a turntable inside the card.
I bought the time-indicator for my collection on German ebay in March 2013.
Lufthansa time-indicator 1970s
Lufthansa annual-report 1977 Lufthansa annual-report 1977 Lufthansa annual-report for 1977 - the year of the "Landshut"-hijacking. The brochure focuses on Lufthansa's steady growth and on further steps in computerisation - both on the ground and in the air.
I bought the report in summer 2016.
Lufthansa annual-report 1977
Lufthansa booklet cargo-measurements 1978 Lufthansa booklet cargo-measurements 1978 NEW!
Lufthansa-booklet featuring measurement-tables for airfreight-containers and mixed general cargo. The booklet was probably handed out to sales-departments of exporting companies to inform them about the possibilities in shipping items by air.
I bought the report from the estate of a former Lufthansa-employee in March 2016.
Lufthansa booklet cargo-measurements 1978
Lufthansa calendar 1978 Lufthansa calendar 1978 Lufthansa calendar from 1978. Issued in English language. Calendars like this were given to passengers and customers for many years.
An ebay-seller from Greece sold it to me in September 2012.
Lufthansa calendar 1978
Lufthansa logbook 1978 Lufthansa logbook 1978 Lufthansa logbook from 1978. It was issued to passengers to record their own personal flying history. When the logbook documented 250.000 kilometres flown with lufthansa, passengers were awarded a desk-set of aircraft aluminium. To receive the gift the logbook had to be sent to the local Lufthansa town-office.
I bought it on German ebay in March 2014.
Lufthansa logbook 1978
Lufthansa flight-bag late 1970s Lufthansa flight-bag late 1970s Lufthansa flight-bag probably from the late 1970s in the typical corporate-colours blue and yellow. The dimensions are (height/width/depth): 35 cm/ 30 cm/ 10 cm.
I bought the bag from a German ebay-seller in November 2009.
Lufthansa flight-bag late 1970s
Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt airport late 1970s Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt airport late 1970s Lufthansa brochure from the late 1970s containing information on how to get around at Frankfurt "Rhein-Main" airport. Note the size of the airport prior to its expansion in the 1990s.
I bought the brochure on German ebay in January 2012.
Lufthansa brochure Frankfurt airport late 1970s
Lufthansa promotional-single 1979 Lufthansa promotional-single 1979 Lufthansa promotional 7 inch single from 1979 when new destinations to the United States were added to the route-network. On the A-side the record features the song "Hello America" by Italian singer Adriano Celentano.
I bought the single on German ebay in February 2013.
Lufthansa promotional-single 1979
Lufthansa-brochure Australia 1979 Lufthansa-brochure Australia 1979 Lufthansa-brochure "Australia" from the late 1970s. At the time the German airline still operated flights to Sydney - today passengers can only reach the continent with "Star Alliance" partner-airlines.
I bought the brochure on German ebay in 2013.
Lufthansa-brochure Australia 1979
Lufthansa-timetable 1979 Lufthansa-timetables 1979 Lufthansa-timetable from 1979. I remember picking this edition up at a Lufthansa ticket-counter during a visit to Frankfurt airport in summer 1979. As a schoolboy I found it very interesting to look through the timetable. I always imagined travelling to all of the destinations in the Lufthansa-network. In 1979 many of the first generation jetliners were still in service - for example the Boeing 707 on routes to the Middle East and South America.
Lufthansa-timetables 1979
Lufthansa gas cigarette-lighter Rowenta Fan late 1970s Lufthansa gas cigarette-lighter Rowenta Fan late 1970s Lufthansa gas cigarette-lighter made by Rowenta in the late 1970s. The model-type is "Fan".
I bought the lighter on German ebay in January 2012.
Lufthansa gas cigarette-lighter Rowenta Fan late 1970s
Lufthansa amenity-kits Lufthansa amenity-kits Lufthansa amenity-kits from the 1970s and 1980s. The little collection consists of an orange plastic case from the late 1970s and two toilet-sets from the early 1980s.
A visitor of this site offered me the toilet-sets in summer 2012.
Lufthansa amenity-kits
Lufthansa slide series Lufthansa slide series Lufthansa slide series with photos from the period 1973/1974 until the mid 1980s. The 35 mm and 6x6 slides originate from the Lufthansa archives. They were probably used for public relations purposes and for staff-training in travel-agencies.
