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Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by pdotk, May 2, 2018.

  1. pdotk

    pdotk Active Member

    Yesterday I have received a pleasant surprise. I searched the web, but couldn't get any information regarding the cover. Friends if you can throw som light on this cover, I will be grateful to you. Thanks in advance.

    Zeppelin Germany Bjoy.jpg
  2. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member


    I can't provide any info on the background of the flight cover you posted. Werner or Hochstrasse may know. I, however, do want to congratulate you on your award-wining exhibit on the evolution of flight. I saw it on the link to your blog. It is an excellent presentation. I especially liked the mix of mint and used stamps and the inclusion of covers. You must have a fantastic collection of aviation--related stamps and covers. I hope you will post some of them on the Exchange.

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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I do not think this is a flight-cover at all.
    It is merely a souvenir-cover from a "Grosstauschtag" (a big
    occasion stamp-exchange event).
    Why they chose to commemorate a Zeppelin first flight is pretty
    obvious: Zeppelin thematics are very popular and sell.
    In Germany non-governmental organisations can order commemorative cancels from the postal services,if they pay
    for them.
    Any way,nice to see a philatelic souvenir from my hometown
    Essen,where "Grosstauschtage" are organized at least once a year.
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  4. pdotk

    pdotk Active Member

    Thanks a lot Werner Sir. In India too, we have those kind of Souvenir covers, we call it "Special Covers".

    Once again Thanks a lot Sir.

  5. pdotk

    pdotk Active Member

    Thanks a lot DonSellos Sir for your encouragement. Now, I am eligible to participate in International Youth Exhibits. To improve my exhibit to international standards I have to work a lot. I need the advice of experienced people like you, Werner Sir and other senior philatelists. I will start a new thread soon.

  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    GS 1.jpg
    Another example of a "souvenir-envelope",this time with an
    imprinted stamp,again from my hometown Essen.
    Like special cancels,it is also possible in Germany,to order
    private postal stationery at the postal administration.
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