1933 Century Of Progress Airmail Cover
Flown Aboard The Famous Graf Zeppelin
On October 2, 1933, one of history's favorite US stamps was issued in New York City – #C18, also known as the “Baby Zepp” due to the stamp's smaller denomination than the other Zeppelin issues. #C18 celebrated the arrival of the famous Graf Zeppelin and covered the 50¢ postage rate for mail traveling aboard the enormous airship. The Zeppelin made stops in Miami and Akron before finally arriving at the Chicago World's Fair on October 26. At each stop, mail was collected and brought aboard the Zeppelin for the remainder of the journey.