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


1869 Pictorial Issue




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Lot 2498
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1869, 1¢ Franklin essay, small numerals, in buff (Scott 112-E4c), plate on stamp paper, perf'd and gummed, top left corner margin block of 4, full o.g., Extremely Fine, a lovely showpiece.
Brazer 112E-Dd.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2499
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1869, 1¢ Franklin essay, small numerals, in 11 different colors (Scott 112-E4d), plate on stamp paper, perf'd, gummed and grilled, o.g. two without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 112E-Dd.
Scott $1,085.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2500
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1869, Pictorials complete, with 15¢ re-issue, plate proofs on India (Scott 112P3-122P3, 129P3), blocks of 4, three top values are left margin blocks, some India are mounted on card, dazzling rich colors and impressions make it difficult to turn one's eye away; #129P3 small faults including cut in margin, Extremely Fine to Superb, a show stopping iconic set in top quality, a set to literally "die for".
Scott $5,460.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2501
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1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorials complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 112P4-122P4), overly generous large margins combined with scintillating colors and impressions, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $875.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2502

1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), o.g., hinged, fresh with clean color and a fully visible grill, Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $575.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2503
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1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), an unbelievable gutter snipe of a stamp, perfectly centered amidst massive margins (especially left and right); wing margin single (natural straight edge at left) including small portion of frame, Superb, surely a one-of-a-kind item worthy of the finest collection, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2504
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1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), a grand stamp with impressive color and superior centering; fresh and sound, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $130.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2505
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1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), nicely hued with a near-complete strike of a Waterbury rosette fancy cancel (S-E #GE-R63); light diagonal crease at bottom; small sealed tear at lower right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $575+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2506
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1869, 2¢ Postrider essay, small numerals, in 10 different colors (Scott 113-E3e), plate on stamp paper, perf'd, gummed and grilled, o.g. three without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 113E-De.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2507

1869, 2¢ brown, pre-perforation fold error (Scott 113), slightly disturbed o.g., the design complete, so the sheet went into the press as normal, but clearly wrinkled and misperforated; otherwise paper is pristine with clear color; light vertical bend in center, Very Good, a rare find.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2508

1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), right margin block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, cleanly printed in rich color; all perforations intact; natural straight edge at right; cross-perforations sensibly reinforced, Fine to Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2509
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1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), block of 4, with proof-like detail in an alluring shade; all perforations intact; top stamps previously hinged, bottom pair never hinged, Fine, signed Bühler.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2510

1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), bottom margin block of 9 with part imprint, lightly caramelized o.g., hinge remnants, clean with fresh, bright color and strong detail; perforation faults and separations, several sensibly hinge-reinforced, Very Good to Fine, a scarce multiple, ex- Hawkins.
Scott $6,450 as block, pairs & single.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2511
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1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), a gorgeous jumbo with luxuriant color and sharp detail; light target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott $80.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2512
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1869, 2¢ brown, split grill and drastic perforation shift (Scott 113 var.), huge shift vertically, target cancel; small perforation flaws, a stunning Very Fine example, an excellent piece for the 1869 specialist.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2513

1869, 3¢ ultramarine (Scott 114), block of 4, disturbed o.g., with incredible depth of color on fresh paper; a few trivial perforation separations, Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2514

1869, 6¢ ultramarine (Scott 115), o.g., previously hinged, crisp and clean impression with sharply defined grill; reperforated at left; gum loss at upper right corner (no thin), Fine to Very Fine, ex Ward, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2515

1869, 6¢ ultramarine (Scott 115), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, bright with clean color; few repunched perforations at bottom, Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $16,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2516
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1869, 6¢ ultramarine (Scott 115), a magnificent example, Post Office fresh and near-perfectly centered with a face-free target cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2517
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1869, 10¢ Lincoln essay, in blue (Scott 116-E1k), plate on stamp paper, imperf and gummed, block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, small gum thins, Extremely Fine.
Brazer 116E-Dj.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2518

1869, 10¢ yellow (Scott 116), part o.g. with small paper hinge remnant, clean color on fresh paper; grill light but visible on face; small corner crease at top left and slightly soiled at top right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 2519

1869, 10¢ yellow, split grill (Scott 116 var.), o.g., hinged, Post Office fresh with magnificently clean color, the split fully visible on the face, Very Good to Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2520
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1869, 10¢ yellow (Scott 116), a simply gorgeous stamp with deep rich color, pristine paper and a well-placed circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, scarce this nice, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $110.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2521
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1869, 10¢ yellow (Scott 116), Post Office fresh with massive margins and deep, rich color plus a nice fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, a grand stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $110.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2522
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1869, 12¢ S.S. Adriatic essay, small numerals, in 8 different colors (Scott 117-E2e), plate on stamp paper, perf'd, gummed and grilled, o.g. one without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 117E-Ce.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2523
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1869, 12¢ S.S. Adriatic essay, small numerals, in red brown (Scott 117-E2e), plate on stamp paper, perf'd, gummed and grilled, block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, Extremely Fine to Superb, a pleasing example.
Brazer 117E-Cb.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2524

