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1933 50c Century of Progress Issue - Catalog # C18

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U.S. #C18
1933 50¢ Zeppelin at Chicago Expo
Century of Progress Issue

Issue Date: October 2, 1933
City: New York, NY
Quantity: 324,070
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Flat plate printing
Perforations:
11
Color: Green
 
In 1933, the city of Chicago hosted a World’s Fair known as “Century of Progress.” Exhibits from all over the world were shown. Germany decided to send the Graf Zeppelin on a “Century of Progress” flight to Chicago via South America. The rate was 50¢ per one-half ounce for letters or post cards carried on the flight.  Collectors dubbed this stamp the "Baby Zepp."
 
One of the most attractive U.S. airmail stamps ever, the #C18 sold poorly at the time it was issued.  Eventually 90% of the stamps were destroyed – today it may be scarcer than its price reflects.

 



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