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Sale 745

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


1912-1917 Issues (Sc. 414-519)




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Lot 992

1912, 8¢ pale olive green, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 414), bottom margin plate number 5718 block of 6 with imprint and "A", o.g., very lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with deep, solid color and near-perfect centering, Very Fine+.
Scott $475.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 993
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1914, 9¢ salmon red, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 415), left margin plate number 6915 block of 6, with vivid color on pristine paper; natural gum creases, Very Fine centering, much nicer looking than its grade suggests, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VG 50.
SMQ VG 50.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $400.
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Lot 994

1912, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 416), o.g., never hinged, a perfect peach of this pumpkin-hued stamp, with great depth of color, clean lines and immense jumbo margins, Very Good, with 2019 P.S.A.G. and P.S.E. certificates, each graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $825.
Scott $90.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 995

1914, 12¢ claret brown, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 417), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a gorgeous stamp with rich color, crisp impression and well-balanced large margins, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $38.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 996

1912, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 418), o.g., hinged, a masterpiece, with outstanding color, clean print, and jumbo margins of white, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $300.
Scott $78.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 997

1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 419), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with compelling color and snow-white paper, Very Fine, pretty stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 998

1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 419), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), in fresh color, well-centered on bright paper; small stains at top, still Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $175.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 999

1914, 30¢ orange red, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 420), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a fantastic Franklin with deep, rich color, sharp lines, and pristine paper, Choice Extremely Fine+, with 1999 P.F. certificate stating "never hinged".
Scott $230.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1000

1914, 30¢ orange red, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 420), right margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with eye-popping color, pristine paper and perfect gum, Very Fine, a pretty plate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1001

1912, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 422), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and clean with solid color and margins as big as they come, an Extremely Fine jumbo, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $400.
Scott $210.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1002

1912, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 423), o.g., previously hinged (small spot of gum disturbance) where hinge was removed, Post Office fresh with exquisite centering amid jumbo margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J stating "o.g. hinged".
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $1,300.
Scott $450.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1003

1912, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 423), o.g., lightly hinged, crisply printed in vibrant color on pristine paper with sensationally balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $450.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1004
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1912, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 423), top margin block of 4 with plate number and part imprint, clean with crisp printing; plate number 5782, plus "A" and partial BEP imprint; short gummed at top with the top two stamps hinged, bottom never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a nice positional piece.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 1005

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 428), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh JUMBO and perfect in every way, Extremely Fine to Superb, a magnificent stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $875.
Scott $75.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1006

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 428), o.g., never hinged, eye-stopping with intense color on pristine white paper, plus margins that are perfectly balanced, Extremely Fine to Superb, a real dazzler, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $75.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1007

1914, 6¢ red orange, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 429), o.g., never hinged, printing and perforating perfection, with bright color just hinting at light oxidation at left; how this wasn't called a jumbo we don't know, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $750.
Scott $105.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1008

1914, 7¢ black, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 430), o.g., previously hinged, a gargantuan George with exquisite detail and color, a Superb jumbo, a Top of the Pop, one of only three stamps to attain this lofty grade in PSE's Population Report, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $600.
Scott $80.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1009

1914, 7¢ black, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 430), right margin single, o.g., never hinged, crisply printed in immaculate color, near-perfectly centered on fresh paper, Extremely Fine.
Scott $180.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1010

1914, 9¢ salmon red, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 432), o.g., never hinged, exceptionally fresh with bright color, clean detail and immaculate paper; margins well-balanced and if they're not jumbo, they're pretty darned close, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2002 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott $95.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1011
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1914, 9¢ salmon red, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 432), block of 4, sumptuous color on immaculate paper, with above average to exceptional centering on each stamp; hinged only on top two stamps, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a pretty block.
Scott $270.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1012

1914, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 433), o.g., never hinged, in glowing color cleanly printed on fresh paper; margins large and well-balanced; inclusion at lower right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $1,150.
Scott $95.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1013

1914, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 433), bottom margin plate number 6752 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, plate number only; stamps could have been bought new yesterday: fresh, bright color on immaculate white paper; short gummed at bottom, Very Fine+, a beautiful item, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1014

1914, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 433), top margin plate number 5773 block of 6 with imprint and "A", o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), fresh and bright with intense color and solid margins all around; few gum streaks on positions 2 & 3, Very Fine, a welcome addition to any collection.
Scott $650.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1015

