A German Imperial Army Zeppelin (Luftschiff) Veteran's Case
A German Imperial Army Zeppelin (Luftschiff) Veteran's Case - Silver, hallmarked with the Reichsmark crescent moon and crown mark, marked "800" (silver) and maker marked "G.R." on the latch, vertical rules and textured designs on the front and back covers, the front cover with the initials "G" and "R" in stacked diamond motifs in the upper left corner, a Winged Prop insignia in the centre and a miniature Army Zeppelin (Luftschiff) Badge in the lower right corner, hinged, with a push latch on the opposite side, opening to expose storage areas on either side for cigarettes, inside tinted in a gold coloured wash, right side with a weakened restraining elastic, the elastic exhibiting repair on the right side, 83.3 mm x 108.5 mm x 10.5 mm, light contact, extremely fine. Footnote: The Army Zeppelin (Luftschiff) Badge was established in 1920, with each recipient having to purchase his own badge. In 1884, a law was enacted making .800 the minimum national standard for silver in Germany. In 1886, the use of individual city marks was abolished and replaced by the national mark (Reichsmark) of a crescent moon and crown mark (Halbmond und Krone) representing the entire German state. These marks became compulsory by 1888. The crown and crescent moon are used in conjunction with a maker's mark and a decimal silver standard mark.