Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1383
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1383, 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 blue plate no. 8493 at top, bright colors, vignette shifted upwards, huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $670.00 as 95, $1,550.00 as 98)

150
850
1384
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1384, 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 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

2,100
2,700
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1385
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1385, 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. top plate no. 14824 block of six, exceptionally well-centered, bright and crisp, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

350
600
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1386
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1386, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, wonderfully bright color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

170
375
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1387
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1387, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., radiant color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $270.00)

170
190
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1388
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1388, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., bright color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

170
170
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1389
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1389, Air Post20c Map (C9), 20c Map (C9)20c Map (C9). Mint N.H., stunning Jumbo margins with perfection centering, vivid color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $265.00 as 98, unpriced for both 100 and 100 Jumbo grades), only three others share this grade, none higher

13
325
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1390
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1390, Air Post10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10), 10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10)10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $355.00)

13
375
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1391
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1391, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). H.r., deep rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,525
1,000
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1392
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1392, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Top plate no. blocks of six, barest trace of hinging, rich colors, $1.30 with some natural ink bleed-thru showing on back

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE SET OF MATCHING TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF SIX OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Of the various positions, top plate blocks of the Graf Zeppelin Issue are the most desirable.

16,550
12,000
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1393
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1393, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20078 at left, rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $930.00)

425
750
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1394
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1394, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $930.00)

425
700
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1395
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1395, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Brilliant color, neat strike of 1930 duplex cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $395.00)

160
425
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1396
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1396, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Deep rich color, plate no. 20079 at bottom, machine cancel, Extremely Fine

160
275
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1397
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1397, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20086 at left, deep rich color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

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

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,800.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date (at 100) and only three others share this desirable grade.

900
4,250
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1398
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1398, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. top plate no. 20085 block of six, beautiful color, well-balanced margins, top center stamp small natural gum wrinkle

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN.

A scarce plate block with such choice centering on every stamp.

8,000
4,000
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1399
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1399, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Brilliant color, gorgeous centering with huge and balanced margins, light strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,550.00)

375
2,000
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1400
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1400, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Rich color, detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00)

375
750
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1401
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1401, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Radiant color and crisp impression on bright paper, slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00)

375
600
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1402
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1402, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Radiant color, crisp impression, 1930 New York machine cancel and also part of purple cachet, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00)

375
800
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1403
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1403, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). With right plate no. 20088 selvage, neat slogan machine cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

375
300
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1404
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1404, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Bright shade, machine cancel, choice centering, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $475.00)

375
425
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1405
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1405, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,950.00)

1,275
1,400
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1406
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1406, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20090 at top, radiant color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,500.00)

1,275
1,800
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1407
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1407, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Lightly hinged, radiant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00)

750
1,100
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1408
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1408, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. left plate no. 20091 block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression, each stamp with unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

This wonderful plate block is remarkable, as every stamp is well-centered and in pristine condition.

12,000
12,000
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1409
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1409, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. top plate no. 20092 block of six, deep rich color, usual natural gum wrinkles

FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN.

This bright and fresh plate block comes from the most desirable top position.

12,000
7,500
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1410
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1410, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Rich color, detailed impression, plate no. 20092 at bottom, New York machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

575
1,300
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1411
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1411, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Rich color on bright paper, choice centering, machine cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $940.00)

575
700
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1412
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1412, Air Post5c Violet (C16), 5c Violet (C16)5c Violet (C16). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide balanced margins, nice color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

8
250
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1413
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1413, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., crisp impression, balanced Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00 as 95, $420.00 as 98)

100
250
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1414
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1414, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., bright shade, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $100.00))

100
80
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1415
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1415, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. block of eight, rich color, choice centering, usual natural gum bends, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

800
325
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1416
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1416, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. top plate no. 21171 block of six, choice margins and incredibly well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

750
1,100
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1417
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1417, Air Post6c Dull Orange (C19), 6c Dull Orange (C19)6c Dull Orange (C19). Mint N.H., wonderful Jumbo margins and essentially flawless centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00 for 95, $1,000.00 for 98)

3
850
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1418
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1418, Air Post25c Trans-Pacific (C20), 25c Trans-Pacific (C20)25c Trans-Pacific (C20). Mint N.H., radiant color, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $570.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only four others share this exalted grade

1
475
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1419
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1419, Air Post50c Trans-Pacific (C22), 50c Trans-Pacific (C22)50c Trans-Pacific (C22). Mint N.H., wonderfully wide even margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, exceptionally choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $230.00)

11
375
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1420
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1420, Air Post6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a), 6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a)6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a). Mint N.H., vivid colors, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

325
225
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1421
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1421, Air Post35c Glenn Curtiss, Light Blue Background Omitted (C100 var), 35c Glenn Curtiss, Light Blue Background Omitted (C100 var)35c Glenn Curtiss, Light Blue Background Omitted (C100 var). Mint N.H. top left corner Mr. Zip block of four, left stamps with background completely omitted, right stamps partly omitted, Very Fine and choice example of this distinctive error which is unlisted in Scott, with 2007 P.F. certificate, accompanied by normal for comparison, we have no basis for our estimate as this position block may be unique

E. 500-750
3,500
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