Monday, January 29, 2018

Zeppelin on stamps

This week I decided to show some of the Graf Zeppelin stamps.

LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (Deutsches Luftschiff Zeppelin #127; Registration: D-LZ 127) was a German-built and -operated, passenger-carrying, hydrogen-filled, rigid airship which operated commercially from 1928 to 1937. It was named after the German pioneer of airships, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who was a Graf or Count in the German nobility. During its operating life, the airship made 590 flights covering more than a million miles (1.6 million km). It was designed to be operated by a crew of 36 officers and men. More about that here:

United States of America
1930 Scott C13 - C15

Zeppelin over the Atlantic Ocean

Zeppelin between continents

Zeppelin passing Globe

1933 Scott C18

Airship "Graf Zeppelin "

Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic

1930 Scott C21

Airship over Dnepostroi Dam

1931 Scott C30- C33

Northpole issue, Graf Zeppelin and Icebreaker Malygin transferring mail

1930 Scott C12 and C13

Graf Zeppelin and "Call to complete 5 year plan in 4 years"

1931-32 Scott C15-C19

C15 Symbolical of airship communication from the Tundra to the Steppes
C16 Airship over Dnepostroi Dam
C17 Airship over Lenin Mausoleum
C18 Airship exploring Artic regions
C19 Constructing an airship

Italy - Aegean Islands
1933 Scott C20 - C25

Graf Zeppelin over Rhodes

1930 Scott C24-C26

No C8-C10 surcharged

1930 Scott C11, C12, C15, C17

Flight of the airship Graf Zeppelin from Europe to Brazil and return via Lakehurst, New Jersey

Partial sheet of one of the stamps from the set above

1931 Scott C26, C27

C18-C19 Surcharged

1930 Scott C1

Scott 178 overprinted in red. For use on mail carried in Graf Zeppelin on return flight from Finland to Germany on September 24th, 1930

German Reich
Scott C43- C45

Graf Zeppelin flight to the Century of Progress International Exhibition in Chicago

Scott C56

Graf Zeppelin

Scott C40 - C42

Graf Zeppelin  polar flight

Scott C57 - C58

The Hindenburg

Scott C5-C7

Zeppelin over Acropolis

Scott C24 - C25

Turul carrying messenger

Scott C9 block of 4

Scott C9 -  C11


Scott C7 - C8

Zeppelin over Naafkopf Falknis range

Scott C15 - C16

Airship Hindenburg

San Marino
Scott C11 - C16

Cool looking surcharge

Here is also a cool video of all these stamps, you can have this running as a nice background

Some cool looking covers from various countries

Monday, January 08, 2018

Royal Mail’s Game of Thrones Stamp Collection available to order

The Royal Mail has made available a bunch of stamps featuring Game of Thrones characters

You can see some of these stamps here

Game of Thrones stamp sheet set

Game of Thrones character stamp set

Game of Thrones Post and Go Stamp Set

Individual Stamps

Arya Stark

Cersei Lannister

 Daenerys Targaryen

Jaime Lannister
Jon Snow
 Ned Stark

Olenna Tyrell

Sansa Stark

 Tyrion Lannister
Tywin Lannister

The Iron Throne

The Giants
The Night King and White Walkers