The annual-report for 1977 focuses on the growing importance of computers - both on the ground and in the air.
This advert from the late 1960s explains why Lufthansa had an all-Boeing-fleet at the time.
This little Airbus A300 was probably manufactured by "Westway Models" for Lufthansa - although there is no such indication on the model.
Little plastic-containers were given away as marketing-aids by Lufthansa Cargo in the early 1980s to promote flights to West Africa.
This small Lufthansa-folder from 1956 contained the price-list for alcoholic beverages on domestic flights.
In early summer 2016 "Herpa" released this 1/200 scale reproduction of the Lufthansa Boeing 707-430 D-ABOC.
This large Lufthansa-poster of a Boeing 737-200 will be a beautiful new addition to one of the walls of my aviation room.
Lufthansa metal-sign "Agent" - probably from the early 1970s.
This tin-toy representation was made by "Toys Nomura" for the German toy-distributor "Dickie" in the late 1970s.
This Lufthansa passenger-ticket was issued in 1970 for a return-flight from Düsseldorf to South America.
This route-map with Lufthansa destinations in Europe and the Middle East was issued in the mid-1960s.
For the first time I was able to obtain a mint Verkuyl-model: A 1/100 scale Boeing 727 in Lufthansa's 1970s livery.
In 1986 Lufthansa promoted its 16 destinations in North America with a representation of a US road-sign.
Lufthansa-leaflet from 1987 with information about the second Boeing 747 generation - the 747-230.
In June 2016 finally a 1/200 Lufthansa Boeing 747-130 became available by "WB Models". D-ABYC was the third 747 to join the Lufthansa-fleet in 1970.
Lufthansa box-set from 1980 with cocktail-recipes for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Lufthansa first-flight-cover issued in 1967 on the occasion of the first Boeing 727 service on the domestic route Stuttgart-Cologne.
The first ever model-type Lufthansa ordered was this Convair CV-340 Metropolitan in 1/50 scale. It was manufactured by "Modellbau Schaarschmidt" in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1955.
Leaflets like this were published in the early 1970s with travel-tips for various Lufthansa-destinations.
This little plate for on-board snacks was used to promote Lufthansa's Lockheed Super Constellation services in 1955.
D-ABOP was the second 1/200 scale reproduction of a Lufthansa Boeing 720-030B released in summer 2015 by "Western Models".
This stationary-set was given to First Class "Senator Service"-passengers probably in the early 1980s.
Lufthansa issued this phono-postcard in 1958/59 to promote the service on board the Lockheed L-1649A Super Star.
One of two beautiful 1/200 scale reproductions of a Lufthansa Boeing 720-030B was D-ABOH in the delivery colours of 1962 - released in summer 2015 by "Western Models".
This little Lufthansa-brochure from 1984 was full of corporate-facts - just like a small-sized annual-report.
These First Flight Covers were sent to Istanbul and Beirut when Lufthansa resumed flights to the Middle East on September 12th 1956.
Now the largest model in my collection: A 1/25 Lufthansa DC-10, made by "Westway Models" probably in 1974/75 when the first of the three-engined long-haul jets joined the fleet.
When the European wide-body twin-jet Airbus A300 was introduced to the Lufthansa-fleet this brochure was released in 1976.
This interesting toy-set made by "Schuco" was given to children on board of Lufthansa aircraft probably in the early 1970s.
This 1/200 scale Boeing 737-130 made by "BlueBox-Models" displays the 1960s livery that was later changed to the new 1970s design prior to the delivery to Lufthansa.
Lufthansa-brochure from 1983 about the airline's operational headquarters at Frankfurt airport.
Lufthansa-leaflet from 1958 with information about the Vickers Viscount, which was introduced on medium-haul routes at the time.
The first passenger-jet in service with a German airline was the Boeing 707-430. "BlueBox Models" released a 1/200 scale diecast-model of D-ABOD in spring 2015.
This little collection of amenity-kits brings back memories of on-board service from the 1970s and 1980s.
I picked up this Lufthansa-timetable at Frankfurt airport as a boy in 1979 - and I have kept it ever since.
The new year brings a new large-scale model: A Lufthansa Airbus A300 in 1/50 from 1976.
In 1975, Lufthansa introduced its newest jet - the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 - to passengers with this leaflet.
This leaflet from 1975 contained information about the Boeing 747 - which Lufthansa operated in both the 100-series and the 200-series at the time.
