Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — Air Post, including Inverted Jenny

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
887
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Sale 913, Lot 887, Air Post, including Inverted Jenny24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Mint N.H. top arrow, double plate no. and double "TOP" block of twelve, bright colors, vignette shifted forwards and approaching the "fast plane" variety, Extremely Fine, a choice plate block, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,100
888
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Sale 913, Lot 888, Air Post, including Inverted Jenny24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Mint N.H. with plate no. 8492 at top, huge margins all around, deep rich colors, vignette shifted forward and approaching the "fast plane", Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (Superb 98)

150
2,700
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889
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Sale 913, Lot 889, Air Post, including Inverted Jenny24c Carmine Rose & Blue, Center Inverted (C3a). Position 40, unused (no gum), bright colors, natural s.e. at right, 16mm sealed tear and scuff at top, thin spot

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 24-CENT INVERTED JENNY. AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN EXAMPLE OF AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS STAMP.

According to Jenny! by George Amick (Amos Press, 1986), the original sheet of 100 inverted "Jenny" stamps was purchased by William T. Robey on May 14, 1918, one day after the stamp was placed on sale. Robey bought the sheet at the New York Avenue Post Office window in Washington, D.C. Soon after, the sheet was sold to Col. Edward H. R. Green through Eugene Klein, a Philadelphia stamp dealer. Green paid $20,000 for the sheet, then instructed Klein to divide it into singles and blocks, and to sell all but a few key position blocks.

The stamp offered here was offered in one of the auctions of the Green Collection (Sale XV on March 27, 1944) where it was described as not having any gum. Presumably, mishandling by Colonel Green was the reason for this. It was next offered as part of the Max Simon Collection in 1966.

Signed Sanabria. Two P.F. certificates do not accompany

225,000
50,000
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890
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Sale 913, Lot 890, Air Post, including Inverted Jenny65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four, fresh, h.r., Very Fine-Extremely Fine set

6,400
4,250
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891
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Sale 913, Lot 891, Air Post, including Inverted Jenny5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1). Unused (regummed), large margins to full at top, rich color, small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE BUFFALO BALLOON AIR POST ISSUE.

Red backstamp. With 2006 P.F. certificate

7,500
7,000
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