Lots 229 & 230, USA 1930 $1.30 and $2.60 Graf Zeppelins, each XF NH

Lot 229 United States #C14 1930 $1.30 Brown Graf Zeppelin, XF NH, PSE graded Gem 100, Mint OG nhLot 229 United States #C14 1930 $1.30 Brown Graf Zeppelin, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1997 Philatelic Foundation certificate and a 2010 PSE certificate grading it at their superlative grade “Gem 100, Mint OGnh” (only nine stamps have been given that grade). SMQ for Gem 100 is $7,500. Rsv. $3,500. Scott CV U$550.

Lot 230 United States #C15 1930 $2.60 Blue Graf Zeppelin XF NH, PSE graded Superb 98, Mint OGnhLot 230 United States #C15 1930 $2.60 Blue Graf Zeppelin, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1998 Philatelic Foundation certificate and a 2010 PSE certificate grading it at “Superb 98, Mint OGnh”. SMQ value is $5,000. Rsv. $2,000. Scott CV U$850.

Lot 1633, United States 1927 Bremen Catapult flight cover Newark, New Jersey to India, sold for C$3,042

Lot 1633, United States 1927 Bremen Catapult flight cover Newark New Jersey to India, sold for C$3,042Lot 1633 United States August 1927 Bremen Catapult Flight Cover to India, franked with 20c in postage, mailed at Newark, New Jersey on JUL.26.1929 and sent to Europe via the Bremen Catapult Mail Service. Has the usual Bremen “KATAPULTFLUG” cachet for this flight. Addressed to Stephen Smith, the dean of Indian Air mail, and good friend of Mr. Pont, in Calcutta, India, and signed by him on back (in 1929). Few small faults, still a rare catapult flight destination, with both sides scanned online. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $100, for C$2,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1561, United States mostly mint collection 1847-2013, sold for C$15,210

Lot 1561 United States Extensive Mostly Mint Collection in Six Albums, 1847 to 2013, left intact as received, and probably the most complete we have ever handled. The collection is in six Mystic albums (stamps are in black mounts) with matching slipcases, and has a mix of mint and used up to the 1890s, then predominantly mint to the end, with never hinged starting fairly early on. The collection is essentially complete for regular issues from about 1870 and on (with much material before then), and includes lots of extra material such as coil pairs and singles, souvenir sheets, a few plate blocks, booklet panes and booklets, printings and varieties, blocks, self-adhesive mini-sheets, and more. There are numerous expensive stamps throughout (many in the several hundreds to thousands of dollars), both in the early period as well as in the modern period, with way too many to list, so we have scanned the first 150 pages online to give an idea. The back of the book sections were lotted separately. A lovely collection, with an enormous catalogue value (not to mention the huge face value), and overall fine to very fine, except in the early period where stamps may have no gum, or hinge remnants, or trimmed perfs, etc. We counted the face value for 2011 to 2013 only, which adds up to US$397 (including 517 Forever stamps). A great opportunity for continuation, or for dealers to break up and resell. Estimate $15,000, sold for C$13,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1562, USA Back of Book collection, sold for C$1,989

Lot 1562 United States Mostly Mint Strong Back of the Book Collection, all on Mystic pages, starts with Semi-Postals, then airmails with #s C1-C150 complete mint, mostly hinged before the 1930s (Zepps are lightly hinged), then NH to the end; Special Delivery E1-E23 complete (with extra shades, etc, E1 has no gum, E2-3 have small faults, E4 is used); very fine never hinged #F1; Postage Due first two sets just missing one stamp (mixed mint and used), 1891 set mint to the 10c, 50% complete mint from 1894 to 1917, complete 1930 to 1985; Parcel Post #Q1-Q12 complete mint with many extras; Special Handling QE1-QE4 complete mint with extras; Parcel Post Postage Dues JQ1-JQ5 complete mint. The collection also includes three double-sided stock pages loaded with extra copies, plus many NH Officials from the 1980s and 1990s (incl. coil pairs), a good selection of Officially Sealed stamps, etc. A very nice and clean collection, with a huge catalogue value, see our many scans for a small taste only, view to better appreciate. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.