Literature
BOOKS

The aerophilatelic literature published by the members of the ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP .


 

 


Dieter Leder
LZ-129 HINDENBURG, ZEPPELIN CRASH MAIL

On May 6, 1937, airship LZ-129 Hindenburg crashed at Lakehurst, NJ. Of the 17,000 mailpieces onboard, only 357 were officially recovered. Described is the mail handling before and during the flight and all nine mail recovery operations. A 120-pages census lists all recovered articles and illustrates them, if documented. Eastbound mail intended for the return flight is also part of the Hindenburg crash mail story.

Issuing date: May 6, 2012
310 pages, Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-940702-35-7

For more information, see here .


 

Fiorenzo Longhi
CATALOGO STORICO DESCRITTIVO DEGLI AEROGRAMMI ZEPPELIN DI ITALIA - COLONIE ITALIANE - SAN MARINO - VATICANO - 1929 - 1939

Catalogue of zeppelin mail from Italy, Italian Colonies, San Marino and Vatican City from the period 1929 - 1939. This covers the flights of LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin, LZ-129 Hindenburg and LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II. 972 covers are listed and 730 of them are illustrated. Included is also a price list for all of this material.

Issuing date: October 21, 2009
281 pages
Language: Italian and English
ISBN: 978-88-96381-02-1

For ordering information and further details, follow this link .


 

Terry Pizzala
Grand Duchesss Eleanore´s Postkartenwoche,
The Rhein/Main Airmails

Basic information on the 1912 Rhein-Main airmails as well as detailed descriptions and analysis of the flown mail. Easy to read for beginners as well as for experts.

Issuing date: 2009
125 pages
Language: English

To order this book contact Terry Pizzala by email Teepeeelsynge(AT)talktalk.net

For further details, follow this link .


 

Cheryl Ganz
The 1933 Chicago World´s Fair

This is not a philatelic zeppelin book, but gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes view of the 1933 Chicago world’s fair: The airship LZ-127 "Graf Zeppelin" was there in October 1933.

Issuing date: 2008
264 pages
Language: English

Further information and ordering information


 

Dieter Leder
Wenn es doch Tag gewesen wäre!

An aerophilatelic study on the LZ-127 "Graf Zeppelin" flight to Palestine (Orient Flight) in 1929. This hardbound book presents brand new information on the flight, crew, passengers and on flown mail.

Issuing date: October 2007
226 pages
Language: German
ISBN: 978-3-940702-77-7

To order this book contact Dieter Leder by e-mail: zpj@arcor.de .

For further details, follow this link .


 

Fiorenzo Longhi
Aerofilia Italiana

The compendium of Italian airmail. Not much of zeppelins in this book, but this country has a rich history of aviation which explains why this book came out with 630 pages and thousands of images.

Issuing date: 2007
630 pages
Language: Italian

To order this book contact Fiorenzo Longhi by e-mail: longhif@tin.it .


 

Alfred Bonnici
Malta Zeppelin Mail

The editor of the journal of the Philatelic Society of Malta and zeppelin expert Alfred Bonnici published this special issue with valuable information about zeppelin mail from and to Malta from 1928 to 1936. A total of 89 zeppelin covers are illustrated, mostly in color and where available even with images of the reverse.

Issuing date: April 2006
62 pages
Language: English

The book is not available for purchase. Copies are available though if you donate Euro 15 plus postage. For donation details contact Alfred Bonnici by e-mail: abonnici@maltanet.net .


 

Manfred Bauer
Hindenburg crash mail from the collection of Luftschiffkapitän Heinrich Bauer

A study in progress on LZ-129 "Hindenburg" crash mail dispatched by airship captain Heinrich Bauer. The author, Manfred Bauer, is his son and talks about philatelic treasures from his family.

Issuing date: July 1, 2005
16 pages
Language: English and German

This booklet was published as a supplement to the December 2005 issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
The booklet is available for Euro 7,50 and can be ordered through Dieter Leder, contact e-mail: zpj@arcor.de .


 

Jim Graue and Dieter Leder
German North Atlantic Catapult Flights

The reference catalogue for Lloyd-Flugpost, the German North Atlantic Catapult Flights 1929-1935. Certainly the most comprehensive listing for the catapult flights and also for catapult/Zeppelin combinations. Easy to use spiral bound catalogue.

Issuing date: 2004
238 pages
Language: English

Orders from the US: Contact Jim Graue by e-mail: jimg@air-pipe.com

Orders from Europe: Contact Dieter Leder by e-mail: zpj@arcor.de


 

Sieger-Verlag
ZEPPELIN POST KATALOG

The first Sieger-Katalog was published in the 30´s and was more an order list then a Zeppelin mail catalogue. The current edition is the 22nd edition and includs also the latest Zeppelin NT mail.

