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


1962-1979 Issues (Sc. 1193-1800a)




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Lot 1197

1962, 4¢ Project Mercury, imperf pair (Scott 1193 var), left margin pair, probably printers waste, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, great space topic item.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1198

1965, 5¢ Christmas Angel, full vertical gutter block (Scott 1276 var), block of 4 with full vertical gutter, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an incredible showpiece.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1199

1973, $1 O'Neill coil, imperf (Scott 1305Cd), shiny gum, pair, o.g., never hinged, perfectly printed on pristine paper, Fine to Very Fine, a pensive playwright perplexed by the paucity of perforations, only 53 pairs reported.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1200
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1973, $1 O'Neill coil, imperf (Scott 1305Cd), strip of 3, o.g., left pair never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 53 pairs reported.
Scott $1,250 for pair.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1201

1967, 5¢ Thoreau, carmine missing (Scott 1327b), o.g., never hinged, major perforation shift, dividing the stamp vertically and leading to a color-omitted error, Fine to Very Fine, unpriced in Scott.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1202

1967, 5¢ Mississippi Statehood, pre-printing fold-over (Scott 1337 var), top right plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, an alluring item, the top right corner folded over, with green leaves and plate number printed on gum side, Very Fine, steal this Magnolia.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1203

1969, 6¢ Christmas, Atlanta overprint inverted (Scott 1384 var), o.g., never hinged, an enticing unlisted variety, bright and Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1204

1969, 6¢ Christmas, yellow omitted (Scott 1384e), o.g., never hinged, a handsome design, suggesting winter more so than the issued stamp, Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1205

1969, 6¢ Christmas, Baltimore precancel inverted (Scott 1384m), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh; normal unoverprinted included for comparison, Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1206
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1971, 8¢ Eisenhower, misperf'd with pre-printing folds (Scott 1394 var), vertical block of 6, Post Office fresh, perforations shifted upwards, dramatic pre-printing folds across central pair; top row hinged, others never hinged, Very Fine, center row nearly color-missing.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1207

1971, 6¢ Wool, teal blue missing (Scott 1423b), disturbed o.g., fresh and clean; gum with several serpentine gaps, Fine to Very Fine, only 200 reported.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1208

1971, 6¢ Wool, teal blue missing (Scott 1423b), single with normal in bottom margin vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, misregistration of all lithographed colors, leading to the error bottom stamp; light wrinkles on error stamp, Very Fine appearance, only 200 reported.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1209

1971, 8¢ John Sloan, red (engraved) omitted (Scott 1433b), single in right margin "Mail Early" block of four, o.g., never hinged, at positions 2 and 4 of the block, Fine to Very Fine, rare.
Scott $1,900 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1210

1971, 8¢ Historic Preservation, black brown omitted (Scott 1443b), right margin straight edge-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, clean paper with background ocher only; normal single #1441 included for comparison (as though any were needed), Very Fine, only 16 blocks reported.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1211

1972, 2¢ Cape Hatteras, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1451b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with the colors present bright and clean, Very Fine, only 25 blocks reported, with 1993 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1212

1972, 8¢ Stamp Collecting, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1474a), left margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and well-centered; normal single included for comparison, Very Fine, only 80-100 reported, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,300 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1213

1973, 8¢ Postrider, red missing (Scott 1478a), o.g., never hinged, with green and engraved image additionally out of register, Very Fine, unpriced in Scott, only 100 reported.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 1214

1973, 8¢ Progress in Electronics, tan & lilac omitted (Scott 1501b), upper left corner margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, striking error, crisp and clean, Very Fine, only 50 issued, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,400 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1215

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518c), Columbus Ohio precancel, pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh; a dead ringer for the issued stamp except for the perforations, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1216

1974, 10¢ VFW, major misperforation (Scott 1525 var), top left plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, horizontal perforations shifted far up, capturing plate number in stamp design at position 1, with position 2 possibly a #1525b (blue text extends to perforation teeth at position 1), Very Fine, a fun plate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1217

