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Sale 745

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


Postal Stationery




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Lot 1645

Envelope, 1853, 3¢ red, die 1 (Scott U1), diagonally laid paper, pre-printed entire, with just a hint of light even toning, Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1646

Envelope, 1853, 3¢ red, die 2 (Scott U3), cut square (full corner), measuring 36 x 38 mm; design with clear octagonal top label; toned, otherwise Extremely Fine, a scarce item in any format—especially as a full corner.
Scott $950+.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1647

Envelope, 1860, 10¢ green on buff (Scott U33), cut square, flawlessly centered; pen mark (from address?) at bottom, still Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1648

Envelope, 1861, 10¢ green to 40¢ black & red (Scott U40-U45), cut squares, lovely holding of these high denominations, including the beautiful and sought-after bi-colors; all clean with full to oversized margins, #U40 a full corner, Very Fine, nice group.
Scott $1,060.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1649

Envelope, 1874, 1¢ dark blue on cream, die 1 (Scott U110), cut square, flawlessly printed; penciled notation on reverse, small thin, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1650

Envelope, 1874, 7¢ vermilion (Scott U185), cut square (full corner), a gorgeous item with glowing color on fresh paper; backflap toned with adhesions from prior mounting, Very Fine, with 1977 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,200+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1651

Envelope, 1907, 5¢ black on blue, die 2, color error (Scott U418c), cut square, a gorgeous item with impeccable color and printing, nicely centered; stain on back shows through lightly on face, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1652
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Postal Savings, 1911, 2¢ carmine on manila, color error (Scott UO72a), cut square, perfectly centered with fresh color and a light cancel, Very Fine, with 1958 P.F. certificate (submitted by Herman Herst Jr. and signed by Louise Boyd Dale).
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1653
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Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" (Scott UX17P), crisp and clean, with pre-printed notice at bottom, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1654
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Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" (Scott UX17), with straightline "SPECIMEN - Not good for postage" handstamp across face; tiny inclusion specks, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1655

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" (Scott UX17), crisply printed in stare-you-down color; light corner crease at upper left, light overall- but even discoloration, Fine to Very Fine, the holy grail of postal cards, rare unused.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 1656

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" (Scott UX17), pre-printed, perfectly printed with proof-like detail; addressed to Mssrs. Booth, Dailey & Ivins as always, with completed form on reverse; light but clear Sep 18, 1902 postmark; corners lightly rounded; a few spots of foxing, Fine to Very Fine, your opportunity to own this elusive card, missing from most collections.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1657

Postal Card, 1916, 1¢ dark green on gray, die 2 (Scott UX27D), pre-printed reverse only, Post Office fresh; back preprinted "The Converse Man…/Will call on you/for that rubber order", Very Fine, a scarce war-time card, valued $20,000 in Scott without pre-printing, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550 ++.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1658

Postal Card, 1971, 6¢ Hospitals, blue & yellow omitted (Scott UX60a), Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1659

Airmail Postal Card, 1974, 11¢ Stylized Eagle, tagging inverted (Scott UXC14c), miscut horizontally as well; Post Office fresh and completely sound with crisp corners and gleaming paper, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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