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ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL

The ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is a philatelic publication for zeppelin mail collectors and airship enthusiasts.
 

 

 


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ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
Latest issue
 

ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
WINTER2013

What are the King, the President, two Ministers, the chief of the Air Force and the Miss Hungary doing on board the zeppelin? They play Zeppelin Sudoku. [READ MORE]


 


 

 

zeppelin post journal
General information

The ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is printed in full color and in A5 format with a minimum of 32 pages (sometimes with more pages like the Summer2008 issue which came out with 48 pages). The annual four issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL are named Spring-, Summer-, Fall- and Winter issues and each issue is printed in German language as well as in English language.

Editor of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is Dieter Leder from Meersburg, Germany .

The journal is focussing on zeppelin mail, zeppelin stamps and anything related to mail and stamps with a connection to airships. In addition, the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL also provides background information on the organisation of zeppelin mail transportation and especially on the handling of such mail by postal services. For a better understanding, the reports provide first hand information from archives, news reports and eye witness reports from involved crew members and passengers from board the airships. The ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL covers the entire time period of airship flights, which is from the pioneer period starting in late 1800 up to yesterdays Zeppelin NT or Blimp mail transortation.

While aerophilately and postal history covers the classic philatelic issues of a philatelic item or the related postal transportation, zeppelin mail is more and more seen in a wider framework - their historical relevance and the connection to a developing process is becomming a frequent subject of articles published in the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL.

As zeppelin mail is usually connected to the corresponding aviation- and aerophilatelic literature as well as to memorabilia and ephemera from that area, the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is also covering these features.

The philosophy of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is to provide a platform to share information: This can be anything from a question, an isolated single observation or a multi-pages study.

You want to subscribe to the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL?
Follow this link here to subscribe online !


 

 


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Current and past issues

The 2013 issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL

For further details on each issue including the index, visit the following websites:
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Spring2013 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Summer2013 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Fall2013 (Special issue: Parahyba Provisional).
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Winter2013 .

The 2012 issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL

For further details on each issue including the index, visit the following websites:
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Spring2012 (Special issue: LZ-129 Hindenburg crash) .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Summer2012 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Fall2012 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Winter2012 .

The 2011 issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL

For further details on each issue including the index, visit the following websites:
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Spring2011 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Summer2011 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Fall2011 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Winter2011 .


The 2010 issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL

For further details on each issue including the index, visit the following websites:
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Spring2010 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Summer2010 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Fall2010 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Winter2010 .

The 2009 issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL

For further details on each issue including the index, visit the following websites:
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Spring2009 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Summer2009 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Fall2009 (Special issue: Asia) .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Winter2009 .

In 2009, a special issue FORGERIES was issued:

ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - special issue FORGERIES .

The 2008 issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL

For further details on each issue including the index, visit the following websites:
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Spring2008 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Summer2008 (special issue: Rome Flight) .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Fall2008 .
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL - Winter2008 (special issue: Chicago Flight) .

Pre-2008 issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
For information on pre-2008 issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL, follow this link .


 

 


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Web-articles

One article of each ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is selected the WEB ARTICLE, which is published in the printed ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL and also online.

Follow this link for a list of web-articles from past issues .


 

 


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Ordering information

- SUBSCRIPTION
The annual subscription rate for the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is Euro 28. Subscribers receive all annual issues (minimum four issues) postpaid by airmail. In addition subscribers become member of the ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP . Payment can be made by Paypal to zpj@arcor.de or by bank transfer, cash or check.

You want to subscribe to the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL?
Follow this link here to subscribe online !

Or contact the group leader Dieter Leder by email ZPJ@arcor.de , the full contact information is also provided in the contact link .

- PURCHASE SINGLE ISSUES
Single issues of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL are available for sale and all issues from 2008 on are still available, in German as well as in English. The price per issue is Euro 7,50 plus shipping, easily payable by Paypal to zpj@arcor.de or by bank transfer, cash or check. For details see the back issue section.
To place an order, please contact the group leader Mr. Dieter Leder by email ZPJ@arcor.de , the full contact information is also provided in the contact link .



