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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 (C1-C12)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1032
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1032, Air Post (C1-C12)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Mint N.H., each with essentially perfect centering and wide margins, bright and fresh throughout

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED SET OF THE 1918-23 AIR POST ISSUES, GRADED 95 OR ABOVE.

Each P.S.E. encapsulated -- C4 Superb 98, C1-C3 and C5-C6 XF-Superb 95 -- total SMQ $2,550.00

700
1,100
1033
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1033, Air Post (C1-C12)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Complete set of blocks of four, Mint N.H. except for C3 h.r., C1 and C3 with horizontal guideline, C2 a centerline block, well-centered throughout, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

2,520
600
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1034
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1034, Air Post (C1-C12)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Complete set of plate no. multiples, C1-C3 and C6 in blocks of four with plate no., (tops except C6 side), some Mint N.H. stamps and some h.r., C4 and C5 Mint N.H. plate blocks of nine and six respectively, Fine set

3,990
750
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1035
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1035, Air Post (C1-C12)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide and perfectly balanced margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00), only two have been graded higher

120
1,800
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1036
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1036, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., choice centering, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
325
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1037
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1037, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $295.00)

150
170
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1038
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1038, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., choice centering, wonderfully bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

130
110
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1039
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1039, Air Post (C1-C12)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., rich colors, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00)

140
650
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1040
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1040, Air Post (C1-C12)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., especially wide margins, excellent centering, beautiful vibrant colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00)

140
375
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1041
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1041, Air Post (C1-C12)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., bright colors, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $440.00)

140
275
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1042
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1042, Air Post (C1-C12)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Lightly hinged with plate no. 8493 selvage at top, "High Flying and Fast Plane" variety with shading of vignette extending all the way to the left edge of the Carmine frame, Fine and dramatic variety, a very "Fast Plane"

E. 400-500
275
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1043
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1043, Air Post (C1-C12)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Block of four with left arrow selvage, stamps Mint N.H., selvage small h.r., vignette shift approaching the "Fast Plane" variety with top wing into the carmine frame, choice margins and centering, Very Fine, Scott Retail as four normal Mint N.H. singles

360
300
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1044
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1044, Air Post (C1-C12)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. red "Top" and plate no. 8492 block of four, well-centered, top right stamp gum skip, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

750
400
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1045
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1045, Air Post (C1-C12)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. top arrow, double plate nos. 8492/8493 and double "Top" block of twelve, well-centered, deep rich colors, fresh and Very Fine

1,850
1,500
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1046
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1046, Air Post (C1-C12)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Top arrow, double plate nos. 8492/8493 and double "Top" block of twelve, hinged in selvage and top two middle stamps, brilliant colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,150
425
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1047
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1047, Air Post (C1-C12)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H., exceedingly well-centered, vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00)

40
400
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1048
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1048, Air Post (C1-C12)16c-24c 1923 Air Post (C5-C6), 16c-24c 1923 Air Post (C5-C6)16c-24c 1923 Air Post (C5-C6). 16c left plate no. 14829 block of six, 24c bottom plate no. 14840 block of six, lightly hinged, radiant colors, Fine-Very Fine

3,250
700
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1049
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1049, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only two have graded higher

130
1,300
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1050
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1050, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
250
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1051
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1051, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, wide margins, deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
250
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1052
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1052, Air Post (C1-C12)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 24-CENT AIR POST, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only seven others

140
3,250
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1053
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1053, Air Post (C1-C12)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Bottom plate no. 14843 block of six, lightly hinged, fresh and Fine

1,850
325
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1054
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1054, Air Post (C1-C12)10c Map, Air Post (C7), 10c Map, Air Post (C7)10c Map, Air Post (C7). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $675.00), of 219 Mint N.H. C7's submitted to P.S.E., only three other examples have achieved a perfect Gem 100 grade (plus one Gem 100 Jumbo)

4
3,000
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1055
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1055, Air Post (C1-C12)15c Map (C8), 15c Map (C8)15c Map (C8). Mint N.H., wide margins and mathematically perfect centering, strong color and impression, a notoriously difficult issue to find in well-centered condition, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), of 330 Mint N.H. C8's submitted to P.S.E., only five other examples have achieved a perfect Gem 100 grade (plus one Gem 100 Jumbo)

5
3,750
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1056
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1056, Air Post (C1-C12)20c Map (C9), 20c Map (C9)20c Map (C9). Mint N.H., phenomenal margins and perfect centering, bright color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $650.00), of 361 Mint N.H. C9's submitted to P.S.E., only four other examples have achieved a perfect Gem 100 grade (plus two Gem 100 Jumbo), we believe this should be priced higher in SMQ than its two 1926 partners in the set

13
2,600
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1057
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1057, Air Post (C1-C12)10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10), 10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10)10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, post-office fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $900.00), of 282 Mint N.H. C10's submitted to P.S.E., only two other examples have 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

13
2,100
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1058
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10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a). Complete set of the eleven identifiable positions, plus one with part of the plate no. 19427, positions A, B, C, J, M and N Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine and desirable group

E. 750-1,000
650
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1059
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10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a). Accumulation of 12 Mint N.H. panes, three hinged panes, plus one unexploded Mint N.H. booklet (which is oddly priced in Scott only at the value of its two panes), including extra set of booklet covers and some interleaving, Fine-Very Fine

1,820
300
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1060
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1060, Air Post (C1-C12)5c Beacon, 8c Winged Globe (C11, C17), 5c Beacon, 8c Winged Globe (C11, C17)5c Beacon, 8c Winged Globe (C11, C17). Mint N.H., both with outstanding centering and wide margins, Extremely Fine Gems, P.S.E. encapsulated, C11 Superb 98; SMQ $325.00, only five grade higher, C17 XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00

13
900
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1061
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5c Beacon (C11). 43 panes of 50, incl. ten with double "TOP", most Mint N.H., some faults as often seen on these oversize panes incl. some perf separations, also some scrap in larger multiples (over 500 stamps), a massive accumulation of this issue, Scott Retail in excess of $25,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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1062
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1062, Air Post (C1-C12)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12), 5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12). Mint N.H., exceptional wide margins and perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $900.00), of 234 Mint N.H. C12's submitted to P.S.E., only five other examples have achieved a perfect Gem 100 grade, this is the first Gem 100 we have offered in one of our auctions

18
3,750
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