Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1488
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Sale 1026, Lot 1488, Air Post6c-16c 1918-23 Air Post (C1, C4-C5). Mint N.H. blocks of four, nice centering throughout, fresh and Very Fine

1,020
425
1489
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Sale 1026, Lot 1489, Air Post6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00), only two have graded higher to date

140
950
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1490
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Sale 1026, Lot 1490, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Mint N.H., bright colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

140
425
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1491
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Sale 1026, Lot 1491, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Top arrow, double plate no. and two "TOP" block of twelve, h.r. and gum bends, well-centered, tiny thin spot in selvage, otherwise Very Fine

1,200
600
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1492
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Sale 1026, Lot 1492, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Top arrow, double plate no. and double "TOP" block of twelve, few h.r., slightly disturbed original gum at left, pos. 3 natural paper crease, Very Fine appearance

1,200
425
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1493
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Sale 1026, Lot 1493, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). Mint N.H., plane well into lettering at bottom, perfs in at bottom, small indentation at upper left not mentioned on accompanying certificate also leaves small mark on gum, otherwise Fine and rare, with 2011 Weiss certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1494
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Sale 1026, Lot 1494, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only two have graded higher to date

140
1,000
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1495
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Sale 1026, Lot 1495, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

140
250
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1496
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Sale 1026, Lot 1496, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

150
325
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1497
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Sale 1026, Lot 1497, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,900
800
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1498
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Sale 1026, Lot 1498, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $2.60 Mint N.H., $1.30 faint hinge mark, very attractively centered and completely free of the gum skips and creases so often seen on this issue, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,650
1,200
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1499
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Sale 1026, Lot 1499, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each hinged in one corner, attractive margins and centering, $2.60 top left corner regummed over small thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,155
700
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1500
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Sale 1026, Lot 1500, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c h.r., $1.30 slightly disturbed original gum, attractive centering, $2.60 thin spot, Very Fine or appear so

1,155
700
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1501
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Sale 1026, Lot 1501, Air Post$1.30-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15). Two of each, one $1.30 lightly hinged with wide margins, guide line at right, Very Fine and choice, other $1.60 small sealed tear, both $2.60 small thin spots, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,950
900
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1502
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Sale 1026, Lot 1502, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Scarsdale, with 1999 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00)

275
1,200
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1503
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Sale 1026, Lot 1503, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., choice margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

275
450
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1504
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Sale 1026, Lot 1504, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., bright color, gorgeous centering

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

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00)

650
2,100
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1505
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Sale 1026, Lot 1505, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,375.00)

650
1,200
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1506
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Sale 1026, Lot 1506, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered 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 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00). 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 (29 total).

975
3,000
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1507
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Sale 1026, Lot 1507, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide and balanced margins all around, free from the natural gum skips and bends that can plague this issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00)

975
1,400
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1508
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Sale 1026, Lot 1508, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

975
950
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1509
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Sale 1026, Lot 1509, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Single hinge mark and light backstamp which does not show through, wide margins, Very Fine and choice

575
400
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1510
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1510, Air Post65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14). Each cancelled by duplex, 65c trivial corner crease, otherwise Very Fine

540
275
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1511
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1511, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Bright shade, detailed impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

165
450
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1512
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1512, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Rich color, gorgeous centering with wide margins, neat machine cancel, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only six others share this grade.

375
1,200
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1513
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1513, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Bright shade, neat machine "Register or Insure Valuable Mail" slogan cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $940.00)

600
600
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1514
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Sale 1026, Lot 1514, Air Post6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a). Mint N.H. block of four with red and blue registration marker right selvage, much better centering than usually found, Extremely Fine position piece, also incl. No. C18 Mint N.H. plate no. block of six, small discolored edge flaw at right

1,375
750
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1515
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Sale 1026, Lot 1515, Air Post50c Quimby, Imperforate Horizontally (C128a). Mint N.H. block with sheet margin at right, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, Datz states many of the 25 reported pairs have a rejection mark, with 2011 Weiss certificate, Scott Retail as two pairs

2,800
1,200
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