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1912 remarkable inwards use of Germany official postcard (real photo Hesse Royal Family) posted to Samoa during experimental Air Mail flights on Rhein & Main, dated 15.6.1912 & endorsed "per Zeppelin", franked special 10pf & 5pf Germania tied by "Flugpost am Rhein u. am Main Darmstadt 16.6.12" pmk. Believed to be unique to Samoa, & the earliest jusqu'a airmail item to South Pacific. The experimental flights were by airship “Schwaben” & airplane “Gelber Hund”. The Zeppelin endorsement suggests this item was intended to be carried by the airship. Unique (P)AVAILABLE at A$800