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


1857 Issue




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Lot 134

1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), disturbed o.g., clean with clear color and crisp detail; large-margined at left, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 135

1861, 1¢ blue, types I & II (Scott 18,20), top stamp type I, bottom stamp type II, combination pair, slightly disturbed o.g., lovely subtle shade, strong impression vividly displaying type characteristics, scarce and desirable combination pair; top stamp with light corner crease and tiny tear, Very Fine for the issue, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 136
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1861, 1¢ blue, types I & II (Scott 18(2),20), positions 34L4-36L4, combination strip of 3, black bar cancels, beautifully well centered for this almost impossible issue, deep blue color, strong impression replete with type details, scarce and desirable multiple; few small faults, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $1,300 + as combo pair + single.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 137
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), position 91L4, black town postmark, exceptionally well centered with margins all around, rich color and sharp vivid impression with distinct type characteristics, a marvelous used example of this rare and difficult type Ia; diagonal corner crease, very conservatively graded Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75 1969 P.F. certificate.
SMQ F-VF 75; $8,250.
Scott $9,000 for fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000
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Lot 138
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), position 99L4, black town postmark, very well centered for this with mostly clear margins, vibrant blue color, crystal clear impression with distinct type characteristics, pleasing appearance; tiny corner crease and small sealed tear in bottom margin, otherwise Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000 for fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 139
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), identified as position 100L4, black town postmark, rich color and sharp impression, scarce used sound type Ia; couple of slightly nibbed perforations at bottom, otherwise Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Scott $9,000 for fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 140
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1857, 1¢ blue, types Ia, III, IIIa (Scott 19,21,22), positions 77,87,97R4 (97R4 Curl in "C" variety), combination strip of 3, very light manuscript cancels, wonderful combo strip, relatively well centered, deep rich color and impression, appears unused; scissor cut at right side with slight edge flaws, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare and desirable multiple.
Scott $12,975.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 141
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ic (Scott 19b), "F" relief position 91R4, black Boston "PAID" grid cancel and red cancel, better then usual centering, clean with nice color and impression, scarce sound "F" relief type Ic; couple of unpunched perforations at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $7,250 for fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 142

1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 11 Double Transfer, o.g., lightly hinged, strong doubling throughout, marvelous shade, remarkably fresh and bright, very well centered for this; reperforated at left, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, very scarce variety, unpriced in Scott, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate for pair from which it came.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 143

1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 4. identified as 7-8L4, horizontal pair, slightly disturbed o.g. with hinge remnants, fresh, deep color and vivid impression, usual centering, elusive original gum multiple; left stamp small thin, Very Good to Fine, with 2012 Weiss certificate.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 144
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1857, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 21), regummed over small faults, scarce unused example, attractive appearance, usual centering, vibrant color, lovely bargain; tiny sealed tear at bottom, Fine appearance, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 145
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1857, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 21), position 36L4, black town postmark, excellent position with wide breaks top and bottom, rich shade, crisp impression, mostly unobtrusive cancel, choice used example, nearly Very Fine, with 2004 and 1991 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 146
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1857, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 21), black town postmark, attractive well centered example, deep blue shade, crisp details, choice appearing used type III; shallow thin spot not mentioned on certificate, otherwise Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 147
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), plate 11, unused without gum, scarce unused example, particularly well centered for this issue, crisp and clean stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 148

1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), large part o.g., fresh, deep blue color, nicely centered for this issue, very appealing original gum example, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 149
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), black cancel, rich blue shade, ample to large margins, sharp design details, unobtrusive cancel, superior quality for this difficult issue, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 150
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), position 87L4, in bold color with three-dimensional detail; cancel extremely light, Very Fine, lovely unused appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 151
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), horizontal pair, light town postmark, beautifully balanced large margins, deep shade, crisp details, unobtrusive cancel, tremendous used pair, Extremely Fine and attractive, ex- Beane, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 152
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), plate 11, strip of 3, "NEW YORK" town postmark, nicely centered for this difficult issue, appealing color and distinct impression, scarce and desirable multiple, a showpiece, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 153

