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


Offices in China




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Lot 1492

Offices in China, 1919, 2¢ on 1¢ green (Scott K1), o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous stamp with brilliant color on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $625.
Scott $68.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1493
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Offices in China, 1919, 2¢ on 1¢ green (Scott K1), full wide top margin plate number F13301 block of 6, a glorious, Post Office fresh plate, with absolutely perfect color, overprint and centering; only position 5 lightly hinged, Extremely Fine to Superb, a true condition rarity, destined for the finest collection, with 2019 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $2,315 as singles.
Scott $300.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1494

Offices in China, 1919, 8¢ on 4¢ brown (Scott K4), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), in the warmest shade possible, crisply printed amid jumbo, perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a real looker.
Scott $55.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1495

Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), o.g., never hinged, a stunner with crisp overprint, all perfectly centered amid big margins, Superb.
Scott $210.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1496

Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), o.g., never hinged, in radiant color with clean overprint, all beautifully centered; a hint of oxidation, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1497

Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), full wide top margin plate number 7828 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge on right two stamps (appears never hinged), in eye-popping color, crisply and cleanly printed, with strong overprints and rarely seen centering, Extremely Fine, a knock-out.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 1498

Offices in China, 1919, 14¢ on 7¢ black (Scott K7), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with strong color and pristine detail, a clear overprint and exemplary margins, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $525.
Scott $215.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1499
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Offices in China, 1919, 14¢ on 7¢ black (Scott K7), bottom margin plate block of 6, in intense color with near-perfect centering on like-new paper; lightly hinged at top only, Extremely Fine, a top quality plate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1500
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Offices in China, 1919, 18¢ on 9¢ salmon red (Scott K9), wide right margin plate number 11776 block of 6, o.g., 5 stamps never hinged, Post Office fresh with bright color and pristine paper, Very Fine+, reel this one in.
Scott $700.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $325
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Lot 1501

Offices in China, 1919, 20¢ on 10¢ orange yellow (Scott K10), full wide top margin plate number 13403 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh with deep color and exceptionally strong overprint; few gum wrinkles, Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1502

Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine (Scott K11), top left corner margin block of 4, in deep, salacious color, with crisp detail, clean overprint and top selvage the tallest you'll find, Very Fine, a nice multiple for your collection, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate stating "never hinged…top right stamp with a natural gum wrinkle".
Scott $325.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1503

Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine (Scott K11), top margin plate number 7036 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), in exuberant color on fresh paper; block sound with all perforations intact, Fine to Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1504

Offices in China, 1919, 40¢ on 20¢ deep ultramarine (Scott K13), right margin plate number 6935 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with clear color and crisp detail, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1505

Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), left margin plate number 6921block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh in nice shade on immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1506

Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), o.g., very lightly hinged, a simply marvelous stamp, the picture of perfection, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1992 and 2011 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,500.
Scott $550.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 1507

Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), o.g., never hinged, in soft shade with clean detail, paper fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $750.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1508
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Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), in clean color with solid detail; paper fresh with indeterminate black cancel; reperforated at left, Fine to Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1509
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Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), block of 4, an arresting block grand color, clean paper, and light "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai" roller cancels; position 1 with small thin spot, perforations skillfully rejoined, nearly Very Fine, a rare used high-value multiple from this issue, with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 1510

Offices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown (Scott K16), o.g., lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with flawless color, detail and overprint, Extremely Fine, a real beauty, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $650.
Scott $425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 1511
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Offices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown (Scott K16), block of 4, Post Office fresh and pristine; top stamps hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,700 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1512

Offices in China, 1922, 2¢ on 1¢ green (Scott K17), full wide top margin plate number F11729 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with incredible depth of color and crisp detail, Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1513

Offices in China, 1922, 4¢ on 2¢ carmine (Scott K18), wide right margin plate number 13129 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with deep color and clean overprint; bottom left stamp inclusion, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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