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Sale 745

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


United States




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Lot 1

New Haven, Ct., 1874 reprint, 5¢ carmine (Scott 8XU4 var.), cut square, a beautifully printed and centered example, on hard white paper, with signature in dark blue; thin spot at top center, vertical crease, Extremely Fine appearance, one of 30 made for Cyrus Peets, Postmaster Mitchell's Chief Clerk.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 2
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in black (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, measuring 56mm x 108mm, hinge remnants, very scarce postmaster provisional essay; a little light soiling on card, still Very Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in brown (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, measuring 56mm x 108mm, hinge remnants, pencil notes, very scarce postmaster provisional essay, Choice Extremely Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in green (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, measuring 58mm x 110mm, hinge remnants, very fresh and attractive, Choice Extremely Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 5
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in orange (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, measuring 58mm x 109mm, hinge remnants, very bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in scarlet (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, measuring 72mm x 125mm, very bright and fresh; small tape stain at bottom left in margin of card, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 7
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in ultramarine (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, measuring 74mm x 133mm, very bright and fresh, Choice Extremely Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 8
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ orange vermilion, trial color large die proof on thin glazed card (Scott 9X1TC1f), with dot in "P" of "POST" and scar on neck, gorgeous color; a couple small thins and tiny tone spot at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 9
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ violet black, trial color large die proof on thin glazed card (Scott 9X1TC1d var), with dot in "P" of "POST" and scar on neck, measuring 65mm x 75mm, Scott unlisted shade, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 10
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢, all four colors of trial color plate proof on bond (Scott 9X1TC5a-9X1TC5d), difficult to find complete, overall Very Fine, grossly undervalued in the catalog.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 11
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black, small die proof (Scott 9X1P2c), with dot in "P" of "POST" and scar on neck, gorgeous impression; shallow thins, Very Fine centering.
Scott $300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 12
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish (Scott 9X1), fresh and sound with full to large balanced margins; neat red paint manuscript cancel, Very Fine, an attractive example, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 13
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, signed ACM connected (Scott 9X1), position 37-38, pair, red "PAID" cancels, scarce and attractive pair, ample to large margins all around, bold color and impression; stamps each with small tear at top, almost Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 14
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, double-line watermark (Scott 9X1var), signed ACM connected, double-line watermark, light red cancel, exceptionally scarce variety, attractive example, three large margins to just cutting at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, only six examples recorded in Piller's book on NY Postmaster's Provisionals, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 15

New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature (Scott 9X1e), part o.g., rare original gum example without signature, ample to large margins all around, vivid impression, a marvelous example; small corner thin, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,750 without gum.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 16
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature (Scott 9X1e), position 20, clean and crisply printed, with red arced "PAID" cancel; diagonal crease at left, otherwise Very Fine, pretty, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 17
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Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray blue, trial color plate proof on thick card (Scott 10X1TC4a), bottom margin vertical pair, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 18

Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black and 10¢ gray black, se-tenant (Scott 10X2a), o.g., hinged, top right corner margin pair, huge margins, rich color and sharp impression, scarce and desirable; vertical crease in selvage, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 19
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Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black and 10¢ gray black, se-tenant (Scott 10X2a), complete sheet of 12, lovely item in crisp, clean color, showing plate edge impressions; full o.g., the bottom nine stamps never hinged (top three lightly so); vertical pre-printing paper wrinkle at position 2 with gum crease across top three stamps; small edge tears at left, previously folded between rows 2 & 3, Very Fine nonetheless, scarce.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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