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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2114
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2114, 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., wide margins and exceedingly well-centered, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $450.00)

35
300
2115
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2115, 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. wide left plate no. 14829 block of six, intense shade on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine

2,000
750
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2116
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2116, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., wide and precisely balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00)

130
950
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2117
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2117, Air Post5c Beacon (C11), 5c Beacon (C11)5c Beacon (C11). Mint N.H., near perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00), only three grade higher and five others share this grade, a miniscule population for such a common stamp

10
1,600
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2118
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2118, 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., rich colors, Very Fine

1,640
1,100
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2119
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2119, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). $2.60 barest trace of hingng at bottom left corner, others Mint N.H., choice centering, Very Fine set

1,340
750
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2120
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2120, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $2.60 Mint N.H., $1.30 barest trace of hinging, fresh colors, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine

1,425
700
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2121
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2121, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65 Mint N.H., rich colors, few natural gum skips and bends, Fine-Very Fine set

1,125
600
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2122
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2122, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $1.30 single hinge mark, $2.60 a bit more heavily hinged, minor gum bends, Fine-Very Fine

1,060
600
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2123
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2123, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., rich colors

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

Scott value as singles

4,400
4,000
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2124
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2124, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., wide and balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

240
400
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2125
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2125, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., balanced margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine

240
180
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2126°
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2126, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., mathematically precise centering with wide margins, deep rich color on post-office fresh paper

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 2020 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded in any category. Only nine others share this grade.

550
6,500
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2127
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2127, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., bright color, wide and well-balanced Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

550
500
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2128
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2128, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Wide and nicely balanced margins, light duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2018 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

350
400
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2129
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2129, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, usual natural gum bends, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

825
425
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2130
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2130, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Balanced margins, rich color, neat slogan machine cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2018 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

550
350
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2131
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2131, Air Post8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17), 8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17)8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17). Mint N.H. with plate no. 21028 corner selvage, bright color, outstanding centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $900.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only six others, we have offered three of the other 98's and none had plate no. selvage, this is also underpriced in SMQ

3
2,500
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2132
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2132, Air Post6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19), 6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19)6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with balanced margins, fiery color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only five grade higher

3
1,800
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2133
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2133, Air Post6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19), 6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19)6c Winged Globe, Air Post (C19). Exceptionally well-centered with balanced margins, vivid color, Ga. circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $275.00), only two used examples grade higher

0
300
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2134
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2134, Air Post6c Dark Blue & Carmine (C23), 6c Dark Blue & Carmine (C23)6c Dark Blue & Carmine (C23). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precise centering, fresh colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00), only one stamp grades higher (100J)

0
1,700
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2135
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2135, Air Post6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Air Post, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a), 6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Air Post, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a)6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Air Post, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (C23a). Mint N.H. top plate no. 21844 and 21835, double "TOP" and arrow block of four, brilliant colors, Very Fine and choice plate block

1,750
550
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2136
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2136, Air Post6c Ultramarine & Carmine (C23c), 6c Ultramarine & Carmine (C23c)6c Ultramarine & Carmine (C23c). Mint N.H. centerline block of four, radiant colors, each signed in pencil, Very Fine and scarce position piece, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,200
1,000
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2137
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2137, Air Post30c Winged Globe, Air Post (C24), 30c Winged Globe, Air Post (C24)30c Winged Globe, Air Post (C24). Mint N.H., mathematical centering with wide margins, fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a perfect stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $675.00), one of only three at this grade, which is the highest awarded -- very undervalued in SMQ -- the last Gem 100 we offered realized $2,100 hammer in 2019

11
1,000
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2138
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2138, 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, usual Fine centering, rare, Datz states only 20 pairs are known and "all known pairs are poorly centered", Sanabria backstamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,500
800
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