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Sale 745

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


Duck Stamps




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Lot 1759

Hunting Permit, 1934, $1 Mallards (Scott RW1), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with sound color and clean detail, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2012 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 1.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1760

Hunting Permit, 1934, $1 Mallards (Scott RW1), block of 4, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with intense color on pristine paper; right pair with vertical wrinkle, position 4 with perforation tip toning, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1761

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott RW2), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with mathematically precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1762

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott RW2), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, fresh with deep color and engraving lines, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1763

Hunting Permit, 1937, $1 Scaup Ducks (Scott RW4), just tied to Form 3333 Hunting Certificate by hunter's signature, the form with Saint Marys (state not struck up) Nov 1937 duplex and signed by the Postmaster; form with light corner crease bottom right, away from the stamp, Very Fine usage, a late example of Form 3333, which was only required for the 1934-35 season, with later years carrying a premium.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 1764

Hunting Permit, 1938, $1 Pintail Drakes (Scott RW5), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with warm color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1765

Hunting Permit, 1938, $1 Pintail Drakes, bright rose pink (Scott RW5 var), full wide top margin plate number 138602 single, o.g., never hinged, a fresh and attractive unlisted color variety; inclusion (on reverse) at lower left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1766

Hunting Permit, 1940, $1 Black Mallards (Scott RW7), full wide top margin plate number F143776 single, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and perfectly centered; diagonal crease at lower right; selvage slightly toned at left, still Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp.
Scott $225.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1767

Hunting Permit, 1940, $1 Black Mallards (Scott RW7), full wide top margin plate number F143776 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, as crispy as Ducks come, with sharp impression and clean color; light natural gum crease lower right, still Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1768
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Hunting Permit, 1941, $1 Ruddy Ducks (Scott RW8), bottom margin plate block of 6, exceptionally bright color and crystal-clear printing; hinged positions 1 & 3, extraneous gum in bottom selvage, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1769

Hunting Permit, 1942, $1 Baldpates (Scott RW9), full wide top right corner margin plate number F149600 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh and clean in wonderful color and detail; selvage bends and reinforced perfs, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1770

Hunting Permit, 1944, $1 White-Fronted Geese (Scott RW11), full wide bottom margin plate number 155590 single, o.g., never hinged, the stamp a beauty in radiant color, artist-signed by Walter A. Webber on reverse of selvage tab, Extremely Fine both sides, a very rare signed Duck from the 1940s.
Scott $125.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1771

Hunting Permit, 1964, $3 Nene Geese (Scott RW31), bottom margin plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a simply beautiful plate, sound and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,950.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1772
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Hunting Permit, 1990, $12.50 Whistling Duck, back printing on stamp paper not on gum (Scott RW57b), unused without gum, crisp and clean, the inscription complete and sound, Very Fine, unpriced in Scott, with 2010 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 1773

Hunting Permit, 1934, Form 3333, Federal Migratory-Bird Hunting Certificate, pristine as issued to the hunter, no stamp or other markings, Very Fine, a scarce item, as this form was only required for 1934-35.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1774

Junior Duck Stamp, 1995, $5 Pintail (Scott JDS3), upper left corner margin block of 4 with sheet number 000264 imprint, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and absolutely pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $1,700 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1775

Junior Duck Stamp, 1997, $5 Canada Goose (Scott JDS5), upper right corner margin block of 4 with sheet number 000305 imprint, o.g., never hinged, bright position piece; three stamps with spots of color loss, Very Fine.
Scott $1,900 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1776

Junior Duck Stamp, 1998, $5 American Black Ducks (Scott JDS6), upper left corner margin block of 4 with sheet number 000306 imprint, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,900 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1777

California, 1972, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott 2), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh without toning from adhesive; tiny tear in backing at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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