C1 C2 C3 Airmail Stamps The first U.S. Airmail stamp, #C3, was issued on May 13, 1918. This stamp paid for the innovative new service and also included special delivery. Over the years, many Airmail stamps were issued for new rates and special mail, like the 1930 Graf Zeppelin issues. By October 11, 1975, use of aircraft to transport mail had become so common that U.S. domestic airmail was merged with First-Class mail. Since that time, all Airmail stamps actually have been issued for international mail. Airmail stamps document the modernization of America’s postal system. Curtiss Jenny Inverted Error The rare #C3a inverted error is one of the most recognized stamps in the world! Only 100 were created. All came from a single sheet caused by a printer’s error. These precious stamps have been featured in movies and survived great ordeals, making them C3athe stuff of legend. #C3a remains one of the Curtiss Jenny Inverted Error Price upon request greatest prizes in philately. Scott Number Mint Used 1918 Curtiss Jenny C1 6¢ orange ...................................................... $95.00 $45.00 C2 16¢ green ...................................................... 135.00 50.00 C3 24¢ carmine rose & blue................................ 150.00 95.00 C4 C5 C6 Radiator & Propeller Air Service Emblem De Havilland Plane 1923 C4 8¢ dark green................................................ 49.00 22.50 C5 16¢ dark blue................................................ 125.00 40.00 C6 24¢ carmine.................................................. 165.00 35.00 C7 C8 U.S. Map and Mail Planes U.S. Map and Mail Planes C9 C10 U.S. Map and Mail Planes Lindbergh Tribute 1926-27 C7 10¢ dark blue ................................................. 4.95 .60 C8 15¢ olive brown.............................................. 5.75 2.75 C9 20¢ yellow green............................................ 14.95 2.50 C10 10¢ Spirit of St. Louis..................................... 13.50 3.25 C12 C11 Winged Globe Beacon on the Rocky Mountains Scott Number Mint Used 1928-1930 C11 5¢ carmine & blue .......................................... $9.00 $.80 C12 5¢ violet, perf. 11 ........................................... 16.50 .80 C13 Zeppelin over Atlantic Ocean C14 C15 Zeppelin between Continents Zeppelin passing Globe 1930 Graf Zeppelin Issues The legendary Graf Zeppelin was the most successful rigid airship ever. Between 1928 and 37, it flew more than a million miles. C13-15 were issued for the zeppelin’s first round-trip voyage from Europe to North and South America. 3,260,000 “Zep” stamps were printed, but 90 percent were destroyed! Today they are among the most desirable U.S. stamps. C13-15 65¢-$2.60 3 Stamps, complete. Save $55.00 Mint, $55.00 Used............................. 1,795.00 1,595.00 C13 65¢ green....................................................... 300.00 300.00 C14 $1.30 brown ................................................... 600.00 500.00 C15 $2.60 blue ...................................................... 950.00 850.00 C16 C17 Winged Globe Winged Globe 1931-32 Rotary Press Perf. 101/2 x 11 C16 5¢ violet.......................................................... 11.95 .80 C17 8¢ olive bistre................................................. 3.95 .40 C18 C19 Zeppelin at Chicago Expo & Friedrichshafen Winged Globe 1933 Century of Progress Issue C18 50¢ green....................................................... 145.00 115.00 1934 Design of 1930 Rotary Press Perf. 101/2 x 11 C19 6¢ dull orange ................................................ 5.75 .15 143
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