This little golden model of a Boeing 727-100 was awarded to passengers after travelling more than 500.000 kilometres on Lufthansa-flights.
This brochure from 1956 contained information for passengers travelling from Düsseldorf to London aboard Lufthansa's Convair CV-340s.
A rather large tin-toy Boeing 737 was produced by "Modern Toys" in the late 1960s.
This road-map was released in 1961 to promote the "jet airport" Munich-Riem.
This little brochure was released in the late 1970s when Australia still was a Lufthansa-destination.
The year 2015 began with an exciting offer: I was able to purchase this 1/50 scale cutaway-model of a Lufthansa Boeing 747. It was made for Lufthansa probably in 1970.
Lufthansa gave away little plastic models of the Boeing 707 probably in the early 1960s.
In the late 1950s Lufthansa handed out travel-guides to passengers travelling to exotic destinations like Buenos Aires or Bangkok.
I had to wait many years before I got the chance to buy a Lufthansa Boeing 707 made by the Spanish model-manufacturer "Mecater". In March 2015 the waiting was over: An antiques-dealer from Torino in Italy offered me this fine example in 1/100 scale.
Lufthansa promoted their Frankfurt-hub in this brochure from 1973: One year after the new Rhein-Main-airport had been opened it was praised as a perfect choice for connecting flights worldwide.
This little booklet from 1971 was used by Lufthansa cabin-attendants to mix well-known international cocktails.
With this Airbus A300 from the much acclaimed "Lufthansa Modell Edition" I managed to get my third A300 from this series of three. The model in 1/200 scale carries the registration D-AIAK.
In the series of route-maps from the late 1950s Lufthansa also released this item for destinations in the Middle East.
In the outgoing era of tin-toys the Japanese manufacturer "Toys Nomura" released this Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10. The original aircraft joined the Lufthansa-fleet in the mid-1970s as one of the most economic aircraft in the world.
This annual-report for 1959 shows Lufthansa's early efforts to become a global player. When the brochure was released the German airline had just entered the jet-age with the first Boeing 707s.
Little pocket-knives with the outline of the Lockheed Super Constellation were given away in the late 1950s when these aircraft were the pride of the Lufthansa-fleet.
These metal replicas of admission-tickets from famous theatres around the world were given away in the series of "First Class presents" in the early 1980s.
This Airbus A300 in scale 1/100 was made for Lufthansa by the Dutch manufacturer Verkuyl probably in the mid-1970s.
In the 1980s First Class passengers were also offered little replica road-signs of streets and places in the United States.
A small collection of little replica road-signs enters my collection today: First-Class passengers were given the enamel signs as presents in the early 1980s.
The largest model to date in my collection is a Boeing 747-200 made by "Westway Models" probably in the late 1970s. I bought it from a former Lufthansa-employee in March 2012 - now it enters the homepage.
This little puzzle-game was given away by Lufthansa before services to Kinshasa started in November 1971.
This Lufthansa paperbox was used to promote transatlantic flights with the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation.
Another Boeing 747 joins my fleet of Japanese tin-airplanes: The model was made by the "Haji" company probably in the early 1970s.
Lufthansa-passengers were given logbooks like this in the late 1960s to record their personal flying-history. After reaching a certain kilometre-status passengers were rewarded with small metal models of the Boeing 727 "Europa Jet".
This logbook was issued in 1978. In those days passengers received a desk-set made of aicraft-aluminium when the logbook showed 250.000 kilometres flown with Lufthansa.
This little friction-powered tin-toy Boeing 727 was made by the Japanese manufacturer "Takatoku Toys" in the late 1960s.
Lufthansa's public-relations department in Cologne published this summary of the airline's history in 1975.
This DC-10 bonus-model made by "Lutz & Weiss" was given to passengers who had travelled 250.000 kilometres on board Lufthansa-aircraft.
Lufthansa's public-relations bureau in Cologne released this summary of German aviation-history in 1969.
This early Boeing 737-130 model was probably ordered by Boeing as a marketing-aid in the negotiations with Lufthansa. The German airline was the first customer for the short-range jet in the mid-1960s.
In the mid-1960s Lufthansa operated an all-Boeing jet-fleet. This brochure offers information about the B707-300 / B707-400 and the B727-100.
All the comfort of long-range air-travel was available on short-range routes when Lufthansa introduced the Boeing 737 to the fleet in early 1968. This brochure in English language contains information about the development of the jet.
