1930 Netherlands Flight

Zeppelin Post

On 11 November 1930, the Graf Zeppelin (LZ-127) flew from Friedrichshafen to the Netherlands, then returned.

Most outbound received either a Friedrichshafen or On-Board cancel, or one from the many treaty states.

Friedrichshafen Cancel

On-Board Cancel

Liechtenstein Cancel

All mail transported received a blue confirmation stamp.

Confirmation Stamp

In the Netherlands, mail was dropped at Venlo, receiving a violet arrival stamp.

Venlo Arrival Stamp

Several pieces of mail failed to receive the arrival stamp, and upon request of the senders or receivers, were later stamped with a red version of the arrival stamp.

Return mail received a Venlo confirmation stamp similar to the arrival stamp, but with different wording.