1931 2nd South America Flight

Zeppelin Post

On 18 September 1931, the Graf Zeppelin (LZ-127) departed Friedrichshafen for Recife, Brazil, on its second South America flight of 1931.  Mail transported typically carries a cancel from Friedrichshafen, one of the many connecting flights, or on-board.

Friedrichshafen Cancel

Berlin Airmail Cancel

Mail arriving to Friedrichshafen via the Berlin connecting flight bears a red cachet.

Berlin Connecting Flight Cachet

The airship arrived in Recife on 20 September 1931.  Mail dropped in Recife can bear a Recife arrival cancel dated 21 September 1931.

Recife Arrival Cancel

All mail carried on the flight received a violet confirmation stamp.

Confirmation Stamp

Many of the mail bears a red advertising cachet.

Advertising Cachet

The flight departed Recife on 25 September 1931 for its return to Friedrichshafen, arriving on 28 September 1931.