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



Dieter Leder

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

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Fiorenzo Longhi

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

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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)

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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

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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: .

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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: .


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: .


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: .


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:

Orders from Europe: Contact Dieter Leder by e-mail:



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

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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.