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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 — Totally Grounded Plane

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
19
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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 19, Totally Grounded Plane24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Totally Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Totally Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Totally Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). From the 10th vertical row with natural s.e. at right, barely hinged, brilliant colors, exceptional degree of vignette shift with the plane's wheels extending below "Cents" and with the blue background lines extending to the unprinted margin

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS AND THE FOLLOWING LOT ARE THE MOST DRAMATIC GROUNDED PLANE EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

As the Price collection demonstrates, the Grounded Plane stamps are found with a range of vignette shifts, with some showing wheels just into "Cents" and some shifted well into the word. This example displays a shift so dramatic that the "Jenny" wheels extend just below "Cents," covering the entire letter "C." It is a rarity among rarities. Research by specialists of this issue indicates that these Totally Grounded Planes come only from the 10th vertical row of the third discovery sheet.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
Future Sale
20
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Sale Number 1147, Lot Number 20, Totally Grounded Plane24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Totally Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Totally Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Totally Grounded Plane Variety (C3 var). From the 10th vertical row with natural s.e. at right, lightly hinged, bright colors, dramatic degree of vignette shift with the plane's wheels extending below "Cents" and with the blue background lines extending to the unprinted margin, small natural inclusion

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS AND THE PREVIOUS LOT ARE THE MOST DRAMATIC GROUNDED PLANE EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

As the Price collection demonstrates, the Grounded Plane stamps are found with a range of vignette shifts, with some showing wheels just into "Cents" and some shifted well into the word. This example displays a shift so dramatic that the "Jenny" wheels extend just below "Cents," covering the entire letter "C." It is a rarity among rarities. Research by specialists of this issue indicates that these Totally Grounded Planes come only from the 10th vertical row of the third discovery sheet.

E. 3,000-4,000
Future Sale
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