Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1230
P
Sale 1217, Lot 1230, Air Post$2.00 Red & Blue, Inverted Jenny, Limited Edition Souvenir Kit (4806 var). Commemorative box containing an array of proof material and sheets, including sheets of six with vignette only, frame only, complete stamps but without background design, albino stamps with background design, die wipe sheet, also normal sheet and first day precancelled sheet, plus 48-page booklet, Very Fine, very few of these kits were sold before the USPS ended the sales program

E. 750-1,000
550
1231
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Sale 1217, Lot 1231, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

120
275
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1232
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Sale 1217, Lot 1232, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Jumbo margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate (95 ogNH)

120
275
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1233
ogbl
Sale 1217, Lot 1233, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Top arrow, double plate nos. 8493/8492 and double "Top" block of twelve, stamps Mint N.H., hinged in selvage, well-centered, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged

1,250
500
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1234
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Sale 1217, Lot 1234, Air Post8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Complete pane of 100 with plate no. 14825 in right and bottom selvage, Mint N.H. except two light hinge marks in the ungummed portion of the bottom selvage, centering varies slightly but overall a Very Fine pane, catalogued as 88 Mint N.H. singles, a Mint N.H. plate block and hinged plate block

3,650
1,600
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1235
nhbl
Sale 1217, Lot 1235, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H. left plate no. 14828 block of six, deep rich color on pristine white paper, Very Fine

2,000
450
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1236
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Sale 1217, Lot 1236, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H. left plate no. 14831 block of six, deep rich color, Very Fine

2,000
450
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1237
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Sale 1217, Lot 1237, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., outstanding centering and margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem

130
140
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1238
nhbl
Sale 1217, Lot 1238, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H. block of four, well-centered, vivid color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

520
225
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1239
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Sale 1217, Lot 1239, Air Post20c Map (C9). Mint N.H., perfect centering with wide margins, bright color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,300.00), one of only six at this grade with just two higher

12
850
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1240
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Sale 1217, Lot 1240, Air Post20c Map (C9). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00)

12
250
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1241
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Sale 1217, Lot 1241, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., fresh colors, 65c small natural gum skip, $2.60 horizontal crease along perfs at bottom, overall Very Fine

1,640
600
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1241A
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Sale 1217, Lot 1241A, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c h.r. and minor gum skips and bends, Very Fine, $1.30 h.r., Extremely Fine, $2.60 lightly hinged, Fine

1,060
550
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1242
 
Sale 1217, Lot 1242, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Neat cancels, 65c with part of purple cachet, $2.60 light crease at top center, Fine set

1,050
325
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1243
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Sale 1217, Lot 1243, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. block of four with plate no. 20078 in bottom selvage, rich color, well-centered, typical gum bends and bottom right stamp gum skips, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles without premium for the plate no.

960
550
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1244
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Sale 1217, Lot 1244, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

825
1,200
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1245
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Sale 1217, Lot 1245, Air Post50c Trans-Pacific, Air Post (C22). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 21625 block of six, vivid color, outstanding centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT CLIPPER ISSUE.

Advanced collectors of U.S. plate blocks understand that this issue is far rarer as a wide top Mint N.H. plate block than even the $2.60 Graf Zeppelin. There are perhaps 10 or fewer Mint N.H. examples extant. The Scott Catalogue notes "wide full selvage top margin plate blocks of No. C22 are extremely scarce and sell for $3,000.00 or more..." (versus $85.00 price for regular plate block).

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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1246
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Sale 1217, Lot 1246, Air Post31c Wright Brothers, Vertical Pair, Black, Yellow, Magenta, Blue & Brown Litho Omitted (C92d). Mint N.H block of six, left pair with colors completely omitted, middle pair with colors partially omitted, and right pair normal, Extremely Fine, a striking Air Post error that is particularly desirable in this transitional format, Datz states only 15 pairs are reported, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,700
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1247
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Sale 1217, Lot 1247, Air Post39c Sperry Brothers, Imperforate Pair (C114a). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, Extremely Fine sound example of this scarce error, Datz states 11 of the 25 reported pairs are faulty, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,500
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