Hindenburg beer up for auction


A slightly scorched bottle of beer salvaged intact from the wreck of the Hindenburg zeppelin is to be auctioned in the UK this week for £6,000.

The bottle, thought to be from the Löwenbräu brewery, is to go on sale alongside other Hindenburg items at Wallis and Wallis auctioneers in Lewes, East Sussex on Wednesday.

It is claimed that the beer was one of a pack of six discovered by a fireman. Leroy Smith, at the scene of the stricken craft which he buried and later recovered.

He kept one for himself and shared the other five with friends. One of the bottles subsequently found its way in to the possession of David Kirch from the UK, a collector of Hindenburg and other airship memorabilia, in 2009 when he bought the bottle from Wiltshire auctioneers Henry Aldridge and sons.


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