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Lot 2412

Airmail, 1918-23, First and Second Issues complete (Scott C1-C6), o.g., never hinged, attractive well centered set selected for color and freshness; C6 with minor corner crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2413
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Airmail, 1918-23, First and Second Issues group (Scott C1-C6, C18, C24), C1 (2), C2 (2), C3 (2), C4 (2), C5, C6 (4), C18 (8) and C24, o.g., hinged or never hinged; condition is mostly sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2414
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Airmail, 1918-23, First and Second Issues group (Scott C1-C5), C1 (22), C2 (17), C3, C4 (4), C5 (16), o.g. or without gum, a good wholesale group of these popular early airmail issues; some faults, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,615.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2415

Airmail, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1), top block of 6, o.g., never hinged (natural gum crease), almost a plate block, just missing the two stamps needed at left; with radiating color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700 for singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2416

Airmail, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1), top plate block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), wonderful overall freshness; a beautiful example of this challenging plate, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2417

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green and 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C2, C13), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and well centered examples, Very Fine.
Scott $255.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $168.
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Lot 2418
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Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), block of 4 with horizontal guide line, o.g., lightly hinged (2 bottom stamps never hinged), rich color and gorgeous centering; an appealing multiple with tremendous "break-up" value; light gum bend on top right stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $260.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2419

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, immaculate example with beautiful rich color; handsome and particularly well centered example that would enhance any plate block collection, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2420

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, deep rich color; a remarkably fresh and choice example of this; a few small gum skips, Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2421

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, extreme grounded plane variety (Scott C3), o.g., previously hinged, the most striking example of the "grounded plane" variety we have ever offered; an eye catching showpiece that would more appropriately be called a crash landing variety, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2422

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), fast landing plane variety, o.g., hinged, a great addition to any collection of shifted planes, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $70.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2423

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh multiple in a wonderful state of preservation, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $560.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2424

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, "Fast Plane" variety (Scott C3 var.), top margin arrow block of 4, o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh multiple showing interesting vignette shift on each stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $560 for singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2425

Airmail, 1923, 8¢ dark green (Scott C4), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fabulous color and centering; a striking wide side plate position in tip-top condition; actually quite scarce in this state of preservation, Extremely Fine, with copy of 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $330.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2426

Airmail, 1923, 8¢ dark green (Scott C4), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, an attractive wide top, in Post Office fresh condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $330.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2427

Airmail, 1923, 8¢ dark green (Scott C4), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, unusually intense color; very pleasing multiple, Fine.
Scott $330.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2428

Airmail, 1923, 16¢ dark blue (Scott C5), o.g., never hinged, unbelievable JUMBO with bold prooflike color printed on lily white paper; a wonderful opportunity to purchase one of the finest known examples while the market is weak on Airmail issues; don't miss out of this little jewel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $570.
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Lot 2429

Airmail, 1923, 16¢ dark blue (Scott C5), o.g., never hinged, marvelous large margined stamp with riveting color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2430

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2431

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), o.g., never hinged, magnificent GEM with exemplary color and clearly defined impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2432

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, well centered and post office fresh, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $560.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2433

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), block of 6, o.g., never hinged, pristine multiple in Post Office fresh condition, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $840.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 2434

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., never hinged, nice fresh NH set, C13 is a top sheet margin single, and C14 has sheet margin at right, exceptional condition, Very Fine.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 2435

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., never hinged, lovely and fresh never hinged set; usual tiny gum skips on 65¢ and trivial light gum bends on $1.30 and $2.60, Very Fine.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2436
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Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., C13 and C15 are hinged, the C14 is never hinged, absolutely gorgeous well matched set, each stamp with choice centering and vivid color, Very Fine.
Scott $1,390.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $780.
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Lot 2437

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., never hinged (natural gum creases), impressive well centered mint set, all with awesome rich colors; unusually choice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, C13 with 2007 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85, and C15 with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,875.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 2438
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Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15, C18), o.g., C13 and C14 are never hinged, C15 is previously hinged, lovely Zeppelin set; light gum wrinkle on C15, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,550.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2439

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., never hinged, lovely fresh set in Post Office condition; light gum bend on 65¢, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2440
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Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), C15 is bottom plate number single, o.g., hinged, except C15 which is never hinged (lightly hinged only in the selvage), pleasing rich colors; a beautiful set of these popular stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,565.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2441
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Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., C15 is lightly hinged, C13 and C14 are never hinged, lovely fresh set - each stamp with vivid color; C13 has light gum bend, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $780.
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Lot 2442

