Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011

Category — Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2918
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2918, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. set of plate no. singles, 65c top, other two bottom, first two with gum skips and natural slightly short gum, wide margins and nice centering, Very Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the positions

2,325
1,200
2919
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Sale 1007, Lot 2919, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., wide margins, 65c tiny corner perf crease at top left could most likely be removed, Very Fine-Extremely Fine set

2,325
1,200
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2920
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Sale 1007, Lot 2920, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., last two natural gum bends or wrinkles, otherwise Very Fine, each with either 2007 or 2008 P.S.E. certificate (no mention of gum bends or wrinkles)

2,450
950
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2921
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Sale 1007, Lot 2921, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., bright colors and wide margins, two higher values particularly nice, Fine-Very Fine

2,325
1,000
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2922
og
Sale 1007, Lot 2922, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Single hinge mark on each, bright colors and well-centered, Very Fine

1,270
700
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2923
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Sale 1007, Lot 2923, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four, unused (no gum), gorgeous centering, $2.60 value small adherence on back of bottom right stamp barely shows thru, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as original gum

6,075
2,500
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2924
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2924, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Attractively centered, machine cancels, 65c reperfed at left and $2.60 tiny tear in top corner (still graded F-VF 75), $1.30 sound, P.S.E. graded XF 90, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, each with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,140
500
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2925
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Sale 1007, Lot 2925, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. with bottom left corner selvage, unusually wide margins due to the position, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.F. certificate for block

375
350
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2926
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Sale 1007, Lot 2926, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. block of four, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,600
600
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2927
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Sale 1007, Lot 2927, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering

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

800
3,000
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2928
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Sale 1007, Lot 2928, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., choice margins and perfectly centered, without the usual bend and skips, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

800
1,000
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2929
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Sale 1007, Lot 2929, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. block of four, guide line at bottom, crisp, sharp color, Fine

3,400
1,300
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2930
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Sale 1007, Lot 2930, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)$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 TWO GRADE HIGHER.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). With the exception of the one stamp graded 100J from the Scarsdale Collection (Siegel Sale 910), and one graded Gem 100, this is the highest Mint N.H. grade awarded by P.S.E. to the $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (28 total).

1,150
5,250
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2931
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Sale 1007, Lot 2931, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Plate no. 20091 selvage at bottom, lightly hinged, rich color and well-centered, Very Fine

600
400
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2932
E
Sale 1007, Lot 2932, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin, Photographic Essays (C18). Five different, each 87 x 41 mm, two are completely different from the approved design, the other three show development of the accepted design, four signed by the designer Victor S. McCloskey, Jr., the other signed by designer A.R. Meissner, Extremely Fine and rare lot, we believe these are the first we have seen, also incl. two 50th Anniversary souvenir cards issued for the 1983 Miami Beach Stamp Expo, one unused, other with 20c Commemorative tied by special Century of Progress Anniversary cancel

E. 500-750
2,200
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2933
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Sale 1007, Lot 2933, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. top plate no. 21171 block of six, attractively centered, crisp and intact, Fine-Very Fine

950
450
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2934
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Sale 1007, Lot 2934, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. top left corner plate no. 21171 block of 20, few light creases and trivial gum skips, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,150
700
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2935
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Sale 1007, Lot 2935, Air Post Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15, C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. block of 30 with left selvage, one row very light trivial gum skip line, six with heavy natural pre-print paper folds, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

3,000
900
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2936
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50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. complete pane of 50 with plate no. 21178 at top, almost universally well-centered, some telescoped perfs and some minor separations, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, an attractive and scarce complete pane, Scott Retail as plate block and singles

5,150
2,200
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