Sale 409 — 1972 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 23 March, 1972

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
193
ogbl
Sale 409, Lot 193, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5) Left Plate No. 14829 Block of Six, Fine-Very Fine

800
850
194
ogbl
Sale 409, Lot 194, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Bottom Plate No. 14843 Block of Six, Fine-Very Fine

925
900
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195
ogbl
Sale 409, Lot 195, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Top Plate No. 20079 Block of Six, Few natural gum bends, Very Fine

1,100
800
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196
og
Sale 409, Lot 196, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Complete Set, all with Bottom Plate Numbers, Very Fine

650
0
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197
ogbl
Sale 409, Lot 197, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks, Very Fine Set

2,725
1,850
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198
ogbl
Sale 409, Lot 198, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint Top Plate Number Blocks of Six. $1.30 has "Sanabria" handstamp guarantee, An unusually choice and handsome set, Very Fine

5,850
6,500
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199
P
Sale 409, Lot 199, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin, Small Die Proof (C18P). Very Fine, Very Rare, Only two believed known

1,250
1,600
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200
og
Sale 409, Lot 200, Air Post10c Carmine, Air Post, Coil, Imperforate (C73 var.). Horizontal Pair, Mint, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
550
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201
 
Sale 409, Lot 201, Air Post10c Air Post, Multicolor, Error, Red Color Omitted (C74 var.). Newly discovered and striking Giori Press error, used. Left Bottom Corner Margins and Plate. No. 29673 in Black. Very Fine, with photo-copies of letters from The Bureau of Engraving and Printing authenticating the error and A.P.S. Certificate .

0
6,750
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201A
 
10c Air Post, Multicolor, Error, Red Color Omitted (C74 var.). Another example of this newly discovered error, similar to preceding lot but with bottom sheet margin only, being in a pair with Lot #201. Very Fine, Very Rare as these two are the only authenticated examples so far discovered, With A.P.S. Certificate

0
6,750
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201B
 
10c Air Post, Multicolor, Error, Red Color Omitted (C74 var.). The preceding two lots, which comprise a horizontal pair on small piece, "Burbank, Cal. 1970" machine postmark, offered as one lot provided the bid exceeds the realization of the two preceding lots

0
6,750
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202
og
5c Deep Blue, "Buffalo Balloon" 1877 (CL1). Large Margins, Fresh, o.g., Crease across corner, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,000
1,250
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203
og
Sale 409, Lot 203, Air Post5c Deep Blue, "Buffalo Balloon" 1877, Tete-Beche Vertical Pair (CL1a). Huge margins, Fresh, o.g., prominent printing flaw on one. Light crease shows in margin only, between stamps, light natural gum bend in one, nevertheless Extremely Fine. A magnificent rarity and grossly undercatalogued in its initial catalogue listing of $2750

E. 2,000-5,000
4,300
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