This battery-operated tin-toy Boeing 747 was made by the Japanese manufacturer "Toys Nomura" in the late 1960s - just before the first Jumbo Jets were delivered.
Lufthansa informed its passengers about the new wide-body Boeing 747 prior to the first services in 1970 with this brochure.
A keychain made of brass was presented to Lufthansa First Class passengers in this box in the early 1980s. It was part of a 12-piece series.
This large Super Constellation model in 1/50 scale was ordered by Lufthansa in 1955 - the year the German airline started transatlantic-services. The manufacturer was "Modellbau Schaarschmidt" in Berlin.
This miniature enamel road-sign was a present for Lufthansa First Class passengers in the mid-1980s. It was part of a whole series.
The British long-haul jet Vickers VC-10 was recreated by the Japanese "Kyowa Toy Co." in the mid-1960s. Unfortunately this aircraft was never part of the Lufthansa-fleet.
This domestic-timetable from 1961 was a quick-reference guide for passengers travelling within Germany.
Just before Christmas another little bonus-model joins the collection: In the early 1980s passengers were awarded this Airbus A300 for travelling 500.000 kilometres with Lufthansa.
This brochure from 1981 contains information about the future of Lufthansa's fleet in the 1980s.
In late autumn 2013 Herpa released a 1/200 model of the Airbus A300B4 - Lufthansa's first short- and medium range wide-body jet.
This ticket from 1968 displays the work of German designer Otl Aicher who worked for Lufthansa at the time. The outlines of a Boeing 707 were printed on travel-documents and timetables from the mid-1960s until around 1970.
This colourful little brochure advertised three new Far East destinations in 1959: Karachi, Kalkutta and Bangkok.
When Lufthansa began transatlantic services with the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation in 1955 models like this were ordered as marketing-aids from "Modellbau Schaarschmidt" - a company located in Berlin.
In 1955 these ditching-procedures were handed out to passengers on transatlantic flights with the Lockheed Super Constellation.
This passenger-ticket was issued in early 1955 for an introductory flight from Hamburg to Munich and back.
In the late 1960s the Japanese toy-manufacturer "Yonezawa" released this model of the supersonic Boeing 733, which later became known as the Boeing 2707. Lufthansa placed an option for four of these aircraft that never were built.
This phonographic-postcard containing instrumental music is an interesting piece of advertising-history from 1961.
"Hogan Wings" released this 1/200 diecast-model of Lufthansa's Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation D-ALID in 2012.
This Lufthansa brochure from 1974 contained information about cockpit-careers.
After Lufthansa placed orders for three Concordes in 1967 the airline also ordered display-models like this in 1/50 scale as marketing-aids. They were manufactured by "Westway Models" in the United Kingdom.
In the late 1970s/early 1980s frequent-travellers were given little Airbus A300 models like this for 1.000.000 kilometres with Lufthansa.
This Lufthansa safety-card for the Boeing 747-100 was printed in early 1973. At this time Lufthansa operated three 747-130s.
Something very rare joins the collection: A Lufthansa Hawker-Siddeley HS-125. "Skyland Models" probably made this model for the British aircraft-manufacturer as a marketing-aid.
Lufthansa and the Burda publishing group issued this magazine called "Revue" for the first time in 1966.
"Westway Models" produced Boeing 737 models like this in 1/100 scale when the airline took delivery of the first aircraft in 1968.
Nice pictures and interesting information about the fleet - this Lufthansa-leaflet from 1975 included both.
A little model of the European wide-body jet Airbus A300 was given to customers in 1976 to promote the forthcoming introduction of this aircraft on domestic and European routes.
This 1/200 scale model of a Lufthansa Curtiss C-46 Commando was re-released by "Western Models" in early 2013.
This time-indicator made it possible for Lufthansa-passengers to determine the time in various destinations worldwide.
The Japanese toy-company "Daiya" produced this tin-toy Concorde in the late 1960s after Lufthansa had placed orders for three supersonic jetliners.
This interesting booklet was published in 1968 with the title "The History Of Deutsche Lufthansa AG". On 45 pages it shows how Lufthansa gradually turned into a modern, globally operating airline.
To promote new destinations in the United States, Lufthansa released this single with the song "Hello America" by Italian singer Adriano Celentano in 1979.
