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    Thanks again, Klaus. I am learning a lot from these interactions, a crash course in Zeppelinology. Again, this proves how much more fun there is in doing philately on the basis of Ganzsachen than on just individual stamps. One even does not worry too much about some small fault in the stamps on the piece.

    Yet another point that I would like to bother you with on this not so sunny Sunday. I guess the proverbial 99% (probably even much more, if not all) of the mail on board had a philatelic purpose, sent by collectors or dealers, either to themselves or to the receiver whom they would have known and were asked or ordered by. One can imagine that, with the incredibly high postage fees to be paid, 10 or more times the regular fee, it is hard to come up with a reason why a firm would use the occasion to send a regular business letter. I have two pieces that would apparently qualify for this, since they were sent from business to business. However, I have strong doubts (please see Anhange). The sender is in both cases Siemens Reiniger Veifs, the Sevilla branch. I wonder whether this is the well-known Siemens kitchen utensils company. The first letter is directed to the Hapag representative in Pernambuco, and neatly opened. The second one to one of the owners of the then famous Swiss watch company Gruen in Chicago. This one is not opened at all. I guess these were never returned to Sevilla, but then the assumption would be that Siemens operated as some kind of in-between, preparing these for collectors. Is this a well-known Zeppelin connection?



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