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Rare 1931 Pilot-signed On Board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover

Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover

Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover


Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover

Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover

Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover


Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover   
Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover


Please read the awesome history of this postcard, so that you can understand why significant information was nearly obliterated.. Perfect Graf Zeppelin 1-mark stamp with nice off-center On-Board hand postmark Truly a fun conversation piece to show around. Excellent and Rare Graf Zeppelin glossy PostCard Signed by Pilots. The front of the postcard depicts the Graf Zeppelin in flight, and text seen at bottom translates to. Friedrichshafen - Graf Zeppelin at full speed - in background is the Zeppelin shipyard seen from a plane. Back of PostCard was rubber-stamped in red L. Then addressed and mailed as follows : "To the editor of the Michelstadter Times - Michelstadt, Germany". The typed message on left translates : "On Board Graf Zeppelin" and then : "For your friendship, enthusiastic support and interest, so that you might have evidence of the Zeppelin event, we express in this way to a person like ourselves, our gratitude for your courtesy". (Apparently the flight crew sent this card to thank the newspaper editor for his favorable reporting regarding their Graf Zeppelin). Un-answered mystery follows since the remaining from-section of this postcard has been marked-over with a fountain-pen. Perhaps this was done at the newspaper to insure those two pilots' safety... Hitler and his Third Reich were.

Coming soon to disrupt Germany. The next line was typed and although partly-covered still readable: Mit vorzug1. After that typed line are three partly-covered rubber-stamped lines. The first (rubber-stamped) line can still be read: Luftschiffbau Zeppelin G.

(the privately-owned company that built and operated the Graf Zeppelin airship). Their name " Luftschiffbau" translates as: "Building of Airships". Rivately-owned German company names are designated with the G. Business name extension, that stands for "Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung" and the English translation is "a company with limited liability". The second (rubber-stamped) line can also be made out and says: "Verkehren Abteilung" (translates to say: "Traffic Department"). The third (rubber-stamped) line reads Friedrichshafen a. This is the German city where the Graf Zeppelin's manufacturing facilities, hanger & shipyard were located (see photo side plus text at bottom). Those 3 rubber-stamped lines are followed by two fountain-pen ink signatures, one of the pilot, other of the co-pilot, both marked over. As mentioned above, someone must have feared for the pilots' safety and sometime after receiving the card, marked up their signatures. Here is some additional history of the Graf Zeppelin...

Graf Zeppelin (Deutsches Luftschiff Zeppelin 127) was a German passenger-carrying, hydrogen. Which flew from 1928 to 1937. It offered the first commercial transatlantic passenger flight. Named after the German airship pioneer Ferdinand von Zeppelin, a. Count (Graf) in the German nobility, it was conceived and operated by Dr.
Postcard will be Carefully Packaged Ships Insured with Tracking. To View our Other Items... The item "Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover" is in sale since Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Stamps\Europe\Germany & Colonies".

The seller is "csdfd91" and is located in Amarillo, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Topic: Zeppelin
  • Year of Issue: 1921-1930
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Quality: Used
  • Region: Germany
  • Condition: Used
  • Era: 1931
  • Cancellation Type: Handstamped
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Type: Postal Card, Stationery
  • Color: Red
  • Denomination: 1 Mark
  • Place of Origin: Germany & Colonies


Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover   
Rare 1931 Pilot-Signed on board Graf Zeppelin Germany C35 Stamp Postcard Cover