Issuing date: May 2001
475 pages
Language: German

Further information and ordering information .


 

Manfred Lösemann and Werner Rau
Zeppelin "LZ 126-ZR3",
Handbuch über die Postbeförderung

The most comprehensive book on the LZ-126 ZR3 airship which later became the USS Los Angeles. Lösemann and Rau describe in detail all seven test flights and the transfer flight to the US. Booklet comes with price list for flown and non-flown items.

Issuing date: 1998
64 pages
Language: German

To order this book contact Manfred Lösemann by mail. His address is: Manfred Lösemann, Bodelschwinghstr. 85, 41751 Viersen, Germany.


 


 

ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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An issue full of curiosities: Forgotten mail, identical addresses and registration numbers, a new Italy Flight, invalid US airmail stamps and an overbooked airship - Winter 2015! [READ MORE]

 
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FALL 2015

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SUMMER 2015

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SPRING 2015

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The South American connecting flights of the 1930 Pan America Flight, 3rd part: What really happened, May 24 - June 7, 1930. [READ MORE]

 
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The South American connecting flights of the 1930 Pan America Flight, 2nd part: What really happened, April 30 - May 23, 1930. [READ MORE]

 
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The South American connecting flights of the 1930 Pan America Flight, 1st part: Background, ideas and planning. [READ MORE]

 
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WINTER 2013

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FALL 2013

New details and insights about the most famous zeppelin stamp: The Parahyba Provisional issue from Brazil from 1930. What really (not) happened at Parahyba. [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER 2013

Connections from Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, from Bern to Cuba, flights within Bolivia and the story to ride and not to fly the Atlantic. [READ MORE]

 
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SPRING2013

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WINTER2012

With interesting reports about the captain of the Russian icebreaker Malyguin, zeppelin mail addressed to Mexico, zeppelin sheds at Lemberg, affranchissement perçu notes from Egypt, zeppelin mail in California and other fascinating stories. [READ MORE]

 
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FALL2012

A dinner at Los Angeles, the Gordon Bennett Race, unrecorded zeppelin mail from Danzig and Venezuela, the German Emperor, the Grand Duke and media tycoon William Randolph Hearst - we celebrate 100 years of Flugpost am Rhein und Main. [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER2012

It is summer time: The first mail drop over Heligoland, a trip to the Orient, zeppelin crew member Thasler on vacation and 100 years ago, the first post office opened onboard an airship. This was on July 17, 1912. [READ MORE]

 
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SPRING2012

What have hot dogs, fast immigration into the US without a pasport, blind people, a crew member not onboard, ghosts and the Titanic in common? Hard to believe, 75 years ago, airship LZ-129 HINDENBURG crashed at Lakehurst, NJ. [READ MORE]

 
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WINTER2011

An issue with the earliest picture postcard taken onboard a zeppelin, a census on Port Gdansk zeppelin mail, Japanese zeppelin NT mail, catapult mail and GRAF ZEPPELIN over Brenner's Hotel at Baden-Baden, just to mention the variety of articles. [READ MORE]

 
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FALL2011

Wanted: Zeppelin mail from Ethiopia and LZ-129 HINDENBURG crash mail! This issue also reports about zeppelin stamps from Finland and Paraguay and about zeppelin mail from Japan, the Bahamas, Guatemala and from Liechtenstein. [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER2011

From Asterix to Zeppelin, from Mary to Dorothy, from Greece to Iceland, from Orly to Le Bourget, from Josef to Magda and from Columbia back to Austria: Enjoy the Summer 2011 issue! [READ MORE]

 
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SPRING2011

The jubilee issue, it is the 100th issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL. And 100 is the topic of this issue with Count Zeppelin's 100th birthday, LZ-100, flight number 100, 100 dropped pieces, registration number 100, R100 and 100 years Bordstempel. [READ MORE]

 
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WINTER2010

Why the zeppelin was making a detour because of Spelterini, why LZ-127 GRAF ZEPPELIN flew over Canada and why the NT BODENSEE is back from Japan. This issue links also zeppelins with the Aegean Islands and the Falkland Islands. And we have found a new zeppelin cachet. [READ MORE]

 
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FALL2010

Arbed, Alix, Alrun and Aladin, but also Canada, Köhler, catapult and Ciampino: just to name a few key words of the Fall2010 issue which contains also paintings and lyrics. [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER2010

In addition to Maybach cars, Euro and US$ exchange rates and helicopters in the Antarctic, the Summer2010 issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL deals also with World War I zeppelin mail and zeppelin mail from Paraguay, the Bahamas and Canada. [READ MORE]