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


1861-1866 Issue




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Lot 229
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown rose (Scott 56), complete design, plate on semi-transparent stamp paper, perf'd and gummed, now catalogued as #65-E15h, o.g., fresh and quite well centered, Fine to Very Fine, with a 1988 P.F. certificate as former Scott 56.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 230

1861, 3¢ orange red, First Design (Scott 56), currently catalogued as #65 E-15h, o.g., previously hinged, boasting impressively deep color and razor-sharp detail, all exquisitely centered on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $700
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Lot 231

1861, 3¢ brown rose, First Design (Scott 56), currently catalogued as #65 E-15h, o.g., previously hinged, fresh and sound in rich, dark color with crisp impression, Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 232
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1861, 3¢ orange red, First Design (Scott 56), a.k.a. #65-E15h, block of 4, gloriously fresh with luminous color on pristine paper; top stamps with small hinge remnant, bottom stamps never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a grand block.
Scott $2,200 as singles.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 233
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1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design (Scott 62B), unused without gum, an immaculate stamp with incredibly depth of color and crystal-clear impression, Fine to Very Fine, a classy Classic, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 234
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1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design (Scott 62B), fresh with black "PAID" in lozenge cancel; remarkably clean for having seen postal use, Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 235

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., never hinged, luminous color, proof-like impression, exceptionally well centered for this, fresh and choice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a condition rarity, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $275 ++ as hinged.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 236

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., previously hinged, in clean color clearly printed; nice margins all around, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 237

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, brilliant color, sharp detailed impression, very well centered impressive block; top stamps with horizontal crease at top, otherwise Very Fine and attractive, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 238
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1861, 1¢ blue, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 63SB), block of 4, incredibly bright and fresh, o.g., hinged in center, Fine to Very Fine, rare as multiple.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 239

1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), o.g., never hinged, exceptionally rare never hinged example, reportedly only 2 known, desirable item; slight overall toning, light vertical crease, tiny corner perforation crease, otherwise Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $14,000 + as hinged.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 240

1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), o.g., hinged, excellent distinct shade, large margins, handsome example of this scarce stamp; single nibbed perforation at top, light corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 241
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1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), black grid cancel, dark pink shade, large margins all around, fabulous used example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,350.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 242
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1861, 3¢ rose pink (Scott 64b), horizontal pair, in glowing color on immaculate paper, with blue double-circle "Cincinnati/Dec/15/O" duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 243
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1861, 3¢ rose, plate proof on stamp paper (Scott 65P5), formerly #65c, horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, o.g., lightly hinged, large margins all around, strong color and perfect impression, scarce and outstanding pair; light toning, otherwise Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2008 P.F. certificate as #65c.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 244
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1861, 3¢ rose, imperforate plate proof on stamp paper (Scott 65P5), block of 4, traces of o.g., an uncommon multiple perfectly margined; block lightly toned; lower left stamp with a small tear at bottom center, otherwise Very Fine+, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 245
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1861, 3¢ rose, proof on stamp paper (Scott 65P5), horizontal pair, part o.g., sharp duo with exquisite detail; discolored from gum, otherwise Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate as #65c.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 246

1861, 3¢ brown red (Scott 65), o.g., never hinged, with grand color and proof-like impression, nicely centered on pristine paper, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $275.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 247
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1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), block of 6 with plate number 23 and part imprint, o.g., lightly hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, scarce position block, nice color, sharp impression, fresh and desirable, a marvelous showpiece; couple tiny discoloration specks, Very Fine, lovely positonal piece.
Scott $950 + as hinged block + 2.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 248

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), block of 8, o.g., never hinged, overall well centered and attractive multiple, scarce never hinged, excellent showpiece or break-up; straight edge at left, one stamp with small adhesion, one pulled perforation, some seperations, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,400 + as 2 hinged blocks.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 249
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1861, 3¢ lake, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 66TC6 (66)), o.g., previously hinged, richly embedded color and impression upon stark white paper, unmistakable premiere gravure, Fine for this, with 1981 P.F. certificate for block from which this is the top right example.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 250
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1861, 3¢ lake, trial color proof on stamp paper, imperf (Scott 66aTC6), pair, o.g., previously hinged, rich proof-like impression and richness in color upon bright white paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,850.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 251

