Lot 2282Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green, o.g., never hinged, precision centering with large evenly balanced margin all round, rich vibrant color, pristine and Post Office fresh, a Superb gem; with 2017 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (100, SSV $1,500 for only 98).
Scott No. C2 $130.
A MAGNIFICENT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 16¢ FIRST ISSUE AIRMAIL ISSUE.
Lot 2283Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, center inverted, Peter Winter engraved forgery, block of 4, without gum, rich colors, F.-V.F., a very scarce forgery.
Scott No. C3a Estimate $300 - 400.
Peter Winter of Bremen apparently began offering forgeries sometime in the early 1980's. By 1985 he had arranged to launch a major marketing scheme. A catalog was issued under the name ProPhilForum picturing and pricing forgeries of many classic stamps, about 185 different in total with an addition of 31 cover fronts. The forgeries themselves were produced by an art printer in Germany. Mostly they were photolithographs, but a few were engraved.
Lot 2284Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, center inverted, Peter Winter engraved forgery, circular town cancel, rich colors, F.-V.F., one of only a handful of "used" examples created by Winter.
Scott No. C3a Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2285 BKAirmail booklet, 1928 "Lindbergh", 61¢, blue cover, complete unexploded booklet containing 10¢ Lindbergh Booklet Pane with Tab at Bottom (position H) and one normal tab pane (position J), o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, complete and unexploded, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott No. C10a $11,000.
GREAT AIRMAIL AND BOOKLET RARITY. THIS BEING ONE OF FIVE KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 10¢ LINDBERGH BOOKLET WITH TAB AT BOTTOM.
Lot 2286Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete, o.g., never hinged, rich colors and wide margins, a Very Fine set; each with 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificate (VF-XF/ F-VF/ VF respectively).
Scott No. C13-C15 $1,875.
Lot 2287Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin, right margin plate number single, o.g., never hinged, large beautifully balanced margins and exceptional centering, rich color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a lovely gem plate number single; with 2012 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $650).
Scott No. C13 $275.
Lot 2288Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin, o.g., lightly hinged, choice centering amid uncommonly large well balanced margins, rich deep color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2009 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. C13 $180.
Lot 2289Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin, block of 4, slightly disturbed o.g., rich color, wide margins, F.-V.F.
Scott No. C13 $875.
Lot 2290Airmail, 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin, top margin block of 8 with plate number, o.g., never hinged (minor gum skips on a few stamps), bright and fresh with rich color, wide margins, Very Fine.
Scott No. C13 $2,200 for singles.
Lot 2291Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin, o.g., neatly hinged once at top, deep color, exceptional centering amid beautifully balanced oversized margins, a Superb jumbo, one of three examples to receive this grade with only one higher; with 2010 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 98J, SMQ $825).
Scott No. C14 $400.