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Zeppelin Milestones a Century Ago in the 1920s – Cheryl Ganz

March 15, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cover flown in 1929 by the Graf Zeppelin from Germany to Lakehurst, New Jersey, this envelope was postmarked onboard and signed by twenty passengers and crew members on the front and reverse. 4 RM was the zeppelin letter rate but the rubber stamp cachet should have been applied with blue ink. This black ink cachet is an unlisted variety. This zoom presentation will feature a variety of mail flown by both American and German zeppelins a century ago in the 1920s.

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Cheryl Ganz
Professional Experience
Public History
2014- Curator Emerita, Smithsonian Institution
2008-2014 Chief Curator of Philately, National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. including Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail, Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic, FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression, and Alphabetilately
2007-2013 Lead Curator, William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

U.S. Zeppelin and Airship Mail Flights (USA: 2021, 2022).
with Daniel Grossman and Patrick Russell, Zeppelin Hindenburg: An Illustrated History of LZ-129 (History Press, London, 2017, 2019).
Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection (Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press and Random House, 2014).
Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail (Washington: Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2014).
Favorite Finds, (Washington: Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2013).
with Daniel Piazza, Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic (Washington: Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2012).
with Daniel Piazza, Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression (Washington: Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2009).
The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair: A Century of Progress (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008).
Social and Historical Research through Postal History, APS Stamp Chat panel, APS Stamp Chat: Social & Historical Research Through Philately: A Panel Discussion with Dr. Cheryl Ganz, Trish Kaufmann, and Marjory Sente (stamps.org), February 23, 2021.
Zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg’s Onboard Post Office, Royal Philatelic Society London, www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd-Js32pmKc&feature=youtu.be, September 10, 2020.

2014- Member, United States Postal Service (USPS) Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee
2019- Ex officio member, Council of Royal Philatelic Society London
2018- Board of Vice Presidents, American Philatelic Society
Zeppelin Milestones a Century Ago in the 1920s – Cheryl Ganz March 15
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March 15, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm