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Oct • Nov • Dec 1994
Port Gdansk Zeppelin Mail 1932-1933
(Dedicated to Mr. A. Pihirzy t1993)
By HANS VOGELS
Zeppelin covers, sent through the Polish Post in the Freie Stadt Danzig in 1932 and 1933, are rare and valuable items in any Danzig, Port Gdatask or Zeppelin collection. It is true that they were “made” by philatelists, like most zeppelin covers from other countries, and “hardliners” often hesitate putting them in their Danzig or Port GdazIsk collections because of this. Others are fascinated by the fact that, in spite of all official regulations, it was possible to send mail by Zeppelin through the Polish Post in Danzig. The fact that they are quite rare and have a high value
This article tells the short story of the Zeppelin mail that was sent through the Polish post in the Freie Stadt Danzig in 1932 and 1933.
Zeppelin Mail in Poland
In 1932, an ordinance concerning the flights of the Graf Zeppelin was publ ished in Dziennik Urzedowy Minis ferstwa Poczt I Telegra low number 4, of March 1932. In July, it was replaced by a new ordinance, published in Dziennik Number 16: (C’ontinuedon Page 3.)
Illustration 1: Graf Zeppelin cover sent fioni Port Gda/isk 8.9.33, received at Pernainbuco on 20.9.3 Reduced approximately 25%. Autographs by Di: Eckener (captain), Max Prizss (communications office, and Ernst A. Lehmann (who died in the crash of the Hindenbu,g in May 1937)
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