1932 Netherlands Flight

Zeppelin Post

On 18 June 1932, the Graf Zeppelin (LZ-127) departed Friedrichshafen for the Netherlands.

Most mail outbound from Germany bore either a Friedrichshafen or on-board cancel.

Friedrichshafen Cancel Example from earlier flight

On-Board Cancel

All mail received a violet confirmation stamp.

Confirmation Stamp

The LZ-127 first stopped at Enschede, where mail was dropped and taken on board. 

Enschede Arrival Stamp

After exchanging mail at Enschede, the LZ-127 flew to Rotterdam, dropping mail at Groningen en route.

Groningen Arrival Stamp

Mail dropped at Rotterdam can be found with and without a Rotterdam arrival cancel.  The LZ-127 departed Rotterdam late on 18 June 1932, arriving back in Friedrichshafen in the early hours of 19 June 1932.

Rotterdam Cancel

Mail that arrived back in Friedrichshafen was stamped with a new Friedrichshafen arrival cancel.

Friedrichshafen Arrival Cancel