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Sale 1013 — The Albert D. Laehder Collection of U.S. Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Tuesday, 10-11 October, 2011

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
485
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 485, 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). Single hinge mark, deep rich colors, vignette shifted strongly to bottom with wheels well into "Cents"

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1918 24-CENT FIRST AIR POST ISSUE GROUNDED PLANE VARIETY.

The true Grounded Plane stamps, in which the wheels of the plane break thru the top of "Cents", come from portions of three sheets. The discovery sheet was owned and broken up by J. Klemann of Nassau Stamp Company. A second sheet was discovered in 1946 and sold in the Thomas A. Matthews sale (H.R. Harmer, Nov. 4, 1964), where it was purchased by Georges A. Medawar, publisher of Sanabria Airmail Catalogue. In Linn's Stamp News of April 21, 1986, specialist Joseph R. Kirker Jr. published his research revealing a third source of this variety.

With 1998 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
486
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 486, 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). Five, each with vignette shift, incl. one approaching "fast plane" variety, others mostly slightly high, low or slow, three Mint N.H., one of the hinged is reperfed and with thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, each with 1998 P.F. certificate stating these are not the actual varieties

E. 750-1,000
950
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487
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 487, 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., intense colors and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

145
750
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488
c
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 488, Air Post10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a), 10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a)10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a). Tied by purple "Cleveland (Midwestern Philatelic Sta.) Ohio, May 26, 1928" cancel on First Day cacheted cover to Fort Worth Tex., transit and receiving backstamps, pane lacks tab as is often the case, minor edgewear, Very Fine

800
250
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489
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 489, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, tiny corner perf tip thin at upper left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1999 P.F. certificate

375
225
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490
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 490, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

800
600
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491
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 491, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, usual natural gum bends, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

1,150
650
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492
 
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 492, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each with neat strike of circular datestamp, different cancels incl. 65c Brooklyn duplex, $1.30 small Varick St. Sta., $2.60 large Varick St. Sta., Very Fine and choice set, each with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,140
900
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493
ng
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 493, Air Post5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1), 5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1)5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1). Unused (traces of original gum), large margins to full, few flaws incl. thin spots, few adherences on back, small tear in margin at upper right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE BUFFALO BALLOON AIR POST ISSUE.

The Buffalo Balloon stamp, designed by John F. B. Lillard and engraved by John H. Snively, was printed by Wheeler Brothers Printers in Nashville, Tenn., The stamps were intended for use on a balloon flight from Nashville to Gallatin Tenn., which took place on June 18, 1877. Of the 300 that were printed, only 23 were used.

7,500
1,800
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