1914, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 433), lower left full pane of 100, o.g., never hinged, vibrantly clean and bright, flawlessly printed, with numerous stamps sensationally centered, Very Fine, how this survived being broken up is beyond us.
Scott $11,160 as plates and singles.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 1016

1914, 12¢ claret brown, vertical pair imperforate between (Scott 435 var), the variety in a block of six, showing the (Scott-noted) single full perforation hole and two blind perforations, o.g., very lightly hinged, in crisp, vivacious color with proof-like detail, Fine, a scarce Washington-Franklin error.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1017

1914, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 437), full wide bottom margin plate number 6819 block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, an exquisite plate with impeccable color, detail and freshness; all magnificently centered; short gummed along bottom, Extremely Fine, a top-line plate block.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1018
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1914, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 437), left margin plate number 5775 block of 6 with imprint and "A", Post Office fresh with cool color and clean impression; paper fresh and perforations sound; bottom pair never hinged, others lightly, position 1 with small hinge remnant, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1019

1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 438), o.g., never hinged, crisp, clean impression in bright color; margins well-balanced and paper like-new, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $900.
Scott $475.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1020

1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 438), o.g., hinged, with gorgeous color on fresh paper; margins large and near-perfectly balanced, an Extremely Fine jumbo, a pretty stamp, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $425.
Scott $185.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1021
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1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 438), clear color, fresh paper, a light boxed cancel and precision centering, a Superb gem, everything you'd want from a 100 Gem, a Solo Top of the Pop, with PSE's highest grade recorded a 98J, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $625 as a 98J.
Scott $7.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1022

1914, 30¢ orange red, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 439), o.g., previously hinged, a gorgeous stamp with unbelievable depth of color, flawlessly centered on pristine paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, an electrifying Franklin, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $650.
Scott $210.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1023

1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 440), o.g., lightly hinged, in enticing, clear color on fresh paper with well-balanced jumbo margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a great stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $1,500.
Scott $425.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1024

1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 440), o.g., very lightly hinged, deep color and sharp detail, flawlessly centered with big margins; slight overall even toning, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1025
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1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 440), left margin block of 4, o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, clean paper with solid color and sound impression, Very Fine.
Scott $3,425.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 1026
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1914, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 445), a gorgeous stamp with deep, intense color, razor-sharp detail, and near-perfect centering on pristine paper; cancel light and surprisingly unobtrusive, Extremely Fine, a magnificent coil, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1027
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1914, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), pair, with robust color depth, clean detail, and like-new paper; two double-oval "VA." cancels (town not struck up), Extremely Fine, a grand pair, with 2009 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $925.
Scott $425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1028
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1914, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), pair, with deep color and impression; paper fresh, perforations intact, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1029
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1914, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), guide line pair, with exceptionally rich, deep color and precise impression; completely fresh with "14" duplex cancels, Fine to Very Fine, a rare find, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1030

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, the grand pair, with big color cleanly printed on like-new paper, Extremely Fine, pretty, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $975.
Scott $525.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1031

1915, 2¢ red, type I, S.L. watermark, vertical rotary press coil (Scott 449), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, crisp and clean on fresh paper, Fine for this rare item, a rare item, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $28,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 1032

1915, 2¢ red, type I, S.L. watermark, vertical rotary press coil (Scott 449), joint line pair, slightly disturbed o.g., a stunning line pair, with deep, bright color and clean detail; perforations mostly separated along the joint line and rejoined, Extremely Fine centering, an incredibly rare item, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $13,500.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 1033

1914, 2¢ carmine rose, type I, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 453), pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with heart-pounding color, impression and centering, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate for original strip of four, this position 1-2.
Scott $625.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1034

1914, 2¢ carmine rose, type I, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 453), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, in bright color cleanly printed, well-centered with portion of stamp at left captured, Fine to Very Fine+, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1035

1914, 2¢ carmine rose, type I, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 453), joint line strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, with strong, bright color on fresh paper; tiny inclusion in middle stamp, Very Fine, a pretty piece.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1036

1915, 2¢ red, type II, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 454), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with warm color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,000.
Scott $850.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1037

1915, 2¢ red, type II, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 454), joint line strip of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, bright and cleanly printed; lovely vertical displacement at the line, pencil notes on left stamp, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $560.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1038

1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), pair, o.g., lightly hinged, in cool color with clear impression; fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $775.
Scott $550.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1039

1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), pair, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), in clear color with nice depth, crisply printed on immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1040

