Thanksgiving Greetings sent by zeppelin

The Zeppelin Study Group is wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving!

For more information on zeppelin mail and airship memorabilia:

The web portal for zeppelin mail and airship memorabilia: http://www.eZEP.de/
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Airship Ventures Ceases Operations

Airship Ventures Ceases Operations
Lacking Sponsorship, World’s Largest Passenger Airship Grounded as of Today

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., November 14, 2012 – Airship Ventures, operators of the world’s largest passenger airship, the Zeppelin Eureka, have announced today that despite history-making successes and a stellar performance and safety record, they will be ceasing operations immediately.

More information at www.airshipventures.com

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Symposium Aerophilatelie @ IPHLA Mainz, Flugpost am Rhein und Main

Symposium Aerophilatelie anlässlich der Literaturausstellung IPHLA in Mainz, November 2012

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ZEPPEX – zeppelin mail exhibition, Zeppelinpost Ausstellung

Dear Aerophilatelists!

the ZEPPEX 2012 deadline has been moved to September 7, 2012 – this is tomorrow, Friday!
If you plan to exhibit your zeppelin or airmail exhibit at the national US exhibition ZEPPEX/SESCAL, please act immediately and apply today.

All information about ZEPPEX/SESCAL is here: http://www.ezep.de/zeppex/index.html

To download the application form (PDF file), click here.

Dieter Leder from Germany will attend ZEPPEX and he is willing to take over exhibits from Europe (commissioner). Please contact me if you need any assistance.

If you have any questions, please contact either SESCAL exhibit chairman Howard Green by email howbetgren@aol.com or ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP leader Dieter Leder by email ZPJ@arcor.de or by phone +49 7532 808029.

We have some zeppelin programs lined up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the SESCAL/ZEPPELIN exhibition. Also, there is a joint ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP and ARIZONA PHILATELIC RANGERS dinner on Friday evening with a special zeppelin meal. Further details to come very soon.

See you at ZEPPEX!

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Zeppelin Study Group at BALPEX

51 collectors at the ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP meeting at BALPEX! What a great meeting and show.

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Zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg May 1, 1937 May Day Germany Flight, Cologne Drop

On this day, 75 years ago, zeppelin airship LZ-129 Hindenburg was scheduled to fly from Frankfurt to Berlin and back to Frankfurt. This Germany Flight was in connection with the May 1 (May Day) celebrations, a public holiday in Germany. But strong unfavorable crosswinds up to 10 meters per second from the north-northwest made a safe emergence from the hangar impossible. Since meteorological conditions were not predicted to change in the short term, the May Day zeppelin flight in 1937 was canceled on short notice.

Instead, the zeppelin mail intended for the May Day/Germany Flight was carried on the first part of the 1st North America Flight 1937 and was dropped at the Cologne airfield Butzweilerhof en route to the United States. This mail was marked with a boxed advisory cachet.

This and many more fascinating stories about the LZ-129 Hindenburg Germany/May Day Flight and 1st North America Flight 1937 can be found in the new reference book on LZ-129 Hindenburg zeppelin crash mail: http://www.ezep.de/books/hindenburgcrash.html

 

 

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Zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg, last flight before crash at Lakehurst May 6, 1937

On April 27, 1937, LZ-129 Hindenburg made two flights: Flight number 61 departed Frankfurt at 8:25 a.m. to arrive back at Frankfurt at 3:24 p.m. A second shorter flight (flight number 62) departed Frankfurt at 4:20 p.m. to arrive back at Frankfurt at 6:43 p.m.

Card posted onboard LZ-129 Hindenburg on April, 27, 1937

These were the last flights before LZ-129 Hindenburg departed May 3, 1937 to the final 1st North America Flight which ended on May 6, 1937 at Lakehurst, NJ with the crash and  total loss of the airship.

Further reading:

The web portal for zeppelin mail and airship memorabilia: http://www.eZEP.de/
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NEW! The reference book for LZ-129 Hindenburg zeppelin crash mail: http://www.ezep.de/books/hindenburgcrash.html

 

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Gerhard Wolff (1929 – 2012)

Gerhard Wolff passed away peacefully at home on April 23, 2012.

Gerhard was born at Hanover, Germany in 1929 and left Germany in 1941, immigrating to the United States. Stamps played always a significant part in Gerhard’s life, they even helped Gerhard to assimilate into American society. Stamp collecting became his passion and his numerous philatelic and especially aerophilatelic exhibits won many national and international prestigious awards.

Exhibiting brought Gerhard around the world, he almost never missed a good national or international stamp show. He had much fun and enjoyed the philatelic world. Stamp collecting brought him many friendships and he was well connected with the philatelic social life. Gerhard always shared his philatelic treasures and knowledge with others, his fun, excitement and his happy nature was always an enrichment for each stamp show.

Thank you Gerd for so many wonderful and unforgettable moments, it have been great years with you! We miss you.

Gerhard and Diana Wolff aboard the Zeppelin NT cruising over Lake Constance (October 2003)

Gerhard is survived by his wife, Diana May Wolff, two daughters, Karen Hanson and Cheryl Sherman, two son-in-laws, Scott Sherman and Danny Hanson, four grandchildren, Molly and Lexie Sherman and Noah and Greta Sue Hanson, his sister Marian Worton, brother-in-law Edgar Worton, two nieces Deborah Dempsey and Sandra King and a nephew, Marc Worton.

Gerhard’s funeral will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25 at Temple Emanuel,
10101 Connecticut Avenue, in Kensington, MD.

 

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Zeppelin and airship memorabilia auction

Wallis & Wallis of Lewes, Sussex, England are selling the David Kirch Collection of Zeppelin and Airship Memorabilia! This is the largest known private collection of every aspect connected with airships and Zeppelins ever formed.

The collection includes presentation pieces, models and toys, headdress and uniforms, documents, letters, books, autographs, photos, prints, paintings, porcelain, glass, instruments, souvenirs, medallions, medals and decorations, brooches, badges, newspapers etc.

The first of three sales starts on Wednesday March 21, 2012.

For all inquiries please contact Wallis & Wallis:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 480208
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 476562
Email: auctions@wallisandwallis.org
Website: http://www.wallisandwallis.co.uk/index.cfm

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ZEPPELIN MAIL AND AIRSHIP MEMORABILIA:

- The web portal for zeppelin mail and airship memorabilia: http://www.eZEP.de/
- The board for zeppelin mail and airship memorabilia: http://www.eZEPtalk.de/
- Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/zeppelinpost/116072294222
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Zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg 1937 Flight Season started 75 years ago

Today, 75 years ago: Zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg departed Frankfurt at 8.21 a.m. for a round trip over Germany. It was the first zeppelin flight in 1937 and the beginning of the 1937 flight season. During that flight, Colonel General Ernst Udet tried to land with an airplane at the airship. The illustrated card is signed by Udet and also mentiones in the top-left corner that this was the first airship flight in 1937.

March 11, 1937 Hindenburg flight, zeppelin card posted onboard the airship and signed by Erst Udet

March 11, 1937 Hindenburg flight, zeppelin card posted onboard the airship and signed by Erst Udet

Only 6 flights and 56 day left until LZ-129 Hindenburg crashed on May 6, 1937 at Lakehurst, NJ.

If you want to learn more and if you are interested in airmail, airships and zeppelin mail, these sites might be of interest to you:

The web portal for zeppelin mail and airship memorabilia: http://www.eZEP.de/
The board for zeppelin mail and airship memorabilia: http://www.eZEPtalk.de/
Find zeppelin mail on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/zeppelinpost/116072294222
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