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Sale 5135

US, British and Worldwide
Stamps and Postal History
including Material from the Langs Stock


Errors, Freaks and Oddities




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Lot 5546

1898, 1¢ deep green (Scott 279), o.g., never hinged, top right corner single with foldover resulting in crazy perforations in selvage, F.-V.F., a neat freak.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5547

1908, 1¢ green, crazy perforations (Scott 331), top right corner margin block of 4, o.g., hinged, wild zig-zag perforations caused by foldover, wonderful freak block, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 5548
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1912, 1¢ green, misperforated (Scott 405), vertical pair, unused without gum, large right margin pair with vertical perforation shift leaving 8mm of design on margin, wonderful freak; some surface soiling, perforations reinforced by hinge, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $55
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Lot 5549

1917, 4¢ brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 503), interesting dramatic preprint paper fold, o.g., never hinged, a Very Fine example of an accordian foldover. Scott $19 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 5550

1919, 13¢ apple green (Scott 513), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, an eye-popping stamp with radiant color, pristine paper and gum—and vertical perforations shifted to the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $60.
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Lot 5551
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1918, 1¢ gray green, Offset, crazy perforations (Scott 525), corner margin block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (4 stamps never hinged), incredible block with widl freak perforations caused by foldover, includes partially imperforate top margin single and other interesting angles, lovely showpiece, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $150.
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Lot 5552

1923, $1 violet brown, wide pre-printing paper fold (Scott 571 var.), vertical block of eight with the vertical fold affecting four stamps; all stamps have "HNB" perfins (probably New York's Hanover National Bank), o.g., never hinged; position 5 with another small pre-printing crease at the left; perfins have resulted in slight damage to the upper right stamp, still Very Fine. A striking and very rare printing variety, .
Suggested Bid $400
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Lot 5553
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1923, $1 violet brown, wide pre-printing paper fold (Scott 571 var.), a used horizontal pair with a srtiking horizontal fold; rejoined, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 5554

1926, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type I (Scott 634), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright color and clean detail; horizontal perforations shifted 4 mm down, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $45
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Lot 5555
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1927, 5¢ dark blue (Scott 637), top margin block of 4, an intriguing freak, the horizontal perforations shifted up 5 mm—or down 20 mm—leaving the top margin imperforate; top stamps hinged, the mark just jutting onto the perforation tooth of position 4; position 3 never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 5556

1930, 2¢ Massachusetts Bay Colony (Scott 682), bottom right corner margin vertical block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a clean and crisp block, the margins with crazy perforations due to a diagonal crease (extending lightly across position 6); couple natural gum skips/voids, F.-V.F., lovely 2¢ Red variety.
Suggested Bid $45
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Lot 5557

1938, 3¢ Presidential (Scott 807), bottom margin horizontal block of 10, o.g., never hinged, in crisp color perfectly printed; vertical perforations shifted to left one-third into the design, F.-V.F., a handsome addition to your Prexies.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 5558

1940, 3¢ Defense, imperf between (Scott 901a), block of 4, o.g., never hinged; some toning on gum and small spot on gum of bottom left stamp, Very Fine. Scott $45 .
Suggested Bid $19
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Lot 5559

1940, 3¢ Defense, imperf between (Scott 901a), horizontal pair, o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine. Scott $23 .
Suggested Bid $24
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Lot 5560

1951, 3¢ Nevada Settlement (Scott 999), 7mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Lot 5561

1954, 3¢ Statue of Liberty, dry printing (Scott 1035), 4mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5562

1959, 4¢ San Martin, foldover miscut (Scott 1125), corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, foldover after perforating but before panes cut apart resulting in full gutter and diagonal appendage at right, striking variety, Very Fine and attractive.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 5563

1962, 4¢ Higher Education (Scott 1206), 4mm black color (Lamp) shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5564

1963, 5¢ City Mail Delivery, untagged (Scott 1238a), full pane of 50, o.g., never hinged, fresh and clearly lighter than the normally issued (irregular block of five of which included for comparison), the paper white as opposed to cream; margin perforations wrinkled at lower left, extraneous mark on selvage tab below position 48, still Very Fine. Scott $500 ++ .
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5565

1964, 5¢ American Music (Scott 1252), bottom left ZIP block of 4, bottom gutter snipe, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5566

1968, 15¢ Holmes, type I (Scott 1288), 3mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5567

1966, 5¢ Women's Clubs (Scott 1316), 1mm red & blue color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5568

1968, 6c Leif Erikson (Scott 1359), 1mm black color shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $4
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Lot 5569

1972, 7¢ Franklin (Scott 1393D), 4mm vertical perf shift, slightly disturbed o.g., Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5570

1971, 8¢ John Sloan (Scott 1433), 2mm engraved black color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5571

