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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1560
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1560, Air Post6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Blocks of four, each with unusually choice centering, range of cancels including duplex, ovals and circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem blocks, Scott Retail as singles

622
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1561
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1561, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Top plate no. 8900 and arrow block of six, positions 4 and 5 Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

900
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1562
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1562, Air Post16c Green 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C2-C3), 16c Green 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C2-C3)16c Green 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C2-C3). Blocks of four, former with left arrow selvage, latter with bottom "S De B" imprint selvage, No. C2 Fine-Very Fine, No. C3 well-centered and Very Fine-Extremely Fine

510
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1563
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1563, Air Post8c Green, 16c Green, 1918-23 Air Post (C2, C4), 8c Green, 16c Green, 1918-23 Air Post (C2, C4)8c Green, 16c Green, 1918-23 Air Post (C2, C4). Mint N.H., rich colors, Very Fine and choice

145
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1564
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1564, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Perfectly centered with wide margins, rich color on bright paper, cancel at upper left is easily noticeable and leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00), only one grades higher (at 100, offered in our recent Morton sale) and five others share this desirable grade

30
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1565
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1565, 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). Top arrow, double plate nos. 8493/8492 and double "TOP" block of twelve, most stamps Mint N.H., fresh, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,250
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1566
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1566, 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). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, rich colors, neat strike of circular datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00), only one grades higher (at 100, offered in our recent Morton sale) and one other shares this grade

30
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1567
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1567, 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). Rich colors, approaching the "fast plane" variety with vignette shifted significantly forward, bold Oct. 1, 1918 registered double-circle datestamp, Very Fine, attractive stamp with the clearly dated cancel and shifted vignette, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate describing this as the "fast plane" variety, but the wing of the plane must touch the outer frame to be considered the variety

30
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1568
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1568, 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. bottom plate no. 14824 block of six, rich color, fresh and Very Fine

330
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1569
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1569, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Gorgeous centering, rich color, neat strike of purple First Flight cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $325.00), only three grade higher (one at 98J and two at 100, one of which was offered in our recent Morton auction)

12
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1570
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1570, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 14830 block of six, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,000
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1571
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1571, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Impeccable centering with wide margins, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), only one grades higher (at 98J, offered in our recent Morton auction) and four others share this impressive grade

27
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1572
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1572, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 14843 block of six, brilliant color, few gum skips at bottom left, Very Fine and attractive

2,500
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1573
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1573, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, rich color, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. and P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $675.00), only two grade higher (at 100, one of which was offered in our recent Morton sale)

27
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1574
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1574, Air Post10c-20c Map, Air Post (C7-C9), 10c-20c Map, Air Post (C7-C9)10c-20c Map, Air Post (C7-C9). Each with deep rich color and unusually choice centering, 10c with purple First Flight cancel, 15c and 20c with machine cancels, Extremely Fine Gems, each with P.S.E. certificate (C7 2009, C8 2018 and C9 2012) graded Superb 98; total SMQ $850.00

3
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1575
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1575, Air Post15c Map, Air Post (C8), 15c Map, Air Post (C8)15c Map, Air Post (C8). Mint N.H., wide margins and mathematically perfect centering, strong color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a notoriously difficult issue to find in well-centered condition, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $1,200.00), only two grade higher at 100J

4
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1576
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1576, Air Post20c Map, Air Post (C9), 20c Map, Air Post (C9)20c Map, Air Post (C9). Mint N.H., radiant color, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,300.00), only two grade higher at 100J (one was offered in our recent Morton sale)

12
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1577
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1577, Air Post10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a), 10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a)10c Lindbergh, Booklet Pane (C10a). Mint N.H., rich color, far better centering than normally encountered, Extremely Fine Gem

115
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1578
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1578, Air Post5c Beacon (C11), 5c Beacon (C11)5c Beacon (C11). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering, rich colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00), surprisingly scarce in the highest grades with only nine graded higher than this 98

10
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1579
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1579, Air Post5c Beacon (C11), 5c Beacon (C11)5c Beacon (C11). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, rich colors, bold machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $650.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and shared by only one other

0
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1580
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1580, Air Post5c Beacon (C11), 5c Beacon (C11)5c Beacon (C11). Beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00), only four grade higher

0
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1581
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1581, Air Post5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12), 5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C12). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, neat wavy-lines machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in this grade, SMQ $600.00 as 100), this is the highest grade possible and is shared by only one other, this is the first we have offered

0
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1582
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1582, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, better centering than normally seen, $1.30 with right selvage, Extremely Fine Gem set, each with graded certificate (XF-Superb 95), 65c with 2017 P.F., $1.30 with 2008 P.S.E. and $2.60 with 2009 P.S.E. certificate, SMQ value as all P.S.E.-graded $3,800.00

