Holiday Delivery From the Graf Zeppelin

In 1934, a zeppelin originating in Germany and bound for Brazil carried a cargo of Christmas cheer

The cards and letters aboard the Graf Zeppelin bore a distinctive mark on their envelopes: a small image stamped in ink. (National Postal Museum, SI)
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Owen Edwards is a freelance writer and author of the book Elegant Solutions.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated that Airship Ventures was based in Napa, California. This version has been updated.

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Owen Edwards is a freelance writer who previously wrote the "Object at Hand" column in Smithsonian magazine.

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