1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), o.g., hinged, deep shade, crisp detailed impression, very attractive and desirable stamp, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,850.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2525
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1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), unused without gum, marvelous example of this difficult stamp, vivid color and impression, strong grill, choice unused, Extremely Fine, with 2019 Crowe certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2526
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1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), unused without gum, Post Office fresh with intense color, Fine to Very Fine+, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2527

1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), block of 4, disturbed o.g. with hinge remnants, scarce multiple, centered to top, still a desirable block; light creases, rejoined/strengthened perfs, Very Good, portions of adjoining stamps along bottom.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2528
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1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), flawlessly printed in perfect color, mathematically centered amidst large margins; light cork cancel does not detract, Extremely Fine, with 1991 and 2003 P.F. certificates.
Scott $130.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2529
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1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), a stamp with amazing eye-appeal, perfectly printed and with a light red cork cancel, Very Fine, prettier than its grade, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $280.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2530
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1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), in intense color wonderfully centered, the design clear through the black and red cancels, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a great addition to any album page, with 2007 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $250 w/o premium for cancel.
Scott $280.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2531

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), small part o.g., sweated, bright, strong colors, large margins to clear at top, very presentable example, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2532

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), slightly disturbed o.g., fresh and bright colors and impression, affordable sound example of desirable pictorial, Very Good to Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2533
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), a gorgeous example with bright colors cleanly registered, fresh paper and a nice segmented cork cancel; mark at left top is cancelling ink, not a tear; reperforated at bottom, Very Fine or better appearance, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $825.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2534

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), displaced vignette, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), bright bold colors, fresh and sharp, centered to left; tiny corner perforation crease, certificate states "never hinged", we see it as very lightly hinged, Very Good to Fine, with 2008 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2535
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), unused without gum, fresh with strong colors and clear impressions; light bend at bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $975.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2536
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), with gorgeous, glowing colors in perfect alignment on pristine paper with a barely there cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $190.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2537
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1869, 24¢ green & violet, plate proof on India (Scott 120P3), block of 4, humongous margins; natural India flaws, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $625.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2538

1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), o.g., hinged, marvelous example of this difficult stamp, fresh, vivid color and detailed design, very nicely centered for this, choice original gum example, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 2539

1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), o.g., hinged, with clean colors crisply printed; grill apparent even on the face; light toning, Fine to Very Fine, presentable example of this popular stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2540
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), unused without gum, Post Office fresh colors in near-perfect registration; grill faint but visible, near Very Fine.
Scott $2,700.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2541
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), wonderfully printed with clean colors; red cork cancel, nearly Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2542
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), in deep colors perfectly registered on immaculate paper; fresh and sound, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2543
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), perfectly printed on immaculate paper; black cork cancel, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2544
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1869, 30¢ blue & carmine, plate proof on India (Scott 121P3), interesting red vignette shift to the left, block of 4, Choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2545
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), regummed, an eye-catcher with bright colors flawlessly registered; centered just to right; cleaned, Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2546
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), a big stamp with bold colors and a segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2547
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), in soft colors; three nicely balanced margins and a bold quartered cork cancel which bleeds to reverse, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2548
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), block of 4, lovely color and strong grills each; light black and partial red cancels; small faults including perforations, lovely Fine to Very Fine appearance, a difficult multiple of this high-value.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2549
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1869, 90¢ Pictorial frame essay, small numerals, in orange (Scott 122-E3), plate on stamp paper, imperf, bottom margin pair, Extremely Fine and choice.
Brazer 122E-Cd.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2550
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), right margin single, a solid stamp, with perforations shifted to left, capturing portion of adjoining stamp as well, Fine to Very Fine, a major perforation shift, and a grand addition to any 1869 collection or exhibit, most uncommon.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2551
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), exceptionally fresh and clean, with the deepest color you could want for this issue; neat cancel nearly face-free; reperforated, which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, pretty, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2552
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1869, 12¢ green to 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 117-122), each nicely centered on fresh paper, with a mix of cancel types; a few minor faults, but a presentable group of these popular high-values, Fine to Very Fine or better appearance.
Scott $3,920.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2553
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1869 (1875 Re-issues), 15¢-90¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott 129TC4a-132TC4k), missing only the rare 90¢ green frame, black center, an overall select group that was painstakingly assembled and selected for the best quality; a few small faults on a couple, otherwise Very Fine or better.
Scott $19,750.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 2554
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 1¢ buff (Scott 123), in rich color on bright paper, with a lively Brooklyn duplex, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $475.
Scott $425.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2555

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green (Scott 128), o.g., previously hinged, in deep, rich color on immaculate paper, Very Fine, 1,584 sold, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,100
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Lot 2556
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III (Scott 129), a gorgeous stamp with magnificent colors on fresh paper; cancels lightly struck, Very Fine, 1,981 sold, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 2557
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet (Scott 130), flawlessly printed on clean paper; light daub cancel allows vignette to shine, Very Fine, 2,091 sold, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2558
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1869 (1880 Re-issue), 1¢ dark buff, plate proof on India (Scott 133P3), right margin block of 4, mounted on card, a fabulous foursome of Franklins, fresh and fetching, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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