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6.1.2 DOMESTIC MAIL — AIRMAIL, BALLOON- AND ZEPPELIN MAIL

Although officially not allowed, it became possible in 1932 to send mail from Gdańsk by the dirigible Graf Zeppelin to South America. Mail was first sent from Gdańsk to addresses in Poland and from there to South America. Later mail was sent directly from Gdansk.

Above: Zeppelin mail sent without franking from Gdańsk to Rynik and from there to Brasil. POLSKI URZĄD P.-T. GDAŃSK 1s cds 8.9.33 and a boxed POLSKI URZĄD P.-T. No 1 GDAŃSK registration handstamp. RYBNIK 2 arrival cds 9.9.33 arrival cds and a BERLIN C L2 transit cds 13.9.33 transit cds on the reverse. Special cachets for the Anschlussflug and the 7th South America flight. CORREIO AERO CURITIBA (PR.) arrival cds 22.9.33 on the reverse. 3800 Reis postage due was raised, indicated by the T-handstamp.
Below: Zeppelin mail prepared for the flight in May 1937, which was canceled due to the crash of the Hindenburg on 6 May. Flown by Deutsche Lufihansa's South Atlantic airmail service. POLSKI URZĄD P.-T. GDAŃSK lk cds 5.5.37 and a boxed GDAŃSK lk registration handstamp. BRESLAU-BEUTHEN (OBERSCHLES) BAHNPOST TPO 8.5.37 on the reverse. Special cachet for the Europe — South America airmail service. SECCAO la T. MANHA FEDERAL arrival cds 5.5.1937 on the reverse.

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The Polish Post in the Free City of Gdańsk 1920 - 1939, Page 66.


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