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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1063
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1063, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., each is marvelously well-centered, fresh colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A HANDSOME AND WELL-MATCHED SET OF THE GRAF ZEPPELINS.

Each with P.S.E. certificate (2011, 2005, 2005 respectively) graded XF-Superb 95 (SMQ $3,750.00)

1,900
2,800
1064
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1064, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c lightly hinged with bottom plate no. selvage, other two Mint N.H., fresh, Very Fine and choice set

1,805
1,250
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1065
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1065, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each without hinging but with tiny backstamps, bright colors, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

1,155
650
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1066
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1066, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). H.r., bright colors, Very Fine

1,155
600
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1067
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1067, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each with small h.r., bright colors, 65c horizontal gum skip, Very Fine

1,155
600
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1068
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1068, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Rich colors, 65c and $1.30 few natural gum bends, Fine-Very Fine set

1,155
600
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1069
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1069, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c barely hinged, Fine, other two Very Fine

1,155
600
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1070
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1070, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $2.60 unused (regummed), $1.30 disturbed original gum, decent centering, a couple small flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as original gum

1,155
450
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1071
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1071, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $1.30 unused (no gum), $2.60 original gum with bottom plate no. selvage, a few flaws including thin speck on 65c and area of thinning on $1.30, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as original gum

1,155
450
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1072
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1072, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14), 65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14)65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14). Two of 65c and four of $1.30, one of each no gum, Fine, Scott Retail as all original gum

1,960
800
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1073
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1073, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C15), 65c, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C15)65c, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C15). Two of C13, both with plate no. selvage, first lightly hinged, second Mint N.H. but with gum skips, one of $2.60, Mint N.H., Fine trio

1,430
600
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1074
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1074, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., bright color, wide and beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

275
375
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1075
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1075, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, bright shade, Jumbo balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00)

275
375
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1076
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1076, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., choice centering, wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $475.00)

275
325
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1077
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1077, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Two unused and three used singles and used block of four, block with some perf separations reinforced (essentially split vertically), Fine group

1,630
600
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1078
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1078, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Bottom plate no. 20077 block of six, bottom center stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., bright color, nice margins and centering, usual light gum bends, Very Fine

1,700
950
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1079
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1079, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Left plate no. 20079 block of six, three Mint N.H., top stamps h.r., bottom left stamp natural pre-printing paperfold, top left and plate no. single thin spot, Fine appearance

1,700
1,100
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1080
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1080, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., outstanding margins and centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

650
850
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1081
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1081, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

650
800
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1082°
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1082, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered, neat Boston "Air Mail" duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,150.00), only two used stamps of 121 submitted to P.S.E. have achieved a higher grade (one each at 98J and 100, which realized $3,250 and $3,500 hammer respectively in 2013 Siegel auctions)

375
1,400
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1083
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1083, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered, neat strike of Hoboken N.J. May 31, 1930 circular datestamp and trace of purple flight cancel at bottom left, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful used $1.30 Graf Zeppelin, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,150.00), only two used stamps have been graded higher

375
1,900
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1084
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1084, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., exceptional centering and margins, intense shade on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO ARE GRADED HIGHER.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,250.00). Only the incomparable 100J sold on our 2006 Scarsdale sale and one other stamp graded 100 have exceeded the grade of the stamp offered here.

975
3,250
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1085
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1085, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide and choice balanced margins, free from the natural gum skips and bends that can plague this issue, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00)

975
1,150
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1086
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1086, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 20090 block of six, deep rich color, gorgeous centering, few toned spots on back, Extremely Fine appearance

8,750
2,900
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1087
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1087, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, perfect centering with wide margins, neat slogan machine cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,850.00). Only one used C15 has been graded higher (at 100) and only two others share this desirable grade.

600
4,250
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1088
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1088, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16), 5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16). Mint N.H., gorgeous wide margins and mathematically perfect centering, strong color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $1,450.00), of 179 Mint N.H. C16's submitted to P.S.E., only one other example has achieved a perfect Gem 100 grade (plus one Gem 100 Jumbo), this is the first Gem 100 we have offered in one of our auctions

8
3,750
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1089
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1089, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17), 8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17)8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17). Mint N.H., brilliant color, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only 5 others

4
5,000
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1090
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1090, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with wide margins, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00)

90
600
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1091
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1091, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with wide margins, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00)

90
500
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1092
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1092, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 21171 selvage, balanced Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $295.00)

90
350
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1093
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1093, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. full top plate no. 21177 block of six, fresh color, Fine-Very Fine

725
250
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1094
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1094, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 21171 block of six, bright color, Very Fine

725
250
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1095
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50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Complete pane of 50 with plate no. 21172 at bottom and selvage at right, Pos. 50 with disturbed gum, others Mint N.H., typical gum skips, horizontal perf separations along two rows, Very Fine centering

4,645
1,200
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1096
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1096, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)6c Orange (C19), 6c Orange (C19)6c Orange (C19). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, vivid color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, an incredible stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,950.00), apart from a single example graded Gem 100, this is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report among 235 Mint N.H. examples submitted, it is shared by only two others, this is also the highest grade we have offered in one of our auctions

3
4,000
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1097
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1097, Air Post, cont. (C13-C23a)6c 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). Block of four with selvage at right, each stamp with small backstamp and pencil position notation, fresh and Fine, also incl. pairs of Nos. C23a and C83a, the former lightly hinged and with small backstamp, the latter a Mint N.H. line pair, Very Fine

1,050
325
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