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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3106
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3106, Air Post6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Top arrow and plate no. 9155 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage only, some oxidation, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

750
475
3107
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3107, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., wide even margins with rich color on white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,550.00)

150
1,900
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3108
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3108, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H. top arrow and plate no. 8900 block of six, exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
1,100
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3109
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3109, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H. top arrow and plate no. 8900 block of six, extraordinarily well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,150
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3110
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3110, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H. top arrow and plate no. 8900 block of six, few natural gum skips, Fine plate block

1,500
650
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3111
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3111, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Top arrow and plate no. 8900 block of eight, attractively centered, lightly hinged, Very Fine

1,140
600
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3112
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3112, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Top arrow and plate no. 8900 block of six, rich color, choice centering, top center stamp small h.r., Extremely Fine

1,000
475
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3113
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3113, 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. with red plate no. 8492 at top, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE POPULAR 24-CENT 1918 AIR POST ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,550.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date and only two others share this desirable grade.

150
2,500
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3114
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3114, 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. top arrow, double "TOP" and double plate no. block of twelve, deep rich colors, pos. 5 with absolutely superb centering, usual natural gum skips and bends, Fine-Very Fine, the one stamp is a superb Gem

2,100
1,150
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3115
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3115, 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. top arrow, double "TOP" and double plate no. block of twelve, some natural gum skips, diagonal pre-print crease affects four stamps, otherwise Very Fine

2,100
850
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3116
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3116, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Block of four, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., wide margins and almost perfectly centered, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine

440
550
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3117
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3117, 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. bottom plate no. 14828 block of six, deep rich color, Fine-Very Fine

2,350
850
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3118
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3118, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., wide even margins, intense color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $270.00)

170
200
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3119
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3119, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., magnificent centering, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $270.00)

170
190
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3120
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3120, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H. block of four with left plate no. 14840 selvage, couple tiny natural gum skips, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

680
325
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3121
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3121, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Block of four, top pair h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., nicely centered, Very Fine

500
160
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3122
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3122, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 14842 block of six, rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering, bottom left stamp light natural gum skips, Very Fine

3,100
1,050
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3123
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3123, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Bottom plate no. 14840 block of six, top center stamp faintly hinged, others Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine

2,050
850
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3124
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3124, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Unbelievably wide Jumbo margins, rich color, 1926 grid duplex circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00 as 95, $475.00 as 98)

30
475
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3125
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3125, Air Post15c Map (C8), 15c Map (C8)15c Map (C8). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfectly centered, strong color and clear impression,a notoriously difficult issue to find in well-centered condition, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $275.00 as 98, unpriced in the grade of 100)

5
1,400
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3126
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10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a). Twelve panes, one from every position, Position D with plate no. shows only part of the plate no. as is often the case, Fine-Very Fine, also incl. set of booklet covers

1,560
325
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3127
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3127, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., 65c wide margins, Fine-Very Fine

2,600
1,300
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3128
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3128, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine set

2,600
1,300
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3129
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3129, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., $1.30 natural gum wrinkle, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,600
1,100
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3130
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3130, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c tiny natural inclusion speck (below and to the right of second "A" in "America", otherwise Very Fine

1,525
850
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3131
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3131, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c regummed, crease, last two minor thin spots, Very Fine appearance

1,525
650
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3132
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3132, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Apparently stuck to one another at one time, offset/adherence on back of each, 65c edge thin also and $2.60 light surface scuff bottom left, otherwise Very Fine

1,525
600
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3133
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3133, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four, $1.30 with selvage at right, $2.60 with selvage at top, 65c top stamps lightly hinged, all others Mint N.H., deep rich colors, few usual light natural gum skips and bends, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful set of blocks of four

10,050
7,500
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3134
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3134, Air Post65c, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C15), 65c, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C15)65c, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C15). Former Mint N.H., latter partially regummed, Fine

1,175
500
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3135
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3135, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., fresh, beautiful margins and centering, Extremely Fine

