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Gallery » Danzig Report 94 - January, February, March 1997 » AIRMAIL FROM DANZIG TO AMERICA 1929 - 1939

 

On some flights the airship LZ 127 “Graf Zeppelin” carried no ordinary mail but only printed papers, trade samples, business papers and packets which the aircraft alternating with the airship on the South American route were not able to carry. The flights in question were the 8th to 14th of 1935, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th of 1936.

On round trips and all flights within Europe, mall was carried to all countries within the Universal Postal Union. Mail carried on the South or North American flights was only permitted to be sent to an address in the continent concerned.

Zeppelin mail services were extensively used for philatelic purposes and items of a truly non-philatelic nature are scarce, particularly If addressed to America.

Franking was usually correct, but overfranking could occur when a full set of stamps was used or particularly when a single 2.50G airmail stamp from the 1924 Issue (MIchel 206) was used to pay a rate of 2.40G.

 

Danzig Report Vol. 1 - Nr. 94 - January - February - March - 1997, Page 9.


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