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


1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue




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Lot 792

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), wide top margin plate number 634 single, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), wonderfully centered with bright, clean color, wondrously jumbo balanced margins; tiny inclusion, Very Fine+.
Scott $110.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 793

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), a choice mint single of this popular stamp, o.g., never hinged (minor gum skip), exceptionally fresh and mathematically centered with stunning color, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $330.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 794

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), o.g., never hinged, a simple stunner with the brightest, cleanest color you could hope for, on immaculate paper; reperforated, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2018 P.S.E. and 2019 P.F. certificates.
Scott $330.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 795

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), top margin plate number 599 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, pretty block with good color and fresh paper, Fine, bottom stamps fine - very fine.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 796

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), full wide bottom margin plate number 634 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), bright sunny color, clean detail, overall Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 797

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous stamp with crisp impression, strong color and mathematical centering, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 798

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with the cleanest printing imaginable, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, pretty, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $525.
Scott $300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 799

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), wide bottom margin plate number 602 block of 4, o.g., barest trace of hinge (stamps appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with crisp, clean color and printing; hinge reinforces several perfs along bottom, Very Fine, pretty plate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 800

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), o.g., never hinged, clean and fresh with incredibly deep color; centering as close to perfect as you'll find, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1984 P.F. certificate for plate number single, the selvage subsequently removed.
Scott $400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 801

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), o.g., never hinged (offset on gum), exquisitely printed with remarkable color depth and detail; paper fresh as the day it was made, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 802

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), top margin plate number 609 block of 4, o.g., hinged with remnants on two stamps and selvage, rich color cleanly printed; paper fresh with all perforations intact, the upper right stamp particularly appealing, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a winsome pate.
Scott $1,950.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 803

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, lovely stamp with intense color and fine detail; fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 804

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, in deep, luxuriant color with razor-sharp detail, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 805

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), full wide top margin horizontal pair with plate number 603 and imprint, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a gorgeous pair with deep dark color, crystal-clear impression and absolutely fresh paper, Very Fine overall, a handsome item.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 806
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1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), top left corner margin vertical pair with arrow, o.g., lightly hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, crisp and fresh with natural straight edge at left, Fine to Very Fine, nice position piece.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 807

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with nice color and crisp detail, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 808

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with intense color on snow-white paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a simply magnificent example of this iconic issue, with 1994 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair, this position 2.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 809

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., lightly hinged, with deep, rich color and exceptional detail, all nicely centered on fresh paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 810

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Fine+, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 811
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), block of 4, clean and crisp with fresh paper and sound perforations; top pair previously hinged, bottom pair appears never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive multiple.
Scott $10,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 812
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), a true GEM with flawless color and centering, lightly cancelled; tiny corner crease at top right, Extremely Fine, one of the finest centered examples! with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90 but noted "Apparent Centering: Gem 100".
SMQ XF 90; $1,500.
Scott $700.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 813
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), with compelling color, clean paper, and a partial Boston c.d.s., Extremely Fine, signed A. Brun, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,500.
Scott $700.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 814
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), stamp with the most intense, deep black imaginable, beautifully centered on fresh paper with cancel leaving most of vignette visible; light vertical wrinkle at center, Extremely Fine appearance, a thrilling example, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 815
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), wonderfully fresh and clean, the vignette fully showing through the splotchy cancel, Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $700.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Realized $500.
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Lot 816
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown, overprinted "Specimen" type E (Scott 293SE), very light Specimen, at top in "States of", unused without gum, Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 817

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., never hinged, fresh with well-balanced margins of immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 818

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), full wide bottom margin plate number 613 single, o.g., never hinged, fresh with brilliant color on pristine paper, Fine, scarce full bottom plate number, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 819

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a lovely stamp nicely centered, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 820

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., very lightly hinged, clean with bright color and crisp detail, Fine+, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $950.
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Lot 821

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., hinge remnant, fresh with handsome color and nice centering; natural straight edge at left; light corner gum bend, nearly Very Fine.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $750.
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Lot 822

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), wide bottom margin horizontal pair with plate number 613 and imprint, o.g., previously hinged, left stamp ever-so-lightly, with grand color on fresh paper; black adherence on reverse of left stamp which is also with a small thin, handsome Very Fine appearance.
Scott $3,800.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 823
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), a top-notch top value, with pristine color and perfectly centered; light Madison Square double-oval cancel; tiny translucent spot at vignette's left edge, Extremely Fine, a choice stamp worthy of the finest collection, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 824
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), a magnificent example, with impeccable color and the lightest cancel imaginable; reperforated at right, otherwise Very Fine+, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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