Details For Cover ID# 29168

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 12, 21
Edited on:Sep 29, 21
Postmark: Oct 26, 1933
Origin: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
Destination: New Rochelle, New York, UNITED STATES

1933 Airmail 50c green "Chicago" Zeppelin (C18) block-of-four, tied by two different Chicago., Ill., Oct. 26, 1933" postmarks on a Zeppelin flight 5c blue Air Post stamped entire, die 2 (UC2), flight cachet on reverse, Oct. 26 Akron Ohio backstamp.

From the sale of these 50c stamps, 42½ cents from each stamp went to Germany's Luftschiff Company, builders and operators of the Graf Zeppelin airship. On the Century of Progress flight, for which this airpost stamp was issued, the Graf Zeppelin traveled from its home base at Friedrichshafen, Germany to Brazil. The great airship then traveled to Miami, Florida, where it was supplied with more hydrogen. Another refueling stop was made at Akron, Ohio before the Graf Zeppelin reached Chicago. At each destination, huge crowds greeted the dirigible. The Graf Zeppelin arrived at the fairgrounds at Chicago on October 26. After circling the air over the expo for two hours, it made a brief 25-minute landing and then took off for Akron, Ohio.

Owner's ID: 2511
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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