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), o.g., lightly hinged, rare original gum example, better then usual centering, rich color, distinct impression, excellent opportunity to acquire this difficult stamp; lower left corner perforation reattached, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $10,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 154
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), unused without gum, better than usual centering with nicely balanced margins, scarce and appealing unused example; nibbed perforation at bottom, light corner crease the latter is not mentioned on the accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 155
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), light town postmark, particularly well centered for this difficult issue, detailed design and marvelous warm color, unobtrusive cancel, premium used example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 156
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), light town postmark, nice margins for this issue, deep strong color and impresion, attractive used example, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 157
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), positions 33-34R1L, horizontal pair, Post Office fresh face with robust color and proof-like impression; postmark partially struck up, leaving designs fully visible; scissors-separated horizontal perforations, Very Fine, a winning pair, ex Richey, signed "Ashbrook" in pencil, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 158
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), positions 34-44R1L, vertical pair, fresh with exceptionally deep color and a light San Francisco postmark; small thin at center affecting both stamps, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 159

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with bold color and clean detail, centered to show all ornaments, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a select example, with 2020 Crowe certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $675.
Scott $140.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 160

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), positions 19-20, 29-30, margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, incredible block, remarkably fresh, luminous color, intense impression, particularly well centered with balanced margins, marvelous showpiece, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, A condition rarity, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80 and 1986 P.F. certificate for block of six.
SMQ VF 80; $1,700 as singles.
Scott $800 ++ as OG.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 161

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), position 56-57/66-67R10, block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, a very nice block, fresh and bright with clean color and lines; spots of blue offset on gum, Very Fine, an uncommon multiple, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 162

1857, 3¢ rose, type I (Scott 25), o.g., hinged, with intense color and clean detail; two short perforations, Very Good to Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 163

1857, 3¢ rose, type I (Scott 25), block of 4, full o.g., bold color and strong detail, exceptionally centered amidst tight margins as typical; bottom left stamp with small tear, otherwise Very Fine, a pleasing rare o.g. multiple.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 164

1857, 3¢ dull red, type III (Scott 26), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, essentially perfectly centered block with large balanced margins all around (as much as is possible for this tightly spaced issue), incredibly fresh, rich color, crisp impression, rare never hinged multiple, choice showpiece; light bend on two left stamps, Superb, a true condition rarity.
Scott $450 for hinged.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 165

1857, 3¢ dull red, type III (Scott 26), part sheet of 50 with partial imprint and plate number at right, o.g., positions 51-100R, cleanly printed in gleaming color; vertical perforations shifted left into design, with left stamps straddle margin examples; multiple perforation separations (some sealed), internal tear positions 57-58-68-78, Fine, a remarkable block to have survived over 150 years.
Scott $5,225.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 166
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), with vertical pre-printing paper folds, unused without gum, exceedingly rare unused stamp with possibly unique variety, vivid brick red color, good margins for this particularly difficult issue, a rare and interesting exhibit item; a few trivial perf flaws, otherwise Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $20,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000
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Lot 167
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), neat New York Ocean Mail cancel, attractive example of this tough stamp, lovely color, desirable postmark, marvelous item, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,450 with this cancel.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 168
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), unobtrusive black cancel, attractive shade, elusive used stamp, large margins for this to just cutting at top, pleasing example, Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate graded F-VF 75 and 1987 P.F. certificate.
SMQ F-VF 75; $1,100.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $800 - 1,100.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 169
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), in color that practically jumps off the paper; fresh with San Francisco town cancel in black; a few repunched perforations at top right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 170
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), horizontal pair, black town postmark, sharp impression, excellent true shade, scarce multiple; couple of nibbed perforations and some center perf separations, Very Good to Fine, multiples are quite scarce, with 2012 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 171

