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Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
369
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 369, 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). Block of four, bottom pair Mint N.H., "Fast Plane" variety with top wing and shading almost touching outside framelines at left, choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine

420
600
370
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 370, 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). Block of eight with blue "TOP", blue plate no. 8493 and arrow selvage, pos. 1 h.r., all others Mint N.H.,

1,050
550
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371
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 371, 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). Top arrow, double plate no. and double "Top" block of twelve, wide margins and nice centering, left vertical row with gum wrinkle, overall Very Fine

1,150
650
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372
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 372, 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). Top arrow, double plate nos. 8493/8492 and two "TOP" block of twelve, eight stamps Mint N.H., minor selvage tear and pos. 7 trivial nibbed perf, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four hinged and eight Mint N.H. singles

1,400
600
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373
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24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Two top arrow, red and blue "TOP" and double plate no. 8493/8492 blocks of twelve, one selvage h.r. and thin spot, couple pre-print wrinkles, other light toning, otherwise about Fine appearance

2,300
600
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374
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 374, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., first two with wide selvage, handsomely centered, Extremely Fine

1,900
1,300
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375
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 375, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., $2.60 with gum skip, well-centered and fresh, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,900
950
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376
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 376, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

1,900
1,000
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377
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 377, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. wide selvage plate no. singles, Fine-Very Fine

1,900
900
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378
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 378, Air Post65c-$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. singles, 65c trifle heavy natural gum wrinkle, Fine-Very Fine

1,900
750
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379
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 379, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. with right or top plate no. selvage, $2.60 with slight offset on gum from a red handstamp, 65c with faintest bit of toning, otherwise Very Fine

1,900
750
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380
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 380, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

1,900
850
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381
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 381, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., $2.60 left selvage single, fresh and Fine

1,900
700
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382
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 382, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Plate no. singles, h.r. Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,155
700
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383
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 383, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, 65c wide margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,155
800
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384
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 384, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). $1.30 barely hinged, nicely centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,155
800
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385
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 385, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c barely hinged, other two Mint N.H., nice margins and centering, Very Fine

1,805
950
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386
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 386, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). First two Mint N.H., last tiny natural gum skips, Fine-Very Fine

1,500
850
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387
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 387, Air Post65c-$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., $2.60 gum slightly dulled, this and 65c with natural gum creases, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,155
650
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388
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 388, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, $1.30 small pre-print fold bottom right, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,155
700
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389
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 389, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). $1.30 minor h.r., Fine

1,155
700
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390
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 390, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Plate no. singles, 65c h.r., $1.30 slightly disturbed original gum and slight staining from rejoining plate no., $2.60 unused (regummed), Fine

1,155
550
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391
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 391, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). First two gum disturbance, last h.r. in selvage, stamp Mint N.H., 65c top right selvage corner single, $2.60 plate no. single, Fine

1,455
600
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392
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 392, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c with top plate no. selvage, h.r., 65c natural gum skips, $2.60 tiny thin spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,155
600
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393
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 393, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c Mint N.H., $1.30 regummed, $2.60 barely hinged, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as $1.30 with original gum

1,250
650
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394
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 394, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Used, last two boxed slogan machine type, 65c Fine, other two Very Fine

1,140
600
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395
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 395, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin Engraved Forgery, Die Proof on Wove Paper (C15F), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin Engraved Forgery, Die Proof on Wove Paper (C15F)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin Engraved Forgery, Die Proof on Wove Paper (C15F). Two "trial" colors, one in black, other bright vermilion, die sunk on 103 x 65mm wove, latter with rough serrated edges, these are not as heavily engraved as the blue one and may or may not be re-strikes, Very Fine, interesting lot and the first we have seen, these are not Panelli forgeries and may be of German origin

E. 300-400
1,000
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396
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 396, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin Engraved Forgery, Die Proof on Wove Paper (C15F), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin Engraved Forgery, Die Proof on Wove Paper (C15F)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin Engraved Forgery, Die Proof on Wove Paper (C15F). Die sinkage area of about 63mm x 45mm, hand gummed, the blue color is a good match but the solid areas in the top and bottom labels are made up of crossed lines and there are weakly engraved areas elsewhere, also incl. two gummed and perforated "stamps" by the same manufacturer, Very Fine, these are not Panelli forgeries, they may be of German origin

E. 400-500
800
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397
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 397, Air Post6c Ultramarine & Carmine, Error of Color (C23c), 6c Ultramarine & Carmine, Error of Color (C23c)6c Ultramarine & Carmine, Error of Color (C23c). Group incl. three blocks of four and six singles, one corner margin block Mint N.H., second corner margin block not hinged but with pencil guarantee notations on each stamp, third block with vertical guide line, pencil notations, singles incl. two Mint N.H., three others with pencil notations on gum, Fine and scarce group, two normal stamps accompany for comparison, Scott Retail as singles

2,400
850
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398
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 398, Air Post10c Moon Landing, Rose Red (Litho) Omitted (C76a), 10c Moon Landing, Rose Red (Litho) Omitted (C76a)10c Moon Landing, Rose Red (Litho) Omitted (C76a). Mint N.H., Very Fine, accompanied by normal stamp for comparison

500
250
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399
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 399, Air Post, 10c Moon Landing, "Shifted Earth" Variety (C76 var), Mint N.H. corner margin block of four, dramatic misregistration of colors with the Blue earth color and astronauts shifted upward, leaving a blank white hole where the Earth should appear, also red color shifted, Very Fine, a fascinating variety, accompanied by three normal First Day covers and log of Apollo 11

E. 150-200
800
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