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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1117
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1117, Air Post6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 6-CENT ORANGE AIR POST ISSUE, SCOTT C1. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With copy of 1997 P.F. certificate for block of 16. With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $5,000.00). Only one has graded higher and only one other shares this desirable grade.

120
10,000
1118°
nhbl
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1118, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 14843 block of six, exceptionally well centered throughout with wide margins, vivid color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 24-CENT 1923 AIR POST ISSUE.

This is one of the finest 24c 1923 Air Post plate blocks we have encountered.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

2,750
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1119
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1119, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, 65c with plate no. selvage at bottom, fresh, Extremely Fine set, each with 2016 P.S.E. certificate, 65c (OGph, XF 90), $1.30 (OGph, VF-XF 85), $2.60 (OGph, XF-Superb 95), total SMQ value $1,375.00

1,165
850
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1120
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1120, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). First two Mint N.H., $2.60 lightly hinged, 65c selvage at left, fresh colors, Fine-Extremely Fine

1,475
725
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1121
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1121, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c lightly hinged, $1.30 h.r., $2.60 small area of gum disturbance, fresh colors, wide margins on several sides, Very Fine

1,165
625
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1122
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1122, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Choice centering, rich color, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel neatly struck at top right, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

375
475
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1123°
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1123, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Bright shade, perfect centering with wide margins, bold "Address Your Mail to Street and Number" 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 2017 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
2,600
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1124°
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1124, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Outstanding centering with wide margins, neat "Register or Insure Valuable Mail" slogan machine cancel, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

600
800
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1125
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1125, Air Post5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1), 5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1)5c Deep Blue, Buffalo Balloon (CL1). Schoendorf Type II, unused (traces of original gum), ample margins, small thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 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 1973 P.F. certificate

7,500
2,600
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