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)
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
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 65-CENT GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.
Scarce with such choice centering.
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