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Sale 1082 — The William Fekete Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 21-22 October, 2014

Category — Air Post thru Special Delivery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
469
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 469, Air Post thru Special Delivery24c 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, top left stamp lightly hinged, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,150
500
470
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 470, Air Post thru Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Two sets, one h.r., few gum bends, Fine, other small part original gum, Fine-Very Fine

2,310
1,000
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471
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 471, Air Post thru Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Matched set of top plate no. blocks of six, first two lightly hinged in ungummed part of selvage where few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, $2.60 lightly hinged in selvage, bright colors, 65c natural perf disc inclusion on top right stamp

VERY FINE. A SCARCE MATCHED SET OF TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCKS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Most sets offered are not matched.

11,700
7,000
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472
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 472, Air Post thru Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Rich colors, tied by "New York N.Y. Varick St. Sta. May 15 9:30 AM 1930" duplex cancels on cacheted cover to Austin Tex., Friedrichschafen (June 6) and New York (June 18) backstamps, Ward return address backstamp, Very Fine and attractive flown set on cover

E. 400-500
1,100
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473
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 473, Air Post thru Special Delivery$1.30, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15), $1.30, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15)$1.30, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15). Single of each, tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. May 5 9AM 1930" machine cancel on cacheted cover to Zurich, Switzerland, Friedrichschafen backstamp, Very Fine, an attractive flown cover

E. 300-400
425
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474
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 474, Air Post thru Special Delivery50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 21178 block of six, choice centering and margins, gum skips bottom right stamp, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

750
275
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475
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 475, Air Post thru Special Delivery6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a), 6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a)6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a). Lightly hinged, rich colors, wide margins, Extremely Fine

300
225
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476
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 476, Air Post thru Special Delivery6c Ultramarine & Carmine (C23c), 6c Ultramarine & Carmine (C23c)6c Ultramarine & Carmine (C23c). Mint N.H. block of four, radiant colors, top left stamp small natural gum skips, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

600
200
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477
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 477, Air Post thru Special Delivery5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1), 5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1)5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1). Original gum, h.r., large margins, rich color, few thin spots, light corner crease at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE BUFFALO BALLOON AIR POST ISSUE.

The Buffalo Balloon stamp, designed by John F. B. Lillard and engraved by John H. Snively, was printed by Wheeler Brothers Printers in Nashville, Tenn., The stamps were intended for use on a balloon flight from Nashville to Gallatin Tenn., which took place on June 18, 1877. Of the 300 that were printed, only 23 were used.

7,500
2,600
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478
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 478, Air Post thru Special Delivery6c Carmine, R.F. Ovpt. Ty. b (CM2), 6c Carmine, R.F. Ovpt. Ty. b (CM2)6c Carmine, R.F. Ovpt. Ty. b (CM2). Tied by light strike of "Navale Poste 2-7-45" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on legal-size censored cover to Brooklyn N.Y., docketing indicates Casablanca origination, cover with minor wear, Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
650
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479
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 479, Air Post thru Special Delivery6c Carmine, R.F. Ovpt. Ty. g (CM7), 6c Carmine, R.F. Ovpt. Ty. g (CM7)6c Carmine, R.F. Ovpt. Ty. g (CM7). Tied by "Navale Poste 23-3 45" circular datestamp on cacheted censored cover to Baltimore Md., stamp with small scuff at upper right, some cover wear, otherwise Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
375
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480
c
R.F. Overprints. Seven covers and some unused, covers with Nos. CM3, CM4, CM6, UCM1 (2), UCM2 latest known use, unused incl. singles, blocks and two booklet panes, Very Fine group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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481
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 481, Air Post thru Special Delivery1933, July 23-Return Flight from U.S. to Italy by Balbo Air Squadron (AAMC 1184c), 1933, July 23-Return Flight from U.S. to Italy by Balbo Air Squadron (AAMC 1184c)1933, July 23-Return Flight from U.S. to Italy by Balbo Air Squadron (AAMC 1184c). Cover bearing six different U.S. stamps incl. Nos. 571 and 572, tied by "Chicago Ill. Jul. 18 4PM, 1933" machine cancel, illustrated "Chicago, Century of Progress" design, to the American Embassy in Rome, Italy, one stamp tied by blue cachet, various backstamps incl. large cachet, Very Fine, a colorful use, only 220 pieces carried from Chicago to Rome

E. 400-500
600
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482
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 482, Air Post thru Special Delivery1933, July 23-Return Flight from U.S. to Italy by Balbo Air Squadron (AAMC 1184c), 1933, July 23-Return Flight from U.S. to Italy by Balbo Air Squadron (AAMC 1184c)1933, July 23-Return Flight from U.S. to Italy by Balbo Air Squadron (AAMC 1184c). Cover bearing three different U.S. stamps, tied by "Chicago Ill. Jul. 18 4PM 1933" duplex cancels on legal-size cacheted cover with typed address to Harold Ickes in Washington D.C., Dept. of Interior receiving datestamp, various backstamps, Very Fine and attractive use to the Secretary of the Interior, only 200 were carried from Chicago to Rome

E. 300-400
600
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483
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 483, Air Post thru Special Delivery10c 1885-1917, Special Delivery (E1-E11), 10c 1885-1917, Special Delivery (E1-E11)10c 1885-1917, Special Delivery (E1-E11). Complete less E8, selected from a larger group for Very Fine appearance, original gum, attractive colors and centering, a couple small flaws incl. E4 short perfs and E10 small thin, Very Fine appearing set, E1 with 1996 P.F. certificate

3,340
650
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484
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 484, Air Post thru Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Bottom imprint and plate no. 496 strip of four with half arrow, original gum, exceptionally well-centered, gum toning which shows faintly in perfs on front, some perf separations

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF FOUR OF THE FIRST SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

This is the only imprint and plate number multiple to appear in Power Search.

6,250
1,700
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485
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 485, Air Post thru Special Delivery10c Blue, Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E5-E6), 10c Blue, Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E5-E6)10c Blue, Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E5-E6). Imprint and plate no. strips of three, top and bottom respectively, original gum, E6 h.r., Fine

1,725
225
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486
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 486, Air Post thru Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 889 strip of three, deep rich color, fresh and Fine

1,600
0
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487
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 487, Air Post thru Special Delivery10c Deep Claret (J35), 10c Deep Claret (J35)10c Deep Claret (J35). Original gum, exceptional centering, fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine

350
325
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