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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_127_Graf_Zeppelin

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


Bolivia
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


Brazil
1931 Scott C26, C27

C18-C19 Surcharged


Finland
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


Greece
1933
Scott C5-C7




Zeppelin over Acropolis


Hungary
Scott C24 - C25

Turul carrying messenger


Iceland
Scott C9 block of 4



Scott C9 -  C11


Unknown


Liechtenstein
Scott C7 - C8
 

Zeppelin over Naafkopf Falknis range


Scott C15 - C16


Airship Hindenburg

San Marino
Scott C11 - C16

Cool looking surcharge

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




Covers
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
Direwolfs
The Night King and White Walkers
Dragons



Monday, December 18, 2017

Epirus Chimarra 1914 Issue, One Of The Creepiest Set Of Stamps Ever Issued

Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, now shared between Greece and Albania. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, stretching from the Bay of Vlorë and the Acroceraunian mountains in the north to the Ambracian Gulf and the ruined Roman city of Nicopolis in the south. It is currently divided between the region of Epirus in northwestern Greece and the counties of Gjirokastër, Vlorë, and Berat in southern Albania.

You can see it on the map here with red borders



So here is a creepy set of stamps issued in 1914. As you can see these could have been issued by pirates, pretty creepy if you ask me

25 Lepta


10 Lepta


5 Lepta


1 Lepta


The blue control mark you see contain the colorless Greek letters SP, these are the two first letters of Spyromilios.

Spyros Spyromilios (Greek: Σπύρος Σπυρομήλιος; 1864–1930) was a Greek Gendarmerie officer who took part in the Greek struggle for Macedonia and the Balkan Wars. In 1914 proclaimed the Autonomy of his native town, Himara, and joined the autonomist struggle of Northern Epirus against its inclusion within the newly established Principality of Albania