quarta-feira, 27 de março de 2013

Cover from Germany: a bit of Zeppelin's history in Brazil

Letter sent by Sarah from Germany.


Beautiful stamps glued on the outside of the cover and inside a fantastic and FDC Postcard issued on the anniversary of the Zeppelin airship. Are two wonderful pieces for my collection about aviation pioneers.
Commemorative FDC

Zeppelin's History in Brazil

Commemorative Postcard
Deutsche Luft Hansa performed regular flights between Germany and Brazil during 1931 and 1937, were used dirigible Graf Zeppelin and LZ 129 Hindenburg. Besides helping the carriage of passengers, because the Syndicato Condor originated the first Brazilian airline Varig, Zeppelin airships were important to the Brazilian air mail. The stamps used in this service are highly coveted by collectors of the theme.
The passenger Zeppelin flight from Germany to Rio de Janeiro had connections to service planes to southern Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, which were operated by the Brazilian subsidiary of Lufthansa, Condor Syndicato.
The airship hangar was opened under the name of Bartolomeu de Gusmão Airport. The hangar is in operation today. By irony of fate this airport was transformed into a military base of the FAB (Brazilian Air Force) in 1942, a few months before Brazil declared the war on Axis Powers.

More details about it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servi%C3%A7os_A%C3%A9reos_Cruzeiro_do_Sul
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolomeu_de_Gusm%C3%A3o_Airport

Thank you Sarah.

2 comentários:

  1. Hi João, What an awesome cover! The Zeppelin airship stamp is lovely!

    ResponderExcluir
    Respostas
    1. Thanks, I also really liked the design.

      Excluir