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Sale 745

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


Special Delivery and Registry




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Lot 1406

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), o.g., hinged, clean with bright color and flawless impression; margins wonderfully balanced, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $800.
Scott $550.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1407
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Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), top margin plate number 496 and imprint strip of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (1 stamp never hinged), slight gum toning, left stamp lightly hinged next to a never hinged stamp; hinge remnants in selvage also reinforcing perfs, small faults on right stamps, lovely Very Fine appearance.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1408

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, immense, dark color, solid detail and fresh paper; few perforation separations at bottom; light gum creases and a narrow gum skip, faulty perfs along bottom Very Good to Fine, a rarely seen multiple.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1409

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with alluring color on immaculate paper, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1410

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), full wide bottom margin plate number 73 strip of 4 with imprint, o.g., hinge remnant, with intense color and crisp impression; natural straight edge at left, vertical perfs re-attached and hinge-reinforced, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $5,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1411
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Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), a simply mind-blowing JUMBO of a stamp, flawlessly printed with a lightly struck target cancel, Superb, get it graded, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $45.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1412

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., never hinged, in bright, sunny color without a hint of oxidation; fresh with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $675.
Scott $675.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1413

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., previously hinged, beautifully centered with sharp detail and bright color lacking any hint of oxidation, an Extremely Fine jumbo, with 1990 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $515.
Scott $300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1414
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Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), block of 4, in deep color and impressive detail; well-centered; hinged position 1 only; diagonal crease position 4, unpunched perfs along top, otherwise Very Fine, a juicy block.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1415
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Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott E4P5), vertical pair with horizontal guide line, disturbed o.g., rich color and clean lines as to be expected; thin on bottom stamp, Very Fine appearance, scarce item.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1416

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., lightly hinged, with proof-like detail and incredible depth of color, all on pristine, large-margined paper, Very Fine, an enticing jumbo, with 1988 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1417

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., previously hinged, with deep, intense color and razor-sharp impression, all on lily-white paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $600.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1418

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), full top margin plate number 77 strip of 3 with imprint and initials, sharply printed in the deepest color imaginable; perforations and top selvage hinge/paper-reinforced; diagonal tear at lower right corner, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, a scarce position piece.
Scott $5,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1419

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, in saturating color crisply printed; toned spot at upper left corner, Fine plus, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $8,400.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1420
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Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott E5P5), pair, o.g., hinged, near-perfectly centered with incredibly deep color; top stamp with thin, lovely Extremely Fine appearance, scarce item.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1421

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), right margin single, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), an alluring stamp beautifully printed and centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a quality piece.
Scott $210.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1422
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Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), bottom margin plate number 257 strip of 3, regummed, impeccably printed on lily-white paper, Very Fine, a handsome addition to any collection.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1423
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Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), full wide top margin plate number 257 block of 6, with deep color on fresh paper; top stamps hinged, bottom three never hinged, tiny thin specks on two, Fine to Very Fine, a rare plate block.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 1424

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with strong color and clean detail, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $850.
Scott $525.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1425

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), o.g., never hinged, in alluring color crisply printed; paper fresh with well-balanced margins; reperforated at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1426
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Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top margin plate number 1773 block of 6, wonderfully fresh with crisply printed color; hinged only on top stamps; selvage expertly reattached, Fine, scarce plate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1427
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Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ woodblock essay, in dim dark green blue (Scott E7-E4a var), woodblock of entire design, on yellowish wove, Type I, w frame lines and no vertical lines in text, palette and circle surrounding "10", a handsome item, crisp, clean and vibrant, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1428
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Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), full wide top margin plate number 4920 block of 6, fresh and clean with proof-like lines; hinged only positions 1 & 3, Very Fine+, a pretty plate, especially for this tough issue.
Scott $1,075.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1429
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Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), full bottom left pane of 70 with plate number 4916, fresh with deep color and sharp detail; some beautifully centered for this tough issue; two stamps with hinge remnant, others never hinged; minor perforation separations, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $10,970 as plates and singles.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 1430
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Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), block of 4, fresh and clean, with Milford, Conn duplex, Fine, unpriced used in Scott, likely one of or the only known surviving used block of four.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1431

Special Delivery, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E8), o.g., never hinged, a sharp-looking stamp, with clean color and pristine impression; paper fresh and large-margined, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $240.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1432

Special Delivery, 1911, 10¢ violet blue (Scott E8b), o.g., never hinged, the pinnacle of perfection, with compelling color, incredible impression, and magnificent margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a SOLO Top of the Pop—the only stamp at this grade in PSE's Population Report, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,650.
Scott $350.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 1433

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), bottom margin plate number 5860 single, o.g., stamp never hinged, hinged in selvage only, a gorgeous stamp with jumbo margins of immaculate paper; color clean and crisp with proof-like detail, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a tour de force, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1434

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, a beautiful block with bright color and pristine paper; detail sharp and margins large; light pencil notations on gum positions 1 & 4, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1435

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), left margin plate number 5857 block of 6, o.g., very lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with scintillating color on ivory-white paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1436

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., lightly hinged, a gigantic stamp completely fresh and sound, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $725.
Scott $320.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1437

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., very lightly hinged, flawless in all respects, an Extremely Fine jumbo, choice, with 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $500.
Scott $320.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1438

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), left margin plate number 6049 block of 6, disturbed o.g., Post Office fresh with cool color; completely sound, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1439

Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E11), bottom margin block of 4 with plate number 11816, o.g., never hinged, big stamps beautifully centered; sharp-looking color and crisp impression; bottom margin reduced, the plate number incompletely printed, Extremely Fine, an excellent opportunity for the discerning collector.
Scott $180.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1440

Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine, "pink back" variety (Scott E11 var), o.g., never hinged, a sensational stamp, with sumptuous color and perfectly centered; the back—thanks to the aniline dye used to print the stamps—practically glows a warm pink, Extremely Fine to Superb, a great variety—and a real stunner, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,500.
Scott $225.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1441
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Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), right margin plate number 5723 block of 6 with imprint and "A", a gorgeous plate in alluring color and solid detail; hinged position 1 & 2 and in top selvage tab only; unusual plate wiping flaw position 2, Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1442
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Registry Exchange, 1914, Shanghai, China label in red (Scott FX-SH1), clean and fresh, with partial Shanghai cancel; small perforation tear at left mentioned solely for accuracy, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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