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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2067
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2067, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Set of plate no. blocks of six, complete except C3 block of four with blue "Top" and plate no., C1-C2 Mint N.H., former hint of oxidation in corners and latter a block of eight (tiny ink spot on one stamp), C3 hinged, C4 Mint N.H., C5-C6 h.r. in selvage and the latter with gum bends and creases, well-centered throughout, Very Fine set

5,910
1,500
2068
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2068, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H. top arrow margin block of four, choice centering, fresh color, Extremely Fine, also C4 block of four, Mint N.H. but bottom stamps small disturbance, also Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles of C2 with no premium for the position, plus two Mint N.H. and two hinged singles of C4

680
300
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2069
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2069, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., rich color and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $400.00)

140
250
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2070
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2070, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)24c 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., with vignette shifted strongly downwards, Very Fine and choice

140
650
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2071
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2071, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Top arrow, double plate nos. 8492/8493 and double "TOP" block of twelve, not hinged but pos. 1 with large natural gum skips and slight gum soak in perfs at top and into selvage, rich colors, nice margins, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

1,200
425
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2072
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2072, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H., radiant color, crisp impression, nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00)

40
275
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2073
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2073, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H. block of four, well centered (particularly the left stamps), exceptionally fresh, Extremely Fine

560
250
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2074
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2074, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., rich colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. Encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $2,650.00)

1,900
1,500
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2075
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2075, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., with plate no. selvage at top, radiant colors, 65c and $1.30 natural gum skips, Very Fine set, $2.60 with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,900
1,100
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2076
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2076, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., latter two with bottom selvage, $1.30 gum skips, $2.60 gum creases, well-centered, Very Fine

1,900
1,000
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2077
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2077, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., brilliant colors, usual natural gum skips and bends, Fine-Very Fine set

1,900
900
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2078
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2078, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, $2.60 with plate no. at right, fresh and Very Fine

1,155
850
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2079
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2079, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). $1.30 Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine set

1,405
1,000
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2080
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2080, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,805
800
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2081
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2081, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine set

1,155
700
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2082
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2082, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). H.r., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,155
700
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2083
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2083, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., attractive margins and almost perfectly centered, rich color, Extremely Fine

275
350
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2084
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2084, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00)

975
1,100
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2085
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2085, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Barest trace of hinging, appears Mint N.H. at a glance, well-centered, Very Fine and choice

575
450
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2086
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2086, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. blocks of four, deep rich colors, $1.30 few natural gum skips

VERY FINE SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN SERIES.

Scott Retail as singles

7,600
4,000
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2087
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2087, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color, natural gum crease affects three stamps, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
425
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2088
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2088, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of six, 65c and $2.60 left selvage, $1.30 right selvage, rich colors, usual light natural gum skips and bends

FINE-VERY FINE SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCKS OF SIX OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

An attractive set of Mint N.H. plate blocks.

17,500
7,500
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2089
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2089, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Right plate no. 20079 block of six, Mint N.H., usual gum bends, rich color, Very Fine

2,500
1,000
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2090
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2090, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Choice centering, rich colors and attractive cancels (wavy-line, slogan and circular datestamp, respectively), Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,140
0
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2091
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2091, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c wavy-line cancel, $1.30 with circular datestamp, $2.60 with duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice used set

1,140
0
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2092
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2092, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Radiant color, crisp impression, neat strike of circular datestamp and purple cachet, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,100.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

375
3,500
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2093
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2093, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)6c Transport, Imperforate Between (C25b), 6c Transport, Imperforate Between (C25b)6c Transport, Imperforate Between (C25b). Mint N.H. pair, left stamp with usual lightened blue crayon post office rejection mark (cataloged as such), particularly well centered, Extremely Fine, small owner's backstamp, Datz states twenty pairs known

1,500
1,100
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2094
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 2094, Air Post (Scott C1-CE2a)16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a), 16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a)16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a). Mint N.H. with sheet margin at left, Position 31, brilliant colors, Extremely Fine, desirable with the sheet margin, Scott Retail as pair $4,000.00

E. 750-1,000
600
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