This Lufthansa menu from February/March 1959 is a nice piece of aviation-history, because it shows how wide the selection of dishes was on a transatlantic flight from Hamburg to New York.
In the late 1990s "Western Models" released two Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellations in Lufthansa-livery: One of them was the model shown here with the registration D-ALAP.
Lufthansa Cargo gave away this interesting pencil cup with a metric converter to customers in the early 1970s.
In 1984 the Airbus A310 was one of the last aircraft to join the Lufthansa-fleet in the 1970s-livery. "IMC Modelworks" made this 1/100 model in the early 1980s.
Lufthansa gave away plates like this when the first services started to the U.S. West Coast in May 1960 with Boeing 707 jets.
Lufthansa and Boeing published this brochure together when the first Boeing 727s were delivered in spring 1964.
This tin-toy supersonic jet was made by the Japanese manufacturer "Daiya": A Boeing B-2707 in the Lufthansa-livery of the 1960s.
This commemorative licence-plate was given to Lufthansa-passengers on the occasion of the first flight to Atlanta/Gerogia with a DC-10 in 1981.
Here's another licence-plate - this time for the first Lufthansa-flight to Houston/Texas in 1985.
This commemorative plate was issued on the first Lufthansa passenger-flight with a Boeing 747 in 1970. It was made by the German porcelain-manufacturer "Rosenthal".
This Lufthansa Boeing 707 was one of the first plastic models Lufthansa ordered fro display-purposes. It was manufactured in Italy by "Belplast", probably in 1964/65.
This route-map for flights to South America allowed passengers to follow their aircraft across the Atlantic. It was published in the early 1960s.
This replica of a licence-plate from the United Arab Emirates was given to selected passengers in 1984 to promote new services with the Airbus A300 to the Gulf region and East Africa.
An artist's impression of Robert Louis Stevenson's story "The bottle imp" was on the cover of this Lufthansa menu for a flight from Frankfurt to Rome in 1961.
This Lufthansa-timetable from 1975 brought a massive expansion of DC-10 services on Transatlantic-routes and to the Far East.
A new addition to my collection of Lufthansa tin-toy models: A Boeing 727 made by the Japanese toy-company "Alps" in the mid-1960s.
This Lufthansa menu was published in 1962 for a flight from Frankfurt to the Middle East.
This on-board magazine was published in 1975. It features information about Lufthansa's fleet in those days together with route-maps and tourism-related articles.
For years I have been searching for a vintage Lufthansa Super Constellation model. In December 2012 I finally managed to buy this fine reproduction of the Lockheed L-1649A, which Lufthansa marketed as the "Super Star".
This inofficial brochure was published in 1992 by Lufthansa's Boeing 727 fleet-captain, Peter Klotz. It recapitulates the 28 years of continuous service with the 727-100 and the 727-200.
In 1960 this promotional-record was an unusual way to advertise the new Boeing 707 with a specially composed song.
Another addition to my collection of bonus-models: This Boeing 727 in 1/250 scale was given to passengers who had flown 100.000 kilometres with Lufthansa.
This colourful Lufthansa-leaflet from 1957 stresses the comfort on board the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation. Like many other Lufthansa-brochures from that era it contains many drawings - but some photos are also included, which is quite unusual.
Lufthansa cargo-brochure from the 1970s with information about the cargo-fleet and the capacity of the various containers.
Lufthansa annual report from 1955 with interesting facts and figures concerning the first year of scheduled services.
These first flight covers were all issued on the occasion of first flights to New York with the Lockheed Super Constellation in 1955 and with the Boeing 707 in 1960.
This preliminary timetable for summer 1962 showed the planned routes and departure-times subject to government approval.
The Verkuyl-workshops in the Netherlands delivered 1/100 scale metal Boeing 747 models like this to Lufthansa probably in 1970.
With a puzzle-game inside this box Lufthansa promoted the introduction of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 to the fleet in early 1974.
Unfortunately this Lufthansa on-board brochure from the 1950s was empty when I obtained it. Still, it is a very interesting item from a time when Lufthansa operated the Lockheed Super Constellation and the Convair 340.
Lufthansa on-board magazine from 1973. The so-called "Logbook" kept most of its design-features for over two decades.
"Sky Stars" released this DC-3 in 1/200 scale in late 2012. Lufthansa operated four of these aircraft between 1955 and 1960.
Lufthansa safety-card for the Boeing 737-130 - issued in 1972. Later Lufthansa published safety-cards for many other aircraft in a slightly modified design.
