Sale 1232 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30-31 March, 2021

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1399
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1399, Air Post6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H., vibrant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), only three grade higher

110
1,200
1400
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1400, Air Post6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 9155 selvage, near perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00), only three grade higher

110
1,900
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1401
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1401, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 8900 selvage, deep rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,375.00), only two grade higher (both at 100, we have never offered them)

120
1,500
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1402
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1402, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, precise centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,375.00), only two grade higher (at 100)

120
900
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1403
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1403, 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 $1,500.00), only nine grade higher (5 at 98J, 4 at 100)

130
2,500
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1404°
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1404, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post, Fast Plane Variety (C3 var). Mint N.H. block of four with horizontal guideline, all four Blue vignettes with shift extending to the edge of the Carmine frame, the shading portion of the vignette on the top left stamp extends into the unprinted margin, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful block of four of the 24c Jenny Fast Plane variety, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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1405
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1405, Air Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6), 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6)24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 14840 block of six, brilliant color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, bottom right stamp faint crease, still Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. plate block

2,500
2,100
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1406
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1406, Air Post10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10), 10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10)10c Lindbergh, Air Post (C10). Mint N.H., bright color and detailed impression, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00), only six grade higher (4 at 100, 2 at 100J) and five others share this desirable grade

12
750
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1407
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1407, Air Post5c Beacon (C11), 5c Beacon (C11)5c Beacon (C11). Mint N.H. with narrow selvage at right, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00), only four grade higher and only five others share this grade, a miniscule population for a such common stamp

10
1,200
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1408
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1408, 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., brilliant fresh colors, well-centered, 65c and $1.30 with natural gum bends, Very Fine and choice set

1,640
750
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1409
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1409, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Complete set, each with a small flaw including 65c and $2.60 with a small crease and $1.30 with a filled thin, Very Fine appearance, with 2020 P.S.E. certificates

1,060
650
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1410
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1410, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 65-CENT GRAF ZEPPELIN, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,650.00). Only six grade higher (4 at 100, 2 at 100J) and only three others share this grade, a very small percentage of the 988 Mint N.H. examples submitted for grading. This is also the only example in this grade we have offered since 2012

240
2,000
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1411
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1411, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Mint N.H. with top plate no. F 20078 selvage, wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2021 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

240
475
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1412
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1412, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Mint N.H., deep rich color, outstanding centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $4,500.00). Only ten grade higher (all at 100) and four others share this grade, small numbers compared to the 908 Mint N.H. examples submitted for grading

550
2,900
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1413
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1413, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Choice centering and rich color, slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

350
400
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1414
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1414, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H. with plate no. 20091 wide selvage at right, intense shade and proof-like impression, perfectly centered on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO GRADE HIGHER.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,000.00). Only two grade higher (one each at 100 and 100J)

825
2,800
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1415
 
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1415, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich color, neat machine slogan cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

550
650
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1416°
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Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1416, Air Post5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16), 5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16)5c Winged Globe, Air Post (C16). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner plate no. 20607 selvage, gorgeous Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2021 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,450.00 as 100), only one other stamp equals this highest of grades

8
3,000
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