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Sale 1234 — The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April, 2021

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Category — Air Post and Special Delivery

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367
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 367, Air Post and Special Delivery6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Panes of 100 (complete sheet of C3), C1-C2 with top plate no. block of six and side arrow selvage, C3 with top double plate no. 8493/8492 block of twelve and side arrow selvage, C4-C6 with two plate no. blocks of six, centering is unusually nice nearly throughout, individual condition as follows: C1 -- hinged in selvage including in plate block, some top selvage reinforcement barely affects the gum on a couple top row stamps, balance Mint N.H., oxidation in top row; C2 -- hinged in selvage including in plate block, some reinforcement of selvage at top, four top row stamps lightly hinged, balance Mint N.H.; C3 -- hinged in gummed selvage not affecting plate block, reinforcement in ungummed selvage above plate block (probably knocks it out of Mint N.H. category), two bottom row stamps slight disturbance, balance Mint N.H.; C4 -- Mint N.H.; C5 -- hinged in selvage not affecting plate blocks, two stamps h.r., balance Mint N.H. including plate blocks, small perf fault in bottom plate block selvage; C6 -- three stamps hinged in top right block, not affecting plate blocks which are Mint N.H., balance Mint N.H., wrinkling at edge of selvage not affecting plate blocks, top right stamp small margin flaw

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE SET OF THE 1918 AND 1923 AIR POST ISSUES IN POST OFFICE SHEETS. THIS IS THE FIRST SET WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE 1999.

This is an extremely difficult set to duplicate, as collector demand for plate blocks and choice Mint N.H. singles has resulted in nearly all complete panes and sheets being broken up over the years. Scott value approximately $69,700.00 as plate blocks (counting C3 as hinged) and singles

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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 367, Air Post and Special Delivery6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 367, Air Post and Special Delivery6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 367, Air Post and Special Delivery6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 367, Air Post and Special Delivery6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 367, Air Post and Special Delivery6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)
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E. 30,000-40,000
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368
 
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 368, Air Post and Special Delivery16c Green, 8c Dark Green, 1918, 1923 Air Post (C2, C4), 16c Green, 8c Dark Green, 1918, 1923 Air Post (C2, C4)16c Green, 8c Dark Green, 1918, 1923 Air Post (C2, C4). Plate blocks of six, C2 top no. 8900, five stamps Mint N.H., Fine, C4 left plate no. 14826, stamps Mint N.H., hinged in ungummed selvage, Very Fine

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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 368, Air Post and Special Delivery16c Green, 8c Dark Green, 1918, 1923 Air Post (C2, C4), 16c Green, 8c Dark Green, 1918, 1923 Air Post (C2, C4)
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1,140
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369
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 369, Air Post and Special Delivery24c 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., vignette shifted significantly to the bottom and the left, small natural inclusion at upper left Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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370
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 370, Air Post and Special Delivery24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Block of eight with double plate nos. 8493/8492 and arrow, top wing of the planes into the Carmine frame on all stamps, approaching the "Fast Plane" variety, original gum, bottom middle pair and selvage h.r., Fine-Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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371
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 371, Air Post and Special Delivery24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, High Plane (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, High Plane (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, High Plane (C3 var). Block of four with top plate no. 8492 and red "TOP", vignette shift well into the Carmine frame at top with both wings impinging on frame, original gum, h.r. in selvage just into top stamps, natural gum bends, Fine and scarce variety

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E. 300-400
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372
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 372, Air Post and Special Delivery24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, High Plane (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, High Plane (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, High Plane (C3). Top arrow, double plate nos. 8493/8492 and double "Top" block of twelve, original gum, lightly hinged, vignette shifted strongly to the top, not quite as far as the block in lot 371 but still a "High Plane", Very Fine and attractive plate block

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1,200
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373
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 373, Air Post and Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H., 65c with left plate no. selvage, 65c small natural gum skips not noted on certificate, Fine-Very Fine set, 65c with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 373, Air Post and Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 373, Air Post and Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)
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1,640
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374
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 374, Air Post and Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Top plate number blocks of six, original gum, lightly hinged, bright colors

FINE-VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MATCHED SET OF TOP PLATE BLOCKS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Matched sets of top plate block are scarce

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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 374, Air Post and Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 374, Air Post and Special Delivery65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)
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10,350
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375
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 375, Air Post and Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E1). Bottom imprint and plate no. 496 block of eight with unusually wide selvage, part arrow at right, original gum, rich color, choice centering, positions 1, 2 and 6 with crease, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, position 8 small toned spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 1885 FIRST SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Each of the first four Special Delivery Issues (E1-E4) are extremely rare in plate block form. We believe the 1885 Issue, Scott E1, is the rarest of the group with perhaps 5-7 known (including one pane).

Scott value $25,000.00

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E. 4,000-5,000
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376
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 376, Air Post and Special Delivery10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3), 10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3)10c Orange, Special Delivery (E3). Block of six with top plate no. 73 and part imprint selvage, stamps Mint N.H., vibrant color, sealed tear in selvage at top, some perf separations in selvage sensibly reinforced, Fine, Scott value as singles

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3,900
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377
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 377, Air Post and Special Delivery10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E5). Block of 28, 16 stamps Mint N.H., others h.r., deep rich color, position 2 small tear at top

FINE-VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 1895 WATERMARKED SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE, CONTAINING 16 MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

Scott value as singles

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10,120
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