Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

Category — Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2231
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Sale 976, Lot 2231, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., all fresh and well-centered, Very Fine and choice, a pretty matched quality set, each with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,005.00)

2,600
1,450
2232
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Sale 976, Lot 2232, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). H.r., rich colors, each reperfed, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,440
650
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2233
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Sale 976, Lot 2233, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Rich colors, usual natural gum skips and bends, Fine

1,440
650
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2234
nhbl
Sale 976, Lot 2234, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. blocks of four with plate nos., 65c right, others left, rich colors on bright paper

FINE-VERY FINE SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCKS OF FOUR WITH PLATE NUMBERS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles with no premium for the plate numbers.

10,400
4,250
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2235
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Sale 976, Lot 2235, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four with plate nos., first two from bottom, $2.60 top, bright colors, few usual natural gum skips and bends

FINE-VERY FINE SET OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Scott Retail with no premium for the plate numbers

6,700
3,250
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2236
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Sale 976, Lot 2236, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four with plate nos., 65c bottom, others right, 65c three Mint N.H., $1.30 bottom Mint N.H., $2.60 bottom left Mint N.H., bright colors, usual natural gum skips and bends (bit heavy on $1.30), Fine-Very Fine

7,690
3,250
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2237
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Sale 976, Lot 2237, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Matched set of left plate no. blocks of six, several stamps Mint N.H., generally small h.r. at center left and center right, radiant colors

FRESH AND VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MATCHED SET OF LEFT PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF SIX OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Especially desirable as a matched set.

16,550
4,700
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2238
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2238, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. with right selvage, Jumbo margins and precisely centered, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $570.00 as 95, $1,350.00 as 98)

425
1,200
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2239
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Sale 976, Lot 2239, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., bright shade, detailed impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

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

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,650.00). Over 625 Mint N.H. copies have been graded, and only eight have graded higher to date (22 others share this grade).

900
3,000
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2240
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Sale 976, Lot 2240, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. with right selvage, beautiful margins with outstanding centering, completely free of the usual gum skips and bends, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

900
950
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2241
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Sale 976, Lot 2241, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., quite well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $790.00)

900
650
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2242
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Sale 976, Lot 2242, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Perfectly centered with choice balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $620.00)

500
450
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2243
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Sale 976, Lot 2243, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 20088 block of six, bright shade, crisp impression, bit heavy natural gum skips and bends, bottom left stamp small tear, few trivial perf separations in selvage, appears Very Fine

8,000
2,100
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2244
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Sale 976, Lot 2244, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Left plate no. 20085 block of six, top four stamps Mint N.H., bottom pair lightly hinged, radiant color and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, few trivial natural gum bends which are much lighter than normal, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a superb plate block, with 2009 P.F. certificate

5,750
2,100
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2245
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Sale 976, Lot 2245, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Block of four with plate no. 20086 at bottom, h.r. where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, Very Fine

2,250
950
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2246
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Sale 976, Lot 2246, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., incredibly intense shade and impression, perfectly centered on bright paper with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE GRADES HIGHER.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,100.00). With the exception of the one stamp graded 100J from the Scarsdale Collection (Siegel Sale 910), this is the highest Mint N.H. grade awarded by P.S.E. to the $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (24 total).

1,275
5,250
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2247
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Sale 976, Lot 2247, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, crisp impression, without the usual natural skips and bends encountered so often on this issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00)

1,275
1,500
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2248
nh
Sale 976, Lot 2248, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., wide margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

1,275
700
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2249
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Sale 976, Lot 2249, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Block of four with plate no. at top left, h.r., rich color, Fine

3,400
1,400
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2250
 
Sale 976, Lot 2250, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Attractive margins and centering, neat machine cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $730.00)

575
600
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