1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh in rich color; small gum skip mentioned for accuracy, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), pair, fresh with solid color; two double-oval New York "3" cancels, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1042

1916, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 457), pair, o.g., never hinged, with razor-sharp detail in bright, clean color; both stamps mathematically centered, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1980 P.F. certificate for strip of six, plus2006 P.S.E. certificate for pair, the latter graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $450.
Scott $140.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1043

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), joint line pair without crease, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and the picture of perfection; minor natural gum skips, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,750.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 1,800.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1044

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), joint line pair without crease, o.g., never hinged, crisp and clean with solid to large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,650.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 1045

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), joint line pair with crease, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), in deep, dazzling color; margins well-balanced all around, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1046

1915, 2¢ pale carmine red, S.L. watermark, perf 11 (Scott 461), o.g., lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with textbook color, clean lines, and perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $200.
Scott $150.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1047

1916, 3¢ violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 464), right margin plate number 7254 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), pristine and bright with centering almost never encountered on these earlier plates, Extremely Fine, a true condition rarity.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1048

1916, 4¢ orange brown, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 465), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), grand stamp with vibrant color and massive, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, worth a trip to the graders, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $35.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1049

1916, 5¢ blue, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 466), o.g., never hinged, with exceptional, deep color and proof-like detail paper fresh with massive margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gem of a stamp, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1050
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1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, wonderfully centered example of this sought-after error; error stamps never hinged (block hinged at positions 1, 3 & 11 only), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 1051
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1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, fresh and clean with solid color and crisp detail; perforations solid; error stamps never hinged, the block hinged at positions 2 & 11, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1052
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1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, Post Office fresh; error stamps never hinged, the block hinged at positions 2 & 11, Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1053

1916, 7¢ black, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 469), right margin plate number 7718 block of 6, o.g., previously hinged, clean and bright with exacting impression of crisp color; selvage reduced, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1054
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1916, 8¢ olive green, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 470), left margin plate number "A 5846" block of 6, nice plate with solid color and good detail; paper fresh with full selvage; barest trace of a hinge at position 1, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, pretty.
Scott $550.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1055

1916, 15¢ gray, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 475), o.g., never hinged, with deep color and crystal-clear impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, fresh, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $525.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1056

1916, 15¢ gray, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 475), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, vertical gum skip on right two stamps and barest hint of mount disturbance, Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1057

1916, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 476), o.g., never hinged, a great looking stamp with clear color, and detailed impression; on immaculate paper with perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a worthy addition to any collection, with 2011 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 1.
Scott $475.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1058

1916, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 476), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, clean and bright with exceptional centering; catalogue number penciled on back of position 4, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1059

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), o.g., barest trace of hinge, with clean lines in exceptional color, perfectly framed by solid margins of white, Superb, a Top of the Pop, one of only three stamps to achieve this grade in PSE's Population Report, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $3,000.
Scott $850.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 1060

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), clean and sound, with balanced oversized margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate that states "never hinged".
Scott $850.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1061

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), o.g., never hinged, crisp color cleanly printed; paper fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 1062

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), disturbed o.g., in deep color with crisp impression on fresh paper; margins near-perfectly balanced, Extremely Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1063
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1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), left margin block of 4 with plate number 7042, with wonderful color and fresh paper; position 1 with hinge remnant, rest never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $6,850 as singles.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,800.
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Lot 1064

1917, $2 dark blue, perf 10 (Scott 479), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent Madison, with deep, bold color, proof-like impression, and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Scott $475.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 1065

1917, $2 dark blue, perf 10 (Scott 479), full wide top margin plate number 8015 block of 6, redistributed o.g. from hinge removal, a compelling plate with strong color and impression; imperceptible light crease across bottom row, Fine appearance, a scarce high value plate block.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 1066

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), o.g., never hinged, a simply gorgeous stamp with perfect impression in rich color, flawlessly centered, Extremely Fine to Superb, as nice as they come, with two P.S.E. certificates: 2005 for block of four (this position 4), 2009 for single graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,300.
Scott $375.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1067
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1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), block of 4 with horizontal line, Post Office fresh with glowing color on immaculate paper; horizontal center line; top stamps hinged (position 2 with filled thin), Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $1,090 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1068

