Lot 2339Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine, o.g., never hinged, extraordinarily well centered within even margins, deep intense color and very fresh, a Superb gem, an exceptional never hinged stamp; with 2011 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $1,100).
Scott No. C6 $130.
Lot 2340Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete, blocks of 4, o.g., $2.60 with central h.r. and gum crease in one stamp, all particularly well centered amid nicely balanced margins, rich bright colors, a Very Fine set, ex-Lehman; with 2022 M. Eichele certificate.
Scott No. C13-C15 $4,775.
Lot 2341 /Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin, block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged at top, bottom stamps never hinged, fresh with rich deep color, Very Fine and choice, ex-Lehman; with 2022 M. Eichele certificate.
Scott No. C15 $2,750 for singles.
Lot 2342Airmail, 1937, 50¢ China Clipper, wide margin top margin plate no. "21625" block of six, o.g., never hinged, exceptional overall centering, brilliant color, Extremely Fine; with 2010 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90).
Scott No. C22 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50¢ CLIPPER ISSUE IN THE WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK FORMAT.
This wide margin plate block is one of the rarest airmail issue plate blocks with only a handful known. Scott catalog notes for this issue - "wide full selvage top margin plate blocks of No. C22 are extremely scarce and sell for $3,00.00 or more" (versus $85.00 price for regular plate block).
Lot 2343Airmail, 1980, 28¢ Blanche Stuart Scott, imperf pair, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, small natural gum bend in bottom stamp, Very Fine, very rare with only 15 pairs reported; with 2000 P.S.E. certificate for block.
Scott No. C99a $2,000.