April 15th, 2014 First day of Passover April 15th, 2014 Father Damien Day April 15th, 2014 Tax Day April 16th, 2014 Emancipation Day April 17th, 2014 Maundy Thursday April 18th, 2014 Orthodox Good Friday April 18th, 2014 Good Friday April 19th, 2014 Holy Saturday April 19th, 2014 Orthodox Holy Saturday April 20th, 2014 Easter Sunday April 20th, 2014 Orthodox Easter April 21st, 2014 Patriot's Day April 21st, 2014 San Jacinto Day April 21st, 2014 Easter Monday April 21st, 2014 Orthodox Easter Monday April 22nd, 2014 Earth Day April 22nd, 2014 Oklahoma Day April 22nd, 2014 Last day of Passover April 23rd, 2014 Administrative Professionals Day April 23rd, 2014 World Book and Copyright Day April 25th, 2014 World Malaria Day April 25th, 2014 Arbor Day April 26th, 2014 World Intellectual Property Day April 27th, 2014 Yom HaShoah April 28th, 2014 Confederate Memorial Day April 28th, 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work April 29th, 2014 Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims May 1st, 2014 Law Day May 1st, 2014 National Day of Prayer May 1st, 2014 Loyalty Day May 3rd, 2014 World Press Freedom Day May 4th, 2014 Rhode Island Independence Day May 5th, 2014 Cinco de Mayo May 6th, 2014 Primary Election Day Indiana May 6th, 2014 Yom HaAtzmaut May 8th, 2014 Truman Day May 8th, 2014 Time to Remember Lost Lives From World War II May 9th, 2014 'Confederate Memorial Day' observed May 10th, 2014 Confederate Memorial Day May 11th, 2014 Mother's Day May 13th, 2014 Primary Election Day West Virginia May 14th, 2014 World Migratory Bird Day May 15th, 2014 International Day of Families May 15th, 2014 Peace Officers Memorial Day May 16th, 2014 National Defense Transportation Day
1928 First Flight Us Airmail Graf Zeppelin Cover To Germany Zeppelin Mail #2 For Sale
Very rare and original, 1928 Graf Zeppelin "First Flight Airmail" cancellation on an Envelope sent from Hartford, Connecticut to Germany on the first Air Mail Flight of the Graf Zeppelin from the United States to Germany.
This somewhat complex Cover measures approx. 7 1/2" by 4" carries five 20 cent United States Airmail Stamps (Scott #C9) and a 5 cent Theodore Roosevelt (Scott #557) tied by October 24, 1928 Hartford, Connecticut postmarks. There is also a large, pictorial ink stamp depicting the Graf Zeppelin and maps of North America and Europe with text that reads "First Flight Air Mail / Via Graf Zeppelin / United States - Germany / Oct 28 1928". There is also a November 1, 1928 postmark on the reverse from Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Besides the attractive, manuscript address on the front of the Cover there is a notation in the same hand that reads "Airshipp Graf Zeppelin".
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin had a long and celebrated career in Air Mail Service. Within weeks of its first flight in September 1928, the Graf Zeppelin carried the first airmail to go directly from Germany to the US and vice versa. Germany issued special 2-mark and 4-mark stamps for the occasion. On the return trip, the zeppelin carried almost 52,000 postcards and 50,000 letters. In 1929, Graf Zeppelin circled the globe, with stops in Tokyo and Los Angeles. By the time it was taken out of service in June 1937, the zeppelin had made 590 flights, each flight carrying up to 12 tons of mail to and from dozens of countries around the world.
PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT Stamp Dealers and know very little about Postal History Covers / Postmarks or Zeppelin Mail - we have attempted to research this Airmail / Zeppelin cache online as best we can but please forgive us if some of this description does not conform to usual Postage Stamp listing formats. See the scans below in order to identify the Issue / Cover being sold and remember that it is unconditionally guaranteed to be original and authentic.
This rare and fascinating, 1928 "First Flight" Graf Zeppelin Mail Cover is in good to very good condition - with a central, vertical crease and a stain at the lower left hand corner but otherwise well preserved and attractive.
A rare and wonderful, 1928 Graf Zeppelin "First Flight Airmail" Cover / Envelope and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
Be sure to check this seller's other sales for another Graf Zeppelin Air Mail Cover which is also being offered for sale this week on !!
Overseasshippping is extra and cost will be quoted at buyers request. Massachusetts residents must add 5% sales tax.
Please check out other early and interesting items offered by this seller on . Click Here to See Our Items We Have for Sale in the Gallery and Click Here to Add Us To Your Favorite Sellers List
Click Here to Discover More About this Item and Many Others on Our New Informational / Non-Commercial / Reference Blog - Walnutts.com.
Important Notes about Shipping Charges:
The amount quoted for Shipping & Handling is calculated by and is equal to the EXACT amount charged by the Post Office plus a $1.00 "packing fee" - the $1.00 fee is our only compensation for the virgin packing materials we use on all of our professionally packaged boxes as well as our cost for the salaried help that does most of our packing - as I am sure you can see, we make NO profit on the Shipping charges and, in fact, our costs are usually greater than the $1.00 fee. Please contact us if there are any issues regarding the cost of shipping.
This item has been shown 112 times.
1928 First Flight Us Airmail Graf Zeppelin Cover To Germany Zeppelin Mail #2: $31