1971, 8¢ Emily Dickinson (Scott 1436), 4mm vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5572

1971, 8¢ Prevent Drug Abuse (Scott 1438), 1mm black color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5573

1972, 8¢ Wildlife Conservation (Scott 1464-1467), bottom left plate block of 4, black color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5574

1972, 8¢ Christmas (Scott 1471), 1mm gray & yellow color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $10.
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Lot 5575

1972, 8¢ Santa Claus (Scott 1472), 1mm black color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5576

1972, 8¢ Pharmacy (Scott 1473), orange & blue color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Realized $4.
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Lot 5577

1972, 8¢ Stamp Collecting (Scott 1474), Greenish background shifted 1mm., o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5578

1973, 8¢ Postrider (Scott 1478), bottom left plate block of 4, Green color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Realized $4.
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Lot 5579

1973, 8¢ Robinson Jeffers (Scott 1485), 1mm gold color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5580

1973, 8¢ Robinson Jeffers (Scott 1485), block of 4 with plate numbers, 2mm gold color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $19
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Realized $10.
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Lot 5581

1973, 8¢ Truman (Scott 1499), horizontal pair, 3mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5582

1973, 8¢ Cattle (Scott 1504), 4mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5583

1973, 8¢ Madonna & Child (Scott 1507), 5mm vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5584

1973, 10¢ Crossed Flags (Scott 1509), Red color shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5585

1973, 10¢ Jefferson Memorial (Scott 1510), 5mm vertical & 2mm horizontal perf shifts, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $19
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Lot 5586

1974, 10¢ Expo '74 (Scott 1527), 4mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5587

1974, 10¢ Skylab (Scott 1529), 2mm black color shift, o.g., lightly hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5588

1974, 10¢ Mineral Heritage complete (Scott 1541a), se-tenant block of 4, 2mm color shift 'USE ZIP CODE' margin inscription, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5589

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement (Scott 1542), light green color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5590

1975, 10¢ D. W. Griffith (Scott 1555), 3mm engraved brown color shift with corner selvage, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $13
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Realized $8.
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Lot 5591

1975, 10¢ D. W. Griffith (Scott 1555), 1mm engraved brown color shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $8
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Lot 5592

1975, 10¢ World Peace Through Law (Scott 1576), 5mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $19
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Lot 5593

1975, 10¢ Banking (Scott 1577), 1mm engraved colors shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5594

1975, 10¢ Banking (Scott 1578a), se-tenant pair, 4mm engraved colors shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $26
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Lot 5595

1975 (10¢) Christmas Bell - perf 10.9 (Scott 1580c), 1mm multicolor mis-registration, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5596

1977, 2¢ Speaker's Stand - dull gum (Scott 1582), top right plate block of 4, 4mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $12.
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Lot 5597

1978, 29¢ Sandy Hook Lighthouse (Scott 1605), 4mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5598

1976, 9c Capitol Dome coil (Scott 1616), pair, 10mm vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Lot 5599

1977, 10c Justice coil (Scott 1617), pair, 2mm vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged; short perfs., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5600

1975, 13¢ Liberty Bell coil (Scott 1618), strip of 4, 8mm vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $19
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Realized $10.
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Lot 5601

1976, 13¢ Interphil (Scott 1632), 3mm engraved color shift (Inscriptions, USA & 13c)., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5602

1976, 13¢ Franklin (Scott 1690), 2mm light blue color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $13
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Realized $13.
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Lot 5603

1976, 13c Olympics (Scott 1695-1696), se-tenant pair, black outline color shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $4
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Lot 5604

1976, 13¢ Christmas Nativity (Scott 1701), Red (denomination) color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5605

1977, 13¢ Colorado Statehood (Scott 1711), horizontal pair, 5mm vertical perf shift with a gutter snipe, o.g., never hinged; vertical crease on left stamp., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5606

1977, 13¢ Alta California (Scott 1725), black engraved color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Realized $4.
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Lot 5607

1977, 13¢ Christmas Mailbox (Scott 1730), 1mm black color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5608

1978 (15¢) "A" stamp, perf 11 (Scott 1735), block of 4, 6mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $15
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Lot 5609

1979, 15c Toleware, set of 4 (Scott 1775-1778), 5mm vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5610

1981 (18¢) "B" stamp, perf 11x10½ (Scott 1818), 4mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5611

1981 (18¢) "B" stamp, perf 11x10½ (Scott 1818), horizontal pair, 6mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $10
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Lot 5612

1980, 15¢ Coral Reefs, imperf (Scott 1830b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 60-80 blocks and 30-40 pairs reported. Scott $350 .
Suggested Bid $250
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Realized $200.
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Lot 5613