A fellow collector from Berlin gave me the slide-collection as a present.
Lufthansa slide series
Lufthansa pocket-atlas 1980 Lufthansa pocket-atlas 1980 Lufthansa pocket-atlas issued to passengers probably in 1980. Designed especially with the business traveller in mind, it contains valuable information on 144 pages: Political maps, detailed physical maps of the continents and countries - and finally thumbnail sketches of every country in the world covering such data as form of Government, nature, population language, religion, economy etc. The dimensions are (height/width/depth): 19,5 cm/ 10,5 cm/ 2 cm.
I bought the atlas from a German ebay-seller in December 2011.
Lufthansa pocket-atlas 1980
Lufthansa First Class boarding-pass 1980 Lufthansa First Class boarding-pass 1980 Lufthansa First Class boarding-pass from 1980. An interesting document from the days before passengers had to print their own boarding-pass at home. Width: 22,5 cm. height: 9,5 cm.
A friendly Lufthansa ground-stewardess gave it to me on a visit to Frankfurt airport as a boy in 1980.
Lufthansa First Class boarding-pass 1980
Lufthansa marketing-aid container 1980 Lufthansa marketing-aid container 1980 In a marketing-campaign for flights to West Africa Lufthansa Cargo gave away little plastic containers in the early 1980s. They contained chains from Senegal to advertise routes to Accra, Dakar, Lagos and Abidjan.
I bought the container from the estate of a former Lufthansa-employee in March 2017.
Lufthansa marketing-aid container 1980
Lufthansa box-set cocktail-recipes 1980 Lufthansa box-set cocktail-recipes 1980 Lufthansa box-set "Drinks" from 1980. It contains 84 cocktail-recipes for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The box was issued in collaboration with the Lufthansa Kempinski Hotel in Munich. Unfortunately I don't know whether it was handed out to crew-members for the service on board or given to passengers.
I bought the box from the estate of a former Lufthansa-employee in March 2016.
Lufthansa box-set cocktail-recipes 1980
Lufthansa stationary-set early 1980s Lufthansa stationary-set early 1980s Lufthansa stationary-set for First Class "Senator Service"-passengers. It contained writing paper and airmail envelopes.
I was able to buy the set from the estate of a former Lufthansa-pilot in March 2015.
Lufthansa stationary-set early 1980s
Lufthansa brochure fleet 1981 Lufthansa brochure fleet 1981 Lufthansa-brochure from 1981 with information about the planned extension of the fleet in the 1980s. For the first time the airline stresses growing environmental concerns about fuel-conservation and noise-abatement. The introduction of 25 Airbus A310 is announced for the years from 1983 to 1990.
I bought the brochure on German ebay in December 2013.
Lufthansa brochure fleet 1981
Lufthansa First Class Present No Smoking 1980s Lufthansa First Class Present No Smoking 1980s Lufthansa First Class-present "No Smoking". The keychain made of brass was given to passengers probably in the early 1980s. It was part of a 12-piece series with aviation-related terms - for example "Crew", "Galley" oder "Exit". The "No Smoking"-keychain pictured here stands out from the rest, because it reminds me of days long gone when passenger checking-in were asked: "Smoker or non-smoker?"
I bought the keychain in its original box on German ebay in December 2013.
Lufthansa First Class Present No Smoking 1980s
Lufthansa-brochure Frankfurt base 1983 Lufthansa-brochure Frankfurt base 1983 Lufthansa-brochure from 1983 about the Frankfurt base of the airline with its operational headquarters and technical facilities. It focusses on the maintenance of the fleet, which consisted of 120 aircraft at the time.
The brochure was offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in December 2015.
Lufthansa-brochure Frankfurt base 1983
Lufthansa costumer present 1983 Lufthansa costumer present 1983 This was a present for Lufthansa-customers in 1983: A metal licence-plate to commemorate the first flight to Vancouver in British Columbia/Canada. The flight-number was "LH 446". A German ebayer sold me this interesting item with its original cover in autumn 2008.
Here's another example of a flight-number licence-plate: It was handed out to passengers in 1985 when Lufthansa began operations to Houston/Texas.
Lufthansa costumer present 1983
Lufthansa licence-plate A300 1984 Lufthansa licence-plate A300 1984 Lufthansa gave away this replica of a licence-plate from the United Arab Emirates in early 1984 to promote new services with the Airbus A300 to the Gulf region and East African destinations. As the pictures inside the cover indicate, this present was probably issued to Business Class travellers. A Swedish seller offered me the licence-plate in January 2013.
