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


Newspaper Stamps




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Lot 1564
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Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ dark blue (Scott PR1), without gum as issued, a sensational stamp completely sound and exquisitely centered, without the usual wrinkles, creases or perforation tears, Extremely Fine, a true condition rarity.
Scott $750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1565
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Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ light blue (Scott PR1a), without gum as issued, bright and crisp in Post Office-perfect condition, Extremely Fine, a gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1566
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Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ light blue (Scott PR4), pre-printing paper fold, without gum as issued, bright with clear detail; black manuscript marking at left center, natural straight edge at top and faults, Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1567

Newspaper, 1875, 9¢ black, so-called "Colman" special printing (Scott PR14 var), privately perforated imperforate American Bank Note Company special printing; noted in Luff's Postage Stamps of the United States, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with proof-like color and detail, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $600 ++.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1568

Newspaper, 1875, $1.92 dark brown (Scott PR24), o.g., previously hinged, in rich color with razor-sharp detail; reperforated at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1569
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Newspaper, 1875, $1.92 dark brown (Scott PR24), luxuriant color and cleanly printed, lovely blue brush cancel, Very Fine, with 1993 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1570
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Newspaper, 1875, $3 vermilion (Scott PR25), with radiant color on fresh paper, complemented by blue "X" brush cancel; reperforated, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1571
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Newspaper, 1875, $6 ultramarine (Scott PR26), a lovely stamp on immaculate paper; blue brushstroke cancel, Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1572
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Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ gray black (Scott PR33), without gum as issued, crisply printed on pristine, large-margined paper; reperforated, Very Fine, a pretty stamp.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1573
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Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ pale rose (Scott PR40), without gum as issued, Post Office fresh with clean, smooth color on absolutely fresh paper; sound, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 1574

Newspaper, 1879, 2¢ black (Scott PR57), full bottom pane of 50 with imprint, fresh-faced with solid color and strong lines; multiple perforation separations; hinge-reinforced perforations and paper adhesions, small faults as one might expect, Fine to Very Fine appearance, large multiples of Newspapers are most uncommon.
Scott $3,750 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1575

Newspaper, 1879, 2¢ black, American Bank Note Company special printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR57 var), o.g., never hinged, with exceptional depth of color, clean and sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1576

Newspaper, 1879, 4¢ black, so-called "Colman" special printing (Scott PR59 var), privately perforated imperforate American Bank Note Company special printing; noted in Luff's Postage Stamps of the United States, o.g., never hinged, brisk color and impression; paper with hint of light but even toning, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1577

Newspaper, 1879, 8¢ black, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR61 var), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Very Fine, only known example of the 9¢ value, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1578

Newspaper, 1879, 10¢ black, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR62 var), o.g., never hinged, lovely impression in solid color, Fine+, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1579

Newspaper, 1879, 24¢ red, so-called "Colman" special printing (Scott PR64), privately perforated imperforate American Bank Note Company special printing; noted in Luff's Postage Stamps of the United States, o.g., never hinged, clean with sharp detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1580

Newspaper, 1879, 36¢ red (Scott PR65), o.g., hinge remnant, with deep color and proof-like impression; near-perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 1993 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1581

Newspaper, 1879, $3 red vermilion, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR72 var), o.g., never hinged, in radiant color without a hint of oxidation, crisply printed and nicely centered amid tight margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1582

Newspaper, 1879, $6 blue, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR73 var), o.g., never hinged, clean with bright color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1583

Newspaper, 1879, $9 orange, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR74 var), o.g., never hinged, in deep, alluring color on immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1584

Newspaper, 1879, $12 yellow green, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR75 var), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with verdant color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1585

Newspaper, 1879, $36 Indian red, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR77 var), o.g., never hinged, luxuriant and enticing, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1586
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Newspaper, 1883 Special Printing, 2¢ intense black (Scott PR80), without gum as issued, sensational color on fresh paper; reperforated at top, Fine to Very Fine, with 2007 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1587

Newspaper, 1885, 12¢ carmine, Special Printing privately perforated (Scott PR82 var), o.g., hinge remnant, fresh with bright color and well-balanced margins; thin, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1588

Newspaper, 1885, 24¢ carmine, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR83 var), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1589

Newspaper, 1885, 36¢ carmine, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR84 var), o.g., never hinged, wondrous color and crisp impression; paper fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1590

Newspaper, 1885, 60¢ carmine, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR86 var), o.g., never hinged, in deep color with crisp impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1591

Newspaper, 1885, 72¢ carmine (Scott PR87), o.g., never hinged, intense, deep color and clean lines; paper fresh, nearly Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1592

Newspaper, 1885, 84¢ carmine, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR88 var), o.g., never hinged, pretty with fresh paper, Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1593

Newspaper, 1885, 96¢ carmine, special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott PR89 var), o.g., never hinged, in heart-pounding color and proof-like detail, Very Fine, a grand stamp, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1594

Newspaper, 1894, 1¢ intense black (Scott PR90), o.g., never hinged, vigorously printed with extraordinary depth of color, Very Fine, with 2012 Weiss certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1595

Newspaper, 1894, 4¢ intense black (Scott PR92), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh with precise color and clear lines; vertical perforation separations at top and wrinkles along top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $5,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1596
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Newspaper, 1894, 12¢ pink (Scott PR95), in lovely pastel with pen cancel; tiny thins and a pulled perforation at bottom left, Fine appearance, a tough stamp, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1597

Newspaper, 1895, 1¢ black (Scott PR102), left margin plate number 90 single, o.g., never hinged (tiny gum crease), Post Office fresh, jumbo-margined, with a design so lively it looks like it could walk off the paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a beautiful positional, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $790 as an "85".
Scott $500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1598

Newspaper, 1895, 1¢ black (Scott PR102), top margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, proof-like detail in lampblack color on immaculate paper; bottom stamps with a natural gum crease, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1599

Newspaper, 1895, $5 ultramarine (Scott PR109), o.g., previously hinged, beautifully centered in gorgeous, deep color with alluring detail, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a Newspaper of choice, with 1988 P.F. and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 1600

Newspaper, 1895, $5 ultramarine (Scott PR109), o.g., previously hinged, bright with clear impression and fresh paper; tiny thin in top right corner, tiny corner crease at lower right, the PF certificate mentions light staining across the top which we do not see, Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1601
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Newspaper, 1895, $20 slate (Scott PR111), unused without gum, lovely shade and crystal-clear impression; reperforated at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1602
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Newspaper, 1895, $20 slate (Scott PR111), the stamp crisply and cleanly printed; bold cancel; small thin at top; reperforated at bottom, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1603

Newspaper, 1895, $50 dull rose (Scott PR112), part o.g., in celebratory color on pristine paper, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1604

Newspaper, 1895, $100 purple (Scott PR113), o.g., previously hinged, with outstanding color and detail; fresh and sound, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 1605

Newspaper, 1897, $2 scarlet (Scott PR120), top margin plate number 136 block of 6 with imprint and arrow, o.g., never hinged, in magisterial color on fresh paper; few light perforation separations between positions 5 & 6, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $650+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1606

Newspaper, 1897, $50 dull rose (Scott PR124), top margin plate number 135 block of 6 with imprint and arrow, o.g., never hinged, a showstopper for sure, with incredible depth of color and flawless detail on immaculate paper, Very Fine, a plate to grace the finest collection.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1607

Newspaper, 1896, $100 purple (Scott PR125), wide left margin plate number 140 block of 6 with imprint, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), in deep color on pristine paper; repaired perforation separations, handsome Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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