1980, 15¢ Learning (Scott 1833), 4mm horizontal perf shift creates a design change., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5614

1980, 15¢ Penn Academy (Scott 1840), 6mm horizontal perf shift onto the bottom selvage creates a design change., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5615

1980, 15¢ Lyndhurst (Scott 1841), 6mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5616

1982, 2¢ Igor Stravinsky (Scott 1845), horizontal strip of 4, progessive wider spaced vertical perfs; 21mm, 22mm, 23mm & 21mm., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5617

1983, 3¢ Henry Clay (Scott 1846), 9mm vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $10
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Lot 5618

1983, 4¢ Carl Schurz (Scott 1847), bottom left inscription block of 8, vertical perf shift through copyright and zip block inscriptions., o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5619

1981, 18¢ Edna St. Vincent Millay (Scott 1926), 2mm black inscription vertical shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5620

1981, 18¢ Yorktown (Scott 1937), 4mm black inscription shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Realized $4.
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Lot 5621

1981 (20¢) "C" stamp, perf 11x10½ (Scott 1946), block of 6, 4mm horizontal perf shift onto top selvage, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $15
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Lot 5622

1982, 20¢ Library of Congress (Scott 2004), vertical pair, 4mm horizontal perf shift With a normal pair., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $19
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Lot 5623

1982, 20¢ Aging (Scott 2011), 7mm horizontal perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5624

1984, 20¢ John McCormack (Scott 2090), 8mm slightly slanted vertical perf shift, slightly disturbed o.g., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $13
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Lot 5625

1984, 20¢ Smokey the Bear (Scott 2096), block of 4, misperf block, capturing a few perfs from the next sheet at left, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $20
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Lot 5626

1985, 22¢ Flag Over Capitol coil, narrow block tagging (Scott 2115a), pair, misperf coil pair, 50% between stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $20
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Lot 5627

1985, 22¢ Flag Over Capitol coil, narrow block tagging (Scott 2115a), plate number 8 strip of 8, misperf coil pair, 50% between stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $160
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Realized $120.
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Lot 5628

1988, 25c Grosbeak & Owl, pair (Scott 2285d), 1mm multicolor screen print shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5629

1987, 22¢ Beaver, Deer & Blue Jay (Scott 2316-2318), horizontal se-tenant strip of 3, 1mm color screen print shift, full o.g. (small spot on gum), F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5630

1987, 22¢ Deer Mouse, Prairie Dog, Canada Goose & Red Fox (Scott 2324-25, 2334-35), se-tenant block of 4, 1mm color screen print shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5631

1987, 22¢ Friendship with Morocco (Scott 2349), 4mm engraved black (inscriptions) color shift, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5632

1987, 22¢ Lacemaking (Scott 2353), 3mm engraved white (lace) color shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5633

1987, 22¢ Lacemaking (Scott 2354a), block of 4, 3mm engraved white (lace) color shift, o.g., never hinged; small spot on top left stamp, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $19
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Lot 5634

1990, 25¢ Love, perf 12½x13 (Scott 2440), 5mm horizontal perf shift, slightly disturbed o.g., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5635

1991 (4¢) Makeup Rate stamp (Scott 2521), 10mm slanted vertical perf shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $19
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Lot 5636

1991, 29¢ District of Columbia (Scott 2561), denomination (USA 29) shifted, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $6
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Lot 5637

1991, 29¢ Laurel & Hardy, scarlet and violet omitted (Scott 2562-2566c), booklet pane of 10, o.g., never hinged, intact booklet featuring two panes; the top pane is the error pane, missing scarlet and violet shades; the bottom pane is normally as printed; eye catching error, F.-V.F. Scott $350 .
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $200.
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Lot 5638

1992, 29¢ Flag over White House coil (Scott 2609), pair, red color (stripes) ink starved partial print., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5639
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1992, 2¢ 3¢ and $4 Columbus, imperforate (Scott 2625P), o.g., never hinged; horizontal crease, light vertical bend and light wrinkle on lower stamp, Very Fine. Scott $750 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 5640
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1992, 6¢ 8¢ and $3 Columbus, imperforate (Scott 2627P), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Scott $750 .
Suggested Bid $400
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Realized $225.
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Lot 5641
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1992, $5 Columbus, imperforate (Scott 2629P), o.g., never hinged; light wrinkles and vertical crease, Very Fine. Scott $750 .
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 5642

2001, 34¢ Statue of Liberty coil, die cut, square corners (Scott 3477), 5mm vertical diecut shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $5
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Lot 5643

2004, 37¢ Snowy Egret, "USPS" micoprinting, die cutting omitted (Scott 3830Df), block of 3, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2005 A.P.S. certificate calling it the then #3830a. Scott $225 .
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