Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

Category — Air Post (C)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
618
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 618, Air Post (C)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Posts (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Posts (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Posts (C1-C6). Mint N.H. blocks of four, with additional Nos. C4 (two stamps lightly hinged) and C6, bright colors except No. C1 slightly oxidized, Fine-Very Fine, one No. C4 with 2001 P.S.E. certificate for block of eight from which it originated, Scott Retail as singles

3,480
700
619
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 619, Air Post (C)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. with top selvage, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem

140
400
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620
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 620, Air Post (C)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var). Mint N.H., forward shift showing the Fast Plane variety, top wing extending well into the Carmine frame, intense colors, Fine

E. 400-500
450
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621
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 621, Air Post (C)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, small h.r. in selvage, stamps at top lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., Very Fine

1,250
600
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622
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 622, Air Post (C)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, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
250
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623
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 623, Air Post (C)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Bottom plate no. 14831 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., hinged in gummed and ungummed part of selvage, deep rich color, tiny natural inclusion bottom center stamp, Very Fine

1,400
350
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624
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 624, Air Post (C)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Bottom plate no. 14840 block of six, lightly hinged, bright color, Fine-Very Fine

1,850
350
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625
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 625, Air Post (C)15c Map (C8), 15c Map (C8)15c Map (C8). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above 100, SMQ $600.00 as 100), this is the highest grade possibly on the grading chart and it is shared by only one other, this is the first time we have offered this grade in one of our auctions

5
1,900
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626
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 626, Air Post (C)15c Map (C8), 15c Map (C8)15c Map (C8). Mint N.H., rich color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00), only two have graded higher and six others share this grade

5
1,000
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627
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 627, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., 65c with top selvage and gum skips, $2.60 particularly well-centered, Very Fine and choice-Extremely Fine, $2.60 with Weiss certificate

1,875
1,000
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628
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 628, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., attractive margins and centering, Very Fine set

1,875
850
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629
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 629, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., bright colors, Very Fine

1,875
800
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630
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 630, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., rich colors, $1.30 natural perf dimple, $2.60 bit heavy natural gum bends, Very Fine set

1,875
825
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631
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 631, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., $1.30 slightly short gum, Very Fine

1,875
750
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632
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 632, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., 65c with top selvage, Very Fine, $1.30 with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75)

1,875
850
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633
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 633, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., 65c with gum crease, $1.30 with gum skip, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,875
700
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634
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 634, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, 65c with top selvage, top two values with wide margins, Very Fine, $1.30 with Weiss certificate

1,165
700
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635
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 635, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $1.30 lightly hinged, fresh colors, Very Fine

1,165
700
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636
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 636, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Rich colors, Fine-Very Fine set

1,165
600
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637
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 637, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). First two with h.r.'s and small thin, $2,60 very lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,165
550
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638
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 638, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). $1.30 plate number single, latter two with h.r., 65c with small stain in top margin, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,165
550
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639
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 639, Air Post (C)65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14), 65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14)65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14). Mint N.H., nice margins and centering, fresh, $1.30 with typical small gum skip, Very Fine

900
375
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640
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 640, Air Post (C)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. plate no. blocks of six, 65c and $1.30 bottom, $2.60 top bottom, rich colors, usual natural gum bends, $1.30 one stamp slight short gum, $2.60 sealed tear in selvage at top

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED SET OF PLATE BLOCKS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

This is a desirable set with all blocks from top or bottom positions.

16,950
5,750
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641
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 641, Air Post (C)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color, pos. 1 with minor gum skips, Very Fine-Extremely Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
550
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642
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 642, Air Post (C)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps bit heavy h.r., nice centering and margins, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

930
425
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643
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 643, Air Post (C)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. left plate no. 20079 block of six, wide margins and well-centered, usual natural gum bends, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice plate block

2,450
850
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644
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 644, Air Post (C)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Block of four with bottom plate no. 20087 selvage, top stamps Mint N.H., bottom stamps perhaps barest trace of hinging (some slight pooling of gum may be natural), Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,050
800
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645
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 645, Air Post (C)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. right plate no. 20086 block of six, rich color, fresh gum which is also largely free of the usual natural bends, Fine and attractive plate block

5,750
1,800
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646
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 646, Air Post (C)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, pristine and Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

975
750
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647
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 647, Air Post (C)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., beautifully balanced margins, rich color on bright white paper, tiny natural gum crease called on accompanying certificate, but it is so small it barely warrants a mention, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00, undoubtedly downgraded for the natural gum crease)

975
475
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648
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 648, Air Post (C)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Choice margins and centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, small backstamp, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

575
475
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649
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 649, Air Post (C)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. block of four with bottom plate no. 20091 selvage, rich color, tiny tear in selvage, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

3,900
1,300
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650
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 650, Air Post (C)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 20090 block of six, rich color and attractive centering, short gum and trifle heavy natural diagonal gum creases, still Very Fine

8,750
2,500
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651
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 651, Air Post (C)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. left plate no. 20090 block of six with narrow selvage, few positions well-centered, rich color, Fine-Very Fine

8,750
2,200
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652
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 652, Air Post (C)6c Orange (C19), 6c Orange (C19)6c Orange (C19). Mint N.H., vibrant color, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT WINGED GLOBE ISSUE IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS GRADE.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,800.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

3
3,750
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653
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 653, Air Post (C)6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a), 6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a)6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a). Mint N.H. top plate no. 21846 and 21837, double "TOP" and arrow block of four, brilliant colors, each stamp with plate position nos. in pencil, Very Fine, a scarce plate block, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,500
450
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654
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 654, Air Post (C)31c Wright Brothers, Se-Tenant Pair, Color Misregistration (C92a var), 31c Wright Brothers, Se-Tenant Pair, Color Misregistration (C92a var)31c Wright Brothers, Se-Tenant Pair, Color Misregistration (C92a var). Mint N.H. bottom left plate no. 38861 block of sixteen (eight pairs), the black color of the heads shifted upwards, with portions on the adjoining stamps at top, the blue "USAirmail 31c" shifted to the top, Very Fine, a dramatic and eye-catching freak

E. 200-300
225
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