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


Postal Savings, War Savings and Test Stamps




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Lot 1778

Postal Savings, 1940, 10¢-$1 complete (Scott PS7-PS10), left margin plate blocks of 6, o.g., never hinged, each fresh with strong color and razor-sharp impression; a few separations in selvage, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, a pretty set not often offered.
Scott $4,550.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1779

Postal Savings, 1940, 50¢ dark blue green (Scott PS9), block of 49, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with wonderful color and clean paper; some perforation separations, Fine.
Scott $4,410 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1780
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Postal Savings, 1940, 50¢ dark blue green (Scott PS9), right margin plate number 22544 block of 6, Post Office fresh with sensational color and clean detail; stamps slightly short-gummed at selvage, gum skips, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1781

Postal Savings, 1941, $5 sepia (Scott PS15), bottom margin plate number 22735 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with outstanding centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, choice, a larger-than-large stamp.
Scott $475.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1782

War Savings, 1919, $5 deep blue (Scott WS4), o.g., never hinged, in profound color on bright white paper; small inclusion at lower left, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1783

Test Stamp, 1907, B.E.P., blank (Scott TD10), block of 10, o.g., never hinged, paper fresh with double-line watermark, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1784
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Test Stamp, 1910, B.E.P. (numerals & Hamilton design, engraved), red, imperf (Scott TD19), pair, unused without gum, exquisite pair plus bottom third of two stamps above; mounted on annotated card signed George Sloane (of Columns fame), Extremely Fine, Scott prices a block of four at $600.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1785
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Test Stamp, 1910, B.E.P. (numerals & Hamilton design, engraved), red, imperf (Scott TD19), unused without gum, magnificent right margin block, the top row only partly printed, middle and lower rows fully impressed but bottom row cut into; vertical fold through central column, otherwise Extremely Fine, a scarce and impressive multiple.
Scott $1,125 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1786
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Test Stamp, 1914, B.E.P. (numerals & Hamilton design, litho.) coil, deep red, perf 10½ horizontally (Scott TD23), pair, strong color and detail on bright paper; few facial scuffs; top stamp never hinged, bottom stamp with slight gum disturbance, Fine to Very Fine, not often encountered.
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1787
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Test Stamp, 1910, B.E.P. Harris Offset Press (text reversed) (Scott TD29), horizontal pair, unused without gum, an exquisite pair with bold color, clear impression and perfectly balanced oversized margins, Extremely Fine, a word to the wise: bid high, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Brazer 385aE-Bb.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1788
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Test Stamp, 1940, 37¢ violet on buff (Scott TDB3), complete unexploded booklet, o.g., never hinged, "stamps" framed rectangles in violet; booklet crisp and clean with original staples, "Postal Savings System" text on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1789

Test Stamp, 1944-49, Multipost mailMaster Commercial Controls coils, violet and red (Scott TD91-TD93), strips of 4, comprising "Commercial Controls" in violet and red, plus "Friden" in red, o.g., never hinged, each fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine or better, the "Friden" strip rare.
Scott $245 as pairs.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 1790

Test Stamp, 1954, B.E.P. framed rectangle design, carmine, imperf (Scott TD94A), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with center line (not noted in Scott), Very Fine.
Scott $450+.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1791

Test Stamp, 1954, Nebraska Territorial Centennial Experimental (Scott TD99-TD101), blocks of 4, comprising #TD99, TD99a, TD100 and TD101a; all fresh, bright and large-margined; #TD100 never hinged, others without gum, Very Fine+, neat quartet.
Scott $1,680.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1792
BK
Test Stamp, 1967-68, $2 brown (Scott TDB13), complete unexploded booklet, cover with violet straightline "DUMMY" handstamp and original staples; ink stains in various colors top and bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 1793

Test Stamp, 1970, B.E.P. "For Testing Purposes Only", carmine, untagged, dull gum (Scott TD108), pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with warm color and fresh paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1794

Test Stamp, 1975, B.E.P. "For Testing Purposes Only", orange on gray, tagged (Scott TD110), pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and pristine, Very Fine+.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1795
BK
Test Stamp, ca. 1990s (?), Avery Dennison test pane, booklet pane of 10, self-adhesive with top selvage, "stamps" imperforate; staple holes through top pair of stamps, otherwise Very Fine, only three known.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1796
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Test Stamp, 1995, Antique Automobiles, test pane (Scott 3023a), without gum as issued, on heavy stock, printed as the issued stamps; folded through middle of third stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, an uncommon modern test, only five strips known.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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