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


Postage Due




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Lot 1443

Postage Due, 1879, 5¢ brown (Scott J4), o.g., appears lightly hinged (in our most humble opinion), crisply printed in luxurious color, with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine+, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate states "never hinged" "gum wrinkles and perforation indent at top—all natural".
Scott $775.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1444
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Postage Due, 1879, 5¢ brown (Scott J4), regummed, in warm color and proof-like impression; paper fresh with balanced margins; short perforation at top left, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1445

Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ brown (Scott J7), o.g., hinged, with compelling color, nice lines, and the biggest margins you'll ever lay eyes on, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a gem of a jumbo, with 2013 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $1,900 as an "85".
Scott $600.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1446

Postage Due, 1879, 10¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J12), o.g., hinged, luxuriant color and sharp lines; paper fresh; crease, thin, Fine, only 174 sold, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1447

Postage Due, 1884, 10¢ red brown (Scott J19), o.g., never hinged, a simply gorgeous stamp, with outstanding color, sharp detail and wonderfully centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, you're due this stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1448

Postage Due, 1884, 30¢ red brown (Scott J20), o.g., never hinged, a tall stamp, the design wondrously centered and with proof-like color and impression; a short perforation or two at top hardly detract, Extremely Fine, a real looker, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1449

Postage Due, 1891, 1¢ bright claret (Scott J22), top margin plate number 313 block of 18, o.g., never hinged, richly hued and crisply printed; centering far above average, sound; perforation tones between positions 13 & 14; slight gum skips and offset, Fine to Very Fine some extremely fine, a lovely item.
Scott $2,280.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1450
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Postage Due, 1891, 2¢ bright claret, imperf (Scott J23P5), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, a corker of a pair, with intoxicating color, lissome lines and perfectly balanced margins, Superb, the Lafite of the Dues proofs.
Scott $425.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1451

Postage Due, 1891, 3¢ bright claret (Scott J24), o.g., never hinged, a simply gorgeous stamp in dazzling color, exquisitely centered on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a Due to pay for, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $750.
Scott $180.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1452

Postage Due, 1891, 3¢ bright claret (Scott J24), bottom margin imprint block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with bright, clear color on immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine+, pretty, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $720.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1453

Postage Due, 1891, 5¢ bright claret (Scott J25), top margin plate number 318 block of 50 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, a simply magnificent half-pane, fresh, bright, clean and sound, Very Fine+, a pristine showpiece without doubt.
Scott $13,050 as plate and singles.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000
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Lot 1454

Postage Due, 1891, 50¢ bright claret (Scott J28), o.g., hinged, with mouthwatering color, detail to toast, and simply sensational centering, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 2001 and 2015 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $900.
Scott $600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1455

Postage Due, 1891, 50¢ bright claret (Scott J28), o.g., previously hinged, crisp and clean in deep color, wonderfully centered; reperforated which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1456

Postage Due, 1894, 1¢ vermilion (Scott J29), o.g., previously hinged, brightly colored and with razor-sharp detail; "pink back" look to the gum, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. and 2016 P.S.A.G. certificates.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1457
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Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ vermilion (Scott J30), top margin plate number 34 strip of 3 with imprint, with proof-like color and detail, flawlessly centered horizontally; right stamp never hinged; all stamps with spotted gum as sometimes seen on 1894 stamps, Very Good, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1458

Postage Due, 1894, 2¢ vermilion (Scott J30), bottom margin plate number 34 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh in luxuriant color and with sharp detail; minor pre-printing folds per certificate; gum voids at bottom of selvage as often plus rejoined perforations between positions 2 & 3, Very Fine+ appearance, a pretty example of this scarce plate, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,750.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 1459

Postage Due, 1895, 3¢ deep claret (Scott J33), bottom margin plate number 70 block of 20 with part arrow, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh in intensely deep color, Fine to Very Fine, valued as plate, blocks and two singles, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $8,525.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 1460
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Postage Due, 1894, 10¢ deep claret (Scott J35), block of 4, o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, crisply printed in deep, rich color, Very Good to Fine+.
Scott $4,300.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1461

Postage Due, 1895, 30¢ pale rose (Scott J36b), o.g., never hinged, stellar stamp with alluring color and razor-sharp detail; paper fresh with nicely balanced margins, nearly Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1462

Postage Due, 1895, 50¢ pale rose (Scott J37a), bottom margin pair with plate number 74 and part imprint, wonderful example of this shade, cleanly printed on pristine paper; multiple hinge-reinforcements of perforations, Fine, a rare positional piece.
Scott $3,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1463

Postage Due, 1895, 2¢ deep claret (Scott J39), full wide top margin plate number 247 strip of 3, o.g., never hinged (offset on gum), with strong color and sharp detail, plus centering as close to perfect as you'll find; couple light facial scuffs, otherwise Superb.
Scott $175.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1464

Postage Due, 1896, 50¢ deep claret (Scott J44), top margin plate number 74 single, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), in vibrant color on immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1465

Postage Due, 1910, 3¢ deep claret (Scott J47), full wide left margin plate number 5523 block of 6 with imprint and star, o.g., never hinged, in heart-pounding color with razor-sharp detail, all on fresh paper, Fine to Very Fine, a simply gorgeous example of this scarce plate, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $11,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 1466

Postage Due, 1912, 50¢ deep claret (Scott J50), redistributed part o.g., with divine color and exacting impression; paper fresh and sound; characteristic "claw" mark in lower ball of the "50"; watermark faint, Fine+, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1467

