EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 24-CENT AIR POST, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only eight others
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE. A KEY TO A PERFECT SET OF THE POPULAR AND FAMOUS GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.
The Graf Zeppelin issue is extremely difficult to obtain in Gem 100 grade. For the 65c, three are graded 100 and two are graded 100 Jumbo. For the $1.30, nine are graded 100 with none graded 100 Jumbo. For the $2.60, only one is graded 100 and only one is graded 100 Jumbo. Therefore, the stamp offered here is one of only three stamps from the entire issue to achieve the highest grade of Gem 100 Jumbo.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $4,450.00 as 100)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded in any category. Only eight others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,850.00). Only one used C15 grades higher (at 100)
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS AIR POST ERROR RARITY.
Only two examples of this error are recorded, according to the Datz book. The other example was offered in our sale of the Philip R. Beutel collection in 2010 (Sale 991, lot 1377, realized $4,500 hammer).