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Airmail
 
 
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Lot 3056

Airmail, 1918-23, First and Second Issues complete (Scott C1-C6), o.g., never hinged, lovely first airmail set; light gum bend on C1, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3057

Airmail, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1), o.g., never hinged, well balanced margins; a wonderful top quality mint stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $225.
Scott $110.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 3058

Airmail, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, the freshest and choicest obtainable without a single skip or bend; this plate is a true condition rarity with fabulous fresh color without the slightest hint of any oxidation, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 3059

Airmail, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1), plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3060

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, outstanding centering, extremely fresh and choice, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $800 for singles.
Scott $480.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 3061

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, phenomenal GEM QUALITY example with spectacular color; this is without question the finest example of this plate block we have ever had the pleasure to offer; a single trivial natural inclusion is present on the back of the bottom right stamp; this is not to be considered a fault, and in no way affects the value of this extraordinary showpiece; if you're holding out for the very best - then this plate is for you, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 3062

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), top margin arrow block of 4, o.g., never hinged, attractive position block; as fresh as the first day it was issued 100 years ago, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $520 for singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3063

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), top plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally fresh and choice multiple with strong colors, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $520 for singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 3064

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), top plate block of 12, o.g., never hinged (noticeable gum creases), fiery rich colors printed on lily white paper; a most attractive example of this popular issue, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3065

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), top plate block of 12, o.g., never hinged (natural gum creases), exceedingly fresh multiple with outstanding colors, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3066

Airmail, 1923, 8¢ dark green (Scott C4), right margin block of 15, o.g., never hinged, a lovely margined block showing traces of the plate number at lower right, bright fresh color and choice centering, an outstanding multiple., Very Fine.
Scott $525 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3067

Airmail, 1923, 8¢ dark green (Scott C4), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, spectacular example with the largest top sheet margin we've ever encountered on this issue, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $330.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3068

Airmail, 1923, 8¢ dark green (Scott C4), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., hinged, fresh and choice, Very Fine.
Scott $240.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3069

Airmail, 1923, 16¢ dark blue (Scott C5), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and choice multiple in immaculate mint condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $480 for singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 3070

Airmail, 1923, 16¢ dark blue (Scott C5), top block of 8 with plate number, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in selvage only, not quite a plate block, but attractive non-the-less; a lovely wide top multiple with strong color on clean white paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $960 for singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3071
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Airmail, 1923, 16¢ dark blue (Scott C5), plate block of 6, o.g., top stamps very lightly hinged (4 stamps never hinged), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 3072

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), left plate number single, o.g., never hinged, a top quality, crisp showpiece stamp with fiery color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2014 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $450.
Scott $130.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3073

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), o.g., never hinged, tantalizing color; a beautifully centered example, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $250.
Scott $130.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 3074

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, very pleasing example of this tremendous difficult plate block; as fresh as the very first day it was issued; seldom found in immaculate mint condition, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 3075

Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, very fresh appearance; small spots of gum disturbance on lower right and lower left stamps and light gum bend on lower right stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3076

Airmail, 1926-27, Map & Planes complete (Scott C7-C9), side plate blocks of 6, o.g., never hinged, brilliant fresh trio of side plates; a nicely balanced set, Very Fine.
Scott $175.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 3077

Airmail, 1927, 10¢ Lindbergh (Scott C10), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a common plate block in uncommon condition; this is the finest C10 plate block we have ever offered, being a full wide top with beautiful centering with exceptionally clean gum; deserving placement in a collection of distinction, Extremely Fine.
Scott $130.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3078

Airmail, 1927, 10¢ Lindbergh (Scott C10), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, attractive multiple in Post Office fresh condition, Very Fine.
Scott $130.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3079

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., never hinged, fresh and pleasing set in a wonderful mint state; a wonderful opportunity for any serious philatelist looking for a choice set at a decent price, Fine to Very Fine, each stamp with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,640.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $950.
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Lot 3080
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Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., C14-C15 never hinged / C13 is previously hinged, popular key set; C14 has tiny inclusion and light gum bend, a few tiny gum skips on C15, Fine.
Scott $1,680.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3081

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), each with plate number, o.g., never hinged, key set to any airmail collection; light gum skips and light gum bends, light toning on C15, Fine overall.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3082

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., previously hinged (appears never hinged), key set to any airmail collection; gum bends on C15, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,105.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3083

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., hinge remnants, worthwhile group with strong colors; a decent set that won't break your budget; C13 with trivial hinge thin at very top of stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,060.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3084

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., hinge remnant, Very Fine.
Scott $1,105.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3085

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., previously hinged, C15 is regummed, popular key set; C15 has small stain at left, small tear at bottom of C14 and light gum bends on C13 and C14, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,105.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 3086

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., previously hinged, key set to any airmail collection; several light gum bends and gum wrinkles, gum skips on C13 and C14, light tone spots on C13, flaws on C13 selvage, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,105.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 3087

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), full wide top or bottom plate blocks of 6, o.g., never hinged, nearly immaculate gum, as close as one gets with these flat plate issues, fabulous top quality set of 1930 Graf Zeppelin issues; a handsome and extremely fresh set with beautiful deep colors on all three issues; a wonderful opportunity for the serious philatelist to acquire a splendid set of these popular issues, choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine, one of the finest sets we have had the pleasure of offering, and the scarcest to find nice, the $1.30 #C14 is an unmatchable GEM! whose singles could grade with the best.
Scott $15,200.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Realized $10,000.
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Lot 3088

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged (minor gum skips), extraordinary example with oversized margins and gleaming rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $475.
Scott $240.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3089

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged (natural gum skips), select example with lively color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
Scott $240.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 3090

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged (minor gum bend), wide margins and vivid color, Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $240.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3091

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.F. certificate for block of 4.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 3092

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), left plate number single, o.g., never hinged (natural gum crease), exceedingly fresh and choice, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which it was taken - top left stamp.
Scott $240.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3093

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (faint fingerprint on gum), exceptionally well centered example with gleaming bright color, Very Fine.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 3094

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 & $2.60 Graf Zeppelins (Scott C14-C15), o.g., never hinged, great well centered and fresh set, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, C14 with 2006 P.F. certificate graded XF 90, C15 with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 3095

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 & $2.60 Graf Zeppelins (Scott C14-C15), matching bottom right corner margin singles, o.g., never hinged, trivial natural gum skips as one would expect, each of these two stamps exhibit an overall freshness which is made even more appealing by their positional attributes, Choice Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $900.
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Lot 3096

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), o.g., never hinged, desirable wide margined stamp with warm rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $700.
Scott $550.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3097

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), o.g., never hinged, premium large margined example with radiating color, Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3098

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), o.g., never hinged, delightful mint stamp with crisp clearly etched impression, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $650.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3099

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged (natural gum bends), Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.F. certificate for block of 4.
Scott $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3100

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $925.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Unsold
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Lot 3101

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), o.g., lightly hinged, gorgeous well margined stamp, with rich sultry color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3102

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), top plate number single, slightly glazed o.g., lovely example of this desirable stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 3103
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Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), neatly placed slogan cancellation, wonderfully fresh left sheet margin single with brightly emblazoned color, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $600.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3104

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (natural gum creases), handsome wide top with fabulous fresh color, Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3105

Airmail, 1969, 10¢ Moon Landing, rose red omitted (Scott C76a), o.g., never hinged, GEM copy of this popular color missing - the rose red patch on astronaut's shoulder; accompanied by normal example of this stamp for comparison, Extremely Fine, only 250-300 recorded.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3106

Airmail, 1983, 28¢ Olympics, se-tenant, imperf horizontally at bottom (Scott C104a var.), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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