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Sale 745

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


Guam




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Lot 1840

Guam, 1899, 1¢ deep green (Scott 1 var), 1900 Special Printing, horizontal pair, o.g., previously hinged, fresh with proof-like color and impression; small thin resulting from hinge removal, Fine to Very Fine, only one pane of 100 produced, with 1974 and 2009 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1841

Guam, 1899, 5¢ blue (Scott 5 var), 1900 Special Printing, horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and wonderfully centered; left stamp with small diagonal crease at top left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a single sheet of 100 produced, with 1974 and 2009 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,000+.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 1842

Guam, 1899, 6¢ lake (Scott 6), full wide bottom margin plate number 925 block of 6, slightly tropicalized o.g.,does not appear to have been hinged, with powerful color, razor-sharp impression and simply gargantuan sheet margin selvage; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, a pretty plate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1843

Guam, 1899, 6¢ lake (Scott 6 var), 1900 Special Printing, o.g., previously hinged, clean and sound with deep color; "Tows" handstamp and Bartels' penciled "Special Surcharge" on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, only 100 produced, with 1975 A.P.S. and 2009 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1844

Guam, 1899, 10¢ brown, type I (Scott 8), bottom margin plate number 518 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with glowing color and fresh paper, Very Fine, nice plate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1845

Guam, 1899, 10¢ brown, type I (Scott 8), full bottom margin plate number 931 block of 6, slightly tropicalized o.g., an enticing plate, with warm color and fresh paper; selvage with partial double-row perforations, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1846

Guam, 1899, 10¢ brown, type I (Scott 8), full wide bottom margin plate number 929 block of 6, slightly tropicalized o.g., fresh-faced with inviting color and crisp impression, Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1847

Guam, 1899, 50¢ orange (Scott 11 var), 1900 Special Printing, o.g., very lightly hinged, nicely centered example, with Bartels' red "Special Surcharge" handstamp on reverse; slightly oxidized, otherwise Very Fine, only 100 produced, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1848

Guam, 1899, 50¢ orange (Scott 11 var), 1900 Special Printing, horizontal pair, o.g., hinge remnant ("previously hinged", per certificate), pretty pair with proof-like detail; right stamp with tiny thin at left, level with the overprint, otherwise Very Fine, only 100 produced, with 1974 and 2009 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1849

Guam, Special Delivery, 1899, 10¢ blue (Scott E1 var), 1900 Special Printing, o.g., hinged, crisply printed in bold color; handstamped "Special Surcharge" in black on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, only 100 produced, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1850

Guam, Special Delivery, 1899, 10¢ blue, dots in curved frame above messenger (Scott E1a), full wide top margin plate number 882 block of 6, slightly tropicalized o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with intense color and crisp impression, the variety's dots clearly visible, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1851
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Guam, Guard Mail, 1930, 2¢ green (Scott M1), block of 4, favor-cancelled (block with o.g., bottom two stamps never hinged) with central First Day Apr/8/1930 postmark, Fine to Very Fine, a rare item, with 2016 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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