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


1857 Issue




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Lot 2337
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1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), positions 65-66R12, horizontal pair, lovely duo with infused color and fresh detail; completely sound with central New York c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 One Cent Franklin Plating Archive certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2338
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), position 92L4, unused without gum, gorgeous stamp with immense color and clean detail; design fully captured; multiple blunted or short perforations, two tiny perforation tears and a tiny stain at upper left, Very Fine appearance, with 2012 Tocher certificate stating "the stamp appears uncanceled, but not unused".
Scott $9,000 as used.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 2339
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), in brilliant color on immaculate paper, the postmark essentially face-free; scissors-cut bottom and right due to incomplete (and rather funky) perforations, Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 2340
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1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 2, with clean lines in a lovely shade; fresh paper and margins showing the full design, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2341
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), a stellar stamp with enticing color, full design, and black grid cancel; fresh and sound, Very Fine, with 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2342
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), positions 38-39L4, horizontal pair, fresh and sound with intense color and light cancels; right stamp trimmed, otherwise Very Fine, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2343
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), unused without gum, with lovely soft color and clear detail; fresh; clipped perforations at top left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2344

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), Post Office fresh with deep color and precision margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $675.
Scott $140 for hinged.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2345

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with crisp color and clean lines; nicely centered, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1995 P.F. certificate for block of 16 (this position 9) plus 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate for single.
Scott $140 for hinged.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2346

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), in clean color with fresh detail; paper immaculate with three perfectly balanced margins, the fourth wide, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 Weiss certificate.
Scott $140 for hinged.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2347

1857, 3¢ rose, type I (Scott 25), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and bright on pristine paper; one pulled perforation at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2348
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), in rich color on immaculate paper with New Orleans postmark; fresh and sound, Very Fine, signed A. Brun, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2349
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), brightly colored and cleanly printed on still-fresh paper, with New Orleans postmark, Fine to Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2350
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), 1859 town postmark, distinct vibrant color, large margins to just touching at bottom, choice used example of this difficult stamp; reperforated which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2351
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), right margin single with captured part imprint, with infused color on fresh paper; 1859-dated New York c.d.s.; reperforated at top; light horizontal crease and a sealed tear at top left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, still a nice positional, marginal markings are scarce on this, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500+.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2352
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), vertical pair, black town postmark, nice example of distinctive shade, scissor cut at the bottom and right, including portion of adjoining margins nicely framing designs, pleasing multiple, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2353
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), sound with clean color and sharp detail; black c.d.s. and red transit cancels; reperforated at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2354

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), tied to piece with New Orleans town postmark, exquisitely colored with crisp detail; some scissors-clipped perforations (as often) and a short perforation at top, Fine centering.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2355
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1857, 5¢ bright red brown, type I (Scott 28b), clean and fresh with sharp detail and a light New Orleans postmark; perforations scissors-separated (as often) at right, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2356
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1857, 5¢ bright red brown, type I (Scott 28b), black town postmark, scarce and vibrant shade, better than usual centering for this tight issue; minor defects, Fine appearing, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2357
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1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (Scott 28A), right margin single, Post Office fresh with strong color and crisp detail, Fine to Very Fine, a truly rare stamp, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2358

1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), strip of 3, on piece with New Orleans postmarks, in crisp, cool color, with all perforations intact, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2359
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1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II, plate proof on India (Scott 30P3); color effusion along bottom edge, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2360

1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 30), o.g., previously hinged, pretty stamp with rich color and three nicely balanced margins; short perforation at bottom, Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2361

1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), o.g., hinged, in deep color and with sharp detail; small thin spot at top, reperforated, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2362

