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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 647, Air Post (Scott C1-C10A)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var). Lightly hinged, forward shift showing the Fast Plane variety, with top wing extending nearly to the end of the Carmine frame, intense colors, Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate stating "Fast Plane"

E. 300-400
225
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2458, Air Post (C1-C12)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). Wheels of the plane well into the "C" of "Cents", filled thin at top left, otherwise Fine example of this scarce variety

E. 750-1,000
850
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U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 868, Air Post (C1-C6)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var). Strip of three with top plate no. and blue "TOP" selvage, forward shift showing the Fast Plane variety, top wings extending well into the Carmine frames, lightly hinged, intense colors, Very Fine position piece

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 620, Air Post (C)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var). Mint N.H., forward shift showing the Fast Plane variety, top wing extending well into the Carmine frame, intense colors, Fine

E. 400-500
450
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2017-02-28
The Don David Price Collection of the U.S. 1918 24c Jenny
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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 11, Fast Plane Plate Block24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var). Mint N.H. top arrow, plate nos. 8492/8493 and double "TOP" block of 12, rich colors, each stamp with significant forward vignette shift of the vignette, the top wing of each plane extending well into the Carmine frame and on some the background shading extends into the unprinted margin, top right stamp small natural inclusion

VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1918 24-CENT AIR POST ISSUE "FAST PLANE" VARIETY.

The Philatelic Foundation has never published an article defining the criteria for certifying the Fast Plane variety, as they did for the Grounded Plane. The generally accepted definition is a stamp where the wings of the Jenny break clearly into the Carmine frame at left. Like the other shifts, there are degrees of displacement. The two stamps offered in lots 43 and 44 show the wings of the plane shifted well into the unprinted margin and those stamps are the fastest of the Fast Planes -- really they should be called Supersonic Planes. This plate block and the other examples in the Price collection show the top wing of the plane well into the Carmine frame and a few in this block show the shading extending beyond the frame.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2017-02-28
The Don David Price Collection of the U.S. 1918 24c Jenny
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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 12, Grounded Plane Blocks24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). Mint N.H. bottom left corner selvage block of four with siderographer's initials "S. De B." (Samuel De Binder), each stamp with Sanabria backstamp and position number in pencil (81-82/91-92), deep rich colors, wheels on all four stamps shifted clearly into "Cents"

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MULTIPLE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED SIDEROGRAPHER'S INITIALS BLOCK OF THE RARE GROUNDED PLANE VARIETY.

The true Grounded Plane stamps, in which the wheels of the plane break through the top of “Cents”, come from various portions of three different sheets. The discovery sheet was owned and broken up by John Klemann Jr. of Nassau Stamp Company. A second sheet was discovered in 1946 and sold in the Thomas A. Matthews sale (H. R. Harmer, Nov. 4, 1964), where it was purchased by Georges A. Medawar, publisher of Sanabria Airmail Catalogue. In Linn's Stamp News (April 21, 1986), Joe Kirker published his research identifying a third sheet as the source of the Grounded Plane variety.

The block offered here comes from the Matthews-Medawar (Sanabria) sheet and shows a strong downward shift. There is no record of another Grounded Plane with the siderographer’s initials.

Ex Matthews, Medawar, "Aurea" (Golden) and Blumenkopf

E. 20,000-30,000
30,000
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U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2017-02-28
The Don David Price Collection of the U.S. 1918 24c Jenny
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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 13, Grounded Plane Blocks24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). Block of four with horizontal guideline between the fifth and sixth rows, vignettes shifted well into “Cents”, particularly on the bottom right stamp, lightly hinged, bright fresh colors

EXTREMELY FINE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE RARE GROUNDED PLANE VARIETY. FEWER THAN EIGHT BLOCKS ARE RECORDED.

The true Grounded Plane stamps, in which the wheels of the plane break through the top of “Cents”, come from various portions of three different sheets. The discovery sheet was owned and broken up by John Klemann Jr. of Nassau Stamp Company. A second sheet was discovered in 1946 and sold in the Thomas A. Matthews sale (H. R. Harmer, Nov. 4, 1964), where it was purchased by Georges A. Medawar, publisher of Sanabria Airmail Catalogue. In Linn's Stamp News (April 21, 1986), Joe Kirker published his research identifying a third sheet as the source of the Grounded Plane variety.

The block offered here shows a strong downward shift and is extraordinarily fresh. The guideline indicates it comes from the fifth and sixth rows of a sheet. Comparing this block to the photograph of the Matthews-Medawar (Sanabria) sheet and the single on the Klemann cover in lot 8, which comes from the fifth row (guideline at bottom, centered to top), we can rule out those two sources. This block must come from the Third Sheet.

E. 15,000-20,000
23,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2017-02-28
The Don David Price Collection of the U.S. 1918 24c Jenny
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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 14, Grounded Plane Blocks24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). Bottom arrow selvage block of four, dramatic vignette shifts with the bottom pair approaching the bottom of “Cents”, the bottom right stamp nearly a Totally Grounded Plane, the top stamps also at the extreme end of the Grounded Plane variety, bottom right stamp Mint N.H., other three lightly hinged, bright colors, bottom left stamp repaired on the surface

VERY FINE APPEARING BOTTOM MARGIN ARROW BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE RARE GROUNDED PLANE VARIETY.

The true Grounded Plane stamps, in which the wheels of the plane break through the top of “Cents”, come from various portions of three different sheets. The discovery sheet was owned and broken up by John Klemann Jr. of Nassau Stamp Company. A second sheet was discovered in 1946 and sold in the Thomas A. Matthews sale (H. R. Harmer, Nov. 4, 1964), where it was purchased by Georges A. Medawar, publisher of Sanabria Airmail Catalogue. In Linn's Stamp News (April 21, 1986), Joe Kirker published his research identifying a third sheet as the source of the Grounded Plane variety.

The strong downward shift of the vignette ties this block to the Totally Grounded stamps offered in lots 19 and 20 in this sale. It is not from the Matthews-Medawar (Sanabria) sheet -- the bottom arrow block was divided into singles -- so it must come from either the Klemann sheet or the Third Sheet.

E. 12,000-15,000
10,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2017-02-28
The Don David Price Collection of the U.S. 1918 24c Jenny
 
Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 15, Grounded Plane Used and Cover24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). Wide margins and well-centered, wheels of the plane well into "Cents" and also shifted forward with the wing just touching the Carmine frame (nearly a Fast Plane variety as well), bold "Toledo Ohio" double-oval cancel, light corner creases at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE THE 1918 24-CENT FIRST AIR POST ISSUE GROUNDED PLANE.

Research by Joe Kirker and Don David Price found five or fewer used examples of the Grounded Plane off cover, including this single, another single offered in the following lot and the pair offered in lot 17.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Air Post
2017-02-28
The Don David Price Collection of the U.S. 1918 24c Jenny
 
Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 16, Grounded Plane Used and Cover24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded and Slow Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded and Slow Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded and Slow Plane Variety (C3 var). From the top row of the sheet with natural s.e. at top, choice centering, wheels of the plane well into "Cents" and the vignette also shifted significantly rearward with the wing and tail into the Carmine frame and the background shading into the unprinted margin, a Grounded and Slow Plane variety, circular datestamp cancel, light diagonal crease and small shallow thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE THE 1918 24-CENT FIRST AIR POST ISSUE SHOWING BOTH A GROUNDED AND SLOW PLANE.

Research by Joe Kirker and Don David Price found five or fewer used examples of the Grounded Plane off cover, including this single, another single offered in the previous lot and the pair offered in lot 17.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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