A commemorative-plate for a DC-10 flight to Atlanta/Georgia was a present for passengers in 1981.
Lufthansa licence-plate A300 1984
Lufthansa-Broschüre Zahlen Daten Fakten 1984 Lufthansa-Broschüre Zahlen Daten Fakten 1984 This little Lufthansa-brochure with corporate facts was issued in 1984. It contains a lot of interesting information normally found in an annual report. On the cover we see the newest Lufthansa-aircraft at the time: The twin-engine wide-body Airbus A310 photographed flying above the countryside of Northern Germany.
The little booklet was offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in December 2o15.
Lufthansa-Broschüre Zahlen Daten Fakten 1984
Lufthansa world-atlas 1984 Lufthansa world-atlas 1984 Lufthansa world-atlas published in 1984. 300 pages containing detailed descriptions of German regions and important countries of the world. The atlas includes a complete section with political maps. There are only a few references to the Lufthansa-fleet. On one page we are told the Boeing 727 will be replaced by the European Airbus A310 in 1983 - which of course never happened, because the 727 was operated until 1992. The dimensions of the atlas are (height/width/depth): 19,5 cm/ 10,5 cm/ 2 cm.
I bought the book from a German ebay-seller in May 2012.
Lufthansa world-atlas 1984
Lufthansa brochure Boeing 707 Lufthansa brochure Boeing 707 When Lufthansa withdrew the Boeing 707 from its fleet in 1985, this brochure was issued to look back on nearly 25 years of service: "A chapter in Lufthansa's history". Being one of Boeing's first 707-customers Lufthansa took delivery of the first aircraft in March 1960. The brochure gives an insight into technical details and shows how the 707 catapulted Lufthansa from a small airline to a global player.
I bought the brochure on German ebay in spring 2008.
Lufthansa brochure Boeing 707
Lufthansa First Class-present Airport Express Lufthansa First Class-present Airport Express Lufthansa First Class-passengers were given little metal signs like this in the mid-1980s as so called "Farewell Presents". The sign displays the route of the "Lufthansa Airport Express", which was a co-operation with German Rail from 1982 until 1993. Class 403 electric multiple-units in yellow-white Lufthansa-colours ran between the airports of Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. The three hour journey by rail through the Rhine-valley was booked by many foreign passengers instead of a domestic Lufthansa-flight.
I bought the sign in October 2011 on German ebay.
Lufthansa First Class-present Airport Express
Lufthansa First Class-present Karlsplatz Lufthansa First Class-present Karlsplatz In another series of "Farewell Presents" Lufthansa issued little replicas of German road-signs. The enamel signs were given to passengers in folded 17 cm x 10 cm cardboard-sleeves including a small round-up of the place's history.
In my collection I have the "Karlsplatz" (Munich), the "Kurfürstendamm" (Berlin), the "Jungfernstieg" (Hamburg), the "Hauptmarkt" (Frankfurt) and the "Alter Markt" (Cologne).
The signs were offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in May 2014.
Lufthansa First Class-present Karlsplatz
Lufthansa First Class-present Collins Avenue Lufthansa First Class-present Collins Avenue In the 1980s Lufthansa also issued this series of "Farewell Presents" so that passengers could also collect road-signs from the United States. These enamel signs also came in folded 17 cm x 10 cm cardboard-sleeves including a small round-up of the place's history.
Next to Collins Avenue" (Miami) I also have "Maiden Lane" (San Francisco), "Alama Plaza" (San Antonio) und "York Street" (New York") in my collection.
The signs were offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in May 2014.
Lufthansa First Class-present Collins Avenue
Lufthansa First Class-present 5th Avenue Lufthansa First Class-present 5th Avenue This enamel sign of New York's "5th Avenue" is an interesting individual item. It was probably also released in the series of U.S. road signs - but it was issued in a different coloured cardboard-sleeve with a sticker indicating which road was inside.
I bought the sign on German ebay in December 2013.
