Post by PostmasterGS on Dec 30, 2017 19:34:52 GMT -5
1st North America Flight of 1936
From 6-14 May 1936, the Hindenburg (LZ-129) made its first flight to North America.
All mail carried on board should bear a red confirmation stamp. Due to the massive volume of mail being transported on-board, mail was collected at several locations. The specific location at which a letter was processed is indicated by the letter of the confirmation stamp.
Berlin C2 — “a” or “b”
Frankfurt am Main — “c” or “d”
Lorch, Württemberg — “e” to 5 May 1936
Friedrichshafen — “e” after 6 May 1936
Stuttgart — “f” and “g”
Frankfurt "c" and "d" Confirmation Stamps
Due to the popularity of this inaugural flight, origin cancels exist from locations worldwide and from on board. Mail dropped at Lakehurst beats a New York arrival cancel.
New York Arrival Cancel
A large quantity of mail was also carried on the return flight from Lakehurst, N.J. This mail bears a large violet Lakehurst confirmation stamp.
This cover was cancelled in Friedrichshafen, and bears a Frankfurt "c" confirmation stamp and New York arrival cancel.
And here it is on the album page:
This cover was cancelled in Frankfurt, and bears a Frankfurt "d" confirmation stamp and New York arrival cancel.
Post by PostmasterGS on Jan 7, 2018 19:59:07 GMT -5
1936 1. Südamerikafahrt (1st South America Flight)
From 31 March-10 April 1936, the Hindenburg (LZ-129) made its first flight from Germany to South America and back.
Mail from Germany is typically postmarked with cancels from either Friedrichshafen, on-board, or one of the many treaty states.
Mail carried on this trip carries a red confirmation stamp like that previously used by the Graf Zeppelin for South American flights. The confirmation stamps each carried a letter indicating where it was used:
a — Berlin
b & c — Friedrichshafen
d — on-board or from Stuttgart connecting flight
* — Stuttgart
On-Board Confirmation Stamp
The cover shown above bears an airmail arrival cancel from the Brazilian Federal District.
Post by PostmasterGS on Jan 14, 2018 17:19:12 GMT -5
8th North America Flight of 1936
From 17-24 September 1936, the Hindenburg (LZ-129) made its eighth trip from Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, NJ, and back.
Mail making the trip was commonly canceled in Friedrichshafen, on-board, or from numerous treaty states. As had become standard with many LZ-129 flights, the on-board cancel was unique to this flight, with text "8. FAHRT / EUROPE-NORDAMERIKA" (8th Flight / Europe-North America).
A lilac cachet was applied to all mail carried on-board.
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