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Sale 1147 — The Don David Price Collection of the U.S. 1918 24c Jenny Air Post Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

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Category — Post Office Announcement, Gem single, Siderographer Block

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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 1, Post Office Announcement, Gem single, Siderographer Block"Special Stamp for Aeroplane Mail Service," Post Office Department Circular, "Special Stamp for Aeroplane Mail Service," Post Office Department Circular"Special Stamp for Aeroplane Mail Service," Post Office Department Circular. Small 70 x 100mm printed circular from A. M. Dockery, Office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General, dated Washington, May 9, 1918, contains an announcement of the forthcoming 24c Air Post Issue (C3), its intended use, a description of the stamp and acquisition instructions, mounted on backing card and with slightly split folds, Fine and nice collateral item

E. 200-300
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2
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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 2, Post Office Announcement, Gem single, Siderographer Block24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Brilliant colors, mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $675.00), this is the highest grade awarded in any category and it is the only hinged example to be awarded this grade (four Mint N.H.)

70
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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 3, Post Office Announcement, Gem single, Siderographer Block24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Bottom left corner selvage block of four with "S. De B." siderographer's initials (Samuel De Binder), three stamps Mint N.H., bottom right lightly hinged and also hinged in top selvage, well-centered, Very Fine and choice position piece from the scarce first printing, in which the bottom selvage was retained and the top plate number selvage was removed -- in response to the discovery of the invert error, the word "TOP" was added to the vignette and frame plates and printed in the top selvage, and the perforating/trimming process was modified to leave the top selvage intact and remove the bottom selvage with the DeBinder's initials

E. 500-750
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