Graf Zeppelin Flights
First Trans-Atlantic Crossing – Germany to U.S.
The world had never seen anything like the 772-foot, cigar-shaped dirigible on its first flight from Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, N.J. In its cargo hold were the first airmail cards and letters sent from Europe to the United States! Few can ever hope to own these rare 85-year-old covers bearing the world's first Zeppelin stamps! Stamps and covers will vary.
First Trans-Atlantic Return Flight - U.S. to Germany
Adolf Hitler was just beginning to make noise in Europe when this historic 1928 cover came on board Graf Zeppelin LZ-127 at Lakehurst, NJ, launching site of the first transatlantic airmail flight from the U.S. to Germany. The cachet and postmark certify the cover's arrival at its home base of Friedrichshafen, Germany. Stamps and covers will vary.Around the World in 22 Days! At 20 stories high and two city blocks long, the Graf Zeppelin airship cut a dramatic swath across the sky on its historic, first round-the-world flight. On board was a special manifest of covers with the designations Lakehurst, Friedrichshafen, Tokyo and Los Angeles, stamped in purple. Stamps and covers will vary.Highlighting the 1933 Chicago World's Fair was a visit by the famed German airship, Graf Zeppelin on its landmark 50th Trans-Atlantic crossing. To commemorate the Exposition and flight, the U.S. Post Office issued a special 50¢ "Baby Zeppelin" stamp. Our rare, nearly 80-year-old cover features both the stamp and the Century of Progress cachet!