Lots 1 - 24, Catalogue of Auction #59 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
1 **   564 var
1920, Cleveland, 12c brown violet, block of six (2x3), spectacular open pre-printing paper fold on three left stamps, full OG, NH, VF
2 **   1510c var
1973, Jefferson Memorial, 10c blue, block of four with adjoined stamps from a booklet pane, partially omitted perforation at the bottom due to foldover, full OG, NH, VF
3 **   1547b
1974, Energy Conservation, (10c) multicolored, green and orange colors omitted, perfect condition, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $375
4 **   1555a
1975, Griffith, 10c multicolored, brown engraved color omitted, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $450
5 **   1615Cf
1978, Piano, 8.4c dark blue on yellow paper, coil stamp, pre-cancelled "OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA", horizontal imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, C.v. $1,500
6 **   1731, a
1978, Carl Sandburg, 13c black and brown, bottom sheet margin vertical transition pair, bottom stamp has light impression of black and completely omitted brown color, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, according to Datz only ten such varieties recorded, PF certificate No.0291245, C.v. $2,000++
7 **   1787a
1979, Seeing Eye Dog, 15c multicolored, bottom sheet margin imperforated block of four, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $650 as two pairs
8  1789Pg
1979, John Paul Jones, 15c multicolored, imperforated proof of finished design, cross-gutter block of eight, one stamp with small usual paper wrinkle, full OG, NH, VF and very scarce multiple, C.v. $3,200++
9 **   2096d
1984, Smokey Bear, 20c multicolored, right sheet margin horizontal pair imperforated vertically, full OG, NH, VF, according to Datz 20-25 pairs known, APEX certificate No.186023, C.v. $850
10 **   2149c
1985, Washington, 18c multicolored, coil stamp, pre-cancelled "Presorted First Class", horizontal imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $575
11 **   2361a
1987, CPA, (22c) multicolored, bottom sheet margin copy with black engraved color omitted, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $625
12 **   2419b
1989, 20th Anniversary of Moon Landing, $2.40 multicolored, top left corner margin horizontal imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF, PF certificate #0279664, C.v. $475
13 **   2551a
1991, South West Asia Service Medal, 29c multicolored, vertical pair imperforated horizontally, full OG, NH, VF and scarce, C.v. $850
14 **   2904c
1996, Mountains, (5c) multicolored, inscribed "Nonprofit Org.", coil stamp, imperforated pair, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $350
15  3262 Pc, Pd
1998, Space Shuttles, imperforated proofs of $3.20 in magenta and $11.75 in cyan, two vertical se-tenant pairs with horizontal gutter in the middle, printed on coated and uncoated paper, no gum as issued, NH, VF and rare, only a few such pairs possible, a copy of PF certificate #455205
16 **   3557a
2002, Langston Hughes, 34c multicolored, self-adhesive, die cutting omitted bottom right corner margin vertical pair, plate No.B11111, NH, VF, C.v. $850
17 **   3784Af
2003, Purple Heart, 37c multicolored, complete pane of 20 self-adhesive stamps, die cutting omitted, NH, VF, C.v. $1,600
18 **   4141a
2007, Florida Panther, 26c multicolored, two self-adhesive horizontal pairs with die cutting omitted, solid (scarce) and uneven pictures, NH, VF
19 **   C7-9

Air Post stamps

1926-27, Map of the United States and two Airplanes, complete set in bottom sheet margin plate No. blocks of six, fresh, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $202.50
20 **   C10, a
1927, "Spirit of St. Louis", 10c dark blue, bottom sheet margin plate #18248 block of six and booklet pane of three, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $250

Pioneer Flight Covers

Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-74) Inaugurating First Flight Cover with his Autograph

April 15, 1926, Illustrated First Flight Contract Air Mail (CAM-2) Cover on line Chicago - St. Louis, posted into the mail in Springfield, IL on return flight, franked by five stamps, two nice impressions of violet flight cachet, Chicago "Apr.15.9:30pm.1926" machine arrival ds on reverse, signed at the bottom left corner, mostly VF

Round the World "Winnie Mae" Flight

June 23-July 1, 1931, cover signed by pilot Wiley Post and navigator Harold Gatty, franked by Washington 2c carmine, all appropriate markings, including Soviet Union"Dobroliot" cachet, arrival ds on reverse, VF
23    C13

Zeppelin Flight

May 31- June 6, 1930, Zeppelin Return 1st South America Flight cover from Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, franked by vertical pair of 65c green, German and American Flight cachet, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF, C.v. $330 as stamps off cover

The World War II Ration Book

No.3 1943, black lettering in yellowish cover with official text on front and reverse, properly stamped, contains four complete sheets of 48 (4x12) ration stamps, plus one incomplete of 45 and separated block of 33, minor flaws, a collectible piece overall, VF
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