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Sale 1000 — Siegel Sale 1000

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1253
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1253, Air Post6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., wide margins and beautifully centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $410.00)

145
225
1254
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1254, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only one has graded higher to date, this is an instance where SMQ is below market as the last example we sold in this grade realized $3,000 hammer (about one year ago)

145
650
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1255
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1255, 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 forwards approaching the "fast plane" variety, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $410.00 as 95, $1,300.00 as 98)

145
275
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1256
c
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1256, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). Strong Grounded Plane variety, tied by "City Hall Sta. N.Y. Jul. 1, 7-AM 1924" machine cancel on cover to Reno Nev., typed "Via Air Mail", additional New York duplex on back of July 1, receiving backstamp of July 2

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 24-CENT AIR POST GROUNDED PLANE VARIETY ON COVER.

According to a 1956 article in Aero Philatelist Annals, one sheet of the Grounded Plane variety was part of the stock of the Nassau Stamp Company. Apparently, the company had difficulty selling the variety and decided to use some on the first transcontinental night flight. Only a few are known used on these covers.

Ex Matthews.

E. 10,000-15,000
12,000
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1257
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1257, 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., rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $165.00)

42
120
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1258
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1258, 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., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00), only one has graded higher to date

160
600
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1259
nhbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1259, 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. left plate no. 14831 block of six, huge selvage, deep dark color on radiant paper, exceptionally fresh and intact, Very Fine, a choice plate block

2,350
1,600
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1260
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1260, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00)

170
650
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1261
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1261, Air Post10c Map, Air Post (C7), 10c Map, Air Post (C7)10c Map, Air Post (C7). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $245.00 as 98)

4
1,600
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1262
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1262, Air Post15c Map, Air Post (C8), 15c Map, Air Post (C8)15c Map, Air Post (C8). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $220.00)

5
225
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1263
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1263, Air Post10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10), 10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10)10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $105.00 as 95, $320.00 as 98)

13
950
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1264
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1264, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,650.00), only four have graded higher to date

375
750
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1265
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1265, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,100.00)

800
2,300
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1266
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1266, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., bright shade and crisp impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00 as 95, $3,100.00 as 98)

800
1,000
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1267
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1267, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., radiant color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

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

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). Only two grade higher to date (one at 100 and one at 100J).

1,150
2,200
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1268
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1268, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., detailed impression, unusually wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 95, $5,250.00 as 98)

1,150
2,100
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1269
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1269, Air Post5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16), 5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $680.00), only two have graded higher to date

8
325
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1270
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1270, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., radiant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $450.00 as 98), only two have graded higher to date and only four others share this grade

100
1,400
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