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

The book will be presented at ITALIA 2009 World Stamp Exhibition on October 21, 2009 at 5 p.m.


 

CATALOGO STORICO DESCRITTIVO DEGLI AEROGRAMMI ZEPPELIN DI ITALIA - COLONIE ITALIANE - SAN MARINO - VATICANO - 1929 - 1939
About this book
 

Chronological history of Zeppelin mail of the Italian area flown on Graf Zeppelin, Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin II airships. This catalogue deals, in great detail, with Zeppelin mail of Italy, Italian colonies, San Marino and Vatican from 1929 to 1939. This list only refers to flown items for which it has been possible to assess their existence. Other mails, whose existence has not been verified yet, although mentioned in other sources, have been omitted. Items which are not genuine or fakes have been frequently mentioned, instead.

In this catalogue Zeppelin airmail stamps have been excluded, as they have already been described in philatelic catalogues. The recording, given in chronological order, enables to trace a catalogued Zeppelin mail simply by referring to the page related to the airship's name, the year and, thus, the flight number, from which month and day of that particular flight are evident. The flights numbering used in this work is that reported in the official original records of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin / Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei. The use of this numbering avoids arbitrary misleading information, instead providing a reference form among collectors, dealers and aviation historians.

Dieter Leder: "Zeppelin mail experts and sophisticated collectors worked together and shared their knowledge, information and covers to make this catalogue the most comprehensive data base for Zeppelin mail from Italy and its connected areas."


 

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

Issuing date: October 21, 2009
281 pages, 730 illustratrated covers
Language: Italian and English
hardbound, Euro 100 plus s/h
ISBN: 978-88-96381-02-1

The book section gives an overview on other publications by members of the ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP .


 

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

- ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP members attending ITALIA 2009 World Stamp Exhibition receive a 20% discount. Prior to the show, you have to send an email to Dieter Leder at zpj@arcor.de to request your copy. Your personal copy of the book will then be ready for pick up at booth F 8 (Cilio and Moretti) at ITALIA2009 stamp show.

- ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP members NOT attending ITALIA 2009 World Stamp Exhibition receive a 10% discount. Please order your copy by email at the editor Fiorenzo Longhi at e-mail: longhif@tin.it and mention that you are member of the ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP .

- For all other orders, please contact the editor Fiorenzo Longhi by e-mail: longhif@tin.it .


 

CATALOGO STORICO DESCRITTIVO DEGLI AEROGRAMMI ZEPPELIN DI ITALIA - COLONIE ITALIANE - SAN MARINO - VATICANO - 1929 - 1939
Table of contents
 

- Preface by Dieter Leder
- Prefazione by Romano Savini
- Introduction by Fiorenzo Longhi
- Flight numbering used in the catalogue
- Postmarks or special cachets abbreviations
- Mixed franking and re-mailings
- Airship LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin" (Orient flight, Mediterranean flight, North America flights, flight to Darmstadt, to Dortmund, to Russia, Baltic sea flight, Vogtland flight, Holland flight, Hungary flight, Egypt flight, flight to Pomerania, landing flight to Nuremberg, Baltic sea circuit, landing flight to Magdeburg, Liechtenstein flight, flight to Hanover, Swabia flight, Iceland flight, Upper Silesia flight, Polar flight, South America flights, Switzerland flight, flight to England)
- Italy flight (Friedrichshafen-Rome, round flight over Rome, return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen) - Some preliminary information about Italy flight - Postmarks and special cachets of the Italian flight - Postmarks and special cachets of the Italian flight and of the 2nd S.A.F. - Some preliminary information about the "on board mail" of Italy flight
- Malta (return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen) - A few considerations on the Barcelona mail drop
- Cyrenaica (round flight over Rome, return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen)
- Aegean Islands (round flight over Rome, return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen)
- Greece (round flight over Rome, return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen) - Mail with insufficient franking
- Italy (round flight over Rome, return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen)
- San Marino (round flight over Rome, return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen)
- Tripolitania (round flight over Rome, return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen)
- Vatican City (round flight over Rome, return flight Rome-Friedrichshafen, South America flights, flight to the Saargebiet)
- German standard flight cachets used on flights to South America from 1934 to 1936
- Shuttle flights
- Airship LZ 129 "Hindenburg"
- German standard flight cachets used on flights to North America in 1936
- Airship LZ 130 "Graf Zeppelin II" (flight to the Sudetenland, to Görlitz, to Bielefeld, to Kassel, to Würzburg, to Eger, to Essen-Mülheim, to Königsberg)
- Italy - Postage rates
- Zeppelin airmail surcharge
- Vatican City - Postage rates to Italy
- Bibliography
- Picture credits