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Sale 1075 — 2014 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 26 June, 2014

Category — Pioneer Flight and Air Post Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1177
c
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1177, Pioneer Flight and Air Post Proofs1912, March 12-18, Hot Springs Ark., Aviation Meet (AAMC 18; formerly AAMC 17), 1912, March 12-18, Hot Springs Ark., Aviation Meet (AAMC 18; formerly AAMC 17)1912, March 12-18, Hot Springs Ark., Aviation Meet (AAMC 18; formerly AAMC 17). Blue "Aerial Mail Service, Hot Springs Ark. Mar. 18 6:30 P.M. 1912" special duplex datestamp, slightly blurred, 1c stamp tied by "Hot Springs Ark. Mar. 19 5PM 1912" duplex to Portland Ore., postcard depicts an alligator farm, typed message reads "Allow me to greet you via the new Post Aerial route. Yours truly, E. Henry Wemme", minor corner creases, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare, AAMC notes that mail is only known flown on March 13 and 15, this March 18 use is a new discovery and unique, the sender, E. Henry Wemme, was a wealthy businessman from Portland who owned the first automobile in Oregon and was the pacific northwest agent for Curtiss biplanes

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
1178
P
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1178, Pioneer Flight and Air Post Proofs8c-24c 1923 Air Post, Small Die Proofs on Wove (C4P2-C6P2), 8c-24c 1923 Air Post, Small Die Proofs on Wove (C4P2-C6P2)8c-24c 1923 Air Post, Small Die Proofs on Wove (C4P2-C6P2). Approximately 26 x 23mm, with margins 2mm outside the designs, slight yellowish tint to the wove paper somewhat like the Panama-Pacific small die proofs, 16c small thin spot mentioned on accompanying certificate, 8c tiny margin thin not mentioned on certificate

VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF SMALL DIE PROOFS OF THE 1923 AIR POST ISSUE.

In an article in the United States Specialist (Sep. 1994, pp. 410-417), Ronald A. Burns traces the history of small die proof production from the 1903 Roosevelt Albums through the 1950's. The printings after the 1914-15 Panama Pacific sets are not as well documented, but several 1930's proof printings of at least some issues occurred as well as a printing in the 1950's, which Burns characterizes as "yellow wove paper and narrow margins of one to two millimeters...mostly air mails down to and including the 1952 Diamondhead 80c issue." This more closely describes the set offered here than the Brazer description of the set printed in the 1930's, discussed in lots 1179-1181.

Each with 1990 P.F. certificate

19,500
11,500
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1179
P
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1179, Pioneer Flight and Air Post Proofs10c Lindbergh, Small Die Proof on Wove (C10P2), 10c Lindbergh, Small Die Proof on Wove (C10P2)10c Lindbergh, Small Die Proof on Wove (C10P2). Margins approximately 3.5mm around the design, beautiful bright color

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE SMALL DIE PROOF OF THE 1927 LINDBERGH ISSUE.

In an article in the United States Specialist (Sep. 1994, pp. 410-417), Ronald A. Burns traces the history of small die proof production from the 1903 Roosevelt Albums through the 1950's. The printings after the 1914-15 Panama Pacific sets are not as well documented, but several 1930's proof printings of at least some issues occurred. According to an article in the Essay Proof Journal by Clarence Brazer, one of the 1930's printings consisted of three sets of die proofs, covering issues up through the 1933 Century of Progress Issue. One set was untrimmed with proof printer's numbers -- the so-called "Southgate" large die proof set (see Siegel Sale 1040, lot 1109 for examples from the Pan American Issue). The other two sets were trimmed closer to the design, including the example offered here, and so are considered small die proofs. One set of four albums was given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a duplicate set is said to have been presented to a "friend". One of the two reduced sets was later gifted to The Philatelic Foundation circa 1957 and was deaccessioned in 1973.

6,000
6,250
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1180
P
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1180, Pioneer Flight and Air Post Proofs65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Small Die Proofs on Wove (C13P2-C15P2), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Small Die Proofs on Wove (C13P2-C15P2)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Small Die Proofs on Wove (C13P2-C15P2). Each with margins approximately 3.5mm around the design, gorgeous colors, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SET OF SMALL DIE PROOFS OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

In an article in the United States Specialist (Sep. 1994, pp. 410-417), Ronald A. Burns traces the history of small die proof production from the 1903 Roosevelt Albums through the 1950's. The printings after the 1914-15 Panama Pacific sets are not as well documented, but several 1930's proof printings of at least some issues occurred. According to an article in the Essay Proof Journal by Clarence Brazer, one of the 1930's printings consisted of three sets of die proofs, covering issues up through the 1933 Century of Progress Issue. One set was untrimmed with proof printer's numbers -- the so-called "Southgate" large die proof set (see Siegel Sale 1040, lot 1109 for examples from the Pan American Issue). The other two sets were trimmed closer to the design, including the set offered here, and so are considered small die proofs. One set of four albums was given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a duplicate set is said to have been presented to a "friend". One of the two reduced sets was later gifted to The Philatelic Foundation circa 1957 and was deaccessioned in 1973.

25,250
37,500
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1181
P
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1181, Pioneer Flight and Air Post Proofs50c Chicago Zeppelin, Small Die Proof on Wove (C18P2), 50c Chicago Zeppelin, Small Die Proof on Wove (C18P2)50c Chicago Zeppelin, Small Die Proof on Wove (C18P2). Margins approximately 3.5mm around the design, fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE RARE SMALL DIE PROOF OF THE 1933 CENTURY OF PROGRESS CHICAGO ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

In an article in the United States Specialist (Sep. 1994, pp. 410-417), Ronald A. Burns traces the history of small die proof production from the 1903 Roosevelt Albums through the 1950's. The printings after the 1914-15 Panama Pacific sets are not as well documented, but several 1930's proof printings of at least some issues occurred. According to an article in the Essay Proof Journal by Clarence Brazer, one of the 1930's printings consisted of three sets of die proofs, covering issues up through the 1933 Century of Progress Issue. One set was untrimmed with proof printer's numbers -- the so-called "Southgate" large die proof set (see Siegel Sale 1040, lot 1109 for examples from the Pan American Issue). The other two sets were trimmed closer to the design, including the example offered here, and so are considered small die proofs. One set of four albums was given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a duplicate set is said to have been presented to a "friend". One of the two reduced sets was later gifted to The Philatelic Foundation circa 1957 and was deaccessioned in 1973.

6,000
9,500
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