Lufthansa leaflet from the early 1960s issued after the arrival of the first Boeing 707 in the fleet.
Lufthansa safety-cards from the 1980s. I "collected" them myself on various flights with the respective aircraft.
For many years Lufthansa issued calendars like this to passengers and customers.
These menu-cards from 1968 were issued in the new corporate-design created by Otl Aicher and his team in the mid-1960s.
Calendars were given away by Lufthansa right from the beginning of post-war operations in 1955. This example dates back to 1960.
The advertising-agency Ogilvy & Mather devised an ad-campaign for Lufthansa in the mid-1980s. Here some examples with the focus on Lufthansa-jets of that period.
Here another campaign from the 1980s by McCann-Erickson for the Anglo-American market. Again it was often the fleet that was shown in the ads.
This large metal Boeing 727 in 1/40 scale was made for Lufthansa by the Dutch model-maker Verkuyl around 1964/65 when the first aircraft were delivered.
Two types of aircraft in one safety-card - impossible today, but published by Lufthansa in the mid 1960s for the Convair 340/440 and the Vickers Viscount.
This boarding-pass was issued to Lufthansa First Class passengers in 1980.
This Lufthansa menu from 1960 is an example for the high-quality service standards in the early jet-age.
My newest pride and joy is this fine cutaway model of an early Boeing 747-130 made by "Westway Models" probably in 1970 when the first "Jumbo Jets" were delivered to Lufthansa. Scale is 1/72.
Another cigarette-lighter enters my collection: An "M23" made by West-German manufacturer "Ibelo" probably around 1969/1970.
This black and white brochure was handed out to Lufthansa employees in 1969 prior to the first deliveries of the new Boeing 747 jets.
"InFlight Models" sold this 1/200 scale Lufthansa Boeing 737-230 in 2006. The model was limited to 588 pieces worldwide.
This Lufthansa world-atlas was published in 1984. Today, it is like a time-machine back to a world that no longer exists that way.
Wonderful aerial-photography of German towns and landscapes was published in 1968 by Lufthansa in the book "Flugbild Deutschland". Designer Otl Aicher was initially asked to take these pictures for advertising campaigns.
A second book containing aerial-photography of the European continent was published by Lufthansa in 1974. Again Otl Aicher is the brilliant photographer.
When the Boeing 727 was added to the Lufthansa-fleet in 1964, Boeing published this ring-binder for training-purposes. A nice addition to my collection of vintage Lufthansa-items.
This Lufthansa Lockheed L-1649A Super Star with the registration D-ALUB was released by "Western Models" in the 1990s - long before 1/200 scale model-aircraft became popular. I can only second the positive reactions by fellow collectors worldwide. This is a fine model and was a real trendsetter!
My newest tin-toy airplane is this large Lufthansa Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation made by "Tipp&Co" in the late 1950s.
Over the years I have collected many Lufthansa first flight covers like these from the 1960s - especially envelopes with aviation-related stamps and images.
Lufthansa was one of the first airlines to order Boeing 707 jets with a side cargo door in the fuselage. This model made by "Schuco" even had a plastic container inside. It was sold as "Schuco 1024".
This Lufthansa on-board folder contained information and stationary for passengers. Issued probably around 1962.
In late 2011 "JC Wings" released this 1/200 model of the Boeing 737-230 D-ABFW "Wolfsburg" in a livery that was tested by the German airline in 1987/88.
This Lufthansa brochure was given to passengers probably in the late 1970s to help them get around at Frankfurt airport.
Not as elegant as older cigarette-lighters is this gas-lighter made by Rowenta in the late 1970s. The model-type is "Fan".
Various manufacturers released 1/200 scale diecast models of the Lockheed Super Constellation in late 2011. "Hobby Master" presented this "Connie" with the registration D-ALOF.
My third Volkswagen T1 bus in Lufthansa-colours is this model made by the Japanese tin-toy manufacturer "Endoh" in the mid-1960s.
This brochure was targeted at export-oriented small and medium-sized companies in the mid-1960s when Lufthansa began operating all-cargo flights with Boeing 707 jets.
This Lufthansa-leaflet from the early 1960s contained information about the new Boeing jets 707 and 720.
The end of the year 2011 brought several Constallation-releases from various manufacturers - for example this Lockheed L-1649A D-ALER in 1/200 scale.
