Saturday, July 21, 2012

US: Zeppelin airmail labels

Here is a rare airmail label used on mails carried by airship Hindenburg.

LZ 129 Hindenburg (Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and the largest airship by envelope volume. he airship flew from March 1936 until destroyed by fire 14 months later on May 6, 1937, at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service.(wikipedia)

Year: 1936, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-C-16, imperforated, rounded shape, intended for mail by airship Hindenburg, red/white, 5*****


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