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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1305
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1305, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, Center Inverted (C3a), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, Center Inverted (C3a)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, Center Inverted (C3a). Position 57, rich colors on bright paper, fresh original gum, small light trace of hinging

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE BEST-CENTERED AND FRESHEST STAMPS FROM THE ORIGINAL SHEET OF 100. FOR THE COLLECTOR SEEKING THE FINEST QUALITY, THIS STAMP IS THE IDEAL INVERTED "JENNY".

The original sheet of 100 was discovered and acquired by William T. Robey at the New York Avenue post office in Washington D.C. on May 14, 1918.

This stamp, with Positions 47-48 and 58, at one time comprised a block of four owned by Eugene Klein. After Klein's death in 1944, his daughter, Dolores Klein Hertz, was instructed to claim a sealed container held by a Philadelphia bank in accordance with his Will. Resting on top of the various stamp collections in this container was the block of inverts.

The Klein-Hertz block was sold by Mrs. Hertz to Robert A. Siegel, who in turn placed it with Raymond H. Weill Co. The block was later sold by the Weills to a collector, Mr. Phillips, whose philatelic estate they acquired in 1968 for just over $4 million. The Weills received Philatelic Foundation certificate number 10,000 prior to splitting the block into singles at their client's request. This example comes from the position next to the Zoellner copy (Position 58), which realized $525,000 hammer in our 2005 Rarities sale, still a record price for the Inverted "Jenny".

Ex Colonel Edward H. R. Green, Eugene Klein, Dolores Klein Hertz, B. D. Phillips and William C. Mack. With 1988 P.F. certificate.

400,000
850,000
1306
nhbl
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1306, Air Post6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H. center line block of four, bottom pair Fine, top pair Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

500
275
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1307
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1307, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

150
425
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1308
nhbl
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1308, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H. top plate no. 8900 and arrow block of six, radiant color and remarkably detailed impression, magnificent centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 16-CENT 1918 AIR POST ISSUE, IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
3,250
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1309
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1309, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Mint N.H., choice margins and essentially perfect centering, lovely colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

150
525
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1310
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1310, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Mint N.H., vignette shifted up and left creating "high and fast plane" variety, Fine centering, a nice example of a popular vignette shift, Scott Retail as normal NH single

150
500
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1311
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1311, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $570.00)

45
400
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1312
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1312, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H., fresh, magnificent centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $225.00)

45
150
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1313
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1313, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H. block of six, choice centering, Extremely Fine

270
275
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1314
nhbl
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1314, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H. block of twelve, Very Fine

540
250
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1315
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1315, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, superbly centered, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

150
450
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1316
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1316, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., exceptionally wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

150
475
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1317
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1317, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine, exceptionally nice example, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $260.00)

150
400
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1318
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1318, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem

150
400
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1319
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1319, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., gorgeous wide margins and almost perfectly centered, intense color, Extremely Fine, very close to 95 grade in our opinion, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $260.00)

150
200
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1320
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1320, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., intense color on bright white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $260.00)

150
225
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1321
nhbl
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1321, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H. block of four, wide margins, Fine-Very Fine, bottom right exceptional

680
350
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1322
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1322, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., exceptionally wide balanced margins and wonderful color, crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, about as nice as this can be found, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00)

170
1,800
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1323
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1323, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

170
500
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1324
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1324, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., wide margins and essentially perfectly centered, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

170
500
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1325
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1325, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $270.00)

170
200
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1326
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1326, Air Post15c Map (C8), 15c Map (C8)15c Map (C8). Mint N.H. with left plate no. 18747 selvage, perfectly centered and wide balanced margins, intense color, crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $275.00 for 98, 100 grade unlisted), this is one of only two C8's awarded this grade (none higher)

5
1,900
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1327
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1327, Air Post15c Map (C8), 15c Map (C8)15c Map (C8). Mint N.H. with left selvage, wide balanced margins, strong color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $275.00)

5
190
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1328
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1328, Air Post15c Map (C8), 15c Map (C8)15c Map (C8). Mint N.H., magnificent centering, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $275.00)

5
200
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1329
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1329, Air Post20c Map (C9), 20c Map (C9)20c Map (C9). Mint N.H., phenomenal margins and precise centering, bright color and unblemished impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ does not list this stamp in 100 grade, 98 grade is about 20x catalog value at $265.00)

13
3,750
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1330
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1330, Air Post20c Map (C9), 20c Map (C9)20c Map (C9). Mint N.H., gorgeous Jumbo margins, perfectly centered as well with bright color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $265.00 for ordinary 98, 100 grade unlisted)

13
900
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1331
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1331, Air Post10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a), 10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a)10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a). Complete booklet of two panes (BKC1), front cover with light bend, back cover with hinge marks, Fine-Very Fine

260
60
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1332
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1332, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c Mint N.H., others single hinge mark, rich colors, Very Fine

1,700
900
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1333
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1333, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine set

1,525
900
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1334
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1334, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). H.r., rich colors, usual natural gum bends, 65c natural pre-printing paperfold at left, Very Fine

1,525
850
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1335
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1335, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Bright colors, 65c tiny natural inclusion at right, $1.30 natural gum bends, $2.60 small translucency at left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,525
800
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1336
ng
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1336, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $2.60 unused (regummed), former small thin spot, latter light toning, $1.30 h.r., Very Fine appearing set

1,525
650
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1337
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1337, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). $2.60 Mint N.H., $1.30 unused (no gum) and small faults, Fine

2,050
800
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1338
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1338, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). First two each with tiny thin spot, otherwise Fine

1,525
650
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1339
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1339, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., choice margins and essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $930.00)

425
700
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1340
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1340, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

425
0
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1341
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1341, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., handsome margins and attractively centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $500.00)

425
350
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1342
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1342, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00)

900
1,400
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1343
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1343, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

900
950
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1344
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1344, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., well-centered, choice dark color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

900
950
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1345
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1345, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 20088 selvage, large margins and very well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $970.00)

900
800
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1346
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1346, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 20086 selvage, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

900
650
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1347
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1347, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Choice margins and exceptionally well-centered, slogan machine cancel, also two diagonal pencil lines, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate with no mention of the pencil obliteration

375
275
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1348
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1348, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, choice color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,950.00)

1,275
1,600
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1349
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1349, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., attractively centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,275
1,100
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1350
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1350, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20091 at top, brilliant color, faint usual natural gum bend, Fine

1,275
650
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1351
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1351, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Well-centered, neat slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $940.00)

575
650
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1352
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1352, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Light slogan machine cancel, choice large margins and handsome centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $940.00)

575
700
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1353
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1353, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., choice margins and outstanding centering, without the typical natural gum creases and skips, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $200.00)

100
200
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1354
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1354, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., lovely even margins, bright color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $200.00)

100
150
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1355
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1355, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., handsome margins and beautifully centered, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $200.00)

100
190
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1356
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1356, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $130.00 as 90, $200.00 as 95)

100
150
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