Zeppelin NT 2012 Flight Sason

The Zeppelin NT 2012 flight Season started today: First 2012 Zeppelin NT flight today from Friedrichshafen to Meersburg and back.

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Lecture at Royal Aeronautical Society at London Heathrow, British Airways

There is a lecture on 8 December 2011 at the Heathrow branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) by Albert Barnes about his 80 years in aviation, which started with seeing the Zeppelin at age 6 in Brighton.

Lecture starts at 18.15, 8th December 2011, at The Community Learning Centre, British Airways, Waterside, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GA, this is in London Heathrow.

For those who wish to attend,  they should contact the Honorary Secretary for details.
Adrian Constable – Tel:  07951 069013
email – secretary@raeslhr.org.uk

It is essential to give the Secretary your name in ADVANCE.

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
Follow zeppelin mail on twitter: http://twitter.com/zeppelinpost

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Graue and Klein with zeppelin and catapult double-win at SESCAL 2011

Jim Graue and Allen Klein scored a double-win at the SASCAL 2011 exhibition held in Los Angeles, CA on October 14 – 16, 2011: Jim Graue won the Grand Award in the multiple-frame class with his exhibit German North Atlantic Catapult Airmail 1927 – 1935 while Allen Klein won the Single Frame Grand Award with his exhibit Flown Mail on USS Shenandoah.

Congratulation to both – well done!

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
Follow zeppelin mail on twitter: http://twitter.com/zeppelinpost

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eZEP-newsletter August 2011: Zeppelin, blimp, airship, Luftschiff and Zeppelinpost

From Asterix to Zeppelin, from Mary to Dorothy, from Greece to Iceland, from Orly to Le Bourget, from Josef to Magda and from Columbia back to Austria: The Summer2011 issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is currently at the printers and should be in the mails end of August.

A sneak preview of this issue with the index is available online as well as the web-article by Luigi Farina “A 5 Lira franking…. and a surprise”.
The index of this issue: http://www.ezep.de/zpj/2011su.html
The featured article: http://www.ezep.de/article/2011su_rome_flight_signatures.html

ZEPPELIN COLLECTORS MEETING AT APS STAMPSHOW, COLUMBUS, OH
We have some updates on the zeppelin collectors meeting at APS StampShow in Columbus, OH on Friday 12 August 2011 at 2 p.m. This is a show and tell so bring along something fun, something puzzling, something purchased at the show, or something with a good story!

The meeting is being led by zeppelin experts Cheryl Ganz and Jim Hill, both are editors of The Zeppelin Collector, the quarterly publication of the Zeppelin Collectors Club. For more information about the Zeppelin Collectors Club, see here: http://www.ezep.de/zc/zc.html

Date and time of the zeppelin collectors meeting at APS Stampshow: Friday, 12 August 2011, at 2 p.m.

Venue: Room E160B


Following the zeppelin meeting is the general meeting of the Germany Philatelic Society GPS. The GPS meeting takes place in the same room as the zeppelin collectors meeting, the GPS meeting starts at 3 p.m. and is led by airmail and Germany philatelic expert Jim Graue. For more information about the Germany Philatelic Society GPS, see here: http://germanyphilatelicsocietyusa.org/index.html

And if you want to see a spectacular zeppelin mail exhibit at APS StampShow, check out frames 680 – 689 in the World Series of Philately section: this is Jim Graue’s award winning exhibit Zeppelin South America Flights 1930 – 1937.

NEW AND INTERESTING ZEPPELIN LINKS
- The leading Swiss newspaper Neue Züricher Zeitung NZZ is reporting about zeppelin NT airships
http://www.nzz.ch/magazin/mobil/hoffnung_auf_eine_kleine_luftschiff-renaissance_1.11535027.html

- Paolo Colombani from Zurich, Switzerland has set up a fascinating website featuring Swiss zeppelin flights and Swiss zeppelin mail. He has also published an eBook with the title Graf Zeppelin. Destination Switzerland dealing with the four zeppelin landings in Switzerland 1929 and 1930.
The website: http://www.zeppelinpost.ch/?q=en
The ebook: http://www.zeppelinpost.ch/?q=en/ebooks

— GERMAN VERSION —

Von Asterix bis Zeppelin, von Mary an Dorothy, von Griechenland und Island, von Orly und Le Bourget, von Josef und Magda und von Kolumbien zurück nach Österreich: Die Sommer2011 Ausgabe des ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL wird Voraussichtlich ab Ende August versandt werden.

