The 1932 South America Flights of Graf Zeppelin PY19320400-S-EN.v01-LH

Paraguay 1932 - The 1932 South America Flights of Graf Zeppelin
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By 1932, after many pioneering flights which demonstrated the airship’s impressive capabilities and captured the enthusiasm of the world, ‘Graf Zeppelin’ began regularly scheduled commercial service on the route between Germany and South America. In 1932, ‘Graf Zeppelin’ crossed the South Atlantic 18 times. Earlier that year, the Paraguayan Postal Authorities commissioned the famous stamp designer and philatelist Don Carlos Rocholl, descendant of one of the most famous German families in Asunción, to prepare a new set of stamps for use on the 1932 zeppelin post. Rocholl, was born in Kassel, Germany on 17 April 1875, arrived in Paraguay for the first time in 1899 and developed to a keen collector and philatelist. Back in December 17, 1929 when the Paraguayan Postal Museum was created in Asuncion, Rocholl was appointed as its first director who served until 1936. As he intended to impress the world with a striking new design, he came up with an impressive colorful triangular design showing the ‘Graf Zeppelin’ flying among clouds and radiating sun beams. Drawings for the stamps were developed by Austrian in origin Rudolf Schwach ‘Rodolfo’. Carlos Rocholl died in Asunción on 17 January 1945.




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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