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


1918-1921 Issues (Sc. 523-547a)




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Lot 1113

1918, $2 orange red & black (Scott 523), top margin block of 4 with black plate number 8179, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in ungummed portion of selvage only, Post Office fresh without a hint of oxidation, Fine+, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1114
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1918, $2 orange red & black (Scott 523), bold colors flawlessly centered; double-oval Los Angeles cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $400.
Scott $240.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1115

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), o.g., never hinged, a fantastic top-value Franklin, with radiant colors perfectly printed and registered, plus mathematically precise margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a real beauty, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Scott $340.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1116
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1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), block of 4 with vertical line, immaculate with vertical centerline; top pair very lightly hinged, bottom stamps never hinged, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous position piece.
Scott $1,000 as singles.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1117

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), centerline block of 4, o.g., very lightly hinged, fresh foursome with rich color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1118

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), right margin arrow block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, hinge remnant in ungummed posrtion of selvage, with immaculate colors in perfect registry; paper fresh and bright; position 3 appears never hinged but with gum wrinkle, Very Fine, pretty block.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1119

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), horizontal centerline block of 20, affixed to parcel paper, an exhibit-worthy attention-grabber, its colors fresh and bright on clean paper; the full width of the sheet without selvage, all cancelled by neatly placed mute double-oval cancels, Very Fine, a fun piece.
Scott $1,220 as blocks of four.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1120

1918, 2¢ carmine, type V, offset printing (Scott 527), block of 99, o.g., never hinged, full lower right pane less position 10 and right-hand selvage; clean and fresh with all perforations appearing sound; bottom plate 12018 ghosted, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $4,070.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1121
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1918, 2¢ carmine, type V, offset printing, imperf (Scott 533), right margin horizontal pair, Post Office fresh with immense color and even bigger margins; selvage reduced, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate for original plate block, these positions 5-6.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1122
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1918, 2¢ carmine, type VII, offset printing, imperf (Scott 534B), bottom margin plate number 12252 single, expertly regummed, in clear, clean color mathematicall centered on snow-white paper; two small natural inclusions at top of the bust, Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate graded 90 and states "never hinged".
SMQ XF 90; $3,750.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 1123
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1918, 2¢ carmine, type VII, offset printing, imperf (Scott 534B), full wide top margin arrow pair, expertly regummed, beautifully printed with bright color; paper fresh with large margins all around; small inclusion on left stamp above "S" of "U.S.", still Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,100.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 1124
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1918, 2¢ carmine, type VII, offset printing, imperf (Scott 534B), fresh with horizontal guide line at top; margins as jumbo as you want, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,900.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1125

1919, 1¢ gray green, offset printing, perf 12½ (Scott 536), full bottom right pane of 100, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with clean color, plate number 10001; few specks/inclusions, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $4,940 as plates and singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1126
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1919, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 538a), block of 6, Post Office fresh with solid color, clean paper, and outstanding centering; lightly hinged at positions 2 & 5, gum bend in margin, Very Fine+, a handsome item.
Scott $1,025 as plate + pair.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1127

1919, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 538a), top margin plate number 13612 block of 10, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a striking item, fresh and bright; top selvage appears reduced, Fine to Very Fine, a rare format.
Scott $1,300+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1128

1919, 2¢ carmine rose, type III, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 540a), top margin plate number 13741 block of 6 with star, o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh with heartpounding color, Fine.
Scott $1,725 as plate and pair.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1129
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1919, 2¢ carmine rose, type III, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 540a), top margin plate number 13740 block of 10, clean with crisp printing and bright color; first, third and fifth columns hinged, Fine to Very Fine, an uncommonly large multiple.
Scott $1,255.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1130

1923, 1¢ green, rotary press sheet waste, perf 11 (Scott 544), clean with sharp detail, tied to reverse of picture post card by New York, NY, June 20, 1924 slogan cancel; light foxing specks so trivial it is not mentioned on either of the accompanying certificates, Very Fine usage, scarce on-cover, with 1980 and 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 1131

1921, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 (Scott 545), top margin plate number 13857 block of 4 with star, o.g., barest trace of hinge on top pair (appears never hinged) bottom pair never hinged, clean and bright with alluring color and sharp detail; natural straight edge and cutting line at left, Very Fine for this, a tough plate.
Scott $1,310.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1132

1921, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 (Scott 545), top margin plate number 13827 block of 4 with star, o.g., very lightly hinged, crisp and bright, Fine to Very Fine, a tough item.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1133

1920, $2 carmine & black (Scott 547), o.g., never hinged, gorgeous stamp with incredibly deep colors, flawlessly centered, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $800.
Scott $240.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1134
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1920, $2 carmine & black (Scott 547), block of 4, a fresh-faced Ben, with luxurious color and meticulous centering; position 3 never hinged; lightly hinged top pair, position 4 gum added over thin, still Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a great item for your album—or your stock.
Scott $440 ($590 as singles).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1135

1920, $2 lake & black (Scott 547a), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with intense colors perfectly in register, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $675.
Scott $400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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