Eine erste Vorschau auf diese Ausgabe ist bereits online, ebenso wie der Web-Artikel von Luigi Farina “Eine 5 Lire Frankatur…. und eine Überraschung”.
Das Inhaltsverzeichnis dieser Ausgabe: http://www.ezep.de/deutsch/zpj/2011su.html
Der besondere Artikel: http://www.ezep.de/deutsch/article/2011su_romfahrt_mit_unterschriften.html

ZEPPELINER SAMMLERTREFFEN AUF DER APS STAMPSHOW, COLUMBUS, OH
Wir haben einige Neuigkeiten zu dem Treffen der Zeppelinpost-Sammler auf der APS StampShow in Columbus, OH am Freitag, den 12. August 2011 um 14 Uhr. Dies ist ein sogenanntes “show and tell”, zu dem man einen lustigen, interessanten, speziellen, einzigartigen oder einen auf der Ausstellung erworbenen Beleg mitbringt.

Das Treffen wird von den Zeppelinpost-Experten Cheryl Ganz und Jim Hill geleitet, beide sind Herausgeber des Zeppelin Collector, der vierteljährlichen Publikation des Zeppelin Collectors Club. Weitere Informationen zum Zeppelin Collectors Club gibt es hier: http://www.ezep.de/deutsch/zc/zc.html

Datum und Uhrzeit des Treffens: Freitag, 12. August 2011, 14 Uhr.

Veranstaltungsort: Raum E160B


Nach dem Treffen für Zeppelinpost-Sammler findet das Treffen der Germany Philatelic Society (GPS) statt. Das GPS Treffen findet in dem selben Raum statt, in dem sich die Zeppelinpost-Sammler getroffen haben. Das GPS Treffen beginnt um 15 Uhr und wird vom Luftpost- und Deutschland-Philatelie-Experten Jim Graue geleitet. Weitere Informationen zur Germany Philatelic Society (GPS) gibt es hier: http://germanyphilatelicsocietyusa.org/index.html

Und wer auf der APS StampShow eine wirklich beeindruckende Zeppelinpostsammlung sehen möchte, dem seien die Rahmen 680 – 689 im der Sektion World Series of Philately empfohlen: Hier zeigt Jim Graue sein bereits vielfach ausgezeichnetes Exponat Zeppelin South America Flights 1930 – 1937.

NEUE UND INTERESSANTE ZEPPELIN LINKS
- Die führende Schweizer Zeitung Neue Züricher Zeitung NZZ berichtete kürzlich über den Zeppelin NT
http://www.nzz.ch/magazin/mobil/hoffnung_auf_eine_kleine_luftschiff-renaissance_1.11535027.html

- Paolo Colombani aus Zürich, Schweiz hat unlängst eine faszinierende Webseite über Zeppelinfahrten in die Schweiz sowie Schweizer Zeppelinpost erstellt. Paolo hat zudem ein eBook mit dem Titel Graf Zeppelin. Schweizer Landungsfahrten herausgebracht, das sich mit den vier Schweizer Landungsfahrten 1929 und 1930 beschäftigt.
Die Webseite: http://www.zeppelinpost.ch/?q=home
Das eBook: http://www.zeppelinpost.ch/?q=de/ebooks

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Hall of Fame Award for Jim Graue and Ben Ramkissoon

Dedicated aerophilatelists Jim Graue and Ben Ramkissoon have recently received the Hall of Fame Award for their long-standing contributions to aerophilately.

Ben Ramkissoon is rocket mail and Trinidad and Tobago expert, and Jim Graue is famous for his DLH Deutsche Lufthansa studies, his commercial zeppelin mail collection, his research on catapult flights North- and South Atlantic, the study of the 1934 Germany airmail issue and for his wide knowledge on German philately.

Congratulations from the ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP – they deserve the Hall of Fame Award!

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Olympic Games 1936 Berlin and zeppelin airship LZ-129 Hindenburg

On 1 August 1936, the Olympic Games at Berlin, Germany were opened. On that occasion, airship LZ-129 HINDENBURG flew from Frankfurt to Berlin, it was the so called “Olympic Flight”. After circling over Berlin Olympic Stadium, the airship dropped the mail loaded at Frankfurt over Berlin Tempelhof airfield and flew back to Frankfurt. This was 75 years ago….

The illustrated cover was flown on that Olympic Flight 1936, it was dispatched at Prague, Czechoslovakia and came to Frankfurt where the special German Olympic postage was cancelled. Then the cover was flown by zeppelin to Berlin.

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
Follow zeppelin mail on twitter: http://twitter.com/zeppelinpost

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80 years ago: LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight in 1931, icebreaker Malyguin

Do you know what happened today in history 80 years ago?

