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


1851 Issue




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Lot 2285
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II, double transfer (Scott 7 var.), position 48R2, unused without gum, huge balanced margins all around including portions of adjoining stamps on all sides, excellent double impression at bottom, vibrant color and impression, certainly among the finest available, a Superb jumbo, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $2,100.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 2286

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), a strip of 4 and two strips of 3 from Plate One Early, positions 5-8L, 45-47L & 60-70L, the last with inter-pane margin and centerline at the right; said to have been removed from a cover sent from Pacific City, Oregon Territory to the East Coast; all with lightened pen cancels, the sheet margin strip with a partial "OGN" c.d.s.; small scuff on the second stamp in strip of 4, no hidden faults, the margins as in photo, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2287
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), position 44L2, exceptionally clean with bright color, full ornamentation and margins capturing frames of stamps above and below; large Boston "PAID" in grid cancel, an Extremely Fine jumbo, pretty, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $500.
Scott $140.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2288
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 3, position 23L3, fresh and clean with eye-popping color, four clear margins, and a New York postmark, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $275 as unplated #7.
Scott $360.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2289
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 3, position 37L3, Post Office fresh with bright color and full margins capturing all the ornaments; light corner town postmark at lower left, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott $360.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2290
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 3, with strong color and clean detail; margins just touching top and bottom, ample at sides, Very Fine, with 2010 Weiss certificate.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2291
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), pair, red paint Mobile, Ala postmark, the stamps with incredible depth of color and clean detail, Fine.
Scott $295.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 2292
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II, cracked plate variety (Scott 7 var.), plate 2, positions 2L, 12L, 13L and (on cover) 23L; the full plating less position 33L; position 13L lightly soiled, the others fresh, with all clearly showing the plate damage, Very Fine group, the crack is good.
Scott $1,730.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2293
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1851, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 8), position 99R2, in clean color on fresh paper; full to large margins al around with a largely face-free cancel; filled thin, horizontal creases, Extremely Fine appearance, a worthy stamp, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2294
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1851, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 8), right margin single, with immense color and razor-sharp impression; close to sheet edge at right, but with portions of neighboring ornaments at left and below; corner crease at top left, thin at bottom left, Fine to Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2295
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), a show-stopper with immaculate color and paper, boasting huge, balanced margins; New York postmark in black, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate when tied on cover.
Scott $750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2296
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), position 59R4, parallel penstrokes cancel, pretty with all margins full and clear, showing complete design details, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2297
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), Post Office fresh with luminous color and proof-like detail and light town postmark, Very Fine, just pretty, with 2012 Weiss certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2298

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 8R1L, large part o.g., large balanced margins, sharp vibrant color and impression, scarce original gum example of excellent type IV with distinct recutting, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1976 P.F. and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $725.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2299

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), right margin single, o.g., previously hinged, crisply printed and Post Office fresh with sharp detail, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2300
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 68L1L in pencil on reverse, Post Office fresh with wonderful color and detail, like-new paper, and ample margins, jumbo at top and bottom; light manuscript mark at lower right, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $95.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2301
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 1R1L, a gorgeous stamp with deep color, clear detail and fresh as the day it was printed; light c.d.s., Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95 (possibly worthy of a "J").
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $525.
Scott $95.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2302
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, recut once at top (Scott 9), position 93L1, a simply massive stamp, fresh and bright, with black and red cancels at lower right, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2303
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 45L1L, fresh and sound with alluring, bright color and razor-sharp detail, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $525.
Scott $95.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2304
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 29L1L, the picture of perfection, with exquisite color and detail on immaculate paper, with full to wide margins and light, essentially face-free cancels, Extremely Fine to Superb, simply a gorgeous stamp, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $95.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2305
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 1R1L, a spectacular position piece, with massive sheet margins capturing guide dot and dividing line at left; blue grid cancel; bottom margin just touching, otherwise Very Fine+, completely sound; a "9" to say "yes" to, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2306
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, double transfer (Scott 9 var.), position 12R1L, beautifully centered on fresh paper; color bold and clear; manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $200 as a basic #9.
Scott $105.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2307
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), horizontal pair, a great-looking duo, completely fresh and sound with large margins and a blue c.d.s. cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $400 as singles.
Scott $200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2308
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1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Danforth, Bald & Co., in green (Scott 11-E13a), re-engraved die on India, die sunk on card; small thins, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Brazer 33E-Ka.
Scott $750.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2309
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type I (Scott 11), horizontal block of 10, unused without gum, an uncommon larger-size multiple, useful for the plater; some surface staining, vertical tear on two bottom right stamps and several creases, otherwise Fine.
Scott $2,500 as 2.5 blocks of four.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2310

