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The William S. Langs Stock, Part 2:
U.S. Stamps, Postal History and Zeppelin Flights


1861-1867 Issues




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Lot 2148

1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), exceptionally well-centered, tied by a bold socked-on-the-nose Nov 19 Perryville, N.Y. c.d.s. on a cover to Mannsville, N.Y. with manuscript instruction "P.M. please Forward"; address somewhat faded, Fine to Very Fine, with a 2019 P.F. certificate identifying the town as Terryville.
Scott $775.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2149

1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), well centered but some nibbed perfs, tied by Geneva, NY duplex cancel on an attractive 1861 cover to Wisconsin, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2150

1861, 3¢ pigeon blood pink (Scott 64a), tied to envelope by BUFFALO N.Y. OCT 12 1861 CDS and matching grid postmark, lengthy enclosure datelined Friday PM Oct 11/61, addressed to Philadelphia Pa, roughly opened along top which also damages the backflap, strong solid stamp which alone catalogs $4,250, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2151

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), pair (certificate calls them "two singles"), tied by Detroit, Mich. cancel on an 1862 cover to Chatham, Canada; the stamps have been removed and carefully replaced, the cover has been attractively refolded at top, and the left stamp has trivial corner crease, Fine to Very Fine overall, overall a lovely example of cross-border mail. A single on cover catalogs $1,000, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,900 as an off cover pair.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2152

1861, 10¢ dark green and 5¢ buff (Scott 67, 68a), tied by New York red grid cancels on a Nov 1861 folded letter sheet to France, Fine to Very Fine, a noteworthy example of the 15¢ treaty rate, used after the 1857-1860 issue was demonetized.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2153

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), used with a 10¢ green (68) and wrapped around the bottom edge of the cover, tied by "PAID" grids on an 1862 cover from Boston to Paris, France with a red May 14 "Boston/Paid/12" Exchange Office c.d.s., a red May 27 French entry c.d.s., a boxed "PD" and a May 27 Paris backstamp; top flap torn, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2154

1862, 24¢ red lilac (Scott 70), exceptionally well-centered, tied by a red grid and red "3/New-York Br. Pkt./Jan 25" exchange office c.d.s. on an 1862 folded letter to Liverpool, England; red Feb 9 London/Paid c.d.s. and Feb 10 Liverpool backstamp; stamp with a pulled perforation at the bottom, otherwise Very Fine and very attractive, the letter mentions Confederate States mail to Europe being routed through Old Point Comfort.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2155

1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), horizontal strip of 3, normal centering, pen-canceled and tied by one of three strikes of a small "8" in concentric circles of unknown origin, on an 1863 cover from New Orleans to La Rochelle, France with a mostly clear Jun 6 New Orleans double-circle datestamp with integral "FREE", a Jun 17 "New 6 York" Exchange Office c.d.s., a red Jun 29 French entry c.d.s., a handstamped "30" and two handstamped "16", one in red, one in black, backstamped Paris-Bordeaux and La Rochelle; large sealed tear and repaired nick at the top, mounting remnants on the reverse, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, an exceedingly rare make-up of the 15¢ rate.
Scott $1,525 as a pair and single.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2156

1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), a typical but decent example tied by Richmond, Va. cancel on a small envelope to Massachusetts, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2157

1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (Scott 83), tied by Boston Nov 18 (1867) duplex cancel on a lovely cover to a lady in Roxbury, Mass., Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate, which notes the date is only 2 days after the EKU.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2158

1867, 2¢ black, D. grill (Scott 84), typical centering, tied by circle-of-wedges cancel on an advertising cover for wholesale grocers, Fine, very rare, with 1974 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,250 cat $5000 off cover.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2159

1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), average centering, tied by a blue Jun 22 (1870) Cincinnati target duplex on a legal size cover to Batavia, O.; reduced slightly at the right with extensive legal docketing front and back, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2160

1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill (Scott 100), tied by a fancy "leaf" cancel on an 1869 folded letter from New York to Paris, France with a red "New Paid York/12/Jan 7" Exchange Office c.d.s., a blue Jan 19 French entry c.d.s. a red boxed "PD" and a blue sender's oval datestamp (no Paris receiver); stamp about Fine, cover with diagonally cross-written docketing over address, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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