LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II Covers

First flight covers and other postal history of the LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II.  Graf Zeppelin II conducted spying missions and propaganda flights, but never carried paying passengers since the Germans were unable to obtain helium, and inflated the ship with hydrogen.

Card commemorating completion of LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II. (Sieger 455-VIII)

Card commemorating completion of LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II. (Sieger 455-VIII)

Dropped in Reichenberg on December 2, 1938 during flight over Sudetenland. (Sieger 456)

Dropped in Reichenberg on December 2, 1938 during flight over Sudetenland. (Sieger 456)

Flight to Eger, August 13, 1939. (Sieger 461-I)

Flight to Eger, August 13, 1939. (Sieger 462-I)

Flight to Eger, August 13, 1939. (Sieger 462)

Flight to Eger, August 13, 1939. (Sieger 462)

I welcome comments and emails, but please note that for various reasons I don’t like to offer an opinion on the value or authenticity of zeppelin covers or other items of airship memorabilia.

1 Comment on "LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II Covers"

  1. Richard Altman | April 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Reply

    I have a cover franked from Frankfurt main on 22-4-38 to Salt Lake city ,Ut airplane from NY,with 75 ph zep stamp and added 25 pg stamp for postage with Schiff from Germany to Northamer. Since Hindenburg crashed in 5-6-37 ,in 4 of 38 I assume the only airship flying was the LZ 130 but all the covers you show advertiseing the first LZ flights start in July of 38 so was this one shipped on the LZ 130 or another airship that was still flying? thanks for your time and effort, Richard altman

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