Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2158
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Sale 1014, Lot 2158, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., nicely centered, without the usual natural gum skips and first two with only a hint of natural gum bends, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, attractive set, each with 2002 P.F. or P.S.E. certificate

2,325
1,100
2159
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Sale 1014, Lot 2159, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., $1.30 natural horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,325
1,300
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2160
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Sale 1014, Lot 2160, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., first and last some light natural gum bends and wrinkles, mostly affecting the 65c, Fine-Very Fine

2,325
1,000
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2161
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Sale 1014, Lot 2161, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $2.60 Mint N.H., $1.30 imperceptibly hinged if at all, Very Fine, each with 2003 P.S.E. certificate graded 80 or 85 (total SMQ $1,750.00)

1,985
1,100
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2162
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Sale 1014, Lot 2162, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Handsomely centered set, fresh colors, Extremely Fine

1,270
750
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2163
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Sale 1014, Lot 2163, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Well-centered, minor h.r., rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,270
750
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2164
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Sale 1014, Lot 2164, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, wide margins, 65c guide line at top, fresh and Very Fine set

1,270
700
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2165
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Sale 1014, Lot 2165, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, $2.60 appears Mint N.H., Very Fine

1,270
850
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2166
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Sale 1014, Lot 2166, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Last small h.r., other two Mint N.H., Very Fine

1,775
800
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2167
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Sale 1014, Lot 2167, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Attractive centering, lightly hinged, Very Fine

1,270
800
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2168
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Sale 1014, Lot 2168, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c with bottom plate no. 20080 selvage, couple minor h.r., Fine-Very Fine

1,270
750
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2169
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Sale 1014, Lot 2169, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). H.r., Fine-Very Fine

1,270
750
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2170
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Sale 1014, Lot 2170, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). First two mount disturbed original gum (65c also with small "short gumming"), last h.r., last two Fine, 65c unusually wide balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem appearance

1,270
700
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2171
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Sale 1014, Lot 2171, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). H.r., $2.60 small thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,270
700
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2172
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Sale 1014, Lot 2172, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Matched set of Mint N.H. top plate no. blocks of six, all have beautiful color, well-centered, few usual light natural gum skips and bends

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MATCHED SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP MARGIN PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS.

Each with 1992 P.F. certificate

21,400
10,000
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2173
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Sale 1014, Lot 2173, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Matched set of Mint N.H. top plate no. blocks of six, last two some natural gum bends and few trivial gum skips, $2.60 also minor selvage separation and trivial tear at top selvage edge from P.O. staple

FINE-VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE MATCHED SET OF TOP POSITION GRAF ZEPPELIN PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF SIX.

This set from the "Farmington" collection is quite fresh and bright

21,400
7,500
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2174
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Sale 1014, Lot 2174, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. blocks of four with plate nos., Fine-Very Fine, a very attractive set of Graf Zeppelin blocks

9,300
4,250
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2175
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Sale 1014, Lot 2175, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four, fresh and bright, each with select centering, Extremely Fine, an outstanding set of blocks

6,075
4,000
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2176
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Sale 1014, Lot 2176, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. with selvage at left, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 65-CENT GRAF ZEPPELIN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,000.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date and only three others share this desirable grade.

375
2,400
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2177°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2177, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., bright color and clear impression, perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00)

375
950
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2178°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2178, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, almost mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00)

375
0
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2179
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Sale 1014, Lot 2179, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00)

375
1,000
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2180°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2180, 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 $750.00 as 95, $2,000.00 as 98)

375
1,100
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2181°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2181, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, wide balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Whitman, with 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

375
750
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2182
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Sale 1014, Lot 2182, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14). Mint N.H., 65c with top plate no. 20080 selvage, Fine-Very Fine, 65c with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

1,175
425
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2183
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Sale 1014, Lot 2183, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. block of six, well-centered with wide margins, usual natural gum skips and bends, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,900
1,350
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2184°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2184, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20088 at right, deep rich color and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,750.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date in any category and among the 680 Mint N.H. stamps graded by P.S.E., only four others share this grade

800
0
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2185°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2185, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $3,750.00)

800
0
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2186°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2186, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., beautiful warm color and detailed impression, precise centering with wide margins

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

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $3,750.00)

800
1,600
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2187
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Sale 1014, Lot 2187, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., choice strong color, essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

800
550
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2188
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Sale 1014, Lot 2188, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., wide and balanced margins, crisp impression, Extremely Fine

800
400
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2189
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Sale 1014, Lot 2189, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., fresh and crisp, Very Fine

800
350
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2190
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2190, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Choice margins and color, slogan portion of machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $610.00)

375
450
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2191°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2191, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 20090 selvage, wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT TOP PLATE NUMBER MINT NEVER-HINGED $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). Only two examples have graded higher to date. This is the first 98 we have offered with top plate no. selvage, which makes this superb stamp even more desirable

1,150
3,250
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2192°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2192, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $5,250.00). Only two have graded higher to date (one at 100 and one at 100J)

1,150
2,400
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2193
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Sale 1014, Lot 2193, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., wide margins and wonderful deep color, essentially perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

1,150
1,300
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2194
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Sale 1014, Lot 2194, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

1,150
1,300
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2195°
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Sale 1014, Lot 2195, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20092 in bottom selvage, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, stamp with slight natural gum wrinkle at bottom, selvage with 7mm tear, still Extremely Fine, ex Whitman, with 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

1,150
750
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2196
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Sale 1014, Lot 2196, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 20092 selvage, usual gum skips, Fine-Very Fine

1,150
600
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2197
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Sale 1014, Lot 2197, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Choice margins and magnificent centering, lovely color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $775.00)

600
450
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2198
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2198, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., few tiny light tape stains in bottom margin and one other in right margin, otherwise Very Fine

1,150
375
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2199
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Sale 1014, Lot 2199, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Block of four with plate no. 20091 selvage at bottom, lightly hinged, choice centering, gum skips and bends and natural short gum on bottom stamps, otherwise Extremely Fine

3,000
1,500
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2200
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2200, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Rich color, slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

600
800
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2201
 
Sale 1014, Lot 2201, Air Post, Graf Zeppelin Issue (Scott C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Superb centering, slightly smudgy oval grid cancel, otherwise Extremely Fine

600
350
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