2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, and the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster.
The Hindenburg and Titanic were the world’s largest mobile post offices in their day, and zeppelin mail played a crucial role in the financing of Germany’s commercial airships. The exhibit at the Postal Museum will feature artifacts from both ships, including charred mail rescued from the wreckage of the Hindenburg.
The exhibit has been expertly curated by Cheryl Ganz, who is a noted historian of airships and zeppelins in addition to her role as Chief Curator of Philately at the National Postal Museum.
See also: Hindenburg vs Titanic: Survival Rates