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, nice multiple with mostly clear margins (shaved at top left, just in at bottom); left stamps with slight oxidation, top right stamp with a tiny soiled spot at lower right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2311

1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), o.g., pretty and clean, with good color and solid detail; large margins to just in at top projection; tiny corner crease at upper right, Fine+, a rare stamp in mint condition, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $30,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 2312

1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), large part o.g., a gorgeous stamp with luxuriant color, clean detail and lily-white paper; margins clear to just in at left frame projection, Very Good, remarkably fresh, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded VG 50 (a little harshly, in our opinion).
SMQ VG 50; $6,500.
Scott $30,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000
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Lot 2313
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), wonderfully preserved with soft color and sharp detail; margins close but clear except barely touched at bottom; regummed over a small corner crease at top left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 2314
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), attractive ruddy color and razor-sharp detail; paper fresh with full to large margins; black postmark and partial red cancel, Extremely Fine, a real beauty, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,300.
Scott $750.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2315
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), fresh and sound with full to oversized margins and a light, nearly face-free cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2316
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), black town postmark, brilliant example with wonderful color and impression, large margins with parts of two adjoining stamps, tremendous used stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2317
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), in warm color on immaculate paper with light town postmark, Very Fine, mighty pretty, with 2006 and 2015 P.F. certificates, the latter graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $700.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2318
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), fresh with bright color, clear detail, and a Boston "PAID" in grid cancel in black; margins close but fully clear; light corner crease at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty stamp.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2319
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), pair, large circular paid grid cancel, crisply printed in warm color (interesting to note the difference in shade between the two vignettes); small corner crease at top left, Fine for this, multiples of any sort are most uncommon.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2320
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), solid color and clean detail, the town cancel face-free; tiny thin spot at bottom right, light horizontal crease at center, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2321
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), cleanly printed with ample to large margins and two partial Philadelphia postmarks; light creases at bottom, Very Fine centering.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2322

1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), o.g. (sweated), hinge remnant, large balanced margins, bright with deep rich green shade, absolutely astounding example of this scarce stamp; faint corner crease at bottom right, Extremely Fine to Superb appearance, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 2323

1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), o.g., hinged, cleanly printed with strong color depth; three good-sized margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 2324
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), remarkably well-preserved, with pristine paper, crisp detail in clean color, and a New York Ocean Mail cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $650.
Scott $215+.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2325
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), a massively margined example, completely sound, with intense color and a fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2015 Weiss certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2326
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), position 36-37R1 penciled on reverse, horizontal pair, with deep, intense color on immaculate paper; seven-bar grid cancel centrally struck; margins ample to immense, the right stamp particularly well-centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a pretty multiple, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2327

1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), o.g., previously hinged, solid color and clean detail; three margins well clear, the bottom just grazing; light overall toning, Fine to Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2328
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), a heart-stopper, with bright color, grid cancel, and jumbo margins unlike those usually seen; light brown stains at bottom margin (contemporaneous ink?) mentioned solely for accuracy, Extremely Fine to Superb, a grand stamp.
Scott $140.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2329
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), horizontal pair, Post Office fresh with deep color and clean detail; New Orleans c.d.s. in black plus a partial red transit; left stamp particularly well-centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2330
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), position 74L1, a sensational, like-new stamp showing guide dot at upper left; with manuscript cancel and immense margins, Extremely Fine, with 1980 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2331
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), a gorgeous example flawlessly printed in proof-like detail, Extremely Fine, a real gem, with 2007 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2332
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), left margin single, perfectly printed with soft color; paper fresh with large to oversized margins; nicely struck blue c.d.s. adds to the appeal, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $265.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2333
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), Post Office fresh with beautiful color and flawless detail; trace black and red cancels light enough that this at first appears unused, Very Fine+, pretty, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2334
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), fresh with immense color and razor-sharp detail, plus light black grid cancel; margins clear to immense; offset of contemporaneous ink on reverse noted for accuracy, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a handsome example, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2335
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), horizontal pair, Post Office fresh with clear impression, full, balanced margins, and black grid and red transit cancels, Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $575.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2336
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), left margin block of 6, lovely positional with crisp detail in clean, strong color; margins large to in at top and lower left; black grid and red town cancels; large diagonal tear (hinge-sealed) at position 4, Fine, a very rare multiple.
Scott $6,075 as block and pair.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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