Category Archives: Postal History

75 years airport Flughafen Frankfurt Rhein Main

Share75 years ago, on 8 July 1936, Frankfurt Rhein Main airport was officially opened. A Junkers Ju 52 Auntie Ju / Tante Ju aiplane was the first aircraft to land at Frankfurt Rhein Main airport. Later on that day, airship … Continue reading

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First official airmail 1911, Allahabad – Naini, India

ShareOn the day 100 years ago, on 18 February 1911, a mail bag with approximately 6.000 covers was flown by French pilot Henri Pequet from Allahabad to Naini, India. This small hop of only five miles made history: It was … Continue reading

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Fred Wiseman – First airmail flight 100 years ago

ShareOn this day in 1911, the first airmail flight took place. Fred Wiseman flew on a self-made Wisman-Peters plane 15 miles from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, California, USA. The flight took two days with a total flying time of only … Continue reading

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Zeppelin Post Journal, Winter 2010 issue

Share The Winter 2010 issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is ready. Enjoy a sneak preview of the 32-pages issue with the full index here: http://www.ezep.de/zpj/2010wi.html The selected web article by Richard Gibbons about double-marked zeppelin LZ-127 Rome Flight covers … Continue reading

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Zeppelin Study Group auf der Briefmarkenmesse Sindelfingen

ShareDie ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP trifft sich auf der Briefmarkenmesse Sindelfingen: Das Treffen findet am Samstag, den 30. Oktober 2010 um 14 Uhr im Mercure Hotel gleich neben der Messe statt. Treffpunkt ist ist die Tagungssuite Nummer 6 (TS6). Neben einer … Continue reading

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Today in history: LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin at Washington and New York

ShareIt was the first commercial Atlantic crossing by air, operated by the famous airship LZ-127 “Graf Zeppelin”. The flight departed Friedrichshafen, Germany 11 October 1928 and after only four days, on 15 October 1928 the airship reached the USA. Coming … Continue reading

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Zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg crash cover from May 6, 1937

ShareFlying from Frankfurt, Germany to Lakehurst, NJ, USA, zeppelin LZ-129 HINDENBURG carried on the 1st North America Flight 1937 a total of 8 mail bags containing 17,609 cards, covers and parcels. When approaching Lakehurst, the airship burst into flames. Only … Continue reading

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ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL press recognition

ShareThe special issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL about the zeppelin mail forgeries (http://www.ezep.de/zpj/2009ibra.html) gets national and international press recognition: The current issue of the Stamp Magazine from England is featuring the forgeries story. The story appears in their printed … Continue reading

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New Italian zeppelin mail catalogue out

ShareFiorenzo Longhi published an new zeppelin mail catalogue: Zeppelin mail from Italy, Italian Colonies, San Marino and Vatican City from the period 1929 – 1939. This covers the flights of LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin, LZ-129 Hindenburg and LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II. … Continue reading

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Low Greek zeppelin mail registration number

ShareFiorenzo Longhi reported on page 22 of the Spring08 issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL about the lowest known Greek registration number for zeppelin mail on the 1933 LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin Rome Flight, which is 7025. The latest Heinrich K√∂hler … Continue reading

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