U.S. and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History; July 15, 2015: The Confino Collection of United States
July 8-9, 2015

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Lot #97
United States - Air Post Air Post Semi-Officials
1877 Buffalo Balloon, 5c deep blue, unused without gum, margins all around, with positional plate flaw, v.f. example of the world's first airmail stamp, which was privately issued by John F.B. Lillard, a Nashville reporter, for use on covers carried on a balloon flight which began in Nashville and landed at Gallantin, TN, on June 18, 1877. Lillard reported that 300 were printed and 23 were used,
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Catalog #CL1
Catalog Value $ 7,500
Price Realized
$4,250.00

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