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), slightly redistributed o.g. with hinge remnant, very rare color, attractive example, better then usual centering, important 19th century classic; small light toned spot in lower right margin, reperforated which is not mentioned on the accompanying certificate, Fine for the issue, original gum examples are quite rare, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $60,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Current Bid $5,000
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Lot 172
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), unused without gum, very rare stamp, vivid color and impression, crisp attractive appearance; reperforated at bottom, Fine to Very Fine for this, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 173
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), vertical pair, in radiant color on fresh paper, light New Orleans postmarks, tight but balanced margins; reperforated at right, both stamps with horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 174
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), vertical strip of 3, in heartwarming color on cool crisp paper, with New Orleans postmarks; stain on center stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 175
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1857, 5¢ bright red brown, type I (Scott 28b), light town postmark, deep rich color, particularly well centered with large balanced margins for this especially difficult issue, superior appearing example; tiny thin spot not mentioned on either certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2005 P.F. and 1997 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 176
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1857, 5¢ bright red brown, type I (Scott 28b), black town postmark and red transit cancel, lovely shade, well centered for this, scarce and desirable; light stains on reverse only, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,375.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 177
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1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (Scott 28A), black town postmark, scarce rich shade, very well centered for this difficult stamp, light face free cancel, pleasing example, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 178
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1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), unused without gum, rich color, attractive example of this difficult unused stamp; tiny corner perf crease which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 179
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1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), light black town postmark, rich color, exceptionally well centered for this, choice used example, Extremely Fine and attractive, with 2017 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates both graded XF 90 and 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
SMQ XF 90; $1,100.
Estimate $800 - 1,100.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 180
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1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), strip of 3, black 1860 town postmarks, scarce and attractive used multiple, excellent margins on three sides to cutting at bottom, pleasing showpiece; couple of nibbed/shorter perforations, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 181

1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 30), disturbed o.g. hinge remnant, deep orange brown shade, nice margins for this, scarce original gum example, appealing stamp; reperforated which is not mentioned on accompanying certiicate, almost Very Fine, with 2010 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 182
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1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 30), top right corner margin block of 32, fresh with bright color, with partial imprint capture at lower right; partially separated and rejoined at center, a light crease mostly along the center row's perforations but touching designs in a few places; bottom left stamp with a tiny thin, three stamps never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, Largest recorded block of the 1861 5¢ orange-brown, and the largest multiple of any of the 5¢ 1857-1861 issue colors, ex Caspary, Klein.
Scott $56,000 as blocks of four.
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000

Despite the relatively large number of 5¢ orange browns that reached collectors after the issue was demonetized, multiples are scarce, most having been broken up over the years to feed the market's demand for singles. This is the largest recorded block of
any of the 1857-61 5¢ varieties. The second-largest known multiple—the Whitman-Caspary mint block of nine—realized $60,000 at auction in 2009.

A true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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Current Bid $15,000
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Lot 183
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1861, 5¢ deep orange brown, type II (Scott 30), horizontal pair, red grid cancels, extremely well centered for these, vivid shade, particularly attractive for this desirable multiple; left stamp light diagonal crease, small scrape and pinhole on right stamp, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 184

1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), disturbed o.g., deep rich shade, vivid impression, clear margins all around, scarce and appealing stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 185

1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnant, scarce original gum block, well centered for these with perfs clear all around, fresh and vibrant, highly desirable multiple; a few minor perf separations around the edges, not listed on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, Ex-Worthington and one of the finest available, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000
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Lot 186
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1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), black grid cancel, outstanding balanced margins, rich color, face free cancel, premium used example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $475.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 187
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1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), pretty stamp with crisp color and solid margins; couple slightly shorter perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $280.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 188
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1857, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 31), in glorious color with sharp detail; paper fresh, the stamp cancelled by a magenta grid, Fine to Very Fine, a pretty stamp.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 189
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1857, 10¢ green, types II, III & I (Scott 31,32,33), vertical combination strip of 3, black New Orleans town postmarks and partial red postmark, extremely rare multiple, each with large margins on three sides, deep color, sharp impression showing clearly defined type characteristics, important plate position piece; scissor separated at left, slightly blunting some perfs, light corner crease at top right, bottom stamp nibbed perforations, lovely Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. and 2014 Weiss certificates.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 190
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1857, 10¢ green, types II & III (Scott 32,33), vertical combination block of 8, a grand block with manuscript cancels, Types II and III alternating rows; some faults (creases, thins) as you might expect, otherwise Fine to Very Fine+, a rare larger multiple—perfect for your exhibit, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,800 as four pairs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 191
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1857, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 33), horizontal pair, light pen cancel, blind perforations between makes this pair appear to be imperforate between, interesting and unusual item, well centered, striking appearance; cleaned/lightened which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, an interesting item for the specialist, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400 for normal pair.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 192
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1857, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 34), position 54L, recut at bottom, Post Office fresh with grand color, solidly centered on pristine paper, Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $800
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Lot 193
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1857, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 34), position 64L, recut at top and bottom, clean with bright color and fresh paper, light San Francisco postmark, Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 194
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1859, 10¢ green, type V, double transfer at bottom (Scott 35 var.), position 97R2, light black town postmark, attractive stamp, deep color, scarce double transfer, large margins on three sides to just touching at bottom, desirable position, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $80 for normal.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 195
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), rejoined horizontal pair, Boston "PAID" in grid cancel, excellent pair, neat attractive cancel, a showpiece; rejoined, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, incredibly well centered for this tightly spaced issue, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 196
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), block of 4, black town postmarks, scarce used block, deep color, sharp impression, appealing multiple; top right stamp with corner crease, bottom stamps with inconsequential creases, otherwise Fine, with 2013 Weiss certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 197
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1857, 12¢ black, plate III, proof on stamp paper (Scott 36BP5), crisp sharp proof, large margins, scarce and desirable, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, unpriced in Scott, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 198