 

 

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In libraries, museum and archives

The ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is available in selected libraries, museums and archives.

English editions of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL are avaliable here:
- Library of the National Postal Museum (Smithsonian), Washington DC, USA
- Northwest Philatelic Library, Portland, Oregon, USA
- Library of the Royal Philatelic Society London, UK

German editions of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL are avaliable here:
- Library of the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, Germany
- Philatelistische Bibliothek Hamburg, Germany
- Philatelistische Bibliothek München, Germany
- Stiftung zur Förderung der Philatelie und Postgeschichte, Bonn, Germany
- Museum für Kommunikation, Luftpostarchiv, Bern, Switzerland


 

 


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Awards


At BEIJING 2009 AEROPEX, the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL (2008-2009) was awarded a Large Silver medal.

BEIJING 2009 AEROPEX was the international airmail show in Beijing, China.



At AEROMPHILA 2011, the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL (2008-2011) was awarded a Large Vermeil medal.

AEROMPHILA 2011 was the international airmail show in Bucarest, Romania.


 

 

 

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Writing for the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL

Articles are always welcome! Each collector has valuable information to share and the subject of the ZEPPELION POST JOURNAL is the shared information - you do not have to be an expert, advanced researcher or dedicated writer to share your information. Simply bring you thoughts and ideas to paper and send it with a copy/scan of your beloved cover to the editor of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL and see your article in one of the next issues.
You reach your editor by email ZPJ@arcor.de and the full contact information is provided in the contact link .



 

 


 

ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
WINTER2013

What are the King, the President, two Ministers, the chief of the Air Force and the Miss Hungary doing on board the zeppelin? They play Zeppelin Sudoku. [READ MORE]

 
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ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
SPRING2013

Roses, diamonds, offspring, intimate details of Lady Drummond Hay, Dr. Eckener's affair and airship captain Bauer's secret fiancee - it is springtime and love is in the air..... [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
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]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
Spring2010

From 1908 till 1992: The Spring2010 issue of the Zeppelin Post Journal contains a broad range of articles for the zeppelin mail collector. Articles about zeppelin mail from Romania, Hong Kong and from the cruiser Karlsruhe in South America make this again an international issue. [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
Winter2009

The last ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL for 2009 is a general issue containing eleven articles from the pioneer period up to 1936 zeppelin mail. Among others, a 1913 zeppelin flight of LZ-11 Viktoria Luise is featured as well as British zeppelin mail from 1936 flown by LZ-129 Hindenburg. [READ MORE]

 
齐伯林邮刊
Fall2009

The international airmail show BEIJING 2009 AEROPEX (November 12-16, 2009; Beijing, China) is the inspiration for this issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL: What do we know about zeppelins and Asia? The answer is a 40-pages and quite unusual issue of the 齐伯林邮刊. [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
Summer2009

Atomic propulsion, bombs, rockets, volcanos, a bald Goethe and the Lithuanian national dish - the Summer2009 issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL is not what you expect! [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
Special issue: Forgeries

A special issue because of current events: Large quantities of new produced zeppelin mail forgeries are currently placed for sale on the worldwide market. The quality of the forgeries is very good.... [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
Spring 2009

The program given by Dieter Leder at the ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP meeting at the New York Collectors Club makes one of the 13 articles of this issue. The other articles cover the entire scope of zeppelin mail. [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
Winter 2008

The next special issue is due in December and is full of information on the LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin Chicago Flight from 1933. 40 pages are filled with latest research and background information on the flight to A Century of Progress [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
Fall 2008

This issue was released at the ZEPPELIN STUDY GROUP meeting at WIPA 2008 stamp show at Vienna, Austria. 13 articles on zeppelin mail and memorabilia fill the 32-pages issue. [READ MORE]