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


1861-1866 Issue




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Lot 2398

1861, 3¢ brown rose, First Design (Scott 56), currently catalogued as #65-E15h, o.g., lightly hinged, solidly printed on fresh white paper; light oxidation, Fine to Very Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 1.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2399
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1861, 1¢ blue, plate proof on card (Scott 63P4//78P4), 63P4, 65P4, 68P4, 69P4, 71P4-72P4, 73P4a, 76P4-78P4; few small faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $535.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2400
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1861, 1¢ blue, overprinted with specimen control numbers (Scott 63SJ), red 9012, o.g., hinge remnants, Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2401

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., previously hinged, immaculate with shining color and clean detail, near-perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, a common stamp in uncommon quality, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2402
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1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), target cancel, distinct pink color, particularly well centered and attractive, choice used example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 and 2005 P.F. and 2000 P.S.E. certificates.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,350.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,400.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2403
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 67-E1a), vignette only, die I on proof paper; light bend, Very Fine and rare.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2404

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), part o.g., fresh with clean color; reperforated at left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, a very rare mint stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $27,500.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 2405

1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), o.g., hinge remnants, nicely balanced margins, lovely buff shade, superior appearance, affordable example of this rare stamp; minor perforation flaws, small thin spots, reperforated at top, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $27,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2406
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), with strong color and clean lines, all complemented by the red grid cancel; thin perforation at top left, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $810.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2407
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), fresh with glowing color and a black grid cancel; hinge remnant and pencil notations, Fine to Very Fine, with 2015 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2408
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), bright printing of this shade, with black grid and red "[New Yor]k Br. Pkt./PAID" cancels; corner crease at lower left, Fine to Very Fine, a nice showing of usage/route, with 1997 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2410
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1861, 5¢ brown yellow (Scott 67a), Post Office fresh with clear shade and a neatly struck four-ring target cancel; reperforated at left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2015 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2411
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1861, 5¢ olive yellow (Scott 67b), slightly dulled, with a clear double-ring Cincinnati blue cancel; with faults, repairs and reperforated, Fine to Very Fine appearance, your chance for a very difficult stamp, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2412
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in six different colors (Scott 69-E1b), vignette only, die I on proof paper, scarlet, orange, yellow-brown, blue, black-blue, red violet, in various sizes; small faults as one might expect, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $360+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2413

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), o.g., previously hinged, fresh with clean color and razor-sharp detail; three balanced margins, nearly Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2414
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), regummed, sumptuous with proof-like color and impression, nearly Very Fine, grossly undervalued as unused, with 1996 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2415
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1862, 24¢ red lilac (Scott 70), immaculate with beautiful color and a striking circle-of-wedges cancel, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2416

1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), part o.g. (certificate states no gum), lovely shade, crisp impression, large margins to close at right, handsome example of scarce shade, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2417
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1862, 24¢ black, large die essay, vignette only, without oval frame (Scott 70-E var), closely resembling #70-E1, Extremely Fine, unlisted.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2418
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1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), with eye-popping color on immaculate paper, the grid cancel lightly struck; two small thin spots trivial and not detracting from this stamps bewitching allure, Extremely Fine, a very pretty stamp, with 2014 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2419
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1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), fresh with clear color; neat crossroads cancel in black plus part of a red transit at lower left, Very Fine, so much nicer than the grade, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $325.
Scott $325.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2420