1859, 12¢ black, plate III (Scott 36B), o.g., previously hinged, in bold color with sharp detail; tiny perf faults not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 199

1859, 12¢ black, plate III (Scott 36B), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, scarce original gum multiple, vivid color and impression, usual centering but attractive block overall; perforation separations between two bottom stamps which have been reinforced, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 200

1859, 12¢ black, plate III (Scott 36B), irregular block of 7, outstanding block tied on piece by Davenport, Iowa, Mar. 29, 1861, postmarks, to Christiania (Oslo), Norway on board HAPAG's "Teutonia" from New York on April 1, with Hamburg (April 20) transit and Christiania (April 21) receiver, scarce large multiple interestingly tied on attractive piece, stamps are sound and nicely centered for these, handsome item worthy of a specialized collection, Very Fine and unusual.
Scott $4,000 as block + 3.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 201
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1860, 24¢ lilac, plate proof on India (Scott 37P3), top margin single, Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 202
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1860, 24¢ gray lilac, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 37P5), unused without gum, balanced margins, huge sides ample top and bottom, sharp impression, subtle shade, pleasing example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate as #37c.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 203

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), o.g., lightly hinged with traces of album offset, a gorgeous stamp wonderfully centered with crisp detail and fresh color on pristine paper, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 204

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), o.g., hinged, bright fresh, sharp and appealing original gum example, scarce thus, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 and 1980 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 205
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1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), bright red grid cancel, nice balanced margins, lovely shade enhanced by bold contrasting cancel, appealing example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $440.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 206
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1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), bottom margin block of 6, full o.g., hinge remnants, magenta pen lines, rich color, color slightly blued from light exposure; top stamps few tiny thins, otherwise Very Fine, very rare, a remarkable showpiece, a used block of four is $6,500 and a mint block of four is $10,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

The magenta pen lines were likely applied as a control cancel for official distribution
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Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 207
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1860, 30¢ orange, plate proof on India (Scott 38P3), bright and fresh color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 208
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1860, 30¢ orange, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 38P5), unused without gum, large margins all around, deep rich color, incredible detailed impression, superior quality, Extremely Fine, with 1997 and 1976 P.F. certificates as #38a.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 209

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), o.g., hinged, fresh original gum, crisp, vibrant color, premium example of this difficult stamp, choice, Very Fine for this, with 2009, 2005 and 1984 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 210

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), block of 4, o.g., hinged, with heartwarming color, clean detail and fresh paper; top right stamp with a small corner crease and some transparency due to missing gum, Fine, a rare block of this high value, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 211
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1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), neat Boston "PAID" in grid cancel, strong color, well centered, attractive cancel, outstanding appearance; reperforated at right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 212
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1860, 90¢ blue, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 39P5), unused without gum, deep vibrant color, crystal clear impression, large margins on three sides to just touching at bottom, attractive example of this scarce high value item, Fine to Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate as 39a.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 213

1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), part o.g., deep rich blue shade, well centered for this, handsome and desirable example; couple of slightly gum soaked perf tips, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 214
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1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), unused without gum, bold blue color, exceptional balanced margins, choice unused example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 215
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1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), near-perfectly centered with a black circular grid cancel; small thin at top; top left corner repaired, Extremely Fine appearance, choice, a rare stamp, approximately 100 used known, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 216
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1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), deeply colored with a red exchange postmark; stamp with small faults as usual—but superior quality than most, Very Fine+ appearance, a grand example of this great rarity, with approximately 100 used known, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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