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


1922-1959 Issues (Sc. 551-1125a)




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Lot 1136

1922-25, regular issue, ½¢ to $2 (Scott 551-572), o.g., never hinged, a lovely select group, each chosen for freshness and centering, Very Fine or better, a great opportunity to fill a page.
Scott $760.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1137

1922, 6¢ red orange (Scott 558), o.g., never hinged, in deep, radiant color on immaculate paper, with jumbo margins surrounding, Extremely Fine to Superb, PSE doesn't note this grade in the SMQ listing online, but a 98 is valued at $1,150, with 1990 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $300 as a "95".
Scott $65.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1138

1923, 30¢ olive brown (Scott 569), o.g., never hinged, a powerful stamp, the epitome of perfection, a Superb jumbo, if you collect only the best, this one's for you, with 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded Superb 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $1,250.
Scott $50.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1139

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and perfect, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $450.
Scott $120.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1140

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), bottom margin plate number 14306 block of 10, o.g., never hinged, wonderfully centered throughout; block comprises plate block of six plus arrow block of four; toning across all but positions 1 & 6, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1141

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), o.g., never hinged, striking stamp, America in a particularly deep blue; pristine paper with perfect margins, Superb, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,000.
Scott $180.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1142

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent, flawless jumbo of this popular issue, with intense colors and razor-sharp detail, Extremely Fine to Superb, just a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $650.
Scott $180.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1143

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), centerline block of 4, o.g., barest trace of hinge on top pair (appears never hinged) bottom pair never hinged, immaculate and flawless no matter how you look at it, Superb, for the true connoisseur.
Scott $540 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1144
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1923, $5 carmine lake & dark blue (Scott 573a), block of 4 with horizontal line, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged) at top, bottom never hinged, with strong colors perfectly registered; paper fresh and bright with horizontal center line; top pair particularly choice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a lovely color variety multiple.
Scott $540.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $190
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Lot 1145

1923, $5 carmine lake & dark blue (Scott 573a), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), immense colors cleanly printed on pristine paper; margins perfectly balanced, Extremely Fine to Superb, one for the graders.
Scott $175.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1146

1923, $5 carmine lake & dark blue (Scott 573a), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, with outstanding colors perfectly registered, each stamp flawlessly centered; the top right stamp with tiny black marks on the gum, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous block, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1147

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 579), top margin plate number 14754 block of 4 with star, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with bright, deep color and incisive detail, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1148
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1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 579), top margin plate number 14927 block of 4 with star, o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, clean and fresh, the block as a whole and each stamp individually soundly centered; top right stamp just a kiss of a hinge, Extremely Fine, a choice addition for any collection.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1149
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1923-26, rotary definitives, perf 10, 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 581-591), blocks of 4, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, each fresh with strong colors and excellent centering; all never hinged except one stamp each lightly hinged, Very Fine, outstanding stock-up opportunity.
Scott $1,290+.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1150
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1923-26, rotary definitives, perf 10, 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 581-591), plate blocks of 4, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, all clean and bright with solid color and sound perforations; mostly well-centered; 8¢ value very lightly hinged, other never hinged, Very Fine on the whole, a premium set.
Scott $3,785.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1151

1925, 1½¢ brown, rotary press, perf 10 (Scott 582), full bottom right pane of 100 with plate number 18360, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with warm, bright color cleanly printed; paper fresh and sound; black mark across three stamps in third and fourth row, corner creases at bottom right, still generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,373.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1152

1924, 2¢ carmine, rotary press, perf 10 (Scott 583), plate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, 24 different plate numbers, all either top or bottom right; generally clean and crisp; sound throughout, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,640.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 1153

1925, 3¢ violet, rotary press, perf 10 (Scott 584), full bottom left pane of 100 with plate number 18446, o.g., never hinged except for four stamps, Post Office fresh sharply printed in radiant color; reduced selvage at left, extraneous mark on forehead at position 27 and repaired in several places, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $6,185 as plate and singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1154

1926, 7¢ black, rotary press, perf 10 (Scott 588), full bottom left pane of 100 with plate number 18179, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and sound; reinforced perfs in a few spots, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,921 as plate and singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1155