On 24 July 1931, airship LZ-127 GRAF ZEPPELIN departed Friedrichshafen at 9.55 a.m. to fly to Berlin. It was the first leg of the famous Polar Flight. The next day the flight continued via Leningrad to Franz-Josephland to meet the Russian icebreaker Malyguin.

Polar Flight, German zeppelin on-board dispatch with icebreaker Malyguin arrival marking. The cover is franked with a full set of German Polar Flight stamps (the 2 RM stamp in blue shows the missing hyphen variety) and signatures from the LZ-127 GRAF ZEPPELIN crew including Hugo Eckener, Lehmann, Dörr, Pruss and Knut Eckener.

 
ZEPPELIN COLLECTORS MEETING AT STAMPSHOW AT COLUMBUS, OH
Zeppelin collectors meet at StampShow in Columbus, OH on Friday, 12 August 2011. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. For further details, see here: http://www.ezep.de/meet.html

 
eZEPtalk – FASCINATING STORIES FROM THE ZEPPELIN BOARD
eZEPtalk.de member pasol published a fascinating cover on eZEPtalk.de: A Russian Polar Flight dispatch from the icebreaker Malyguin. A full set on cover dispatched on the Malyguin is quite a rarity, but this cover is even more – it bears the perforated Russian zeppelin stamps postmarked on board the Malyguin on 18 July 1931.

Polar Flight, Russian dispatch from the icebreaker Malyguin with perforated stamps.

This cover was postmarked on 18 July 1931, a good week before the official first day of the perforated stamps on 24 July 1931, and it is so far the only recorded Malyguin dispatch with perforated stamps.

Is this a new discovery or what is the story behind it? We don’t know yet and the discussion is still going on….

The full thread is here: http://www.ezeptalk.de/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=378

NEW AND INTERESTING ZEPPELIN LINKS
- LZ-127 GRAF ZEPPELIN on the Polar Flight, an interesting video on Youtube featuring a new and so far unrecorded mail and food drop over Dikson Island, Russia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVP2pZX2yGo#t=3m4s

 

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
Follow zeppelin mail on twitter: http://twitter.com/zeppelinpost

 

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Longhi received AAMS George D. Kingdom Award for Italian zeppelin book

Fioreno Longhi received the AAMS George D. Kingdom Literature Award  for his Italian zeppelin mail book CATALOGO STORICO DESCRITTIVO DEGLI AEROGRAMMI ZEPPELIN DI ITALIA – COLONIE ITALIANE – SAN MARINO – VATICANO – 1929 – 1939.

Congratulations!

For more information on the book: http://www.ezep.de/books/italianzep.html

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
Follow zeppelin mail on twitter: http://twitter.com/zeppelinpost

 

 

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75 years airport Flughafen Frankfurt Rhein Main

75 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 LZ-129 HINDENBURG arrived at Frankfurt Rhein Main airport to make two round trips. Also airship LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin was expected to arrive at Frankfurt but could not land at the new airport and returned back to Friedrichshafen.

Transmitted mail from Belgium flown on LZ-129 HINDENBURG on the opening of the Frankfurt Rhein Main airport.

And do not forget, today is also the birthday of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, he was born on 8 July 1838…..

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
Follow zeppelin mail on twitter: http://twitter.com/zeppelinpost

 

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Zeppelin Goodyear Airship crashed at Germany – Absturz

Last night (12 June 2011) at 8.30 p.m. local time, Goodyear airship “Spirit of Safety I”  G-TLEL  crashed at Reichelsheim, Hesse, Germany. While in flight, the airship caught fire. Three passengers managed to escape during the emergency landing, the pilot died in the burning airship. It was a type A-60 blimp of the American Blimp Corporation carrying a Goodyear advertising logo, the crashed airship was not a zeppelin NT as reported previously. The image of a burning airship reminds of the burning LZ-129 HINDENBURG which crashed in 1937 while landing at Lakehurst, NJ.

Am 12. Juni 2011 stürtzte um 20:30 Ortszeit das Goodyear-Prallluftschiff “Spirit of Safety I” mit der Kennung G-TLEL in Reichelsheim, Hessen, Deutschland ab. Während dem Flug hatte das Luftschiff Feuer gefangen. Drei Passagiere konnten sich retten, der Pilot verbrannte. Bei dem Luftschiff handelte es sich um ein A-60 Typ der American Blimp Corporation mit einem Goodyear Werbezusatz, entgegen ersten Meldungen handelte es sich nicht um ein Zeppelin NT Luftschiff. Das Bild des brennenden Luftschiffes erinnert an den Absturz des LZ-129 HINDENBURG im Mai 1937 in Lakehurst, NJ.

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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