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    One of the Highest Graded Zep Sets in Existence

    #C13-15, 1930, 65c - $2.60 Zeppelins, SUP 98J PSE. (Original Gum - Never Hinged). THE most sought after Airmail stamps in the World - United States Graf Zeppelins. This widely popular set of three stamps was placed on sale by the United States Post Office Department at the height of the Great Depression in 1930. After thirty-seven days, 61,296 sets had been sold, they were then removed from sale and all unsold copies were destroyed. At the time, the Face Value of $4.55 was out of reach for the vast majority of collectors. This set has appreciated handsomely above original cost the over the last 78 years and is the key set to completion of a USA Airmail stamp collection.

    The hand-picked set offered here is one of the Top three GRADED sets in existence. Only two sets with slightly higher grades exist. The highest graded Zeppelin set, formerly known as the "Westchester PSE Registry Set", was sold by Private Treaty in early 2008 for over $100,000.

    Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) has graded 646 C13's. Only three stamps grade higher than the copy offered here. 593 C14's have been graded by PSE, only two stamps grade higher than the copy offered in this set and the C15 of which 581 copies have been graded by PSE, only a single stamp is graded higher (and it's currently sequestered in the ex-Westchester set referenced above, as are the other top-grade copies of C13 and C14).

    Each stamp is Post Office Fresh. The C13 is PSE Capsule Graded Superb 98J, The C14 is PSE Paper Certificate, Graded Superb 98J (and Ex Killien), The C15 is PSE Capsule Graded Superb 98....


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2009
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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