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), o.g., small hinge remnant, particularly fresh and bright, full original gum, glorious color, detailed impression, rare and desirable this nice; light diagonal crease at bottom right, Very Fine for the issue, with photocopy of 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $27,500.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 252
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), unused without gum, Post Office fresh with glowing color and solid impression, Very Fine, a lovely stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $10,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 253
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), unused without gum, very scarce and desirable stamp, nice color and impression, a bargain for this; tiny corner perf crease, reperforated at bottom, Very Good to Fine, with 2014 Weiss certificate.
Scott $10,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 254
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), red grid cancel, quite well centered for this difficult issue, vibrant color nicely contrasted by better red cancel, select used example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 and 1997 P.F. certificates.
Scott $810.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 255
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), an absolutely beautiful stamp with radiant color, flawless margins, and two partial "PAID" in large grid cancels; small tear at right center, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 256
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), right margin straddle-pane single, blue town postmark, warm vibrant color with marvelous contrasting cancel, sharp impression, handsome example, Very Fine.
Scott $780.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 257
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), black cancel, large balanced margins, appealing shade, handsome used example; reperforated at top, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 258
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1861, 5¢ olive yellow (Scott 67b), blue Baltimore town postmark, rare distinct shade highlighted by lovely contrasting cancel, appealing example; sealed tear, tiny thin speck, Fine appearance, with 2019 Crowe certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 259
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1861, 10¢ yellow green (Scott 68), block of 4, unused without gum, clean with eye-popping color and proof-like impression; bottom pair with horizontal crease, otherwise Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 260
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in blue (Scott 69-E3p), incomplete design, die I on thin pink wove, a grand little piece with sharp lines and an interesting blending of colors; light creases, one just touching lower left corner of frame, otherwise Very Fine, an item to brighten up any collection.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 261
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1861, 12¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 69SB), block of 4, possibly unique variety with very light orange overprint, almost invisible, o.g., hinged at top and bottom, Fine to Very Fine, rare as multiple.
Scott $800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 262

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), o.g., previously hinged, with proof-like detail in crisp color on immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 263
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), regummed, a sensational example of this popular stamp, with spectacular centering and magisterial color and impression on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine, a top-notch stamp, with 1973 P.F. certificate as o.g., plus 2008 P.S.E. certificate as regummed and graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,000.
Scott $675.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 264

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), slightly disturbed o.g., a pretty stamp, proof-like in its execution on lily-white paper; small faults, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 265

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), vertical pair, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and bright, deep rich color, proof like impression, scarce pair, Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 266
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1861, 24¢ dark violet, "Premiere Gravure", trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd and gummed (Scott 70TC6 (60)), formerly #70eTC, formerly #60, unused without gum, an incredible item, with flawless impression and its distinctive dark color; margin repair adding three perforations at lower left; vertical crease upper left, Very Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate as #70eTC.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 267

1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), o.g., hinge remnants, textbook color on immaculate paper, Fine, pretty, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 268
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1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), red "PAID" town postmark, deep shade, well centered with large margins all around, strong detailed impression, attractive cancel, choice used example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $365.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 269
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), unused without gum, vivid steel blue shade, rare unused example, detailed impression, very nicely centered for this, striking showpiece, Very Fine and choice, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 270
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), unused without gum, in magnificent color with the sharpest impression you'll find; paper fresh and clean; reperforated at top with hinge remnant, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, a beauty, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 271
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), good-looking example of this shade, nicely centered with a black grid cancel; tear at upper and bottom right, reperforated at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 272
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), vertical pair, a gorgeous duo, cleanly printed in fresh color, as lightly cancelled as you'd like, Very Fine, a choice multiple, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 273

1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), part o.g., rare example of this bold and beautiful violet shade, usual centering, strong impression, rare opportunity to acquire this remarkable shade; tiny flaw on a single perforation at right, strong Fine, a very rare mint stamp, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $35,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 274
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), unused without gum, cool color and clean detail; small tear at bottom center, tiny tear at top right, light staining, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, a handsome example of a rare stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $13,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 275
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), black grid cancel, scarce shade, bright paper, magnificant balanced margins, choice used example, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 276
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), face free red grid cancel, vibriant example of scarce and desirable shade, marvelous face free contrasting cancel, intense detailed impression, outstanding used example, almost Very Fine, Ex- C. Seabury Ward, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 277
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), bold blue Cincinnati double circle town postmark, scarce distinct violet shade, detailed impression, handsome and desirable example; light diagonal crease, tiny corner perf crease, almost Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 278
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), with intense color and clean detail; cancel removed at upper right, the stamp regummed over a small repair at bottom left, Very Good to Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 279
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1861, 30¢ orange, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 71SB), block of 4, bright and fresh color, o.g., hinge remnants at top and bottom, Fine to Very Fine top stamps choice very fine, rare as multiple.
Scott $800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 280