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary coil waste (Scott 595), o.g., never hinged, natural gum bend, lovely stamp, wide with strong color and clean printing, Very Fine+.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1156

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary coil waste (Scott 595), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, crisp and fresh, the lower right stamp particularly choice, Fine to Very Fine or better.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1157

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary coil waste (Scott 595), top margin plate number 14147 block of 4 with star, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with deep, infused color and clear detail; guide line at left, Fine to Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1158

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary coil waste (Scott 595), top margin plate number 14683 block of 4 with star, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), cleanly printed in vibrant color, Fine+, pretty.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1159

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, types II & I (Scott 599A,599), strip of 3 with partial plate number, o.g., never hinged, crisply printed in deep color on fresh paper; with perfect horizontal centering; pencil notes on right stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,350+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1160
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1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, types II & I (Scott 599A,599), line pair, alluring color on pristine paper; wonderfully centered with unobtrusive cancel, Fine to Very Fine, scarce, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1161

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), pair, o.g., never hinged, lovely Post Office fresh duo; right stamp with tiny natural inclusion in the "N" of "UNITED", Very Fine+, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1162

1929, 2¢ carmine, type II, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 599A), joint line pair with trace of plate number 19684 at top right, o.g., never hinged, sharply printed in deep color, Fine to Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1163

1929, 2¢ carmine, type II, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 599A), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1164
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1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), line pair, beautifully centered in deep color, light slogan cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, an enticing example, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1165
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1923, 2¢ Harding, rotary (Scott 612), full bottom right pane of 100 with plate number 14900, in exceptional state of preservation, crisply printed in clean color on fresh paper; four stamps lightly hinged, others never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,368 as plate and singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1166

1926, White Plains souvenir sheet (Scott 630), o.g., never hinged, a stunner, completely fresh with stamps exquisitely centered; plate number 18773, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a handsome addition to the finest collection.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1167

1926, White Plains souvenir sheet (Scott 630), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with radiant color and sharp detail; sound, with plate number 18774, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1168

1926, 2¢ carmine lake, rotary, type I (Scott 634b), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with tempting color and crystal-clear impression, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $400.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1169

1926, 2¢ carmine lake, rotary, type I (Scott 634b), lower right plate number 19967 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, a lovely block, crisp, clean and sound; normal #634 single included for comparison, Fine to Very Fine+, a pretty plate of an alluring shade.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1170

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, with precise impression and solid margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a nice example, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1171

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), upper right plate number 19747 single, o.g., never hinged, with selvage top and right; stamp in luxuriant color with razor-sharp detail and three well-balanced margins, Very Fine, select, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1172

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, in deep color on clean paper, Fine+.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1173
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1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), top left plate number 19747 block of 4, o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, top left stamp hinged, a crisp and immaculate plate, with deep color and outstanding detail, Fine+.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1174

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), lower left plate number 19747 block of 4, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with superior centering to most, Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1175

1928, 5¢ Hawaii (Scott 648), full bottom right pane of 100 with plate number 18908, o.g., never hinged, sound with pulsating color, clean paper and crisp overprints, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,439 as plate and singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1176
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1929, Kans. complete (Scott 658-668), plate blocks of 4, ech with bright color on clean paper with clear overprint; all never hinged less the 1½¢ value, lightly hinged; 9¢ varnished/oxidized, Fine to Very Fine, fill several album pages in one fell swoop.
Scott $4,275.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1177

1929, 8¢ Kans. (Scott 666), lower left plate number 18192 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, an absolute heart-stopper, with top-of-the-line color, clarity of overprint and centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, tough to find this nice.
Scott $925.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1178

1929, Nebr. complete (Scott 669-679), plate blocks of 4, o.g., most lightly hinged, clean and bright, with centering generally superior to that commonly found on this issue; 10¢ short bottom selvage, Fine to Very Fine or better, a steal at our estimate.
Scott $3,695.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1179

1929, 8¢ Nebr. (Scott 677), top left plate number 18191 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, a nonpareil plate with outstanding color and magnificent centering, Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1180

