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The William S. Langs Stock, Part 1:
U.S. and Possessions Stamps


1890 Issue




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Lot 639

1890, 1¢ dull blue (Scott 219), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with big, balanced margins; tiny fiber inclusion at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $65.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 640

1890, 2¢ lake (Scott 219D), wide top margin single, o.g., never hinged, with stunning color and detail, plus a massively oversized top margin, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous gem of a stamp.
Scott $500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 641

1890, 2¢ lake (Scott 219D), o.g., previously hinged, with intense color and sharp impression; reperforated at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $160.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 642

1890, 2¢ lake (Scott 219D), o.g., never hinged, large-margined with lively color and sharp detail, Very Fine+, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 643
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1890, 2¢ lake (Scott 219D), absolute perfection, lightly cancelled, Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $550.
Scott $6.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 644
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1890, 2¢ Washington, A.B.N.C. essay, in black (Scott 220-E5 var), engraved vignette only, die on India, India only, not sunk on card, with plate "C-103" at bottom; pristine, Very Fine, unlisted.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 645
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1890, 2¢ carmine, cap on both "2's" variety (Scott 220c), in deep, bright color with a fancy cork cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $500.
Scott $35.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 646
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1890, 5¢ yellow brown, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 223P5), block of 4 (yielding two pairs), o.g., never hinged, crisp and clean with full, balanced margins surrounding, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate as #223b.
Scott $450.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 647

1890, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 223), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with gleaming color and well-balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1997 and 2005 P.F. certificates.
Scott $185.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $400.
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Lot 648
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1890, 6¢ brown red, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 224P5), left margin block of 4, crisp and clean as to be expected, large margins all around; position 3 never hinged, the others lightly so, Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 649

1890, 6¢ brown red (Scott 224), bottom left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, a stunner of a position piece, jumbo with spritely color and clean lines; fresh and sound, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a great positional piece, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $425.
Scott $160.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 650

1893, 8¢ lilac (Scott 225), o.g., never hinged, sharp detail and clean color; margins absolutely perfectly balanced all the way around; small stain spot at left center, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $135.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 651
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1893, 8¢ lilac (Scott 225), a Post Office fresh and sound jumbo with a face-free cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2004 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $425.
Scott $17.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 652
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1890, 10¢ green, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 226P5), full top margin horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, a stunning duo with dynamic color and pristine paper, Extremely Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 653

1890, 10¢ green (Scott 226), o.g., previously hinged, a magnificent stamp with precise printing and compelling color; paper fresh with near-perfectly balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $160.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 654
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1890, 10¢ green (Scott 226), a sensational gem with proof-like color and detail, mathematically centered, with a light target cancel, a Superb jumbo, a winner on all fronts, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $875.
Scott $5.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 655

1890, 15¢ indigo (Scott 227), o.g., never hinged, with crisp, cool color, clean detail, and immaculate paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, don't drag your feet on this Clay, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 656

1890, 15¢ indigo (Scott 227), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with profound depth of color and clean detail; paper pristine and soundly margined, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $180.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 657

1890, 15¢ indigo (Scott 227), wide bottom margin plate #22 block of 10, with part arrow and part imprint, o.g., never hinged, with incredible color depth and razor-sharp impression; paper clean; completely sound, Fine, a great looking early plate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 658
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1890, 30¢ black, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 228P5), o.g., never hinged, immaculate color and detail as expected, amid near-perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate as #228Pa.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 659

1890, 30¢ black (Scott 228), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with flawless color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $725.
Scott $280.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 660

1890, 30¢ black (Scott 228), top margin single with partial plate number, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh in magnificent color and detail, with near-exact margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a great stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $280.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 661

1890, 30¢ black (Scott 228), disturbed o.g., a compelling stamp, with grand margins surrounding a proof-like design, an Extremely Fine jumbo, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $725 as a "90".
Scott $280.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 662

1890, 30¢ black (Scott 228), o.g., never hinged, crisp color and sharp detail; reperforated at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 663

1890, 30¢ gray black, double transfer (Scott 228 var.), upper left stamp in block of 4, on top left stamp, o.g., hinge remnant, deep color and incredibly crisp detail; horizontal crease across bottom stamps, reperforated, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, variety unpriced in Scott.
Scott $1,300 as normal block of four.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 664
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1890, 90¢ orange (Scott 229), block of 4, a scarce high-value used multiple, with brazen color on immaculate paper; four black New York Registry plus two red barred oval cancels; horizontal perforations starting to separate between positions 2 & 4, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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