425
400
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3136
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3136, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., handsomely centered with bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $645.00)

425
450
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3137
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3137, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $645.00)

425
450
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3138
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3138, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Barest trace of what may be hinging, brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $420.00 as 98), this stands alone as the highest grade for a hinged C13, only two Mint N.H. stamps have graded higher and only two share this grade

250
1,000
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3139
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3139, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Fabulous wide margins and beautiful centering, neat New York grid duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $395.00)

160
500
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3140
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3140, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four with left plate no. 20078 selvage, 1930 grid duplex circular datestamps, bottom left stamp light natural diagonal crease at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

700
475
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3141
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3141, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., radiant color, beautifully centered with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,800.00). Only five have graded higher to date.

900
4,000
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3142
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3142, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., radiant color, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

900
800
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3143
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3143, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., handsomely centered, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

900
850
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3144
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3144, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., choice almost perfectly balanced margins, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

900
550
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3145
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3145, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., brilliant color, fresh and Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $475.00 as 70, $800.00 as 80)

900
375
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3146
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3146, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Extraordinarily well-centered, lightly hinged, lovely color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $690.00)

525
700
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3147
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3147, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Handsome margins, Very Fine

525
325
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3148
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3148, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Attractively margined and centered, clear slogan machine cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $475.00)

375
325
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3149
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3149, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., nearly perfectly centered, strong color, Extremely Fine

1,275
2,200
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3150
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3150, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering and wide margins, few tiny natural gum skips, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,800.00)

1,275
1,900
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3151
nh
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3151, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,500.00)

1,275
950
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3152
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3152, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., deep rich color, small natural preprint paper fold bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

1,275
325
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3153°
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3153, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Block of four, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine

2,500
0
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3154
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3154, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Wide balanced margins, strong color and with neat machine slogan circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the nicest used examples of this stamp we have seen, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00)

575
1,700
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3155
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3155, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Attractively centered, rich color and with bold machine slogan cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $730.00)

575
475
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3156
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3156, Air Post8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17), 8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17)8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade

4
1,500
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3157
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3157, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. top plate no. 21172 block of six, wide margins, Very Fine plate block

750
500
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3158
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3158, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. top plate no. 21172 block of six, intense shade and impression, minor natural gum skips and bends, Very Fine and choice

750
300
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3159
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3159, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. top plate no. 21172 block of six, gum bends and few trivial natural gum skips, Fine-Very Fine

750
300
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3160
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3160, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with plate no. 21171 at bottom and selvage at left, bright color, usual natural gum bends, telescoped perfs, centering generally Very Fine or better, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block and Mint N.H. singles

5,150
2,300
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3161
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3161, Air Post50c Trans-Pacific, Air Post (C22), 50c Trans-Pacific, Air Post (C22)50c Trans-Pacific, Air Post (C22). Wide top plate no. 21625 block of six, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, rare with the full wide top selvage and seldom seen offered, Scott Catalogue notes "wide full selvage top margin plate blocks of No. C22 are extremely scarce and sell for six to seven times the value listed", we offered one in our Saddleback sale which realized $3,250 hammer

E. 500-750
1,500
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3162
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3162, Air Post10c, 11c, 13c Air Post Coil, Imperforate (C73a, C82a, C83a), 10c, 11c, 13c Air Post Coil, Imperforate (C73a, C82a, C83a)10c, 11c, 13c Air Post Coil, Imperforate (C73a, C82a, C83a). Mint N.H. joint line pairs, large margins, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine

1,475
550
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3163
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3163, Air Post10c, 11c, 13c Air Post Coil, Imperforate (C73a, C82a, C83a), 10c, 11c, 13c Air Post Coil, Imperforate (C73a, C82a, C83a)10c, 11c, 13c Air Post Coil, Imperforate (C73a, C82a, C83a). Mint N.H., pairs of first and last, strip of three of second, large margins except in on right stamp of strip of 11c, Very Fine

925
275
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