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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — Air Post (C1-C12)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1186
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1186, 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. top left corner selvage block of 54 with arrows at top and left and centerline, vibrant color, few trivial natural inclusions to be expected, Fine-Very Fine and attractive large multiple, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the arrow or centerline blocks

6,480
1,200
1187
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1187, 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. block of 16, includes centerline at bottom center, brilliant color, few small natural inclusions, Fine-Very Fine and attractive multiple, Scott Retail as singles

1,920
325
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1188
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1188, 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. block of ten, brilliant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
250
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1189
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1189, 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. top arrow and plate no. 9155 block of six, rich color with some slight oxidation at top, Very Fine

1,000
425
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1190
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1190, Air Post (C1-C12)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Three Mint N.H. multiples and one single, blocks of 15, 14 and 10, last with top left corner selvage, vivid color, first with bit heavy natural gum creases, Fine-Very Fine, from an old-time dealer's stockbook, Scott Retail as singles

4,800
500
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1191
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1191, Air Post (C1-C12)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Three Mint N.H. multiples: left arrow block of four, top block of four with plate no. and part arrow, last is irregular block of seven with left selvage, brilliant colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, from an old-time dealer's stockbook, Scott Retail as singles

1,800
375
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1192
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1192, 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. top arrow and plate no. 8900 block of six, rich color, Very Fine and choice

1,350
700
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1193
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1193, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Top arrow and plate no. 8900 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in gummed selvage, rich color, Very Fine

900
425
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1194
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1194, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Top plate no. 8900 and arrow block of six, lightly hinged, natural gum skip at top left, trivial natural inclusion at bottom right, Extremely Fine centering

900
400
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1195
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1195, 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, rich colors, choice centering, few natural gum skips, Very Fine

2,000
900
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1196
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1196, 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, lightly hinged, rich colors, Very Fine

1,250
600
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1197
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1197, 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. 8493/8492 and double "TOP" block of twelve, lightly hinged, rich colors, few natural gum skips, few toned spots on back, Fine-Very Fine

1,250
500
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1198
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1198, 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. blocks of twelve and sixteen, rich colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,120
500
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1199°
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1199, 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., perfectly centered with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT C5 IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY ONE OTHER HAS ACHIEVED IT.

The first two series of United States Air Post issues, Scott C1-C6, are among the most recognizable U.S. stamps. They were printed in relatively small quantities compared to later issues -- Scott C5 saw just over 5.3 million stamps issued, versus over 42 million for Scott C7. C5 is also one of the most difficult of the series to obtain in such a high grade, based on Population Report numbers.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other. This is the first time we have offered this grade in one of our auctions.

130
8,500
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1200
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1200, 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., rich color on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only three have graded higher (one at 98J and two at 100)

130
1,200
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1201
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1201, 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. block of 15, rich color on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,950
500
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1202
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1202, 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. top plate no. 14828 block of six, deep rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, desirable from the top position, outside the two in this sale, we have offered only one other top plate block since 2009 and that one had perf separations

2,150
625
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1203
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1203, 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. top plate no. 14829 block of six, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, outside the two in this sale, we have offered only one other top plate block since 2009 and that one had perf separations

2,150
425
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1204
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1204, 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. left plate no. 14830 block of six, rich color on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine

2,150
400
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1205
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1205, 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). 31 Mint N.H. copies, including blocks of ten, six, four (2), plus irregular block of four and three singles, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, from an old-time dealer's stockbook, Scott Retail as singles

4,030
650
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1206°
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1206, 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 shade and impression, mathematically perfect centering

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

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only eight others

140
3,250
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1207
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1207, 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., deep rich color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00)

140
800
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1208
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1208, 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. block of 20, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,800
700
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1209
nhbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1209, 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. irregular block of 13, rich color on bright paper, mostly Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,820
425
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1210
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1210, 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. top plate no. 14842 block of six, brilliant color, detailed impression, natural gum skips and bends, still Very Fine, scarce top position plate block, this is the first top plate block we have offered since 2010

2,750
1,100
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1211
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1211, 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. left plate no. 14841 block of six, intense shade and impression, fresh and Fine

2,750
500
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1212
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1212, Air Post (C1-C12)20c Map (C9), 20c Map (C9)20c Map (C9). Mint N.H. with left selvage, brilliant color, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00), only seven have graded higher

13
200
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