Lufthansa First Class-present 5th Avenue
Lufthansa First Class-present Theaters of the world Lufthansa First Class-present Theaters of the world These little presents also belonged to the series of presents for First Class passengers: In the early 1980s Lufthansa gave away reproduced admission-tickets for famous theatres around the world. The metal-plates were supposed to be used as keychains but have become collector's-items over the years. In my collection I have the "Bolschoi Theatre" (Moscow), the "Scala" (Milan), the "Theatro National de S. Carlos" (Lisbon), the "War Memorial Opera House" (San Francisco) and the "Academy of music" (Philadelphia).
The theatre-presents were offered to me by a visitor of this homepage in May 2014.
Lufthansa First Class-present Theaters of the world
Lufthansa-poster Boeing 737-200 Lufthansa-poster Boeing 737-200 Large cardboard-posters of Lufthansa-aircraft like this were probably printed for travel-agencies and corporate offices in the early 1980s. Seen here is an air-to-air-shot of a Boeing 737-200 in the blue cheatline livery that was introduced in the late 1960s. This design lasted for more than 20 years.
I bought the picture on German ebay in December 2016.
Lufthansa-poster Boeing 737-200
Lufthansa safety-cards 1980s Lufthansa safety-cards 1980s These Lufthansa safety-cards from the 1980s mean a lot to me because I personally "collected" them on various flights with the specific aircraft types - and I still have a guilty conscience about that. After all those years the cards appeal very much to me - and compared to the issues today they have an unmatched appearance.
Lufthansa safety-cards 1980s
Lufthansa advertising-campaign OM mid-1980s Lufthansa advertising-campaign OM mid-1980s In the mid-1980s Lufthansa tried to stress its global appearance with various publicity-campaigns. These examples were devised by the Frankfurt-based advertising-agency Ogilvy & Mather. For my collection I like ads including Lufthansa's aircraft - and this was done frequently in those days. Here we see the Boeing 727 photographed from different angles with easy-going phrases like "The fastest way home".
I personally cut out these ads from German magazines at the time.
Lufthansa advertising-campaign OM mid-1980s
Lufthansa advertising-campaign McCann mid-1980s Lufthansa advertising-campaign OM mid-1980s For the Anglo-American market the agency McCann-Erickson launched this ad-campaign in the mid-1980s to underline Lufthansa's punctuality and safety-record. Authentic passenger-statements were used mostly in combination with aircraft-photos. Very often the headline included the "coming home"-factor relating to the service on board making passengers feeling at home.
Again I collected these ads from various magazines at the time they were published.
Lufthansa advertising-campaign OM mid-1980s
Lufthansa marketing-aid Interstate 1986 Lufthansa marketing-aid Interstate 1986 Lufthansa marketing-aid "Interstate 80" from 1986. The cardboard-case contains a representation of a metal traffic-sign from the famous highway that crosses the United States from coast to coast. With this gift Lufthansa promoted its 16 destinations on the North American continent at the time.
The sign was offered to me by a visitor of this site in March 2016.
Lufthansa marketing-aid Interstate 1986
Lufthansa box-set cocktail-recipes 1980 Lufthansa box-set cocktail-recipes 1980 Lufthansa-leaflet from 1987 with information about the Boeing 747-230 - the second 747-generation in service with the German airline. The interested passenger learns that Lufthansa was the first European operator of the "Jumbo Jet" - and that these aricraft were replaced by newer 747s from 1979 to 1985. As always in leaflets like this there are many photographs to back the text.
I bought the little brochure from the estate of a former Lufthansa-employee in March 2016.
Lufthansa box-set cocktail-recipes 1980
Lufthansa table flag Lufthansa table flag Lufthansa table-flag probably from the 1980s. This has been standing on my desk for years. The flag was one of the first Lufthansa collectors' items without wings...
Lufthansa table flag
Lufthansa travel-agency sign 1970s Lufthansa travel-agency sign 1970s Lufthansa travel-agency sign from the 1970s. I hope one day I can make it light up a room dedicated to my Lufthansa-collection. The sign joined my collection in November 2008.
Lufthansa travel-agency sign 1970s
Brochure Goodbye 727 1992 Brochure Goodbye 727 1992 This inofficial brochure was published in 1992 when Lufthansa phased out the Boeing 727 after 28 years. On 15 pages the fleet-captain recapitulates Lufthansa's role as one of the launch-customers for the 727-100. Between the lines we can also read a lot of praise for the dependable workhorse of the 1960s and 1970s. Many photos from the Lufthansa-archives - and also a blueprint.
A collector from Düsseldorf sold me the brochure in December 2012.
Brochure Goodbye 727 1992
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