First Air Mail on the Rhine and Main DR19120610-S-EN.v01-LH

DR 1912 - First Air Mail on the Rhine and Main
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DR 1912 - First Air Mail on the Rhine and MainDR 1912 - First Air Mail on the Rhine and MainDR 1912 - First Air Mail on the Rhine and Main




On June 10, 1912, the world's first organized airmail flight flew from Frankfurt to Darmstadt during a charity fund raiser held in the Duchy of Hessen in Germany. The event was organized by the Hessen Royal Family, and included a Postkartenwoche (Postcard Week) during which, special postcards, airmail stamps and postmarks were used. Grand Duchess Eleanor von Hessen (1871-1937) and Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig (1868-1937) announced a guarantee of 50,000 marks to start the fundraising and the balance was to be raised by the Postcard Week. The source of funds for this project would come from special mail carried by the airship ‘Schwaben’ and the airplane ‘Gelber Hund’ (Yellow Dog) flying between the five major cities of the Duchy: Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Mainz, Offenbach and Worms. 



bullet-1 Page Dimensions: 270mm X 297mm

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

bullet-1 Paper 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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