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Sale 1227 — Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 19-23 October, 2020

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Category — The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Air Post and Group Lots)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3163
ogbl
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3163, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Air Post and Group Lots)24c 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, stamps barely hinged (mostly a few gum skips), h.r. in selvage, rich colors, Very Fine

1,250
650
3164
nhbl
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3164, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Air Post and Group Lots)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4), 8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4)8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Mint N.H. left plate no. 14824 block of six, brilliant color and crisp impression, phenomenal centering, few tiny natural gum skips, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning plate block

330
160
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3165
ogbl
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3165, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Air Post and Group Lots)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Top plate no. F14828 block of six, lightly hinged, two right stamps Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Very Fine

1,300
375
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3166
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3166, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Air Post and Group Lots)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Top plate no. 14840 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., bottom center stamp single hinge mark, bottom left stamp natural inclusion, Very Fine

1,700
650
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3167
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3167, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Air Post and Group Lots)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. side plate no. blocks of six, brilliant colors, unusually choice centering throughout, the $1.30 and $2.60 free from the usual natural gum skips and bends and the 65c with negligible few skips

EXTREMELY FINE GEMS. A REMARKABLY PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED SET OF PLATE BLOCKS OF THE 1930 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Very few sets are in as superb condition as the set offered here. Each with 2005 P.F. certificate

15,200
7,500
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3168
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1902-09 Plate Blocks Balance. 20, including 1c-4c Pan-Americans (294-296), 1c top right corner selvage imprint and plate no. block of ten, 2c and 4c bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of six, 1c with significantly low ship, others are Nos. 306, 314, 319, 320, 323, 324,325, 326, 327, 328 and 329, 367-368, 370-373, either part original gum or glazed original gum, Nos. 324 and 327 are plate blocks of six, last with selvage separated, the 1909 Commemoratives have some with no gum, few with perf separations including 370 split, rich colors, appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott value as full original gum

10,759
2,600
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3169
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1918-25 Issue Plate Blocks. 29, including Nos. 525-528, 528A, 528B, 530, 531-532, 534, 534A, 535-536, 537, 538, 540-542, 545, 548, 550, 611 block of 30 signed at top and dated 11/15/1923, 617-619, 620, including two each of Nos. 525, 542 and 619, most with areas of gum loss, few with mount glazing, few small faults to be expected, Fine-Very Fine, Scott value with original gum

5,927
2,000
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3170
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3170, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Air Post and Group Lots)-1/2c-50c 1922-29 Plate Blocks (551/679), -1/2c-50c 1922-29 Plate Blocks (551/679)-1/2c-50c 1922-29 Plate Blocks (551/679). 85 plate blocks, including Nos. 551-569, also second plate block of No. 554 with 5-point star at top, 575-577, 581-591, 611, 622-623, 631-641, 653, 658-679, 684, 685, 692-701, virtually all have gum issues ranging from skips to areas of gum loss or mount disturbed, most fall into the category of skips throughout, rich colors, few small faults including 8c Kans. with surface scuffs (was stuck to the back of the 7c and 9c values), Fine-Very Fine centering with some Extremely Fine

15,736
4,000
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3171
ogbl
Air Post Plate Blocks Collection, 1918-72. Minkus album pages of plate blocks, including Nos. C1, C2, C7-C9, C10-C12, C17, C18, C20-C85 (except for coils, of course), many Mint N.H., C1 and C2 with natural gum creases, C18 usual natural gum skips and bends, Fine-Very Fine, Scott value approximately $2,900.00

E. 500-750
750
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3172
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Plate Blocks Collection. Minkus plate block album pages in six volumes plus some loose pages, starts in 1919 with Scott No. 537 and also includes Nos. 548-550, 610-612, 614-616, 620-621, 630, 647-648, (2 of each), 704-715, National Parks perforated and imperforate, 832-834, Famous Americans, pages go thru 1978, the years1979-1984 also included on homemade pages, virtually complete, many Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, a fantastic collection for someone looking to fill out a plate block collection for these years in one shot

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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