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), top margin single with plate number, o.g., very lightly hinged, lovely set; a few trivial gum skips on $2.60, Very Fine.
Scott $1,155.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2443
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Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), each with "Varick St. Sta." machine slogan cancel, fresh, lovely appearing set; light corner bend at lower left on 65c, Very Fine.
Scott $1,140.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2444
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Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), unused without gum, a fresh appearing and inexpensive set with excellent centering; a couple tiny faults, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,155.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2445
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Airmail, 1930, 65¢ and $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13, C14), C13 (1 never hinged, 1 lightly hinged, 1 used) and C14 (1 never hinged, 1 lightly hinged, 1 used), a lovely group of these popular issues starting at a bargain price; a couple stamps with small faults, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,045.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $960.
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Lot 2446

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged, tremendous mint example with outstanding centering and gleaming fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $475.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2447

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), left margin single with plate number, o.g., never hinged, premium quality example with lively color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2448

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged (natural gum creases), strong color and sharp clear impression, Very Fine.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2449

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), left margin single, o.g., never hinged, wide margins and vivid color; very pretty, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $168.
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Lot 2450

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged, exceedingly fresh example in immaculate condition, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2451
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Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), lightly struck duplex cancels, wide margined stamp with brilliant color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $165.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2452

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), o.g., never hinged, unusually large margined stamp featuring alluring rich color on clean white paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2453

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), o.g., never hinged, brilliant color; incredibly fresh stamp with unblemished gum without any traces of skips or bends; very unusual for this issue, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2454
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Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), machine slogan cancel, impeccably fresh top quality example with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2455
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Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), right plate number single, "Varick St. Sta." machine slogan cancel, some argue this is the most difficult stamp of the Graf Zeppelin set; tiny corner crease ending in small tear on selvage, light internal wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $168.
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Lot 2456
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Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), block of 4, Varick street station duplex cancels, rich color and fresh appearance; an exceedingly rare genuinely used block that would enhance any serious collection; some perforation separations at left, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 2457

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), o.g., never hinged, gorgeous and post office fresh stamp in a quality rarely seen on this issue; perfectly centered with balanced margins; a true GEM, Superb, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $4,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,360.
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Lot 2458

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), o.g., never hinged, delightful top quality example of this popular issue; Post Office fresh stamp in a pristine state of preservation - no skips or bends - scarce thus, Very Fine.
Scott $975.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $510.
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Lot 2459

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), o.g., never hinged, breathtaking fresh example of this popular stamp; glamorous rich shade and generous margins, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $975.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2460
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Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), left margin single, lightly struck "(19)30" slogan cancellation, impressive top quality stamp with beautiful fresh color, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2461
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Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), lightly struck machine slogan cancel, exquisite used example with charming color; wonderful quality, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2462

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), top block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged (gum bends), premium quality multiple; each stamp with extra large margins, Very Fine.
Scott $340 for singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2463

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), bottom block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged, good looking multiple with riveting color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $340 as singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $108.
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Lot 2464

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, exceedingly fresh example with gleaming color; a gorgeous full wide top that would please the most discriminating collector, Extremely Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 2465

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh example with an abnormally large selvage; awesome color an clear impression, Very Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2466

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, brilliantly colored example in exquisite condition, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 2467

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, vivid and fresh example of this popular plate with sterling color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 2468

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (gum creases), decent example that is attractive in every respect, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2469

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh appearing plate block; a few light gum bends, gum skips in center stamp, usual staple holes in selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2470

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, well centered and visually attractive plate block; several light gum creases, Very Fine centering.
Scott $725.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2471
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Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (2 stamps never hinged), fresh appearing plate block; a couple light gum bends, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2472

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), complete sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh sheet that is well centered and overall much better than the vast majority of sheets we have seen; a few typical light gum wrinkles, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,685.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,040.
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Lot 2473
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Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), o.g., two faintly hinged, 14 are never hinged, wonderful selection of C18's; handpicked for color and centering; includes 5 plate number singles, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,290.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2474

Airmail, 1935-37, China Clipper complete (Scott C20-C22), plate blocks of 10, o.g., never hinged, eye catching group of large multiples; C20 and C21 are wide tops, while C22 is a handsome bottom plate position, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $283.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2475

Airmail, 1938, 6¢ Eagle, ultramarine & carmine color error (Scott C23c), block of 4, o.g., never hinged (pencil marks on back of each stamp - position number and expert's initials), attractive multiple of the desirable ultramarine & carmine error of color, Fine.
Scott $640 for singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2476
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Airmail, Roessler Zeppelin Mail Labels, sheetlet of four, light bend in bottom right selvage only, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $132.
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