This little pocket-atlas from 1980 was designed especially with the business traveller in mind. 144 pages.
In the 1970s "Schuco" made three Lufthansa Boeing 747s: Two passenger models and one freighter. Here is the first version - a Boeing 747-130.
Lately I was able to buy some old passenger-tickets from an eBay-seller in Greece: Items from the late 1950s, from the 1960s and 1970s. This is the oldest ticket - it was issued in 1959.
This specimen dates back to 1960. The ticket was issued for a flight from Beirut to Munich and back.
Because of its current "all-white" livery this Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 doesn't really fit into my collection - but due to the fact that it displays a special scheme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partnership with Boeing, I bought the model anyway.
Recently I was able to buy this interesting timetable from 1956: Unfolded this brochure is a graphic schedule for domestic services.
When this timetable was released in 1971 Lufthansa had just phased out the last propeller-driven aircraft. One year before the Summer Olympics in Munich the German airline wanted to present its passengers an all-jet fleet. On the cover we can see the works of two famous German graphic-designers: Firstly Otl Aicher's corporate-identity ideas from the late 1960s/early 1970s and secondly the logo for the Olympic Summer Games 1972 in Munich devised by Cordt von Mannstein.
This Lockheed Electra in Lufthansa-colours was released by the Japanese toy-manufacturer "Yonezawa" probably in the late 1960s - although Lufthansa never operated this aircraft-type.
I was able to buy this nice vintage Lufthansa route-map a while ago from an ebay-seller in the United States. It was handed out to passengers probably in the late 1950s.
On May, 1st 1960 Lufthansa officially started into the jet-age with this timetable. The first Boeing 707 had been delivered by Boeing in early March 1960.
This Boeing 727 in 1/200 scale is one of the smaller models Lufthansa ordered from the Dutch manufacturer Maarten M. Verkuyl in the mid-1960s. Verkuyl usually made large metal models - here he worked with resin.
Old route-maps always catch my attention because they show destinations no longer served - or destination that were yet to come. This map already displays the all-new corporate-identity that was introduced in the mid-1960s by German graphics-designer Otl Aicher - a teacher at the "Hochschule for Gestaltung" (HfG), now part of the University of Ulm.
This Douglas DC-4 in 1/200 scale made by "Western Models" is the newest addition to my collection. Three of these aircraft were operated by "Transocean Airlines" on behalf of Lufthansa from 1957 to 1959 on the Frankfurt-New York route.
First-Class-passengers were given little "Farewell Presents" like this in the mid-1980s: A metal sign shows the route of the Lufthansa Airport-Express, which connected Düsseldorf airport and Frankfurt airport by rail.
This passenger-map from the early 1960s shows the Far East route Lufthansa-jets took from Frankfurt to Tokio via Rome, Cairo and Bangkok.
In summer 2011 "JC Wings" released this fine diecast-model of the stretched Boeing 727-230 D-ABFI "Münster". A must-have for me because the 727 is one of my favourite aircraft!.
This "Raise-Up" Boeing 707 in 1/60 scale replaces a sister-ship made by the same manufacturer which I already had in my collection. I was able to get the model pictured here in better condition and with the original shipping-crate.
This is the last of the three Boeing 737-330s from the "Lufthansa Modell Edition" I needed for my collection:
D-ABXC named after the town of "Delmenhorst".
In 1977 Lufthansa set up a freight-subsidiary called "German Cargo". The airline operated four Boeing 707 - one of them being D-ABUI, which was released in summer 2011 by "Aviation 200". A very nice representation of the "curry-bomber", as these aircraft were called because of the colour of their livery.
This Lufthansa-brochure was released shortly before the Boeing 737 was introduced to the fleet in the late 1960s. It presents the advantages of the new short-range jetliner compared to the propeller-driven aircraft in use at the time.
The famous "Senator Service" in Lufthansa's First Class has a reputation for its little presents: Lighters like this Rowenta "Picco" were given to passengers probably in the early 1960s.
In this booklet from the mid-1960s Lufthansa compiled the safety-information for its Boeing 707/727/737 jet-fleet. Passengers had to work out for themselves which aircraft they were flying on. Unthinkable today...
This Boeing 707 in the 1970s-livery of Lufthansa was one of the last tin-toys made by the German brand "GAMA". Compared to many Japanese toys from that era GAMA still produced this 707 with a full-metal fuselage.