Postage Due, 1914, 3¢ carmine lake (Scott J54), bottom margin part imprint single, o.g., very lightly hinged, with in-your-face color and razor-sharp detail; fresh and clean; small thin at bottom left of selvage, Fine to Very Fine, a bold stamp, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 1468
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Postage Due, 1914, 3¢ carmine lake (Scott J54), bottom margin plate number 5523 block of 6 with imprint and star, in the deepest, most electrifying color you'll ever see, with details still clean, all on pristine paper; top row never hinged, Fine, simply stunning, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 1469
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Postage Due, 1914, 3¢ carmine lake (Scott J54), bottom margin block of 4, crisp with exuberant color, all nicely centered, with light double-oval cancels, overall Very Fine, a pretty block; unpriced used in Scott, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1470

Postage Due, 1914, 3¢ dull rose (Scott J54a), bottom margin plate number 5523 single with partial star, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh in voluptuous color; pencil note in selvage, Fine to Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1471

Postage Due, 1914, 30¢ carmine lake (Scott J57), o.g., never hinged, with proof-like color and impression, flawlessly centered on fresh paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gem of a stamp, with 1992 and 2006 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,400.
Scott $525.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1472

Postage Due, 1914, 30¢ carmine lake (Scott J57), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), stunning with intense color, sharp detail and wonderfully margined fresh paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, gum condition may be worth recerting, with 2005 P.F. certificate for block of four (this position 3) stating "never hinged", plus 2016 P.S.E. certificate for single stating "previously hinged" and graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $250.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $120
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Lot 1473

Postage Due, 1914, 50¢ carmine lake (Scott J58), o.g., barest trace of hinge, fresh stamp with vibrant color cleanly printed; intact perforations along top with design into margin provides an eye-pleasing example of this rare mint stamp, Very Good.
Scott $11,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 1474
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Postage Due, 1914, 50¢ carmine lake (Scott J58), with exceptional color and detail, solidly centered and with a barely-there cancel, Very Fine, choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1475
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Postage Due, 1914, 50¢ carmine lake (Scott J58), fresh and sound with warm color and an exceptionally light cancel, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce sound example, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1476
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Postage Due, 1914, 50¢ carmine lake (Scott J58), block of 4, with deep color and a well-struck double-oval cancel; left stamps with small thins, Fine+, a rare non-precancelled multiple, ex- Curtis.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1477

Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose (Scott J59), bottom margin part imprint single, o.g., stamp never hinged, hinge remnant in ungummed portion of selvage only, with compellingly clean color and fresh lines; paper like new with three perfectly balanced margins; light natural gum bend at upper left, Very Fine for this, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 1478

Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose (Scott J59), o.g., lightly hinged, with heart-warming color and crystal-clear detail; paper fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 1966 (photocopy) and 2012 P.F. certificates for original plate block of six.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 1479

Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose (Scott J59), small part o.g. whixh is discolored, cleanly printed in warm color; diagonal crease at upper right, Fine to Very Fine, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 1480
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Postage Due, 1916, 1¢ rose (Scott J59), block of 4, 3mm spacing; absolutely fresh with faint vertical manuscript cancels, Very Fine, pretty, a scarce multiple, with 1965 and 2012 P.F. certificates.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1481

Postage Due, 1916, 2¢ rose (Scott J60), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with bright color on pristine paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 1482
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Postage Due, 1917, 30¢ carmine rose (Scott J66), block of 4, a gorgeous block with intense color and razor-sharp impression; bottom stamps never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1483

Postage Due, 1917, 30¢ carmine rose (Scott J66), full bottom margin plate number 5526 block of 6 with imprint and star, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with rich color and fresh paper, Fine to Very Fine, a tough plate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1484

Postage Due, 1917, 30¢ deep claret (Scott J66a), o.g., never hinged, with incredibly deep color with strong lines, all magnificently centered, Extremely Fine to Superb, only four stamps grade higher (at 95J) in PSE's Population Report, with 1989 and 2006 P.F. certificates.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $600.
Scott $220.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1485

Postage Due, 1917, 50¢ carmine rose (Scott J67), bottom margin plate number 5527 block of 6 with imprint and star, o.g., never hinged, with bright color and clean lines; paper fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1486
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Postage Due, 1917, 50¢ carmine rose (Scott J67), wide right margin plate number 15887 block of 6, beautifully centered and cleanly printed; top pair only lightly hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a great plate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1487
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Postage Due, 1930, 10¢ carmine (Scott J74), bottom margin plate number 20237 block of 6, o.g., 5 stamps never hinged, bright and clean with outstanding centering; top middle stamp lightly hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $517.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1488

Postage Due, 1930, 30¢ carmine (Scott J75), vertical block of 21, o.g., never hinged, with strong color and clean impression, fresh and sound; trivial natural gum skips, Fine or better, a rare block of this tough stamp.
Scott $5,775.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1489

Postage Due, 1930, $1 carmine (Scott J77), full top margin plate number F20133 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and blazingly bright with immense color and clear detail; natural gum bends; two selvage tears above position 1, still Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1490

Postage Due, 1959 (1¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted (Scott J89a), top margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with warm color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1491

Postage Due, 1959, 7¢ carmine rose & black, dull gum (Scott J95 var), plate block of 10, o.g., never hinged, in immaculate Post Office fresh condition, Very Fine, a scarce modern variety.
Scott $6,800.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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