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1929 Weltrundfahrt (Round-the-World Flight)

From 7 August-4 September 1929, the Graf Zeppelin (LZ-127) made a round-the-world flight beginning in Lakehurst, NJ. The Graf Zeppelin flew east to Friedrichshafen, then to Tokyo, Los Angeles, Lakehurst, and back to Friedrichshafen.

Due to the volume of mail and the number of stops, numerous cancels and cachets exist.

Mail loaded in Lakehurst bears a purple confirmation stamp.



The largest quantity of mail (25,059 pieces) was loaded in Lakehurst and dropped at the first stop on the trip, the first Friedrichshafen landing on 10 August 1929. Much of this mail received an arrival cancel from Friedrichshafen.





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Here are a couple new additions from the 1930 Netherlands Flight previously seen here.

This copy of Sieger 98 Aa is from a connecting flight. It was initially mailed in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, and was loaded on-board in Friedrichshafen.







This copy of Sieger 98 Ab was canceled on board. It was sent to Newport, Rhode Island, and the recipients address is actually given in a round, blue cachet. It bears transit cancels from New York.




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And a couple new additions from the 1932 Netherlands Flight previously seen here.

This postcard has an on-board cancel, and was not dropped in the Netherlands, but ended with the flight in Friedrichshafen.





This second postcard was posted in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and made the return flight to Friedrichshafen.



In Friedrichshafen, it was stamped with a new Friedrichshafen arrival cancel. This flight was its first use.





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Here's another from the Graf Zeppelin's first North America flight of 1929, previously shown here.

This cover bears a machine cancel from Friedrichshafen.



It also has an arrival cancel from New York.



It also has the red interruption of flight cachet and blue flight cachet.






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1933 Deutschlandfahrt (1933 Germany Flight)

On 1 May 1933, the Graf Zeppelin (LZ-127) made a long, 2,200 km flight around Germany, leaving at just after midnight and landing at just after 10 P.M.

Mail carries cancels from either Friedrichshafen, on-board, or several treaty states.


Friedrichshafen Cancel


Sieger 201 Aa with Friedrichshafen Cancel


On-Board Cancel


Sieger 201 Ab with On-Board Cancel

A single mail drop was made at the Dresden airport. Mail dropped here should bear a Dresden Flughafen arrival cancel with a time of 17-18.



Copies do exist with an incorrect time, 16-17.



All mail carried on this flight should have a green confirmation stamp.





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