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


U.S. Possessions




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Lot 1809

Canal Zone, 1904, 2c rose (Scott 1), block of 4, tropicalized o.g., pretty and fresh, paper clean with all perforations sound; gum tropicalized (PSE) or disturbed (PSAG), either way, still Very Fine, with 2004 PSE and 2017 P.S.A.G. certificates.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1810
  Withdrawn
Unsold
Lot 1811
  Withdrawn
Unsold
Lot 1812
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Canal Zone, 1904, 5c blue, "CANAL ZONE" double (Scott 2b), exceptionally light cancel; red "PANAMA" overprints shifted to right with partial doubling, Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1813

Canal Zone, 1904, 10c yellow (Scott 3), full top margin block of 4 with part imprint, tropicalized o.g. very lightly hinged, nice position piece with warm colors; sound, Fine+.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1814
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Unsold
Lot 1815

Canal Zone, 1904, 10¢ pale red brown (Scott 8), left margin plate number 1592 and imprint block of 6, o.g., hinge remnants re-inforcing separations, Very Fine, rare.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1816

Canal Zone, 1904, 10c yellow, "PAMANA" reading down (Scott 13), in pair with normal, disturbed o.g., pair with red overprint shifted, angled and slightly doubled, the right stamp with the spelling error, Fine to Very Fine, only 200 reported.
Scott $217.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1817

Canal Zone, 1909, 2c vermilion & black, imperf horizontally (Scott 32a), vertical pair, o.g., lightly hinged, in fresh, bursting colors cleanly printed; light toning, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1818
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Canal Zone, 1909, 2c vermilion & black, Error in 1¢ Booklet Cover (Scott 32c), complete unexploded booklet, "Isthmian Canal Commission/25c" on cover and containing four panes of 6 of the 2¢; the booklet handmade with full stitching completely intact, the stamps with perforated margins, booklet cover Type A also included; stamps adhering to interleaving, still Very Fine, a scarce survivor, a great booklet rarity, only 6 intact booklets recorded (of which a couple may be duplicate listings).
CZSG 32c.6.
Scott $3,200 as panes.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Apparently a few 1¢ covers were printed in salmon colored stock by error, the postal employees assembling used the colors to place the panes inside and therefore didn't notice the covers were for the 1¢ panes
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Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1819

Canal Zone, 1915, 1c green & black (Scott 46), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1820

Canal Zone, 1921, 5c deep blue & black (Scott 57), block of 4, tropicalized o.g., hinge remnant, solid colors and crisp overprint; toned from gum, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1821

Canal Zone, 1924, 1c green (Scott 67), Mount Hope overprint, block of 4, tropicalized o.g., with clean color and sharp detail; sound, Very Fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1822

Canal Zone, 1924, Coat-of-Arms, issued and unissued set complete (Scott 68-69 vars), o.g., hinged, eye-poppingly fresh and choice, with bright colors and exceptional centering; the 1c and 2c values issued, the others never put into circulation, Very Fine, only 600 sets of the 5c to 1b were saved from destruction and sent to the UPU, which required only 400; very few sets reached the public market.
Scott $2,467.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 1823

Canal Zone, 1926, 17¢ black, sharp "A", "CANAL" only (Scott 91b), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh; blunted perforations at top, natural straight edge at bottom, Fine, a striking error.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1824

Canal Zone, 1926, $1 violet brown, sharp "A" (Scott 95), top margin arrow block of 4, o.g., never hinged, wonderfully clean with sharp impression and deep color, Very Fine, a nice positional.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 1825
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Canal Zone, Airmail Officials, 1941, 5¢-40¢ complete, type II (Scott CO8-CO12), blocks of 4, each fresh with strong color, clean paper, and full never hinged o.g., Very Fine, a pretty set.
Scott $5,050 as used.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1826
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Canal Zone, Airmail Official, 1947, 6¢ yellow brown, type I, inverted overprint (Scott CO14a), clean with lightly hinged gum; one spot of gum loss leading to thin, Fine to Very Fine, only 50 recorded, signed Bloch, Sanabria and one other.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1827
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Canal Zone, Postage Dues, 1914, 1¢-10¢ complete (Scott J1-J3), fresh with deep color; 1¢ tropicalized o.g., others no gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,235.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1828
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Canal Zone, Postage Due, 1914, 10¢ rose carmine (Scott J3), regummed, in magnificently deep color and razor-sharp; reperforated at top, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1829
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Canal Zone, Official, 1941, 50¢ rose lilac, type Ia (Scott O8), horizontal pair, fresh with solid color; gum full and lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1830
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Canal Zone, Official, 1941, 50¢ rose lilac, type Ia (Scott O8), block of 4, fresh and sound without gum, Fine to Very Fine+, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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