GB 1934 Cinderella - South Downs, Zucker Rocket Post

Stock Code: P212001957

1934 Zucker Rocket Post. Very fine cover addressed to London bearing cancelled by a Brighton & Hove paid ½d machine cancel for JU.6.1934 with a brown Air Post Exhibition label at lower left. Label overprinted in red "ROCKET POST/First British Flight" with a TRIAL FIRING/SUSSEX DOWNS cachet alongside.
Although these first test firings were moderately successful (the rocket didn't crash or explode). Gerhard Zucker was little more than a small time crook and his rockets no more than oversized fireworks. He was eventually deported back to Germany where he was jailed for fraud and embezzlement.


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