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Sale 692 — 1988 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 23 April, 1988

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
449
ogbl
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 449, Air Post16c Green (C2). Mint Arrow & Plate No, 16c Green (C2). Mint Arrow & Plate No16c Green (C2). Mint Arrow & Plate No. 8900 Block of Eight, Exceptionally Well-centered, natural gum creases, Extremely Fine

2,570
1,650
449A
og
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 449A, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue (C3). Sheet of 100 with Blue "TOP" Only & Double Plate Nos, 24c Carmine Rose & Blue (C3). Sheet of 100 with Blue "TOP" Only & Double Plate Nos24c Carmine Rose & Blue (C3). Sheet of 100 with Blue "TOP" Only & Double Plate Nos., Remarkably Fresh, corner straight edge stamp hinge rejoined, somewhat disturbed o.g., most stamps in bottom two rows and couple others with faint thins (trivial on most), otherwise Fine-Very Fine, The Extremely Rare Plate No. Block of Twelve is Fine-Very Fine

24,080
11,500
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450
c
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 450, Air Post8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6), 8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6)8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Complete Set, Tied by Washington, D.C. First Day pmks. on Three Worden Covers, Very Fine

2,000
1,450
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451
ogbl
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 451, Air Post24c Carmine (C6). Mint Left Plate No, 24c Carmine (C6). Mint Left Plate No24c Carmine (C6). Mint Left Plate No. 14842 Block of Six, Well-centered, one with trivial natural gum skips, Very Fine

4,250
2,500
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452
ogbl
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 452, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15). Complete Set of Mint Blocks with Side Plate Numbers, two $1.30 have one mm natural gum skip, 65c Fine-Very Fine, Others Very Fine

12,450
7,500
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453
og
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 453, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15). Complete Sheets of 50, sensibly hinge reinforced around edges with tiny bits of hinge, (36 of each value Mint including Plate Blocks), one 65c and one $1.30 minor thin, one other $1.30 small oily translucency (none of these affect plate blocks), one $2.60 in top plate block has tiny surface spot, otherwise a Very Fine and Spectacular Set of Rare Sheets

166,100
150,000
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453A
c
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 453A, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelins (C13-C15). Tied on Matching Printed Cachet First Day Covers by Double Ovals, each backstamped "Washington D.C. 19 Apr 1930 Reg. Sec.", Very Fine Set

5,250
3,000
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453B
ogbl
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 453B, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint Top Plate No, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint Top Plate No$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint Top Plate No. 20091 Block of Six, Fresh & Intact, natural gum bends (one trifle heavy), trivial sealed selvedge tear, otherwise Fine

13,000
6,000
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453C
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 453C, Air Post5c Deep Blue, "Buffalo Balloon" (CL1), 5c Deep Blue, "Buffalo Balloon" (CL1)5c Deep Blue, "Buffalo Balloon" (CL1). Type III, Large to Huge Margins, Fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, couple light natural gum bends, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

4,500
7,500
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453D
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 453D, Air Post5c Deep Blue, "Buffalo Balloon" Tete-Beche Pair (CL1a), 5c Deep Blue, "Buffalo Balloon" Tete-Beche Pair (CL1a)5c Deep Blue, "Buffalo Balloon" Tete-Beche Pair (CL1a). Types II and III, 6mm Spacing, Large to Huge Margins, Fresh, o.g., hinge remnant on one, one stamp light corner crease, other tiny thin spot almost entirely in margin, couple very trivial toning spots, otherwise Extremely Fine, Above Average Quality For This Rare Variety

9,500
10,500
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