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Sale 391 — 1971 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 March, 1971

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
154
og
16c Green, Airpost (C2). Complete Mint Sheet of 100, Better than usual centering, Mostly Fine-Very Fine

4,020
3,800
155
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 155, Air Post24c Carmine Rose and Blue, Airpost (C3). Block of Twelve, Top  Arrow, two Plate Nos, 24c Carmine Rose and Blue, Airpost (C3). Block of Twelve, Top  Arrow, two Plate Nos24c Carmine Rose and Blue, Airpost (C3). Block of Twelve, Top Arrow, two Plate Nos. and two "Top", Very Fine

675
575
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156
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 156, Air Post24c Carmine and Blue Airpost (C3). Block of Twelve, Top Arrow,  two Plate Nos. and two "Top", 24c Carmine and Blue Airpost (C3). Block of Twelve, Top Arrow,  two Plate Nos. and two "Top"24c Carmine and Blue Airpost (C3). Block of Twelve, Top Arrow, two Plate Nos. and two "Top". Left stamps with small, natural pre-printing fold, Mint, Very Fine

675
625
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157
og
24c Carmine and Blue, Airpost (C3). Complete Mint Sheet of 100, Left Arrow and Double Top, Excellent Centering, Mostly Very Fine

3,435
2,700
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158
og
24c Carmine Rose and Blue Airpost, Center Inverted (C3a). Well Centered, Brilliant and Fresh, Extremely Fine, a Magnificent Example of this Most Popular U.S. Rarity, from the "Ambassador" Collection

30,000
36,000
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159
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 159, Air Post8c -24c 1923 Airpost (C4-C6), 8c -24c 1923 Airpost (C4-C6)8c -24c 1923 Airpost (C4-C6). Set of three First Day Covers used from Washington, D.C., Very Fine

535
425
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160
P
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 160, Air Post65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Large Die Proofs on Wove Paper (C13aP-C15aP), 65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Large Die Proofs on Wove Paper (C13aP-C15aP)65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Large Die Proofs on Wove Paper (C13aP-C15aP). The Set, in Handsome, Black Leather Presentation Album, with dedication to Dr. Hugo Eckener by Walter F. Brown, Postmaster General, affirming it to be printed from the original dies. Each with autographed note by Dr. Eckener. A Magnificent Unique Series, One of the Most Outstanding of all modern Postal History Pieces

E. 2,000-5,000
7,500
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161
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 161, Air Post65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks, with Plate Numbers. Some gum disturbances, trivial gum thins, Fine-Very Fine Appearance

2,525
1,250
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162
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 162, Air Post65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). The Set, Top or Bottom Plate Number Blocks of Six, Mint, Very Fine

5,200
5,250
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163
c
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 163, Air Post65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c - $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Set of Three, on individual First Day Covers, each backstamped with "Washington, Apr. 19, 1930" Registry postmark, Very Fine

1,025
900
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164
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 164, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Matched Set of Top and Bottom Plate Number Blocks of Six, PI. #21171, PI. #21172, Mint, Very Fine, a couple of inconsequential gum skips, mentioned only for the sake of accuracy

1,800
1,300
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165
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 165, Air Post6c Dark Blue and Carmine, Airpost, Imperforate Horizontally  (C23a), 6c Dark Blue and Carmine, Airpost, Imperforate Horizontally  (C23a)6c Dark Blue and Carmine, Airpost, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a). Bottom Arrow Block, Mint, Extremely Fine

300
450
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166
og
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 166, Air Post6c Dark Blue and Carmine, Airpost, Imperforate Vertically (C23b), 6c Dark Blue and Carmine, Airpost, Imperforate Vertically (C23b)6c Dark Blue and Carmine, Airpost, Imperforate Vertically (C23b). Error Pair, in Horizontal Strip of Five, freak diagonal perforations through others, Very Fine, Rare

4,250
6,000
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167
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 167, Air Post15c Bright Blue Green, Airpost, Imperforate Between (C35a), 15c Bright Blue Green, Airpost, Imperforate Between (C35a)15c Bright Blue Green, Airpost, Imperforate Between (C35a). Error Block in Top Sheet Margin Block of ten with Plate No. Mint, Very Fine, Rare, only twenty pairs known

2,750
3,200
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168
ogbl
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 168, Air Post10c First Man on Moon (C76 var.), 10c First Man on Moon (C76 var.)10c First Man on Moon (C76 var.). Block, Error, Flag omitted on Astronaut's Shoulder (also Red color missing on capsule), Top Right Corner Block with Red Plate No. 31401, Mint, Very Fine

E. 250-300
450
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169
og
Sale Number 391, Lot Number 169, Air Post16c Red and Blue, Airpost Special Delivery, Imperforate Vertically  (CE2a), 16c Red and Blue, Airpost Special Delivery, Imperforate Vertically  (CE2a)16c Red and Blue, Airpost Special Delivery, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a). Pair with Sheet Margin at Right, Very Fine, Exceedingly Rare

1,850
1,850
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