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Graf Zeppelin, Federal Building at Chicago Exposition, Hangar at Friedrichshafen
Date Issued: 1933-10-02
Postage Value: 50 cents

Commemorative issue
Graf Zeppelin flight to U.S. cities and Europe
Graf Zeppelin, Federal Building at Chicago Exposition, Hangar at Friedrichshafen


This design was issued in connection with the flight of the Graf Zeppelin to
the World's Fair in Chicago, and was intended as a goodwill gesture, helping to
publicize the event.

The flight went to Miami, Akron, and Chicago, and back to Europe. The Graf
Zeppelin was built and commanded by Dr. Hugo Eckener.

A former newspaper reporter and an early critic of Count Ferdinand von
Zeppelin's experiments with dirigibles, Dr. Eckener became a pilot, and in 1921
manager of the Zeppelin enterprises.

He built and delivered to the United States the dirigible Los Angeles as part
of reparations for World War I.
 

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