The end of August brings this tin-toys without wings to my collection of Lufthansa-models: A Volkswagen T1 bus made by the Japanese toy-brand "Ichiko" probably in the mid-1960s.
This fine "Vickers Viscount 814" made by "Herpa" is my new pride and joy in the "1/200 models"-section of this homepage. The model was released in July 2011.
Unfortunately I don't have many Airbus A300 models in my collection - that's why this one is very important to me. It was made by "IMC Modelworks" - the successor of Maarten M. Verkuyl's model-workshop in the Netherlands.
Another small give-away probably from the 1980s, when bonus-systems for frequent-travellers were less stylish:
A DC-10 model made by "Lutz & Weiss" as a reward for 500.000 kilometres with Lufthansa.
This Lufthansa Boeing 707 model in scale 1/200 was ordered by Lufthansa probably as a small desk display-model. It was made by the Dutch model-maufacturer "Raise-Up".
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.
Newly added in the "Tin Japan"-section of my homepage: A "Vickers Viscount" made by "Tomy Toys" probably in the mid-1960s. This is the version with stewardess-announcements through the built-in loudspeaker in the upper fuselage. Lufthansa operated its "Viscounts" from 1958 until 1971.
Finally I managed to purchase a cut-away model for my Lufthansa-collection: A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in 1/50 scale made by "Westway Models". A very important addition for me, because my first transatlantic-flight was on board a Lufthansa DC-10 in 1987.
This tin-toy Boeing 707 made by "Yanoman" is my second version of this model. It is battery-operated - but doesn't have cable-steering.
My collection of little bonus-models keeps growing: This time I was able to add a Boeing 727 that was given to frequent-flyers for 250.000 kilometres with Lufthansa. The model was made by the "Verkuyl"-workshop in the Netherlands.
In the 1960s Japanese toy-manufacturers frequently released tin-models of aircraft with Lufthansa-livery that were never operated by the German airline. This Canadair CL-44 freigher made by "Toys Nomura" is one example.
These two vintage Lufthansa-pins raised my interest when they were offered on eBay in late 2010. One is a classic logo-pin with the Lufthansa crane-logo - the second item seems to have been a name-badge for Lufthansa-employees.
Old paperwork always fascinates me - that's why I added this vintage on-board brochure to my collection. Brochures like this were probably given to passengers on long-haul flights in the late 1950s.
I waited for a 1/200 model of a Lufthansa Boeing 707 in the second livery of the 1960s very long. When "Blue Box Models" released this 707 in early 2011 I just had to go and buy one.
A new addition in the "Travel-agency models"-section: This Boeing 727 is the second 727-model made by "Mecater" in the mid-1960s. The Spanish model-manufacturer produced it in order to correct a first 727-version with a wrongly placed jet-engine in the upper air-intake.
This "V.I.P Airport Service Car" with Lufthansa-logo is a new addition to my collection in the "Tin Japan"-section. It was probably made in the mid-1960s by "Kyoei".
The first Airbus in my collection of travel-agency models: An Airbus A300 in 1/100 scale made by "Westway". Models like these were ordered by Lufthansa when the European jet entered service in 1976.
This strange looking replica of a Lufthansa Boeing 727 was made in the 1960s by the Japanese toy-manufacturer Asahi. I was able to buy it with its original box.
This Lufthansa luggage-tag from the early 1970s brings back memories from childhood days: I can remember my father returning from business-trips with tags like this attached to his luggage.
A gift by a fellow collector from Berlin: These wonderful folders from the late 1970s/early 1980 containing many slides from the Lufthansa-archives.
A little Airbus A300 given to frequent-travellers in the days before "Miles & More". The model was made in Germany by "Lutz & Weiss".
Not in the very best state - but still a nice find for my collection: A Lufthansa DC-10 made by "Westway Models" in 1/100 scale.
A Lufthansa-model without wings joined my collection today: A Volkswagen T1-bus made by "Masudaya" of Japan in the 1960s. A female eBay-seller from Argentina was the source for this nice little toy in Lufthansa-colours.
This Boeing 727 model in 1/100 scale was probably one of the first plastic display models ordered by Lufthansa in the mid-1960s. It was made in Italy by "Belplast Milano".
A new addition to my 1/200 scale section: The bare-metal Boeing 737-230 D-ABHX made by "InFlight Models". In the early 1980s Lufthansa tried to reduce fuel costs with this special livery.
