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


1869-1893 Issues




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Lot 2161

1869, 3¢ ultramarine (Scott 114), a striking example with 2-way perf shift, used on a remarkably neat and clean cover from New Hampshire to a lady in Massachusetts, Very Fine, an unusual item for the serious 1869 issue collector.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2162

1871, 7¢ vermilion, split H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing (Scott 138 var.), well centered, used on cover from Newark via New York to Leipzig, Germany (7¢ NGU Closed Mail rate), Fine to Very Fine, the split grill makes this an uncommon usage on cover.
Scott $700 as normal on cover.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2163

1893, Columbian, 1¢ deep blue (Scott 230), pair tied by Chicago 1893 duplex cancel on an illustrated corner card cover to New York (2 backstamps), Fine to Very Fine, a lovely Columbian Exposition item, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2164

1893, Columbian, 1¢ deep blue (Scott 230), pair tied by Chicago duplex cancel on an illustrated corner card cover to New York, Fine to Very Fine, attractive, with 2010 P.F. certificate, which mentions a few tone spots on the stamps (barely visible).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2165

1893, Columbian, 2¢ brown violet (Scott 231), used on an 1893 Columbian Exposition multicolor illustrated souvenir post card from Chicago to Washington, D.C., Very Fine, beautiful and very scarce.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2166

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), tied by Chicago 18 Apr 1893 duplex cancel (2 weeks before the exposition opened) on an illustrated cover to Germany (at the correct UPU rate, and with German backstamp), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

The Schachner design is scarce (Wukusch SE9) and usually seen only on private cards
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Current Bid $130
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Lot 2167

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green and 30¢ orange brown (Scott 238, 239), tied by Cincinnati, Ohio registry cancels on a 5¢ Columbian entire (U350), addressed to Germany, with 1894 backstamp; couple barely toned perfs, Very Fine overall, colorful and attractive, both stamps are scarce on cover - even though overfranked.
Scott $448 ++.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2168

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), centered to bottom, fresh, used on a local New York City registered cover, Fine to Very Fine, an uncommon high value usage on cover.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2169

1893, Columbian, $3 olive green (Scott 243a), tied by a Chicago machine cancel, Jul 13, 1893, on a cover to Königsberg, Germany with a "Postmaster's Room, Chicago, Ill." corner card, backstamped Königsberg on Aug 17, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2170

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), solo franking on philatelic cover tied by target of Marion Mass Jul 3 1894 postmark addressed to the First Comptroller of the Treasury Hon R. B. Bowler; cover refolded and repaired which is only evident from the reverse side, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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