1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), reattached block of 4, o.g., wonderful color, sharp impression, scarce multiple comprising two reattached vertical pairs, left pair with large sheet margin at left; right pair with vertical crease, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $9,500 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2363
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1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), a gorgeous stamp flawlessly printed with superior centering; c.d.s.'s light and unobtrusive, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $475.
Scott $300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2364
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1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), red grid cancel, vibrant shade, good margins for this, appealing cancel, choice used example; light corner crease, Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ VF 80; $300.
Scott $280.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2365
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1857, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 31), Post Office fresh with rich color, margins close but clear, with a black grid cancel; reperforated at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2017 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2366
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1857, 10¢ green, types II, III & I (Scott 31,32,33), vertical strip of 3, in cool color on immaculate paper, the strip running #31, 33, 32 top-to-bottom; two large-diameter New Orleans postmarks cancelling, Fine, strip unpriced in Scott, with 1999 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,480 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2367
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1857, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 32), Post Office fresh with bright color on immaculate paper; near-perfectly centered with a Feb 15 1858 c.d.s., Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $190.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2368
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1857, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 32), with magnificent centering and grand color, the design clear through the black grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $190.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2369
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1857, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 33), with gorgeous color on immaculate paper; nicely centered with all type characteristics clear; St. Louis c.d.s., Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $190.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2370
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1857, 12¢ black, plate III, plate proof on India (Scott 36BP3), three overly generous margins; india paper minor undetectable flaws, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2371
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), in deep, luxuriant color with an incredibly light grid cancel; Post Office fresh and sound; scissors-separated perforations, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2372
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), a grand stamp with strong color on pristine paper, the perforations just grazing the top and right frame lines; neat c.d.s., Very Fine+, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2373
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), horizontal pair, fresh in a grayish shade, with a strongly struck "Charlestown MD" straightline handstamp cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2374
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), horizontal pair, black BOSTON BRITISH PACKET cancel, lovely pair, strong color and impression, very well centered for these, nice cancel, scarce and desirable multiple; few shorter perforations at right, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2375
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), right margin horizontal strip of 3, a grand positional multiple, crisply printed and clean, with double-circle Mobile, Ala c.d.s.'s; wing margin at right (natural straight edge and guideline); vertical crease at the right in the center stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,000 as pair plus single.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2376
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1859, 12¢ black, plate III (Scott 36B), block of 4, unused without gum, fresh with intense color and sharp detail; interesting blob of extraneous ink on upper right stamp; bottom left stamp with a light diagonal crease, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2377
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1860, 24¢, eight colors, no black, trial color plate proofs on wove (Scott 37TC5a-f, h), includes orange buff which is not one of the listed colors, on a beautifully annotated page; orange is oxidized, overall Very Fine.
Scott $4,800.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 2378
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1860, 24¢ lilac, plate proof on India (Scott 37P3), mounted on paper and gummed to resemble a single imperforate stamp, fresh and immensely appealing, Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2379
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1860, 24¢ gray lilac, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 37P5), ungummed on wove, with the sharp detail and clean color one would expect; top margin just in at right, otherwise clear to ample, Very Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate as #37c.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2380
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1860, 24¢ gray (Scott 37a), unused without gum, Post Office fresh with shade variety clear; three wonderfully balanced margins, nearly Very Fine, quite conservatively priced in unused, with 2009 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2381

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), o.g., hinge remnants, deep color; light crease between hinges, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2382
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1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), unused without gum, bright fresh color, Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2383
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1860, 24¢ gray lilac, foldover (Scott 37 var), causing erratically placed perforations, light cancel; small faults relating to foldover, a Very Fine example, such varieties are uncommon on this high value denomination.
Scott $375 as regular used example.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2384
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1860, 30¢ orange, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 38P5), without gum as issued, incredibly deep color without a hint of oxidation; on card, faults (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2385

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), o.g., never hinged, with nice color on clean paper; reperforated at bottom; light pencil erasures on gum and some oxidation skillfully removed, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2386
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1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), regummed, nicely centered on fresh paper; areas of light oxidation, Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $800.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2387

1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), o.g., previously hinged, in commanding color on a field of pure white; fully margined with sound perforations; tiny corner crease at upper right, Very Fine, a bright, fresh stamp, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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