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


Carriers and Locals




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Lot 2233

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on light blue (Scott 6LB3), four large margins, canceled with a red octagonal boxed "U.S." on an 1842 folded letter (not tied, as usual) postmarked red c.d.s., "City Despatch Post, U. S, Mar 17, 1 O'Clock"; the letter refers to a bequest from the estate of Frederick Gebhard funding a German professorship at Columbia College, which was subsequently created the following year, Very Fine, with a 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2234

New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1849-50, 1¢ black on buff (Scott 6LB11), on a folded address leaf (not tied) to Washington D.C. franked with two 4-margin 5¢ red brown (1) tied by red diamond grid cancels with a partial red Mar 16 New-York c.d.s.; one 5¢ just clear at the lower right, fresh and clean, `, Very Fine. A very rare combination, with a 1996 P.F. certificate declining an opinion as to whether the Carrier stamp originated on the cover.
Scott $3,000 with a single 5¢ 1847.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2235

American Letter Mail Co., 1844, 5¢ black, thin paper (2nd printing) (Scott 5L1), margins all around, tied by red cancel on a marvelously attractive 1844 folded letter sheet, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2236

American Letter Mail Co., 1844, 5¢ black, thin paper (2nd printing) (Scott 5L1), 3 large margins, used with red cancel (not tied) on a neat folded letter sheet. Note the matching AMERICAN LETTER MAIL handstamp at left, Fine to Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2237

Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black (Scott 15L13), acid-tied and also tied by red integral-rate New York cancel on a folded letter sheet to Boston, PHILA RAILROAD at left; the local with a crease at bottom, a Fine cover overall, ex Gibson, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2238

Boyd's City Express, 1844, 2¢ black on green (Scott 20L1), four nice margins, canceled with a neat red straightline "FREE" (not tied) on a September 1844 folded letter to Boston with manuscript "Postpaid" and red handstamped "PAID"; stamp scuffed and creased, apparently pre-use, otherwise Very Fine, with a 2011 P.F. certificate declining an opinion as to whether the stamp originated on this cover.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2239

Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, 1852-55, 1¢ black (Scott 29L1), tied by a black "City Post" in circle used with a 3¢ brownish carmine (11A var.), both on the reverse of an embossed lady's envelope from Cincinnati to Covington, Ky., postmarked on the front with a blue Jun 21 Cincinnati c.d.s. with integral "5" rate; the offset of another such c.d.s. on the reverse lightly ties the 3¢ stamp, which is otherwise uncanceled, Fine to Very Fine, with a 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2240

Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, 1852-55, 2¢ black (Scott 29L2, 11A), margins in places, used (not tied) with additional 3¢ on an 1853 folded letter from Cincinnati to Centreville, Indiana, Fine to Very Fine, an extremely rare usage on cover, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2241

Browne & Co.'s City Post Office, 1852-55, 2¢ black (Scott 29L2), uncanceled and used with a 3¢ dull red (11A) on a small cover from Cincinnati to Greenford, O., the 3¢, which is from position 89L3 with triple outer frame line at the left, is tied by a blue Jan 3 Cincinnati c.d.s.; cover with a horizontal crease affecting both stamps, the Local with small margins to just cut in on the sides, otherwise Fine, with a 1997 P.F. certificate declining an opinion as to whether the Local originated on this cover, and accidentally identifying it as 29L1.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2242

City Letter Express Mail, 1856, 1¢ red (Scott 45L1), cut to shape and uncanceled on the flap of a small cover from Newark, N.J. to Binghamtom, N.Y., franked on the front with a 3¢ claret (11) tied by a Newark c.d.s., Feb 26, 1857, Fine, Ex-Lyons, with a 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $17,000 if tied by a handstamp.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 2243

Eagle City Post, 1848 (2¢) black (Scott 61L2), variety with 46 rays, used with typical manuscript cancel on an 1849 folded letter from Philadelphia to Virginia; worn but still scarce, Very Good, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2244

Floyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1¢) blue (Scott 68L1), a choice example with four huge margins tied on a small, locally addressed cover by a light blue "Floyd's/Penny Post/Chicago" double-oval; reduced slightly at the left, Extremely Fine, truly exceptional, Ex-Knapp, Wagshal.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2245

Jenkins' Camden Dispatch, 1853, black (Scott 89L1), four nice margins, tied by two red crayon strokes on a locally addressed cover to North Camden; contemporaneous pencil notes have been erased (some still present on the back) and the top flap is missing, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with a 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2246

Prince's Letter Dispatch, 1861, black (Scott 122L1), nice margins all around, used with a 3¢ rose (65) tied together by a Jan 16 Boston, Mass. quartered cork duplex on a cover with a colorless embossed corner card for Kendall & Whitney, Portland, Me. Dealers in Agricultural Equipment & Supplies; reduced slightly at the right, the Local with a light crease at the top, the 3¢ with a tiny tear at the lower right, otherwise Very Fine, with a 1996 P.F. certificate noting the crease and the tear.
Scott $8,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 2247

W. Wyman, 1844, 5¢ black (Scott 149L1), large balanced margins, manuscript canceled on a folded letter datelined Boston, Nov 7, 1844, with a choice strike of the red "Wm. Wyman's Letter Offices" handstamp; stamp with a tiny tear in the bottom margin, well clear of design, otherwise Very Fine, an exceptional example of the Wyman's Local on cover, with a 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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