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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Postal Stationery Carried on the Graf Zeppelin’s 1932 England Flight

 

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Pictured above is the Graf Zeppelin being moored at Hanworth Air Park outside London upon arriving from Friedrichshafen at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 1932.  You can watch British Pathé’s film clip of the mooring here: 
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/graf-zeppelin/

The inimitable Maury Swartz, then living in Kayl, prepared colorful postal stationery cards that were carried on the flight.  Here are two from my collection (judging by the registry numbers, there must be others):

75c/90c Second Écusson
View Card Issue
Mondorf-les-Bains View

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40c Charlotte Side Profile
1st G.D. Charlotte View Card Issue
Diekirch View

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Luxembourg-Ville, 29 June 1932,
Friedrichshafen (Bodensee), Germany, 2 July 1932,
Dorchester, England, 4 July 1932

UPU postal card = 1.00 F
Registry fee = 1.75 F
Zeppelin carriage = 75 pf.

 

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Cachet seen on the back of each card.

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