1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), o.g., hinged, solid color immaculately printed; single thin perforation at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 281
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), block of 4, unused without gum, fresh, bright color, crisp detail, and like-new paper; backstamps removed, Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $17,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 282
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), eight different, assortment of premium cancels including blue boxed grid, fancy rosettes, "PAID" in circular grid, year dated town postmark, lovely group of select used singles, excellent variety of shades and cancels, virtually all sound and well centered, choice group; perhaps a couple of insignificant flaws, overall Very Fine.
Scott $1,680+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 283
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1861, 90¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in 13 different colors (Scott 72-E1a), vignette only, die on proof paper, measurements ranging roughly from 55mm x 55mm to 69mm x 66mm, only missing gray olive, light green, dark blue and ultramarine, very rare in such a large group of different colors; a few small thins or paper inperfections as you typically see on this brittle paper, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 284
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1861, 90¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in all three colors (Scott 72-E5f), complete design, die on green bond, dark carmine, red brown and green, each measuring roughly 65mm x 65mm, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, red brown and green with 1988 P.F. certificates.
Scott $675.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 285
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1861, 90¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in three different colors (Scott 72-E5k), complete design, die on pink pelure, in red, violet and green, each measuring roughly 64mm x 64mm, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, red and violet with 1988 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 286
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1861, 90¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in blue (Scott 72-E7e), complete design, plate on India, horizontal pair, Choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 287
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1861, 90¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in blue (Scott 72-E7e), complete design, plate on India (formerly No. 62P3), block of 4, extremely rare; shallow thins on top two, as is often the case with this fragile India paper, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 288
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1861, 90¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in blue (Scott 72-E6), incomplete design, die on India, measures 54mm x 62mm, notation "no. 13" at lower left, hinge remnants, Extremely Fine and rare.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 289
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1861, 90¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in blue (Scott 72-E7g), complete design, plate on stamp paper (formerly 62aP4), unused without gum, beautiful example; light crease along bottom, otherwise Very Fine, with 1963 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750 as single.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 290
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1861, 90¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in blue (Scott 72-E7g), complete design, plate on stamp paper (formerly 62aP4), pair, unused without gum; light horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine, only 2-3 are thought to exist, with 1967 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 291
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), unused without gum, a lovely stamp, Post Office fresh with solid color and crisp detail; possibly reperforated along bottom, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 292
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), black target cancel, vibrant color, especially well centered with large margins all around, sensational used example, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 293
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), gloriously centered in picture-perfect color, with bold fancy cancel and hint of an additional red cancel at lower left; light corner creases, still Extremely Fine, a big, beautiful stamp, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 294
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), block of 4, fresh and clean, each stamp with superior centering; cork cancels relatively light; top left stamp with minor corner crease; some rejoined perforation separations, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce used multiple.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 295
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1863, 2¢ black, die I, plate proof on India (Scott 73P3), plate number strip of 4, Scott catalog value for plate block of eight is $2,250, very rare as plate number strip, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 296

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), horizontal strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, rare never hinged multiple, bright with intense color and impression, good margins for this difficult issue, attractive appearance on this popular issue; natural inclusion on center stamp, vertical crease on right stamp, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,025 as hinged pair and single.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 297

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, lower left never hinged, scarce and desirable block, fresh and bright, intense color, proof-like impression, marvelous multiple of sought after "Black Jack"; light vertical crease on right stamps, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 298

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), block of 4 with part imprint, o.g., hinged, rare position block of this popular issue, well centered, generally attractive appearance; thins, creases, pulled perforations,toned spots, Fine to Very Fine appearance, lovely positional piece.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 299

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), block of 9 with some selvage at top, o.g., never hinged, rare multiple, several sound never hinged singles included, strong color and impression, most well centered, popular issue; five stamps with creases, top middle with tears, few light to moderate toned spots, perforation seperations, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $2,600 as 8 hinged singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 300

