Today in Postal History
The Graf Zeppelin made many special
This flight went from Friedrichshafen - the Zeppelin home base - to Reykjavik, Iceland and then returned.
cover was sent from Triesenberg, Liechtenstein (about 3km
southeast of Vaduz), on June 19 to be carried on the flight.
There are three Triesenbberg CDS.
The flight departed Friedrichshafen on June 30 and arrived in Iceland
on the same day.
These steps are marked by CDS.
Since there were no facilities for landing in Iceland,
the mail was dropped to the ground for cancellation.
The cover has a straight line instruction: Mit Luffschift Graf Zeppelin.
There is also the souvenir triangular cachet for the ISLANDFAHRT 1931.
There is also a trilingual, blue airmail etiquette.
There are no markings on the reverse.
After return to Friedrichshafen, the cover was forwarded to Magdeburg.
The cover is franked with Liechtenstein
stamps Scott 98
(98a is also possible, based on perforations), C1, and C6.
in Postal History
January February March April May June
July August September October November December
Index - The First 300 and the Next 208
provides more tidbits about stamps and collectors.
Send me an e-mail
Please include a reference to this item.