Sale 489 — 1976 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 31 March, 1976

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
229
ogbl
6c Orange (C1). Arrow & Plate No. 9155 Block of Six, Very Fine

800
1,100
230
ogbl
6c Orange (C1). Mint Block of 41, includes Arrow & Center Line Blocks, Fine-Very Fine

1,710
1,300
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231
c
Sale 489, Lot 231, Air Post6c Orange, First Air Post (C1). Tied with additional franking on Dec. 10, 1918 First Day Cover, Special Air Mail pmk., Philadelphia to Chicago Legal size envelope, Very Fine, A Great Air Mail Rarity, with P. F. Certificate

3,750
10,500
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232
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 232, Air Post16c Green (C2). Arrow & Plate No. 8900 Block of Six, natural gum skip, lightly hinged in selvedge, stamps mint, Fine

1,300
1,300
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233
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 233, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue (C3). Arrow, Double "Top" & Double Plate No. Block of Twelve, Fine-Very Fine

1,600
1,800
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234
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 234, Air Post24c Carmine & Blue, First Air Post (C3). Mint Double Plate No. & Arrow Block of 16, Blue "Top" only, incl. T. L. Corner Block, All perfs. clear, Fine-Very Fine, Rare & Handsome, with P. F. Certificate

3,395
6,000
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235
og
24c Carmine Rose & Blue, Center Inverted (C3a). Fresh, Full original gum, bare trace of light hinging, Well Centered & Extremely Fine. As Beautiful an Example of this Tremendous Rarity as exists

42,000
47,500
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236
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 236, Air Post8c Dark Green (C4). Top Plate No. 14824 Block of Six, Mint, Fine-Very Fine

500
575
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237
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 237, Air Post16c Dark Blue (C5). Top Plate No. 14830 Block of Six, Mint, Fine-Very Fine

1,650
2,800
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238
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 238, Air Post24c Carmine (C6). Left Plate No. 14843 Block of Six, Mint, Very Fine

1,900
2,700
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239
ogbl
50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Bottom Plate No. Block of Ten, some normal gum bends, Very Fine

1,060
1,200
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240
c
Sale 489, Lot 240, Air Post6c Dull Orange (C19). Bottom Right Plate No. 21234 Block well tied on cover by "Baltimore, Md., Jun. 30, 1934" & Oval Grid Duplex First Day pmks., Very Fine & Very Rare, Possibly Unique as a Plate Block

1,750
850
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241
og
Sale 489, Lot 241, Air Post15c Bright Blue Green, Horiz. Pair Imperf. Between (C35a). In Strip of Four, Mint, centered to top as always, Very Fine for this Rare Error

1,375
1,400
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242
c
Sale 489, Lot 242, Air PostMoon Cover, Apollo Fifteen, Cover flown to the moon, autographed by Astronauts Scott, Worden and Irwin, with Red Launch & Recovery Markings. "U. S. S. Okinawa, Aug. 7, 1971 pmk, Very Fine

E. 1,000-2,000
1,050
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