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WEIMAR REPUBLIC
STAMPS
1930

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MICHEL 439
GRAF ZEPPELIN
FIRST SOUTH AMERICA FLIGHT

Issued: 26 April 1930. Germany introduced a new special issue for the first South American flight of L.Z. 127. The first South American flight left Friedrichshafen on 15 May 1930, for stops in Sevilla, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Lakehurst, Sevilla, and returning to Friedrichshafen. The 2 RM stamp covered the price of postage for postcards sent from Germany to America, the 4 RM stamp covered the cost of a letter. Produced on coated paper with either Type 'X' - Upright waffle / network watermark or Type 'Y' - Sideways waffle / network watermark. Perf K 14.

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Mi 439
5 Mark
black brown (variations)


Valid until 30th Jun 1931, Quantities unknown



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VARIATIONS

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Mi 439 X
upright waffle / network watermark
Mi 439 Y
sideways waffle / network watermark


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PLATE FLAWS

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Mi 439 X PF I
'lightning' next to eagle
Mi 439 Y PF I
'lightning' next to eagle
Mi 439 X PF II
'lightning' through the stern of the airship


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STAMPS FROM MY COLLECTION

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08-Jul-2020 09:30