Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight DR19310710-S-EN.v01-LH

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Specifications

Germany
1931
456 - 458
C40 - C42
14

FACTS & FIGURES

On Friday the 24th of July 1931, the Graf Zeppelin, under the command of Dr. Hugo Eckener began its polar mission with an 8 hour flight from Friedrichshafen to Berlin’s Staaken airfield. The Graf Zeppelin flew over Sweden, Estonia and Finland on its way to Leningrad. 

On July 26, 1931, the Graf Zeppelin flew from Leningrad to Arkhangelsk, a Russian port city and in the evening it crossed the Arctic Circle between the Kola and Kanin peninsulas in the White Sea. On Monday, July the 27th, LZ-127 landed on the water just off Hooker Island in Franz Josef Land. The Soviet icebreaker Malygin rendezvoused with the airship and exchanged mailbags, containing about 50,000 pieces of collectible philatelic mail (around 50,000 cards and letters were collected from around the world weighing a total of about 300 kg)...

 

PRINT SPECIFICATIONS

bullet-1 Page Dimensions: 270mm X 297mm

bullet-1 Compatible with: All Lighthouse 13-Rings Binders

bullet-1Paper type: Heavy Acid-Free Cardboard 240gr/sq.m

bullet-1 Paper Color: Cream

bullet-1 Printing Method: Professional Offset                                      

bullet-1 Text Language: great-britain English                                             Personalize

bullet-1 STAMPS ARE NOT INCLUDED!                                

 

 


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