1929 Round-the-World Flight

Zeppelin Post

From 7 August-4 September 1929, the Graf Zeppelin (LZ-127) made a round-the-world flight beginning in Lakehurst, NJ.  The Graf Zeppelin flew east to Friedrichshafen, then to Tokyo, Los Angeles, Lakehurst, and back to Friedrichshafen.

Due to the volume of mail and the number of stops, numerous cancels and cachets exist.

Mail loaded in Lakehurst bears a purple confirmation stamp.

U.S. Confirmation Stamp

The largest quantity of mail (25,059 pieces) was loaded in Lakehurst and dropped at the first stop on the trip, the first Friedrichshafen landing on 10 August 1929.  Much of this mail received an arrival cancel from Friedrichshafen.

Friedrichshafen Arrival Cancel