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


1847 Issue




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Lot 2255
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1847, 5¢ red brown, large die proof on India (Scott 1P1), brilliant color and impression; cut to stamp size, small thins, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2256
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1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), gorgeously centered with clean print and a red grid cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, a big Ben, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2257
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1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), an eye-catching left margin example, fresh, four-margined, and sporting an attractive orange red circular grid cancel; light crease at bottom, Very Fine to Extremely Fine centering.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2258
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1847, 5¢ brown (Scott 1), an immaculate stamp with strong color set amidst four large, balanced margins; red grid cancel allows Franklin to show through, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $625.
Scott $400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2259
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1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), black grid cancel, excellent large balanced margins, strong color and impression, outstanding used example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350+.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2260
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1847, 5¢ brown (Scott 1), a lovely example with grand color, four full margins, and a nicely struck blue grid cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2261
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1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), a riveting example, beautifully centered with bright red grid cancel, the stamp's color an intriguing shade, Extremely Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2262
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1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), lovely stamp with warm color and two unobtrusive red grid cancels; margins full and well-balanced, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2263
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1847, 5¢ red brown, double transfer (type "B") and pre-printing paper fold (Scott 1B), showing double transfer of top and bottom frame lines, magnificent pre-printing paper fold which has been opened and pressed for display and sensibly hinge reinforced, red grid in circle, clearly struck impression and rich color margins complete on three sides, a Very Fine example of this most uncommon printing error, not often encountered and would add "dressing" to any collection.
Scott $550 as double transfer.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2264
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1847, 5¢ red brown, dot in "S" variety (Scott 1 var.), nice four-margined example with strong color and two strikes of a blue grid cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate omitting mention of the variety.
Scott $440.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2265
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1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), pretty stamp with four full margins (close at bottom left), with a centrally struck orange red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2266
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1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), late impression with faded frame ornaments; three large margins and a red Hudson River Mail grid cancel; tiny corner margin crease at bottom left; slightly oxidized, Fine+, a scarce cancel, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2267
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1847, 5¢ dark brown (Scott 1a), apparently a late impression (always slightly worn) with four solid margins and a light blue grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2268
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1847, 5¢ dark brown (Scott 1a), light red grid cancel, in unquestionable color, with four full margins (bottom capturing part of stamp below), and a light strike of a seven-bar grid cancel in red, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2269

1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), with "stitch" watermark, o.g., hinge remnant, excellent shade, ample to large margins all around, scarce and desirable original gum example; two vertical creases and light thin, the latter not mentioned on PSE certificate, attractive Very Fine appearance, with 1991 P.S.E. and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $10,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2270
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), an apparent late printing, with an intriguing diamond-shaped red grid cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $725.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2271
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), lovely four-margined example (capturing frameline of stamp above), with a black grid cancel and a trace of a horizontal stitch watermark along the bottom margin, Very Fine, an all-around pretty stamp, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2272
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), blue town cancel, the stamp in festive color with four margins (close but clear at upper left), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2273
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), crisp and bright, with margins clear to large all around, with a red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2274
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), horizontal pair, the shade unmistakable, with blue town cancel; margins clear to full all around; left stamp with magenta handstamp on reverse bleeding through slightly to face at bottom left, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2275
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1847, 5¢ brown orange (Scott 1d), nearly four-margined example (touching or just in top and bottom), with clear color and black grid cancel—plus what looks like part of the address at bottom, nearly Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,075.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2276
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1847, 10¢ deep blue, trial color large die proof on thin glazed card (Scott 2TC1de), Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2277
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1847, 10¢ black, large die proof on white bond paper (Scott 2P1a), with cross-hatching, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2278
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1847, 10¢ black, large die proof on white bond paper (Scott 2P1a); cut to stamp size as often is the case, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2279
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1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), position 91R4, bottom left corner margin single, a real stunner with strong color and sharp detail, all on fresh paper with a light red grid cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2013 P.F. and 2017 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $4,000.
Scott $775.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 2280
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1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), fresh and bright with clean lines and perfectly balanced (and especially large vertical) margins; red cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a grand stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2281
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1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), a winning Washington, wonderfully centered with early impression color and detail; paper clean with light blue cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $825.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2282
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1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), blue grid cancels, large margins all around, fresh and crisp, unobtrusive cancel, an outstanding used example, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $825+.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2283
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1847 (1875 Reproduction), 5¢ red brown (Scott 3), without gum as issued, fresh and bright with four full, balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2284
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1847 (1875 Reproduction), 10¢ black (Scott 4), without gum as issued, pristine, with deep, rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $0
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