1929, 9¢ Nebr., missing overprint (Scott 678a), in strip of 3 with two normal, o.g., lightly hinged, a double-take error, the top stamp of the strip with overprint omitted; clean and fresh; strip hinged on top and bottom stamps, Fine, a scarce variety missing from most collections, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1181

1931, 2¢ Yorktown, dark lake & black color error (Scott 703b), bottom margin plate number 20485-20510 block of 4, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh, clean and bright; perforations separating between position 3 and selvage, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1993 P.F. certificate for complete pane of 50.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1182

1932, 2¢ Winter Olympics, carmine lake (Scott 716 var), o.g., never hinged, fresh with sharp detail; normal included for comparison, Fine to Very Fine, unpriced in the catalog, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1183

1934, 5¢ Parks, imperf vertically (Scott 744a), horizontal block of 4, o.g., hinged, a block to gush over with sharp printing on clean paper, yielding two pairs; small inclusion on upper left stamp; slight gum wrinkling at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, only 50 pairs reported.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1184

1951, $1 Wilson, watermarked USIR (Scott 832b), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, crisply printed on immaculate paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a gorgeous block, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 1185

1951, $1 Wilson, watermarked USIR (Scott 832b), full wide top margin plate number F22097 -22086F block of 20, clear visible watermark, o.g., never hinged, cleaner than any tax return, with colors and detail sharp; double "TOP", registration crosses and denominations; lacking selvage at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,100
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Lot 1186

1938, $5 Coolidge (Scott 834), top margin plate number 24481 - F23476 block of 4, without arrow, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and flawless, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
2016 Durland $600.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1187
 
1940, Famous Americans complete (Scott 859-893), full panes of 70, o.g., never hinged, from Irving to Bell, with all the other luminaries in between; each sheet Post Office fresh and sound, generally Very Fine.
Scott $3,423 as plates and singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1188

1942, 3¢ Win the War, purple color error, Fremont, Ohio precancel (Scott 905b-71), precancelled, o.g., never hinged, with eye-catchingly deep color on fresh paper; three balanced margins with crisp precancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 2005 A.P.S. certificate for original strip of three, this position 1.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1189

1943, 5¢ Overrun Countries: Czechoslovakia, double impression of country name (Scott 910a), top right inscription block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, each stamp with country name dobled, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a worthy Czech mate for the specialist.
Scott $2,400 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1190

1943, 5¢ Albania, double impression of country name (Scott 918a), bottom right corner block of 4, o.g., never hinged, two error stamps (positions 1 & 3) with two normal; Post Office fresh, Very Fine, unpriced mint in Scott.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1191

1943, 5¢ Overrun Countries: Austria, double impression of country name (Scott 919a), o.g., never hinged, absolutely pristine with massive, balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a Wien-Wien situation.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1192
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1943, 5¢ Overrun Countries: Austria, double impression of country name (Scott 919a), vertical pair in horizontal block of six, fresh, the pair with doubling between two normal vertical pairs; staining on two left normal-print stamps; top row extremely lightly hinged, bottom row never hinged, Very Fine, a most interesting case of the jitters.
Scott $450+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1193

1954, 2¢ Jefferson, experimental Silkote paper (Scott 1033a), top right corner block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a magnificent multiple of this storied variety, Post Office fresh in all regards, positions 3 & 6 particularly choice, Very Fine+, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1194

1954, 8¢ Statue of Liberty, flat plate, massive color shift (Scott 1041 var), bottom margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, with Lady Liberty transposed to lower left; otherwise pristine with wet-printing pinking of paper, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1195

1958, 4¢ Lincoln, horizontal coil, imperf splice transitional strip (Scott 1058a var), strip of 6 with goverment splice between impref strip and adjoining pair that is perforated, o.g., never hinged, tremendous item for the Liberty issue collector, Datz listed but unpriced.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1196
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1959, 4¢ San Martin, imperf between (Scott 1125a), horizontal pair in strip of four, o.g., error never hinged, an interesting strip, the error center; positions 1 & 4 hinged, Fine to Very Fine, great production position piece, only 20 pairs reported.
Scott $900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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