Sale 1172 — United States Stamps and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

Category — Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
884
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Sale 1172, Lot 884, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. top plate no. singles, bright colors, top two values few natural gum skips, Very Fine set

1,750
1,200
885
nh
Sale 1172, Lot 885, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., rich colors, fresh and Very Fine set

1,750
750
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886
og
Sale 1172, Lot 886, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c no gum, bright colors, 65c and $2.60 Fine, $1.30 Very Fine, Scott Retail for all original gum

1,105
600
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887
og
Sale 1172, Lot 887, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Lightly hinged, well-centered, 65c with light toned spot and a trivial gum crease, otherwise a Very Fine set

1,105
600
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888
nhbl
Sale 1172, Lot 888, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. blocks of four, bright colors, minor gum bends and skips as usual, 65c with fingerprint on gum of one stamp, $2.60 with natural gum wrinkle on one stamp

FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCKS OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN.

Scott Retail as singles

7,000
2,600
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889
ogbl
Sale 1172, Lot 889, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four, 65c Mint N.H., $1.30 three Mint N.H., $2.60 bottom pair Mint N.H., rich colors, nice centering throughout, right pair of 65c and bottom right stamp of $2.60 slight creases

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING SET OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Scott Retail as singles

6,475
2,900
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890
nhbl
Sale 1172, Lot 890, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. set of top plate no. blocks of six, deep rich colors, proof-like impressions, usual light natural gum skips and bends

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF SIX OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE AND SCARCE AS A COMPLETE SET OF TOP PLATE BLOCKS.

This is the first set of matched top plate blocks we have offered since 2013. Tops are widely considered to be the most desirable plate blocks.

16,050
9,500
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891
nhbl
Sale 1172, Lot 891, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. set of bottom plate no. blocks of six, deep rich colors, choice centering throughout, few light natural gum skips and bends

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF BOTTOM PLATE BLOCKS OF SIX OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

This is the first set of matched bottom plate blocks we have offered since 2014.

16,050
8,500
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892
 
Sale 1172, Lot 892, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each with neat slogan machine cancel, 65c small faults (only $150.00 of catalogue value), otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,050
500
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893°
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Sale 1172, Lot 893, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). With right plate no. 20088 selvage, original gum with small part regumming (see below for explanation), mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate as Mint N.H. (Gem 100), with 2016 P.F. certificate which states "natural vertical 2mm gum skip along the right edge which has been fraudulently covered with a layer of gum making it appear fully gummed and Mint N.H.", in either case this is a stunning stamp

375
2,000
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894
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Sale 1172, Lot 894, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00)

925
950
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895
 
Sale 1172, Lot 895, Air Post, cont. (C13-C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Beautiful margins and centering, neat slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $925.00)

550
500
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