1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), o.g., hinge remnants, rare original gum example of this striking shade, handsome appearance, nice centering for this difficult issue; reperforated, small corner crease, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $16,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2421
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), unused without gum, wonderfully fresh and sound with textbook color and proof-like detail; reperforated at top, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2422
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), with unimpeachable color cleanly printed; well-centered target cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $725.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2423
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), an eye-catching example with immaculate color and dark blue circular grid and town cancels; reperforated at right; light vertical crease ending in a small tear, Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2424
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), with great color and clear detail; paper clean with Philadelphia c.d.s. and black grid of dots cancel, Very Fine, a handsome stamp, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2425
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), in cool color with proof-like detail; central "PAID" in circle cancel; reperforated at left and bottom; red owner's handstamp on reverse shows through faintly at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2426
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1861, 30¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in deep red orange (Scott 71-E2b), complete design, plate on India, mounted on card, in deep color showing off all the detail so difficult to see on the issued stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2427
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1861, 30¢ orange, large die proof (Scott 71P1), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2428
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), regummed, with crisp color and exceptionally clear detail; reperforated at right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2429
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), in strong, bright color with proof-like detail; two overlapping strikes of a black grid cancel, Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2430
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), warm color on pristine paper; large well-struck fancy cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Scott $225.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2431
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1861, 90¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in three different colors (Scott 72-E1a), vignette only, die on proof paper, green, red violet (crease) and scarlet, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2432
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1861, 90¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in red violet (Scott 72-E5d), complete design, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, a pleasing shade, the whole sound and clean, Very Fine.
Scott $175.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 2433
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), unused without gum, in crisp, clean color, with sharp detail on fresh paper; lightly cleaned at top; small sealed tear above "AG" of "POSTAGE", handsome Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2434
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), fresh with strong color and clear detail; three nicely balanced margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2435
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), black target cancel, well centered with huge to large margins, rich color and sharp impression, outstanding appearance; small thin spot, small repair on bottom left corner, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2436
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), clear color on pristine paper; black geometric and red town/transit cancels; reperforated at left; a small thin spot at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, ex- Skinner, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2437
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), block of 4, a wow-inducing multiple of this top value, freshly printed with light if large cork cancels; top right stamp with a small thin; bottom left stamp with a small sealed tear at bottom, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, an amazing survivor, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2438

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with proof-like appearance, Fine to Very Fine+, with photocopies of 2001 and 2012 P.F. certificates for original block of four, this position 1.
Scott $350 as hinged.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2439

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), block of 6, o.g., never hinged, deep rich color and impression, reasonable centering for this difficult issue, rare and desirable "Black Jack" block; top right with small stain and creases, middle right with small internal tear, few perforation separations, Fine appearance.
Scott $3,400 + as hinged block + 2.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2440
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), block of 8 with part imprint and small part of plate #5 selvage, unused without gum, rare and desirable large position piece, typical centering, attractive appearance, popular issue; rejoined perforations, Fine.
Scott $5,500 as 2 hinged blocks.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2441
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), rejoined horizontal block of 12, unused without gum, in sharp color with clean lines, nicely centered for this; adherence position 8, cease along bottom four and trivial light discoloration, Fine to Very Fine, catalogs $2,750 for a block of four with gum.
Scott $1,800 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2442
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), Fitchburg, Cheshire & Rutland & Burlington Railroad mail line, two stamps overlapped tête-bêche, each crisply printed and fresh for their travels through the mails; light crease on right stamp, otherwise Fine.
Scott $710.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2443

1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), o.g., previously hinged, with immense color perfectly printed on like-new paper; reperforated at top, Fine+ appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2444
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), unused without gum, with warm color and crisp detail on fresh paper; reperforated at top; small margin faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2445
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1863, 5¢ brown, large die proof (Scott 76P1), with National Bank Note Co. NY imprint, 46 x 53.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2446

1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), o.g., previously hinged, with strong, clean color and proof-like impression; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, signed A. Roig, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2447
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1863, 5¢ black brown (Scott 76a), impeccably printed with bold detail on fresh paper; solid crossroads fancy adds to the allure; reperforated which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, a real looker, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2448

1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), o.g., hinged, a great stamp with exceptional color and detail on immaculate paper; reperforated at right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2449
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), wonderfully centered, clean and fresh with a black duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $600.
Scott $175.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2450
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), a magnificent gem of a stamp, Post Office fresh and sound with a light cancel and truly exceptional centering; one short perforation at top mentioned solely for accuracy (omitted from the accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine, one for the graders, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $175.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2451
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1863, 24¢ grayish lilac (Scott 78a), regummed, with beautiful color and razor-sharp detail; a few perforations toned, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, still Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2452
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1863, 24¢ gray (Scott 78b), unused without gum, in clear color and detail on like-new paper; reperforated, which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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