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Sale 1212 — Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 20-21 November, 2019

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Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
295°
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 295, Air Post6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide and beautifully balanced margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), only three grade higher

110
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296
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 296, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., exceptional centering with perfectly balanced margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Laehder, with 1992 P.F., 2015 P.S.E. and 2011 P.S.A.G. certificates (100 ogNH), while the lack of a grade on the P.S.E. certificate may indicate they would not grade it 100 (they have only graded one at that level), this is still a spectacular stamp

120
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297
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 297, Air Post24c 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., beautifully balanced wide margins, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00)

130
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298
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 298, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, beautiful rich color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,150.00), only one grades higher and five share this grade

35
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299
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 299, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H., exceedingly well-centered, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00)

35
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300
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 300, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H., precise centering and wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate showing selvage at left which has been removed (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00)

35
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301
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 301, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, mathematically perfect centering

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

130
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302
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 302, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., wide margins and precisely centered, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00)

130
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303
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 303, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H. wide left plate no. 14841 block of six, intense shade and impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine, a fresh and choice plate block

2,500
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304
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 304, Air Post15c 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 the grade of 100, SMQ $600.00 as 100), this is the highest grade possible and it is shared by only one other

5
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305
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 305, Air Post20c Map (C9), 20c Map (C9)20c Map (C9). Mint N.H., perfect centering with wide margins, bright color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $650.00), one of only five at this grade with just two higher, this is very undervalued in SMQ as every 100-point example we have offered has realized multiples of this SMQ value

12
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306
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 306, Air Post5c Beacon (C11), 5c Beacon (C11)5c Beacon (C11). Mint N.H., wide margins and mathematically precise centering, deep rich colors, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb and most uncommon example of this common issue, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98J, SMQ $450.00 as 98J), only one grades higher and this is the only stamp at the 100 grade

10
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307
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 307, Air Post5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12), 5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12). Mint N.H., exceptional wide margins and mathematically precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $900.00), one of only ten at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

17
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308
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 308, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., mathematically precise centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color and detailed impression, long and full perforations all around

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)

240
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309
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 309, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Barest trace of hinging, Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00), only one hinged stamp grades higher (four Mint N.H. grade higher)

175
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310
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 310, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., intense shade and sharp impression on fresh paper, mathematically precise centering with wide margins

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.

550
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311
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 311, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Choice centering and wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

360
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312°
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 312, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Exceptionally choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color, unobtrusive oval duplex cancel leaves the vignette untouched

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)

550
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313
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 313, Air Post20c Trans-Pacific (C21), 20c Trans-Pacific (C21)20c Trans-Pacific (C21). Mint N.H., perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $550.00), one of only four at this perfect grade, with none higher

10
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314
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 314, Air Post50c Trans-Pacific (C22), 50c Trans-Pacific (C22)50c Trans-Pacific (C22). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, vivid color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), only five others have achieved this grade with none higher

10
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315
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 315, Air Post6c Dark Blue & Carmine (C23), 6c Dark Blue & Carmine (C23)6c Dark Blue & Carmine (C23). Mint N.H. with wide top "+" marker selvage, Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, rich colors, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly exceptional example of this popular issue, with 2012 P.S.A.G. (100J ogNH) and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,200.00 as 100), this is the only unused C23 to achieve the coveted Gem 100 grade -- with or without the Jumbo appellation -- the next highest Mint N.H. C23 is a single stamp graded 98J, given the wide availability of this stamp, it is particularly noteworthy that this stands as the sole stamp at the 100 or 100 Jumbo grade

0
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316
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 316, Air Post30c Winged Globe, Air Post (C24), 30c Winged Globe, Air Post (C24)30c Winged Globe, Air Post (C24). Mint N.H., perfect centering with wide margins, fresh in every respect, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $675.00), one of only two at this perfect grade, which is the highest awarded

11
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317
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 317, Air Post8c Transport (C26), 8c Transport (C26)8c Transport (C26). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $650.00), one of only four at this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded

0
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318
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 318, Air Post15c Transport (C28), 15c Transport (C28)15c Transport (C28). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $575.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by eight others

2
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319
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 319, Air Post30c Transport (C30), 30c Transport (C30)30c Transport (C30). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $575.00), one of only four at this lofty grade, which is the highest awarded

2
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320
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 320, Air Post10c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (C72d), 10c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (C72d)10c Carmine, Booklet Pane of Eight, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (C72d). Mint N.H., caused by a sizeable foldover with a "ninth" stamp constituting the error pair with normal pos. 4, also small to huge parts of three other stamps, the foldover crease passes through the bottom stamp of the error pair and is slightly broken

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).

5,250
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321
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 321, Air PostAir Post, Gem 100 Accumulation (C27/C129), Air Post, Gem 100 Accumulation (C27/C129)Air Post, Gem 100 Accumulation (C27/C129). Approximately 50 Mint N.H. P.S.E. encapsulated stamps, each graded Gem 100 with a few 100Js, some small duplication, populations include as few as one, Extremely Fine Gem group, total SMQ more than $9,500.00, a spreadsheet is linked on our website that lists the stamps, grades, SMQ values and populations at 100 and 100J

E. 2,000-3,000
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