Zeppelin Plus: Adventures - History - Philately

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In February 2002, ZEPPELIN PLUS was recognized with the bronze medal during the APS Literature Exhibition in Columbus, OH. The jury acknowledged the unique character of this book, which contains stories for the public interested in adventures and aviation history as well as interesting new material for philatelists.

The book begins with an introduction of Count Zeppelin's personal dreams and goals to build an airship capable of flying long distance. It describes his struggle ...

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Jordanville, NY 2001 Soft Cover First Edition Near Fine binding Octavo. 116pp. No markings in text; paper binding. Near Fine binding.

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Overview

In February 2002, ZEPPELIN PLUS was recognized with the bronze medal during the APS Literature Exhibition in Columbus, OH. The jury acknowledged the unique character of this book, which contains stories for the public interested in adventures and aviation history as well as interesting new material for philatelists.

The book begins with an introduction of Count Zeppelin's personal dreams and goals to build an airship capable of flying long distance. It describes his struggle (the Echterdingen disaster) and final success. The reading builds up to unbearable tension as the author describes the incident of the broken fin flight of the Graf Zeppelin, which is accompanied by nice black and white illustrations making it possible for the reader to envision the beauty of the airship.

The philatelic part of the book is based on the author's personal collection of American Zeppelin cachets and Hindenburg flight cachets. His discovery about the illegal English mail of the Graf Zeppelin flight from England in 1930 is sensational and very descriptively illustrated. Following this chapter are other philatelic information about the Chicago flight, the Commemorative cachets of the Hindenburg flight, the first North American flight and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971498204
  • Publisher: Frost Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: FROST PUBLISHING
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

  • The Mainz flight and the disaster in Echterdingen August 4-5, 1908
  • The Mainz flight mail
  • Airship Graf Zeppelin, broken fin adventure
  • Illegal English mail, England flight April 26-27, 1930
  • Polar flight July 1931, incorrect marking on Russian mail
  • American Zeppelin commemoration cachets
  • Airship Hindenburg, the first North American flight
  • US cachets commemorating the first Hindenburg flight to America
  • The last Hindenburg flight
  • A short review of US auctions
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2002

    History, Adventures, and Philatelic

    'Zeppelin Plus' was given to me as a gift and since I am neither collector nor a person with much knowledge about Zeppelin subjects, I was surprised how easy it was to read this well-organized and illustrated book. This wonderful book begins with a story about Count Zeppelin's dream in pursuing his hobby and passion of constructing an airship that was capable of traveling 24 hours or longer. It also describes his struggles, challenges and final success. You will find listings of the first mail droppings, personal mail droppings of E. Laburda, and more. It also contains the interesting story about the Broken Fin Flight and it's fixing while flying over the ocean at high altitude during the first American Flight of the LZ 127 in 1928. Beautiful illustrations and black/white photographs help visualizing the event. One can also find listings of illegally transported English Mail in 1930, pictures of the polar flight and incorrect route markings of Russian Mail and much more. This is an easy to read book for people, interested in historic facts and flight adventures, and collectors (beginner and advanced).

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