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Sale 1129 — 2016 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
435
nhbl
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 435, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H. sheet of 100 with plate no. 8900 at top and arrow at left, natural s.e. at right and bottom, brilliant color, several portions have superior centering, such as towards lower left, which have some stamps that would no doubt grade very highly, Positions 5, 6 and 15 (barely) with small natural paper crease

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED INTACT SHEET OF 100 OF THE 16-CENT 1918 AIR POST ISSUE.

Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of six and Mint N.H. singles

13,570
7,500
436
ogbl
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 436, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Complete sheet of 100 with double plate nos. 8493/8492 and double "TOP" selvage, selvage at left with arrow, natural s.e. at right and bottom, approximately 58 stamps Mint N.H., some with small hinge slivers used to prevent additional perf separations, deep rich colors, spacing of vignette shows wheels closer to the bottom frame at the bottom of the sheet and further away towards the top of the sheet, some nicely centered stamps especially towards lower left, few usual natural gum bends

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SHEET OF 100 OF THE FIRST UNITED STATES AIR POST STAMP, THE 24-CENT CARMINE ROSE AND BLUE DEPICTING THE CURTIS JENNY AIRPLANE. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

After the sheet of the Inverted Jenny was discovered in 1918, the blue "TOP" was added to the margin of the vignette plate to facilitate inspection of sheets. Shortly afterwards the red "TOP" was added to the frame plate, in a different font.

Scott Retail as plate block of 12, 58 Mint N.H. singles and 30 hinged singles

11,370
4,000
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437°
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 437, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Rich colors, tied by easily readable "Washington D.C. Apr. 19 5PM 1930" First Day duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on cacheted flown cover to Skyland N.C., Friedrichschafen and New York backstamps

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE FLOWN FIRST DAY COVER WITH A COMPLETE SET OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

First Day covers with the complete set of the 1930 Graf Zeppelin issue on one cover are much rarer than sets of individually-stamped covers.

10,000
8,000
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438°
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 438, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Rich colors, tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19 5PM 1930" First Day duplex datestamp and oval grid cancels on small-format cover to Paul K. Bloom at Bronx N.Y., receiving backstamp of the following day, small cover edge tear at top with hinge placed over for strength

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE FIRST DAY COVER BEARING THE ENTIRE SET OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

It is known among specialists that 1930 Graf Zeppelin covers with April 19 First Day postmarks are much scarcer as non-flown covers.

With 1970 AFDCS certificate

10,000
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439
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 439, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c on post card, each used with 2c and tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19 5PM 1930" First Day duplex cancels on cacheted covers or card to Edwin Holmes in Boston, each with Boston architect's return address for Henry Mears, 65c with Friedrichschafen (June 6) and New York (June 18) cancels on the front, $1.30 with Friedrichschafen (June 6) and New York (June 18) backstamps, $2.60 with New York backstamp (May 31), 65c card with with some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SET OF FLOWN FIRST DAY COVERS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

The 65c is especially desirable, with the German transit marking on the front of the card.

2,900
1,800
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440
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 440, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Set of three A. C. Roessler airmail covers, each with stamp tied by mute oval cancel and purple "Washington (Southeast) Sta. D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 Registered" First Day backstamps, addressed to Appleton Wis.

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SET OF GRAF ZEPPELIN FIRST DAY COVERS, ALL TO THE SAME DESTINATION.

A desirable set of Roessler First Day covers.

2,900
1,600
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