Akron / Macon Covers

First flight covers and other postal history of the U.S. Navy airships USS Akron and USS Macon.

First Flight of USS Macon, autographed by Charles E. Rosendahl

First Flight of USS Akron, autographed by Charles E. Rosendahl and Bertram J. Rodgers

Akron coast-to-coast flight, May, 1932, autographed by Charles Rosendahl.

USS Akron coast-to-coast flight, May, 1932, autographed by Charles Rosendahl.

USS Akron tactical training flight, August, 1932.

USS Akron tactical training flight, August, 1932.

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.

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thomas gates

I recently acquired a macon collection that contained Ullmann#10/28/33 – 1.1 and 11/17/33 – 1.3 both “carried by courtesy” I cannot find any other information on what appears to extremely rare Macon “unofficial” carried mail. Can you help?


I came across a Macon cover, signed by 61 crew members, on the day of the crash. It is mailed to a news agency. I have never seen a anything like this. Has anyone else? A Shanandoa survivor, was also on the Macon (a little fun fact)


i have a few hundred akron ad macon covers. is there any interest out there in purchasing them anymore??

Tom weixlmann
Tom weixlmann


I don’t know if you received any interest regarding your covers. I may be interested. I’m a collector in upstate New York. You can contact me @ tweixlmannjr@stny.rr.com if you still have them.



Hi, thank you for the very exciting pages about postal history

david helms
david helms

how can i purchase a mail cover envelope( akron/ macon ) w/ charles rosendahl’s autograph? thanks for a reply. david helms

Douglas Weisz

What a great website. I was searching for information on flight schedules for the U.S. Navy ships and came across it. As a dealer for many years in this material, it’s wonderful to see someone publish this information on the internet. Thanks so much Dan. It would be great to… Read more »