1863, 2¢ black, double transfer (Scott 73 var.), in "CENTS", slightly disturbed o.g., bright stamp, vivid color, proof like impression highlights significant doubling, very well centered, excellent variety of this much sought after issue, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 and 1995 P.F. certificates.
Scott $375.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 301
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1863, 2¢ black, major double transfer ("Atherton shift") (Scott 73 var.), black cancel, absolutely outstanding presentation of one of the most important double transfers on United States stamps, deep color and vivid impression highlight the variety, well centered, highly desirable example of this rare item; scissors blunted perforations at top left and lower left completely clear of design, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 302
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1861, 3¢ scarlet, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 74TC6), formerly 74, o.g., hinged, with eye-popping, glorious color, crisply printed on paper that's still fresh after all these years; usual four horizontal pen strokes, Fine to Very Fine, a real beauty, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 303
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1861, 3¢ scarlet, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 74TC6), formerly 74, o.g., hinge remnant, lustrous color, sharp impression, pleasing appearance; small faults and reperforated at right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 304

1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), o.g., lightly hinged, marvelous shade, detailed impression, fresh and handsome, solid Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 305

1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), slightly disturbed o.g., vibrant red brown color on brilliant white paper, crisp detailed impression, outstanding appearance; reperforated at left, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 306
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), regummed, an eye-catcher with immense color on fresh paper; repaired tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 307
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), horizontal pair, in rich, deep and sumptuous color with proof-like detail and two nicely struck San Francisco cogwheels, Fine to Very Fine, ignore the centering—this is a grand-looking pair, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 308
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1863, 5¢ brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 76SB), block of 4, post office fresh color and sharp impression, o.g., Very Fine to Extremely Fine, rare as multiple.
Scott $800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 309
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1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), as perfect as they come, with even the cork cancel lightly struck, Superb, a gorgeous stamp destined for a collection of distinction, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $120.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 310
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1866, 15¢ red brown, trial color large die proof (Scott 77TC1am), die on india, die sunk on card, measuring 69mm x 82mm, indications of mounting, pencil notes, very rare; some light foxing on face, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 311
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1866, 15¢ gray black, trial color large die proof (Scott 77TC1ap), die on India paper, mounted on card, measuring 78mm x 87mm; small tone spot at right and tiny stain at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 312
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), unused without gum, brilliant stamp, intenst color, proof-like impression, stunning appearance; reperforated which is not mentioned on the accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 313
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), regummed over tiny faults, fresh and choice appearing stamp; trivial paper wrinkles, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 314
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), unused without gum, save for the centering, a worthy stamp, its color and detail leaving nothing wanting, Very Good, your chance for a bargain on this popular issue, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VG 50.
SMQ VG 50; $500.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 315
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1863, 24¢ lilac (Scott 78), unused without gum, Post Office fresh with sound printing; a short perforation at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 316

1863, 24¢ lilac (Scott 78), block of 4, disturbed o.g., an uncommon multiple, clearly printed in clean color; top right stamp with small facial scrape, bottom pair with light horizontal bend; right pair reperforated at right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $18,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 317
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1863, 24¢ dark lilac (Scott 78), black target cancel, pretty shade, deep color, sharp detailed impression, particularly well centered, choice used stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. and 1997 P.F. certificates.
Scott $425+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 318
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1863, 24¢ lilac (Scott 78 var), double perforation error, unused without gum, scarce and interesting variety, fresh and attractive, an impressive specialist display item; perforations reinforced, Very Fine.
Scott $950 ++.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 319

1863, 24¢ grayish lilac (Scott 78a), o.g., clean and fresh with clear color crisply printed; slight red discoloration at bottom center, otherwise Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 320
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1863, 24¢ grayish lilac (Scott 78a), black cork cancel, amazing item, huge straddle straight edge margin with guideline at right and huge margin at left showing portion of adjoining stamp with perforations trimmed off to simulate and balance straddle at right, large balanced margins on other sides, lovely grayish lilac shade, detailed impression, an incredible showpiece for specialized collection; small corner crease, still Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $425+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 321
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1863, 24¢ gray (Scott 78b), in wonderfully clean, deep color, the stamp solidly margined on fresh paper; diagonal crease at center, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a pretty example, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 322
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1863, 24¢ blackish violet (Scott 78c), light black cancel, distinct example of rare shade, strong color and impression, mostly unobtrusive cancel, handsome example; small corner crease, Fine to Very Fine for this, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $17,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,600
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