1,640
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1583
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1583, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. with top selvage, 65c and $2.60 with significant gum skips, $1.30 with gum bend, Very Fine

1,640
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1584
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1584, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each with wide margins and choice centering, 65c light diagonal paper crease, $2.60 light gum crease, Extremely Fine appearing set

1,060
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1585
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1585, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c Mint N.H with heavy gum crease, $1.30 Mint N.H with two gum bends, $2.60 lightly hinged with tiny gum wrinkle, Fine-Very Fine

1,315
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1586
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1586, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c h.r, $1.30 and $2.60 Mint N.H. and with plate no. selvage, $1.30 with some minor perf tip toning, overall Very Fine

1,575
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1587
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1587, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). H.r., rich colors, Fine set

1,060
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1588
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1588, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex "Scarsdale", with 1999 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only ten grade higher

240
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1589
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1589, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. with right plate no. 20077 selvage, rich color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00)

240
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1590
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1590, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Deep rich color, gorgeous centering, neat "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Apr. 30 12:30PM 1930" circular datestamp and part of purple cachet at left, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,100.00), the highest graded awarded to a used example and shared with only five others

150
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1591
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1591, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, neat Lakehurst N.J. flag machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00), only six grade higher (all at 98) and three share this desirable grade

150
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1592
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1592, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Choice centering with wide margins, crisp impression, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

150
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1593
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1593, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Deep rich color, with wide bottom selvage, bold 1930 duplex and red and purple cachets, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00)

150
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1594
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1594, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., crisp impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, with 1992 and 2017 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

550
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1595
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1595, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H. with full top selvage, brilliant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00), only 14 grade higher

550
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1596
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1596, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Perfectly centered with wide margins all around, crisp impression, neat blind oval cancel leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Tahoe", with 2005 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,150.00), only two grade higher (at 98J and 100)

350
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1597
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1597, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Intense shade and impression, face-free blind oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

550
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1598
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1598, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Intense shade, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. certificate

550
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1599
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1599, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Rich color, choice centering, neat duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. certificate

550
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1600
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1600, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Choice centering, tied on small piece by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Apr. 29 5:30PM 1930" machine cancel, part of red flight cachet, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate

550
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1601
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1601, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Accumulation (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Accumulation (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin, Accumulation (C13-C15). An incredible accumulation of the 1930 Graf Zeppelin Issue, consisting of 46 65c, 25 $1.30 and 14 $2.60, one page of 16 stamps is regummed or without gum (a mix of all three denominations) but the remaining 69 stamps are original gum with approximately 15 Mint N.H., 11 stamps have plate number selvage including six of the $2.60, centering ranges from Fine to Very Fine with many in the latter category, some gum skips on the Mint N.H. and generally a few small flaws may be encountered but the vast majority are sound, a rare and very seldom seen offering of Graf Zeppelins in this quantity, Scott Retail more than $25,000.00 counting the regummed as original gum

E. 7,500-10,000
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1602
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1602, Air Post15c Plane over New York, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C35a), 15c Plane over New York, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C35a)15c Plane over New York, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C35a). Mint N.H. pair in strip of four with two normal, selvage at right, usual centering, fresh and Fine, an attractive multiple, only 20 pairs are reported in Datz., with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,500
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1603
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1603, Air Post15c Plane over New York, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C35a), 15c Plane over New York, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C35a)15c Plane over New York, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C35a). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color, usual centering for this issue

FINE. A RARE BLOCK OF THE 15-CENT PLANE OVER NEW YORK IMPERFORATE BETWEEN ERROR. THIS IS THE FIRST BLOCK WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Only 20 pairs are reported in Datz.

3,000
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1604
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1604, Air Post16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a), 16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a)16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a). Mint N.H. strip of three with selvage at right, Positions 13-15 (as noted in pencil on back), brilliant color, light natural gum bends

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 16-CENT RED & BLUE AIR POST SPECIAL DELIVERY IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY.

A single sheet of this error was discovered at a Buffalo N.Y. post office. It was ultimately broken up by H. E. Harris & Co. after showing the complete sheet at the 1947 New York City CIPEX Show. Datz states that 10 pairs are recorded.

With 1970 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as Mint N.H. pair, with no premium for the third stamp.

5,250
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1605
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1605, Air Post16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a), 16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a)16c Red & Blue, Air Post Special Delivery, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (CE2a). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, pencil positions 44 and 45 on back, radiant colors

VERY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 16-CENT RED & BLUE AIR POST SPECIAL DELIVERY HORIZONTAL PAIR, IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY.

A single sheet of this error was discovered at a Buffalo N.Y. post office. It was ultimately broken up by H. E. Harris & Co. after showing the complete sheet at the 1947 New York City CIPEX Show. Datz states that 10 pairs are recorded.

Ex Liberman. With 1990 P.F. certificate

5,250
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