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Sale 1240 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
542
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 542, 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. with bottom selvage, exceptionally wide margins and precisely centered, vivid colors and beautiful clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), only nine grade higher (five at 98J, four at 100)

130
1,600
543
ogbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 543, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Left plate no. 14828 block of six, four stamps Mint N.H., minor h.r. on middle stamps, uncommonly bright and fresh, Very Fine

1,300
550
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544
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 544, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H., rich color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00)

130
800
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545
nhbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 545, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H. left plate no. 14843 block of six, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine

2,500
1,100
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546
ogbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 546, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Bottom plate no. 14841 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with bright color, Very Fine

1,700
650
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547
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 547, Air Post15c Map, Air Post (C8), 15c Map, Air Post (C8)15c Map, Air Post (C8). Mint N.H., deep shade and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $1,200.00), only two grade higher and nine others share this perfect grade

4
1,100
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548
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 548, 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., each with attractive margins and centering, fresh colors, Very Fine set, with 2007 P.S.E. certificates (all VF 80; total SMQ $1,950.00)

1,640
1,000
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549
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 549, 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., each well-centered with bright color, 65c typical natural gum bend, fresh and Very Fine set, with 2007-2008 P.S.E. certificates (all VF 80; total SMQ $1,950.00)

1,640
1,000
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550
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 550, 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., $2.60 with right plate no. selvage, rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine set

1,640
1,200
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551
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 551, 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., fresh colors, 65c with small ink spot on gum, Very Fine

1,640
1,000
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552
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 552, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Original gum, 65c and $1.30 barely hinged if at all -- difficult to tell as they are encapsulated but we see no evident hinging, $2.60 Mint N.H., each with choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine set, P.S.E. encapsulated, 65c and $1.30 both OGph, XF 90, $2.60 OGnh, XF 90, total SMQ $1,925.00

1,160
1,250
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553
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 553, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Original gum, 65c and $1.30 h.r., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine set

1,060
800
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554
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 554, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), only ten grade higher

240
1,500
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555
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 555, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $600.00)

240
425
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556
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 556, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade and crisp impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

350
350
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557
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 557, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Choice centering, crisp impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

350
425
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558
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 558, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., exceptional centering with wide margins, intense shade on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $5,000.00). Only the 100J sold in our 2006 "Scarsdale" sale and one other stamp graded 100 have exceeded the grade of the stamp offered here.

825
3,250
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559
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 559, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., attractive color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

825
850
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560
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 560, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $725.00)

525
550
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561
c
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 561, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Set of First Day cacheted covers/cards, each tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19 5-PM 1930" machine cancel, 65c on card to Washington, $1.30 on cover to Washington, $2.60 on cover to State College Pa., appropriate cachets and illustrated backstamps, fresh and Very Fine flown set of First Day covers

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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562
ogbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 562, Air Post50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18), 50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18)50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Bottom right pane of 50 with bottom plate no. 21172, stamps Mint N.H. except position 50 with adherence on gum (that stamp also has a heavy gum crease), two small hinge slivers in the bottom right selvage, one of which reinforces a small tear next to position 45, several well-centered stamps, a few large gum skips in the second and fifth rows, overall Very Fine appearance, Scott value approximately $3,870.00

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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563
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 563, Air Post25c Trans-Pacific, Air Post (C20), 25c Trans-Pacific, Air Post (C20)25c Trans-Pacific, Air Post (C20). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), only one example grades higher (100J, realized $4,750 hammer in Sale 1235)

1
300
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564
nh
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 564, Air Post6c Dark Blue & Carmine,  Air Post (C23), 6c Dark Blue & Carmine,  Air Post (C23)6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Air Post (C23). Mint N.H., wide margins and outstanding centering, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00), only two grade higher

0
700
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565
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 565, Air Post6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Air Post, Error Group (C23a, C23c), 6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Air Post, Error Group (C23a, C23c)6c Dark Blue & Carmine, Air Post, Error Group (C23a, C23c). Lightly hinged pair and selvage block of No. C23a (pair with tiny gum wrinkle at top), two Mint N.H. No. C23c, each with minor gum bend, both signed Bloch, Fine lot

1,020
500
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566
nhbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 566, 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 right corner selvage block of four, containing two error pairs, rich colors, Fine, signed Sanabria, Scott value as two hinged pairs

600
250
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