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), full top margin block of 4 with plate number 8016, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged) redistributed, in deep color, nicely centered on fresh paper; light gum bends, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1069
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1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), bottom margin plate number 8016 block of 6, richly printed on pristine paper; hinged position 2 and selvage position 5; light natural crease across bottom stamps, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 1070

1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 491), joint line pair, o.g., very lightly hinged, lovely and fresh with strong color and solid detail, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $13,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $4,000.
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Lot 1071
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1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 491), Post Office fresh stamp with a light wavy line cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, ex Rupp, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1072
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1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 491), joint line pair, vigorously printed with a full trough of ink; fresh paper with a 1917 railway terminal station duplex; left stamp with split perforation (trivial, which is visible only in fluid), Fine to Very Fine, exceptionally rare to find this stamp used—especially as a line pair, the PF shows only 15 certified as genuine used, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $20,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $4,500.
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Lot 1073
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1917, 1¢ green, double impression, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498d), a no-doubt example, on fresh paper with an unimaginably light wavy line cancel; natural straight edge at bottom, Fine+, a rare stamp, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1074

1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf vertically (Scott 499b), horizontal pair, an interesting and scarce transitional combination block, the lower pair #499b, the top pair a #499 variety with a single blind perforation at the center, o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a one-of-a-kind addition for your collection, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1075
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1917, 2¢ lake, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 499h), block of 4, in grand color with sharp detail on fresh paper; lightly hinged position 2, Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
SMQ F 70; $1,575 as singles.
Scott $3,500 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1076

1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 500), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with nicely balanced margins; inclusion in top margin, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1077

1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 500), top left corner arrow single, o.g., never hinged, with full wide top selvage; impeccably printed in bold color on paper with near-perfect margins, Extremely Fine, a great looking positional stamp.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1078

1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 500), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh with radiant color and clear detail, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1079

1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 500), right margin plate number 10208 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged) on top pair, an attention-grabbing plate with profound depth of color; fresh and sound, Fine.
Scott $2,700 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1080

1917, 3¢ dark violet, type II, double impression, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 502d), o.g., lightly hinged, with warm color on fresh paper with jumbo margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J.
Scott $800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1081
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1917, 3¢ dark violet, type II, double impression, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 502d), with clear doubling throughout the design; sensational color with a light, face-free cancel; thins, reperforated, the latter is not mentioned on the accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, a marvelous example of this most uncommon error, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1082
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1917, 5¢ blue, double impression, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 504b), an outstanding example with a largely face-free double-oval cancel; natural straight edge at top, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1083
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1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the single error in a block of 9, fresh and clean with warm color and clear impression; block hinged at positions 1-3 and 8 (error never hinged), Very Fine, an always popular item.
Scott $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1084
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1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the single error in a right margin block of 12, one you don't see every day, the plate number having been added above a blank selvage tab; hinged only at position 1 and in top right margin, Very Fine, the error stamp particularly nice.
Scott $625 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1085

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the double error in a block of 12, o.g., never hinged, fresh with strong color, Fine+.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1086

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the double error in a block of 12, disturbed o.g., with vibrant color and crisp detail, Fine to Very Fine+, with 1963 Stolow certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1087
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1917, 6¢ red orange, unwatermarked, perf 10 at top (Scott 506a), lovely stamp with bright color, clean paper and a largely face-free cancel; tiny tear at top, natural straight edge at right and oxidation, Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $8,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1088

1917, 9¢ salmon red, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 509), left margin block of 54 with plate number 12570 block of six, o.g., never hinged, bright, clear and remarkably clean; inclusion on gum side of position 12 just showing to front; few perforation separations rejoined, Fine to Very Fine with some very fine or better, pretty.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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1917, 10¢ orange yellow, silk-type paper, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 510 var.), horizontal pair, fresh and clean; strong color and solid margins; light double-oval cancels; natural straight edge at top; left stamp creased, Very Fine or better appearance, an interesting and uncommon paper variety unlisted in Scott, with 2012 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1090

1917, 11¢ green, double impression, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 511 var.), left margin horizontal block of 6, o.g., hinged, with outstanding color and clear doubling of the design; vertical perforations hinge-reinforced, small thinning in top left stamp, Fine, a pretty error, the discovery multiple, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

As far as we can tell, the only certified examples
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Realized $850.
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Lot 1091
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1917, 11¢ light green, unwatermarked, perf 10 at top (Scott 511a), great color; paper fresh, with "Minneapolis,/Minn." precancel; creased; short perforations at upper right, Fine, always an exciting find, with 1979 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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