1974, 10¢ Mineral Heritage complete, light blue & yellow omitted (Scott 1541b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, a good-looking error of color, the minerals shining even more brightly, Fine to Very Fine, of course it's the litho omitted, only 24 blocks reported.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1218

1975, 10¢ P.L. Dunbar, imperf (Scott 1554a), bottom margin pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with wide margin, Very Fine, only 15 pairs reported.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1219

1975, 10¢ Mariner 10, red omitted (Scott 1557a), bottom right plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, a great positional and a scarce block, Fine to Very Fine, only 300-400 reported.
Scott $1,100 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1220

1975, 10¢ Mariner 10, ultra & bister omitted (Scott 1557b), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent stamp absolutely glowing; if you like blackprints (with a hint of red), this is for you, Fine to Very Fine, hoist your sails for this Mariner, only 50 reported, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1221

1975, USPS Bicentennial, 10¢ locomotive, red 10¢ omitted (Scott 1573b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 6-8 blocks and 2 pairs reported, unpriced in catalog.
Datz 1575b; $600 any single.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1222

1975, 10¢ Banking & Commerce, brown & blue omitted (Scott 1578b), se-tenant pair, o.g., never hinged, a subtle error in brilliant uncirculated condition; normal singles for comparison, Fine to Very Fine, only 16-32 pairs and about 16 singles reported.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1223

1975, 13¢ Liberty Bell, imperf between (Scott 1595e var), vertical pair, containing portions of three imperf between vertical pairs, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare.
Scott $1,100 for 1595e.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1224
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1975, 13¢ Liberty Bell, imperf between (Scott 1595e), vertical booklet pane of 8, o.g., never hinged, two vertical pairs showing the error (one with clipped top right corner), the pane still attached to front cover by foldover; normal pane (with back cover) for comparison, Very Fine, a great-looking error.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1225

1979, 3.1¢ Guitar coil, imperf (Scott 1613b), pair, o.g., never hinged, fresh and sharp, the designs solidly margined, Very Fine, only about 50 pairs reported, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1226

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), shiny gum, Washington DC precancel, pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and well-centered, Very Fine, a downright nice upright error, with 2009 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1227

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, with "gap in bars" variety (listed but unpriced in Datz), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,000 as two pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1228

1976, 9¢ Capitol Dome coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1616c), Pleasantvl NY pre-cancel, strip of four (two pairs), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with strong color; gap between lines over position 2, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1229

1976, 13¢ Spirit of '76, imperf (Scott 1631b), horizontal full pane of 50, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, the pane yielding 15 strips of three plus two #1629a plus an imperforate single, Very Fine, only 45 strips issued, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $10,500+.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $5,750.
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Lot 1230

1976, 13¢ Christmas, yellow omitted (Scott 1703e), progressive pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh; left stamp partially missing yellow, right stamp totally missing yellow, Fine to Very Fine, noted but unpriced in Scott, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1231

1977, 13¢ Pueblo Pottery, imperf vertically (Scott 1709b), top margin straight edge-tenant block of 4 with "Use ZIP Code" and "Mail Early in the Day" slogans, o.g., never hinged, a lovely block with lively color; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, only 16 blocks and 4 strips reported.
Scott $1,100 as normal bloc.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1232

1977, 13¢ Colorado, imperf between (Scott 1711a), horizontal pair with natural straight edge at left, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1233

1978 CAPEX souvenir sheet, bottom strip imperf vertically (Scott 1757k), o.g., never hinged, a major misperforation, leaving the normal bottom row of stamps center sheet, Very Fine, seemingly undervalued in Scott, only 6 reported.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 1234

1978, 15¢ Christmas, imperf horizontally (Scott 1769b), vertical block of 4, fresh and bright, blind perforations vertically, Fine to Very Fine, only 4-6 pairs or strips reported.
Scott $2,000 as two pairs.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1235

1979, 15¢ Christmas, green & yellow omitted (Scott 1800a), left margin block of 4 with plate numbers, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, the black and the vertical perforations misregistered as well (both shifted right), Fine to Very Fine, only 150 reported.
Scott $1,600 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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