Soviet Zeppelins on Airmail Stamps

This series of stamps was issued in 1934. All appear to illustrate Soviet Airships.

Image or picture of Russian/Soviet airmail stamp C53: Airship

This stamp illustrates the Airship "Pravda" emerging from the hangar. The style of the auto is an additional clue to the era.

Image or picture of Russian/Soviet airmail stamp C54: Airship tail view

The rear/side view of this airship shows the large control surfaces.

Image or picture of Russian/Soviet airmail stamp C55: Now boarding!

This gives us a feel for boarding the airship. Must have been quite a sight when boarding.

Image or picture of Russian/Soviet airmail stamp C56: In flight.

With the mooring tower behind us, we are now in flight. This side view shows two of the four engines propelling the airship.

Image or picture of the Russian/Soviet airmail stamp C57: Airship Lenin

This 30 Kopeck stamp is the final of the series. The Airship "Lenin" is illustrated in blue over a map of the USSR, with what we assume is the route followed by the airship. Can anyone provide me documentationi, postcards or web pointers on the topic of these Soviet Zeppelins? How long were they in service?

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