The 1928 postcard page has now been split into four separate pages as it was beginning to get unwieldy. All 1928 Official postcards are now on this page. Official postcards are cards that were issued by the Reich’s post office, had pre-printed (indicia) stamps and were widely available throughout German towns and cities.
Secondly Printed to Private Order postcards are postcards that were generally issued by entities that were advertising an event or commemorating an anniversary, and also had pre-printed stamps, but were not widely available throughout Germany (most were only available at the event they were commemorating).
Thirdly Other postcards are postcards that fall into the same general category as printed to private order however they do not have pre-printed stamps.
Finally, Miscellaneous postcards is where you will find postcards that do not fit into the first three categories (i.e. they are not official, they do not have pre-printed stamps, and they do not commemorate an event).
BRUDER GRIMM - DIE STERNTALER, ZEPPELIN AIRSHIP and AIRMAIL POSTCARD
BRUDER GRIMM - DIE STERNTALERThis front of this postcard features a scene from the Grimm Brothers fairy tail "Die Sterntaler" (the Star Talers)
FROM MY COLLECTION
This Zeppelin postcard depicts the 'GRAF ZEPPELIN' LZ 127 above FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. The card was sent from Friedrichshafen to Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A on 7th Oct 1928.
(7th Oct 1928)
On the reverse of the card there is a 2 RM Michel 423 Luftpost value stamp cancelled with the FRIEDRICHSHAVEN Luftpostaufgabestempel (airmail postmark). This was one of only two airmail postmarks used in Friedrichshafen, and is inscribed "FRIEDRICHSHAFEN | Bodensee | *LUFTPOST*", listed as D-15-01 in the Michel Zeppelin Specialist calatlogue (page 510).
In addition there is an arrival stamp applied in New York, three days later on 10th Oct 1927. Finally there is an oval "Mit | Luftshiff LZ 127 | Befördert" stamp, applied before the arrival of LZ127 in New York.