Lot 1164 /Airmail, 1918, 6¢ orange, top margin plate no. "9155" block of 6 with arrow, o.g., lightly hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, brilliant color, Very Fine.
Scott No. C1 $700.
Lot 1165Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green, centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, intensely rich color, exceptional centering, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem position block; with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. C2 $520 for n.h. singles.
Lot 1166Airmail, 1918, 16¢ green, top margin plate block of 18 with full guide arrow, o.g., never hinged (gum skips), choice overall centering, rich color, vertical preprinting paper folds affecting 3rd and 6th rows, Extremely Fine, an impressive multiple.
Scott No. C2 $1,506.
Lot 1167 oAirmail, 1918, 16¢ green, neat registry oval cancel, precision centering amid large beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, Superb, a wonderful used gem; with 2017 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (98, SSV $500).
Scott No. C2 $35.
Lot 1168Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, group of five stamps showing vignette shifts progressively higher with slight shifts to sides, 5 singles, o.g., F.-V.F.
Scott No. C3 $350+.
Lot 1169 /Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, top margin plate block of 12 with plate no.'s "8493" & "8492", double "Top" and arrow, o.g., hinged in selvage, stamps never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott No. C3 $1,680 for singles.
Lot 1170 /Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, top margin plate "8492" & "8492" block of 12 with "TOP" imprints, o.g., top right stamp hinged, other never hinged, wide margins, strong colors, couple small gum skips on top left stamp, F.-V.F.
Scott No. C3 $1,610 for singles.
Lot 1171Airmail, 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 1172Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, center inverted, Peter Winter engraved forgery, circular town cancel, Fine, one of only a handful of "used" examples created by Winter.
Scott No. C3a Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1173Airmail, 1923, 16¢ dark blue, o.g., never hinged, evenly balanced margins and precision centering, Post Office fresh, an Extremely Fine gem.
Scott No. C5 $130.