Zeppelin Cover

Zeppelin Cover - New York to Stoke-on-Trent, England.1928

The postmarks on this cover are very messy, but they are still legible,Maplewood NJ OCT 27 7pm.

The purple cachet reads "FIRST FLIGHT AIR MAIL VIA GRAF ZEPPELIN UNITED STATES GERMANY OCT 28 1928"

The 2c embossed envelope had the additional stamps added - 5 x 20c 'Golden Gate' and 2 x 1½c 'Harding'.
This has the distinction of being one of the most tatty covers in our collection. However, it, and the letter inside tell a historic story and it is worth keeping for that alone.

Zeppelin - letter inside the envelope

The printed headed paper Bank of New York & Trust Company is of historic interest itself as it gives names of bank officials,(President Edwin G Merrill) a 'temporary address during construction of new building at Wall Street' and telegraphic addresses.

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