Lot 1176 PAirmail Special Delivery, 1934, 16¢ Dark Blue, Small Die Proof on Wove, measuring 43x28mm, large margins all around, deep color, Very Fine and rare, ex-Matthews.
Scott No. CE1P2 $4,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED SMALL DIE PROOFS OF THE 16¢ AIR POST SPECIAL DELIVERY.
Lot 1177 /o/Airmail Special Delivery, 1934, 16¢ Dark Blue Exhibit, one-frame exhibit of 16 pages including 22 covers and starting with 1934 P.O. Announcement, top plate 21312 block of six signed by designer "Victor S. McClockey Jr.", four imperforate top plate number blocks (the four plates reused for the Farley printing (21312-21315), imperforate varieties incl. block of four with incorrect wiping and preprint paper fold pair, uses including domestic service, territorial use from Samoa and Alaska, Offices Abroad incl. USS Black Hawk and Shanghai China, foreign uses to England, Switzerland, British Columbia and Canada, latter postage due, foreign origin of British Columbia, usages of imperforates, Very Fine.
Scott No. CE1 + 771 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1178 PAirmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ Red & Blue, Small Die Proof on Wove, measuring 43.5x28mm, large margins all around, deep rich color; couple trivial light tone specks, Very Fine, ex-Matthews.
Scott No. CE2P2 $4,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED SMALL DIE PROOF OF THE 16¢ BI-COLOR AIR POST SPECIAL DELIVERY.
Lot 1179Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ Red & Blue, Imperf Vertically, pair with selvage at right, pencil positions of 39-40 noted on reverse, brilliant color, horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine and rare.
Scott No. CE2a $4,250.
ONE OF ONLY 16 IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY PAIRS RECORDED OF THE 16¢ BI-COLOR AIR POST SPECIAL DELIVERY.
A single sheet of this error was discovered at a Buffalo N.Y. post office. It was ultimately broken up by H. E. Harris & Co. after showing the complete sheet at the 1947 New York City CIPEX Show.
Lot 1180 /o/Airmail Special Delivery, 1936, 16¢ Red & Blue, Exhibit Collection, exhibit of 20 pages including 34 covers and stamps with some interesting varieties, includes mint top plate blocks of four (types II and III), precancelled top plate blocks of four (type 1), vignette shifts down and right, misperforation, pre-perforation paper folds, usages including auxiliary markings like a Train Wreck with magenta "Damaged in Wreck" handstamp, military origin of U.S. Navy (4), territorial destination of Canal Zone and Hawaii (2), foreign origin of England, APO 860 (Iceland) use, Zeppelin use, foreign destinations of Nova Scotia, Canada with postage dues, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, use on 1¢ postal card, use on Official penalty envelope, etc., interesting group.
Scott No. CE2 Estimate $750 - 1,000.