U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
January 11-12, 2006

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Lot #548
Air Post Semi-Officials
1877 5c deep blue, "Buffalo Balloon", the world's first air mail stamp, full margins all around, bright color, unused (regummed), free of the faults that plague many of the 300 which were printed, v.f. The stampwas privately issued by John Lillard, a Nashville reporter, for use on a balloon ascent from Nashville to Gallatin, Tenn.
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Catalog #CL1
Catalog Value 7,500
Price Realized
$4,750.00

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