Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008

Category — Air Post (Scott C1-C12)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5022
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Sale 967, Lot 5022, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., wide margins, beautiful bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, difficult to find in this high grade, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,550.00)

135
1,500
5023
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Sale 967, Lot 5023, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., balanced margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00)

135
500
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5024
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Sale 967, Lot 5024, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and perfect centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. certificate

135
1,700
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5025
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Sale 967, Lot 5025, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., wide margins and essentially perfectly centered, strong color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00)

150
325
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5026
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Sale 967, Lot 5026, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00)

150
300
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5027
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Sale 967, Lot 5027, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., wide margins and essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00)

150
300
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5028
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Sale 967, Lot 5028, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Top arrow and plate no. 8900 block of six, top center stamp bit heavy h.r., rich color, choice centering, top center stamp small h.r., Extremely Fine

1,000
325
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5029
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16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Complete pane of 100 with vertical Marion Ohio local precancels, full original gum, virtually all Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, these overprints were applied in settings of 25 with the top right one evidently being unsatisfactory, as a result, a second cliche of 25 was applied horizontally to the top left quadrant of the pane, most unusual, Scott Retail as 100 used singles with no premium added for the plate block

4,500
1,300
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5030
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Sale 967, Lot 5030, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Mint N.H., wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, essentially perfectly centered as well, outstanding colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,550.00)

150
1,500
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5031
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Sale 967, Lot 5031, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Mint N.H. with plate no. 8492 at top, vignette shifted sharply upwards with blue ink of the wing well into label of frame and slightly into the "G" of Postage, Extremely Fine, a stamp of great visual appeal, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate describing this as "high flying plane variety" (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ for normal $250.00 as 90, $640.00 as 95)

150
1,900
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5032
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Sale 967, Lot 5032, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Shifted vignette approaching the "fast plane" variety, slight gum adherence, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

70
200
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5033
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Sale 967, Lot 5033, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Lightly hinged, shifted vignette approaching the "fast plane" variety, Fine, Scott Retail as normal

70
130
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5034
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Sale 967, Lot 5034, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $570.00)

42
650
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5035
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Sale 967, Lot 5035, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., choice centering, strong dark color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00)

150
325
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5036
 
Sale 967, Lot 5036, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Marvelous centering with wide and even margins, neat machine cancel, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00 as 95, $475.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and no others share this grade

30
550
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5037
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Sale 967, Lot 5037, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide margins, brilliant color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00), only two have graded higher to date

160
1,600
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5038
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Sale 967, Lot 5038, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., wide margins and near perfect centering, fresh, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F certificate (XF-Superb 95)

160
400
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5039
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Sale 967, Lot 5039, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., incredibly wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, nearly perfectly centered, bright and crisp, lovely color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $660.00)

160
400
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5040
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Sale 967, Lot 5040, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)15c Map (C8). Mint N.H., magnificent wide balanced margins, strong color and clean impression, Extremely Fine Gem, the long-format Air Post issues are exceedingly difficult to get graded 98 or better, because the horizontal perfs are often slightly angled from one end to the other, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $275.00)

5
500
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5041
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5c Globe, 10c Lindbergh (C10, C12). Mint N.H. panes of 50, one corner s.e. No. C12 small stain on back, virtually all Fine-Very Fine

1,858
225
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5042
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Sale 967, Lot 5042, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12). Mint N.H. with plate no. 19942 at right, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, the long-format Air Post issues are exceedingly difficult to get graded 98 or better, because the horizontal perfs are often slightly angled from one end to the other, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $390.00 as 98), only two have graded higher to date

18
850
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