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Sale 745

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


Carriers & Locals




Lot Photo Description
Lot 1636
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Carrier, 1875, 1¢ Eagle, Special Printing (Scott LO6), block of 4, without gum as issued, crisply printed in vibrant color; few toned perforations, reperforated, Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1637
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New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on rosy buff (Scott 6LB2), unused without gum, fresh with clean impression, nicely balanced margins; slight thin spot as is usual, Very Fine appearance, only ten examples known and only one without the a thin spot, ex-Middendorf, with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 1638

Allen's City Dispatch, 1882, black, imperf between (Scott 3L2a), horizontal pair in right margin strip of three with normal, o.g., hinged, a magnificent position piece, normal stamp at left with the error at right; selvage with double row perforations, Very Fine, unpriced in Scott; specialist's delight.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1639
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Boyd's City Post, envelope, 1864, blue on orange (Scott 20LU11), cut square, full margins with a light corner cancel, Very Fine, unpriced in Scott, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1640

Boyd's City Dispatch, envelope, 1867, 2¢ red on yellow (Scott 20LU15), entire, sharp, clear printing on immaculate paper; ink age-darkened, Very Fine, extremely scarce; unpriced mint in Scott.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1641

Browne's Easton Despatch, 1857, 2¢ black (Scott 30L3), bottom margin single, o.g., lightly hinged, grand example, crisp and clean, with gargantuan margins all around; light toned spots at top left, Superb, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1642

City Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ black on grayish (Scott 40L1), left margin horizontal pair, o.g., partly disturbed from hinge removal, Post Office fresh with gargantuan margins capturing all surrounding guide lines, Superb, a top-line positional, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1643
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City Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ black on grayish (Scott 40L1), block of 4, an immaculate multiple, with clean lines in rich color; partial to full guide lines on three sides, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1644

Wells Fargo & Co., 1862, 25¢ red (Scott 143LU3), impressed on U.S. 3¢ envelope (No. U34), entire, cleanly printed, the entire envelope in devil-may-care red; light stain across Pony Express indicia; hinge remnants reverse, still Very Fine, a tough item.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $950.
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