This fine display-model in scale 1/100 made by "Westway Models" depicts the first version of the famous Jumbo Jet: The Boeing 747-100 series.
The 1/200 Airbus A300-600 D-AIAN "Nördlingen" is another addition to my "Lufthansa Modell Edition"-fleet made by Herpa.
Lufthansa annual report from 1960. This was the year in which the first Boeing 707 jets entered service with the German airline.
Although I don't smoke I like these vintage cigarette-lighters very much. This gas lighter was made by Rowenta, probably in the late 1960s.
Little metal models like this were given to frequent travellers in the 1960s when they reached a certain mileage status.
I searched for this tin-airplane a long time: The Vickers Viscount made by "Biller" in Nuremberg in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Before I bought this DC-10 for my collection I didn't know that "Westway Models" also made smaller display models in 1/200 scale for Lufthansa.
I have had this Lufthansa Boeing 747 in my collection since 2004 - finally I managed to add it to my homepage. There is also a freighter model with an opening nose.
The Lufthansa Vickers Viscount made by "Tomy Toys" has become quite a rare model in the recent years. It was made in three versions: This one has the open fuselage with the stewardess-figure moving along the aisle.
A new addition to the "Lufthansa Modell Edition"-section of my homepage: Herpa's Airbus A300-600 D-AIAL "Stade" in 1/200 scale. A wonderful model considering it was released over 20 years ago.
I always find old route-maps very interesting - that's why I bought this North-Atlantic route-map on eBay a few days ago. It was given to passengers in the early 1960s as a guide during flights "across the pond". As maps like this are quite useless over water I guess it was used mainly as a reference while flying over the continental USA.
I was looking out for this model a long time - and then a visitor to my homepage offered it to me a few weeks ago: A Lufthansa Boeing 737 travel-agency model in the 1960s livery made by "Westway Models" of Wembley/England probably inthe late 1960s. Scale is 1:50.
This fine reproduction box was given to me as a present by a fellow collector from Stuttgart/Germany in March 2010. The Japanese tin-toy manufacturer "Toys Nomura" sold its model of a Lufthansa Boeing 737 in boxes like this.
Lufthansa Boeing 727 made by "Toys Nomura" from Japan. Like many other tin-toy manufacturers Nomura started using plastic-parts for its "tin"-airplanes in the late 1960s: The lower fuselage and the upper air-intake are completely made of plastic.
Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in 1/200 scale made by "Herpa". A fine model of the three-engined wide-body jet. I was very anxious to include it to my collection, because I crossed the Atlantic for the first time in a Lufthansa DC-10 in 1987.
Lufthansa Boeing 737 in the 1970s livery made by "Schuco" probably in the early 1970s. I bought this little tin airplane to go with the same model in Lufthansa's 1960s livery.
Lufthansa European route-map issued probably around 1960/61. Those were the days when airlines assumed that passengers were interested in the flight itself...
Lufthansa timetables issued in early 1977 - passenger and cargo edition. Memories are made of this: Boeing 707, Boeing 727, DC-10, 747-200 - all the beloved first- and second-generation jetliners are still in service in these two little books!
Lufthansa Boeing 747 travel-agency model made by "Westway Models" in England. Next to my "Airplast"-Jumbo this is the second 747 in 1/100 scale to land in my Lufthansa model-collection.
Herpa Boeing 737-300 D-ABXA "Giessen" in 1/200 scale released in the famous "Lufthansa Modell Edition". With this model I now already have two of the three 737s from this series. One more to go: D-ABXC "Delmenhorst".
Lufthansa Boeing 727 tin airplane from the early 1970s - made by an unknown manufacturer in Hong Kong. A nice little toy with more plastic parts than tin - but those were the signs of the time.
Lufthansa Boeing 727 travel-agency model in scale 1/50 - made in the early 1970s by "Verkuyl". Finally I have a large model of my favourite aircraft! With this 727 Maarten M. Verkuyl proves once more that he is the master - no wonder Lufthansa used to order its display-models in the Netherlands.
Lufthansa Boeing-737 D-ABXB "Passau" released in the "Lufthansa Modell Edition" by Herpa. The first 737 in my "Modell Edition"-section. The plastic display-cases are simply fantastic!
Lufthansa Boeing 707 tin airplane made by the Japanese toy-manufacturer "Toys Nomura". I added this model to my collection because of the newer Lufthansa-titles on the fuselage.