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Cheryl Ganz to speak at the The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum 20th Maynard Sundman Lecture

"U.S. Zeppelin Postage Stamps"

Alumna Cheryl Ganz ('05, PhD, History)  will be speaking on “U.S. Zeppelin Postage Stamps.” on "U.S. Zeppelin Postage Stamps" The lecture audience can learn the stories about these zeppelin stamps that are so iconic to philatelists today. Cheryl Ganz will trace production of the issues at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from source materials to die proofs to certified plate proofs with marginal markings. The first days of issue examples will cover the various city postmarks and private cachets. Finally, she will illustrate when and where Graf Zeppelin flew mail with U.S. franking and the many ways that passengers, crew and collectors sought to create varieties.