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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Flown Dirigible Covers

 

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Packetsplus

01 Jan 2016
10:35:15am
One of my friends from our local stamp club brought these covers over yesterday for information on them. They are totally out of my area but, I told him I would ask the experts.
Can anyone give us the information on these flights and an estimate of value? Thank you.Image Not Found

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01 Jan 2016
11:51:09am
re: Flown Dirigible Covers

the two USS Los Angeles covers are described here: http://www.coverspecialist.com/ussla.html. I am not a dirigible collector, so I don't know their authenticity.

the third cover, honoring the USS Macon, is an event cover and not a flown cover (it might be have been flown, but not on the Macon).

I see Macon and LA covers on eBay starting at around $8/10 dollars.

the sole Macon cover I have I paid $8

David



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01 Jan 2016
07:13:49pm

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Here are two of my better zep flights..this one was backstamped Palmyra May 13 1936Image Not Found

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01 Jan 2016
07:18:01pm

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Heres one going the other way !Image Not Found

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01 Jan 2016
08:16:36pm
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Robert,

Note that Phil's covers are flown by German Zeps and those you show by American dirigibles (although made by the Germans). The American zeps were military craft that also carried mail, sometimes.

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01 Jan 2016
08:36:21pm

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There was an article in the December 1 Canadian Stamp News (thanks David Giles) how the Germans had to slaughter thousands of cattle during world war 1 to make the gas bags (from the intestines) to make ONE zeppelin. Sounds crazy !

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Tom in Exton, PA

02 Jan 2016
01:08:02pm
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Here's my best Zep cover! It fits into my "Cool Cover" album. It has nothing to do with any of my collections but I saw it ending at auction cheaply so I pounced. I always wanted a real US Zeppelin stamp, so now I have one and on flown cover!

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03 Jan 2016
08:18:47pm

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Wow! Ben! that is COOL!Thumbs Up

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Packetsplus

01 Jan 2016
10:35:15am

One of my friends from our local stamp club brought these covers over yesterday for information on them. They are totally out of my area but, I told him I would ask the experts.
Can anyone give us the information on these flights and an estimate of value? Thank you.Image Not Found

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01 Jan 2016
11:51:09am

re: Flown Dirigible Covers

the two USS Los Angeles covers are described here: http://www.coverspecialist.com/ussla.html. I am not a dirigible collector, so I don't know their authenticity.

the third cover, honoring the USS Macon, is an event cover and not a flown cover (it might be have been flown, but not on the Macon).

I see Macon and LA covers on eBay starting at around $8/10 dollars.

the sole Macon cover I have I paid $8

David



(Modified by Moderator on 2016-01-01 12:01:28)

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01 Jan 2016
07:13:49pm

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re: Flown Dirigible Covers

Here are two of my better zep flights..this one was backstamped Palmyra May 13 1936Image Not Found

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01 Jan 2016
07:18:01pm

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01 Jan 2016
08:16:36pm

re: Flown Dirigible Covers

Robert,

Note that Phil's covers are flown by German Zeps and those you show by American dirigibles (although made by the Germans). The American zeps were military craft that also carried mail, sometimes.

David

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01 Jan 2016
08:36:21pm

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re: Flown Dirigible Covers

There was an article in the December 1 Canadian Stamp News (thanks David Giles) how the Germans had to slaughter thousands of cattle during world war 1 to make the gas bags (from the intestines) to make ONE zeppelin. Sounds crazy !

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Tom in Exton, PA
02 Jan 2016
01:08:02pm

re: Flown Dirigible Covers

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Here's my best Zep cover! It fits into my "Cool Cover" album. It has nothing to do with any of my collections but I saw it ending at auction cheaply so I pounced. I always wanted a real US Zeppelin stamp, so now I have one and on flown cover!

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03 Jan 2016
08:18:47pm

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Wow! Ben! that is COOL!Thumbs Up

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