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Lot 1460

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), top single with plate number, o.g., never hinged, deep sharp color and impression, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded Gem 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $4,100.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,800.
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Lot 1461

Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green (Scott C2), o.g., never hinged, tremendous GEM quality example featuring large even margins and sparkling rich color; quite scarce when found in this marvelous state of preservation, Superb, 1 of 30 at this impressive grade, with only 1 other grading higher, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,375.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 1462

Airmail, 1923, 16¢ dark blue (Scott C5), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $275.
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Lot 1463
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Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine, large die proof (Scott C6P1), reduced, measuring 111 x 97mm, black serial no. 70112 on reverse, only 5 proofs were produced, Very Fine and rare.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500.
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Lot 1464

Airmail, 1927, 20¢ Map & Planes (Scott C9), o.g., never hinged, Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 1465

Airmail, 1927, 10¢ Lindbergh (Scott C10), o.g., never hinged, Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 1466

Airmail, 1927, 10¢ Lindbergh (Scott C10), o.g., never hinged, Superb, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 1467

Airmail, 1928, 5¢ Beacon (Scott C11), o.g., never hinged, Superb, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1468

Airmail, 1930, 5¢ Winged Globe (Scott C12), o.g., never hinged, Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1469

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., never hinged, pristine set of these popular issues in remarkably fresh condition, Very Fine, each stamp with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,640.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $900.
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Lot 1470

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete (Scott C13-C15), o.g., never hinged, premium mint set with lively colors, Fine to Very Fine, each stamp with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,640.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $800.
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Lot 1471

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, dead-on perfect centering with large margins and intense color, Superb Gem, quite possibly the finest known example of this popular stamp, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded Gem 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $4,450.
Scott $250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500.
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Lot 1472

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged, sensational deep rich color; a perfectly centered GEM stamp deserving placement in a collection of distinction, Superb, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,800.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $700.
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Lot 1473

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), o.g., never hinged, handsome bottom sheet margin single with lively bright color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Scott $240.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $180.
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Lot 1474
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Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (Scott C13), duplex cancel, nicely floating within balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $425.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $275.
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Lot 1475

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), o.g., previously hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350.
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Lot 1476

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), o.g., never hinged, premium quality example in immaculate mint condition, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 1477
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Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C14), neat slogan cancellation, wonderful rich shade; a beauty, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $400.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $160.
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Lot 1478

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), o.g., never hinged, a perfect GEM with awesome rich color; seldom found in this marvelous Post Office fresh mint state, Superb, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $4,250.
Scott $925.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500.
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Lot 1479

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), a choice mint example, o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh and virtually perfectly centered, Extremely Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $350.
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Lot 1480

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), left plate number single, o.g., never hinged, intense color and detailed impression, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $400.
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Lot 1481

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), o.g., never hinged (natural gum skips and bends), huge boardwalk margins; seldom seen with margins like this, Extremely Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1482
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Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), slogan machine cancel, matchless GEM with large balanced margins and phenomenal color, Superb Gem, a condition rarity deserving placement in the finest collection, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded Gem 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $6,500.
Scott $550.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000.
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Lot 1483
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Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin counterfeit (Scott C15 (CF1)), neat cancellation, impressive fake of this popular airmail stamp; huge margins and true color; listed in the counterfeit section of the Scott Specialized catalog as number CF1, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 1484

Airmail, 1931, 5¢ Winged Globe, rotary (Scott C16), rotary issues are exceptionally difficult to find in high grades, o.g., never hinged, Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $300.
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Lot 1485

Airmail, 1935-37, China Clipper complete (Scott C20-C22), o.g., never hinged, Superb, with 2013 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates, C20 graded Gem 100 and C21-22 graded Superb 98.
SMQ $885.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1486

Airmail, 1938, 6¢ Eagle, imperf horizontally (Scott C23a), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 1487
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Airmail, 1918-23, First & Second Issues selection (Scott C1-C2, C5, C6), blocks of 4, #C1 with plate number at top, C2 with horizontal centerline, two blocks of #C5; #C1 lower left stamp n.h., C2 bottom pair n.h., C5 bottom pair of one block and entire second block (on fresher paper!) n.h.; #C1 small thins at top left and bottom right, small inclusion at top left, C2 has thin at top left and wrinkle on left stamps, C5 has a perforation disc indent on lower left stamp of n.h. block, C6 has tiny thins at top, a nice selection of these popular issues.
Scott $1,680.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 1488
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Airmail, 1918, 6¢ orange (Scott C1), top margin plate block of 8, incredibly bright color and overall freshness, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 1489
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Airmail, 1918-23, First & Second Issue (Scott C1-C2, C4-C5), blocks of 4, o.g., bottom two stamps of #C1 are never hinged, C2 has hinge remnant in center, C4 and C5 are never hinged, nice fresh group; small thin on bottom right stamp of #C2, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,190.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180.
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Lot 1490
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Airmail, 1918-23, first issues (Scott C2, C3, C5), blocks of 4, two each of #C2 and C5, four of C3; only a few small faults, Fine to Very Fine, great elusive group of early airmail blocks.
Scott $940 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 1491
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Airmail, 1918, 16¢ dark green (Scott C2), top margin plate block of 8, cancelled Brooklyn, N.Y. Recd./Sta. B/Apr 4 1919 c.d.s.'s, perfect color on clean white paper, design shows in great detail, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 1492

Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), top margin red and blue TOP plate block of 12, o.g., never hinged (previously hinged in selvage only); light gum bends and gum skips at top right and top left stamps, Fine to Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1493
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Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), plate block of 12, o.g., previously hinged (most of the stamps are never hinged), bright and fresh color, overall Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 1494
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Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue (Scott C3), top margin red and blue TOP plate block of 12; light crease on position 5 and light perforation separations, Fine to Very Fine, incredibly scarce used.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 1495
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Airmail, 1923, 16¢ dark blue (Scott C5), bottom margin plate block of 12; minor perforation separations and reinforcements, Fine to Very Fine, scarce large multiple.
Scott $330 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 1496
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Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine (Scott C6), full wide top margin plate block of 6, lovely New York postmarks; light wrinkle on center stamp and a couple tiny thin specks, Very Fine, plate blocks are scarce used.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1497

Airmail, 1928, 5¢ Beacon (Scott C11), plate blocks of 6, over 70 red or blue "TOP" plate blocks, with many different plate numbers; includes five with the constant red plate scratch, o.g., never hinged; one plate with creases, mostly Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $4,485.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $850.
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Lot 1498

Airmail, 1933, 50¢ "Chicago" Zeppelin (Scott C18), top plate no. 21172 block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 1499

Airmail, 1937, 50¢ China Clipper (Scott C22), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, awesome wide top example - a rare position showpiece, as there are less than 100 full wide tops known to exist; a wonderful opportunity to acquire a great rarity, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,700.
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Lot 1500
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Airmail, 1938, 6¢ Eagle (Scott C23), approximately 200 different plate blocks of four, all sorted into 70+ arrow plate blocks and 120+ without arrow plate blocks and then sorted by right plate number and then sorted by left plate number, a phenomenal collection with plenty in Durland T to Y rarity, a perfect collection to continue or find some of those more elusive plate numbers for your already existing collection, o.g., mostly never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $550.
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Lot 1501
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), collection with each of the four plate block types, each with different plate numbers or little varieties that the true CE2 specialist can appreciate, includes some of the more difficult thick red, thin blue type II or type III plate blocks, containing 72 type I, 93 type II, 33 type III and 54 type IV plate blocks, o.g., mostly never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $12,270.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000.
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Lot 1502
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of the rare type III plate blocks, with many different plate numbers, containing 74 different plate blocks of four and 5 plate blocks of ten, o.g., some never hinged / some lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $10,920 ++.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000.
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Lot 1503
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), collection of the rare type II and type III plate blocks, with different plate numbers of these difficult issues that are likely missing from even the most advanced CE2 plate block collections, containing 54 different type II plate blocks of four and 59 type III plate blocks of four and 5 type III plate blocks of ten, o.g., some never hinged / some lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $10,920.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800.
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Lot 1504
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of the early experimental type I plate block types as described by Sloat and Yokota as well as a group of type IV plate blocks, with many different plate numbers, containing 106 type I plate blocks of 10, 30 type I plate blocks of 8, 2 type Ia plate blocks of 10, 2 type Ib plate blocks of 10, 24 type Id plate blocks of 10 and 260 type IV plate blocks of 10, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $8,140+.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300.
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Lot 1505
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of 445 type IV plate blocks with some duplication of different plate numbers or little varieties that could be an interesting study for the CE2 specialist, o.g., some never hinged / some lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $6,675.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 1506
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), collection of large plate blocks, with different plate numbers that could be interesting for the CE2 specialist with 30 type I plate blocks of eight, 6 type II plate blocks of ten and 26 type III plate blocks of ten, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $3,640.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 1507
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of the early experimental plate block types as described by Sloat and Yokota, with many different plate numbers, containing 56 type Ia plate blocks, 45 type Ib plate blocks and 300 type Id plate blocks, o.g., some never hinged / some lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $4,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750.
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Lot 1508
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of the early experimental plate block types as described by Sloat and Yokota, with many different plate numbers, containing 356 type I plate blocks and 65 type Id plate blocks, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $4,200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750.
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Lot 1509
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), collection with each of the four plate block types, with very mild duplication, includes some of the more difficult thick red, thin blue type II or type III plate blocks, containing 107 type I, 20 type II, 3 type III and 14 type IV plate blocks, o.g., mostly never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $3,180.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1510
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of type IV plate blocks from the Robert Markovits stock, with many different plate numbers, containing 162 type IV plate blocks and 33 type IVd, scoop plate blocks, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $2,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1511
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of 159 type I plate blocks of four with many experimental issues, some duplication of different plate numbers that could be an interesting study for the CE2 specialist, with 95 type I plate blocks and 64 of what Yokota referred to as type Id plate blocks, o.g., some never hinged / some lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $1,500+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300.
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Lot 1512
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of 16 type II plate blocks of four, mostly different plate numbers that could be interesting for the CE2 specialist, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $1,560.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300.
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Lot 1513
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), collection of early experimental type I plate blocks that was part of the basis to study the earliest plate blocks of this issue, with different plate numbers that could be interesting for the specialist, containing 18 type Ia plate blocks of four and 96 type I plate blocks of four, o.g., some never hinged / some lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $1,140.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $275.
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Lot 1514
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of plate blocks of ten with some duplication of different plate numbers that could be an interesting study for the CE2 specialist, with many X, Y and Z rarities, containing 13 type I, 9 type II, 23 type III and 4 type IV, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $5,200+.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 1515
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Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ red & blue (Scott CE2), accumulation of 34 full sheets, mostly different plate numbers that could be interesting for the CE2 specialist with 10 type I sheets, 1 type Ia sheet, 7 type II sheets, 4 type III sheets and 13 type IV sheets, Fine to Very Fine.
Durland $1,465.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500.
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