Sale 1096 — The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 April, 2015

Category — Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
819
nhbl
Sale 1096, Lot 819, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H. left plate no. 14831 block of six, deep rich color, Fine

2,150
450
820
ogbl
Sale 1096, Lot 820, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Left plate no. 14840 block of six, h.r., radiant color, Very Fine

1,850
600
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821
nh
Sale 1096, Lot 821, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c barely hinged, others Mint N.H., well-centered with wide margins, Very Fine and choice

1,805
1,100
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822
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Sale 1096, Lot 822, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. blocks of four, each with top plate number selvage, bright colors, nice margins and centering

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED SET OF GRAF ZEPPELIN BLOCKS WITH TOP PLATE NUMBERS.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles with no premium for the positions

7,600
5,250
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823
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Sale 1096, Lot 823, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 20080 block of six, choice centering throughout, bright color, usual light natural gum bends

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 65-CENT GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Scarce with such choice centering.

2,450
1,800
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824
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Sale 1096, Lot 824, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Bottom plate no. 20086 block of six, top right stamp slightly disturbed original gum, bright color, center stamps light natural gum crease, Fine-Very Fine

4,000
1,200
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825
ogbl
Sale 1096, Lot 825, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Top plate no. 20092 block of six, lightly hinged where few perf separations expertly reinforced, light natural gum creases, Fine-Very Fine

6,000
2,200
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826
 
Sale 1096, Lot 826, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Rich colors, neat cancels, 65c and $1.30 creases, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,140
500
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827
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Sale 1096, Lot 827, Air Post, cont., Buffalo Balloon (Scott C4-C15, CL1)5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1). Unused (no gum), large margins to just clear at bottom right, rich color, few thin spots

FINE APPEARING AND 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.

With Sanabria certificate and backstamp

7,500
5,000
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