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Sale 1138 — The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps, Part 2

Sale Date — Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Category — Air Post (Scott C3-C15)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1720°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1720, Air Post (Scott C3-C15)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Mint N.H., deep rich colors and detailed impressions, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2000 and 2004 P.F. certificates, the former as a block

140
1,100
1721°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1721, Air Post (Scott C3-C15)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning Mint N.H. stamp, with 1995 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00), out of 385 graded stamps only eight have graded higher (all at 100, there are no 100J's) and only one other shares this desirable grade, we have offered only one example graded higher than 98 in our auctions, back in 2009

140
2,300
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1722°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1722, Air Post (Scott C3-C15)10c-20c Map, Air Post (C7-C9), 10c-20c Map, Air Post (C7-C9)10c-20c Map, Air Post (C7-C9). Mint N.H., 10c with right selvage, deep rich colors, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 or 2007 P.S.E. certificates including C7 (Superb 98), C8 (Superb 98), C9 (Superb 98 Jumbo), SMQ $875.00

23
1,300
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1723°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1723, Air Post (Scott C3-C15)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.F. certificate (Superb 98)

275
900
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1724°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1724, Air Post (Scott C3-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., with right plate no. 20088 selvage, intense color and sharp proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded in any category. Only five others share this grade.

650
0
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1725°
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1725, Air Post (Scott C3-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins

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

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,250.00). Only two have graded higher (one at 100, one at 100J).

975
3,500
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