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


1893 Columbian Issue




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Lot 2630
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to $5 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 230P4-245P4); select quality set, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, #245 $5 with 2017 A.P.E.X. certificate.
Scott $2,110.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2631
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1893, Columbian, 1¢ deep blue (Scott 230), top plate number 151 block of 8 with imprint and "M M", a wonderfully fresh plate with sensuous color and clear detail, three stamps never hinged; a few light perforation separations, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2632

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), imprint plate number 56 and letter "L" block of 8, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, vivid color, sharp impression, scarce and handsome block, lovely example; couple of minor perforation separations, Very Fine.
Scott $1,175.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2633
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1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine, plate proof on India (Scott 233P3), right margin block of 4, mounted on card, Choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2634

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with magnificent color and razor-sharp detail, plus near-perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2635

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), block of 4 with selvage at right, o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, vibrant color and impression, excellent overall centering and appearance, premium block, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $560 as never hinged singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2636
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1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom 2 stamps never hinged), particularly well centered, rich color and vivid impression, lovely block, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $380 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2637

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), o.g., never hinged, a high-grade chocolate, impeccably printed allowing every last detail to shine, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, one tasty morsel, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2638

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with flawless centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a grand stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,050.
Scott $140.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2639

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), brightly colored, big margined, pink backed (!)…an all-around lovely jumbo of a stamp; minor gum bend not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $50.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2640

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright fresh color; a few light gum wrinkles at left and top, Very Fine.
Scott $560.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2641
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1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), bottom margin plate number 104 block of 8 with imprint and "Z", remarkably fresh with bold color and clean detail; short perf at top left corner; top row previously hinged or with sensible reinforcement; bottom row never hinged (hinged only in selvage), Fine to Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2642
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1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta, plate proof on card (Scott 236P4), top right corner margin plate block of 10 with imprint; left pair vertical crease, Choice Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $2,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2643

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236var), printed on both sides with faint but distinct inverted (but right-reading) image on reverse, o.g., never hinged (minor gum wrinkles), rare and unusual variety, desirable addition to a specialized collection; straight edge, couple of small perforation thins, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2644

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, in magnificent color and precise impression; centering near-flawless on like-new paper, Extremely Fine, a gem of a stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2645

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, in fresh, bright color; paper pristine with exceptionally balanced margins; blunted perfs along bottom, Extremely Fine, a "Restored to Favor" to savor, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2646
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1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom 2 stamps never hinged), deep rich shade, vibrant impression, on bright white paper, nicely centered particularly the bottom two, desirable block with excellent break potential, Extremely Fine.
Scott $375 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2647

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown (Scott 237), o.g., never hinged, in exquisite shade and alluring detail; fresh and sound, Very Fine to Extremely Fine jumbo, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2648

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown (Scott 237), vertical left margin strip of 4 with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, lovely positional with textbook color and clean lines, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2649

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., never hinged, with immense color and nicely balanced margins; light overall toning, still Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2650

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh, lovely rich shade, scarce never hinged block; top right stamp with corner creases, otherwise Fine.
Scott $2,400 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2651

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with radiating color and nicely balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, just pretty, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $800.
Scott $675.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2652

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, small hinge remnant re-inforcing separations, vibrant color and impression, scarce block, Fine.
Scott $1,075.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2653

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with intense color, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2654

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., lightly hinged, with incredibly deep color, near-perfectly centered amid large margins, Extremely Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2655

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., lightly hinged, magnificent example with grand color and detail, plus outstanding centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2656
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1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), Post Office fresh with an unusual New York c.d.s. cancel, Extremely Fine, as pretty as they come, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $450.
Scott $175.
Estimate $350 - 450.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2657
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1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), block of 4, a big block with four surprisingly light New York Registry double-oval cancels; light perforation reinforcements all around, perforation thins at top left, Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2658

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh example with eye-popping color and well-balanced margins, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1980 P.F. certificate for original block of four, this position 4.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2659

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., lightly hinged, brightly colored and cleanly printed; three well-balanced margins, nearly Very Fine, pretty, with photocopy of 1970 P.F. certificate for original block of four.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2660

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., never hinged, in rich, compelling color crisply printed; several heavy natural gum creases and very tiny thin spot at top; a few short perforations, lovely Fine appearance, with 2013 Weiss certificate.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2661
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), regummed, with alluring color and clean detail; fresh and sound, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $500.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2662
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), regummed, deep, rich color and fresh; small picked out inclusion at right, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2663
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), in immaculate color on fresh paper; New York double-oval Registry cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, reel this one in, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $775.
Scott $525.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2664
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), very well centered; small repaired creases, repaired tear and thins, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2665
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red, plate proof on India (Scott 242P3), horizontal pair, Very Fine plus, dollar values are scarce in multiples.
Scott $580.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2666

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., never hinged, strong color and impression; offset color of another $2 on gum, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2667

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., lightly hinged, with crisp color and clean detail; perforations sound; tiny inclusion drop out (which is not visible to the naked eye), Fine to Very Fine+, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2668

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., previously hinged, with lovely color and sharp details; paper fresh and sound, Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2669

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., previously hinged, in rich color with sharp detail; tiny hinge thins, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2670
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), fresh with cheery color and solid detail; light crease at bottom right, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $775.
Scott $525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2671
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), with wonderfully intense color and clean impression; nicely struck New York Registry double-oval, Very Fine, a great looker, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $600.
Scott $525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2672
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), a wonderfully lightly cancelled high-value, even more so given its superior color and centering, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2673

1893, Columbian, $3 olive green (Scott 243a), disturbed o.g., fresh and bright with deep color and clean lines, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2009 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 1.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2674

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), o.g., hinge remnant, with sharp detail in clean color; small concealed thin, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2675
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), a compelling stamp with strong color, clean lines, and a lively Philadelphia double-oval cancel; light tiny creases and light toning on reverse, Very Fine to Extremely Fine centering.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2676
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake, large die proof, printed directly on card with imprint (Scott 244P1); light edge discoloration, trivial, Very Fine.
Scott $1,150 as die sunk.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2677
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), registry and trace of crayon, a sensational stamp, with magnificent color, detail and centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, truly a thing of beauty, with 1968 P.F. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 2678
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), a real looker with radiant color and pristine paper; tiny ironed-out corner crease at lower right, otherwise sound, Very Fine, pretty, with 2015 Weiss certificate.
Scott $975.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2679
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1893, Columbian, $4 rose carmine (Scott 244a), crisply printed in unmistakable color; wonderfully centered with black New York double-oval "P" and partial red cancels; light diagonal crease at lower left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a gem of a stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2680

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), o.g., previously hinged, impeccably printed with proof-like detail and flawless color; paper exceptionally fresh for its age; tiny pinpoint gum thin speck, visible only in fluid, not mentioned on accompanying certificate and mentioned strictly for accuracy, Very Fine, a top-value Columbian that would enhance any collection, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2681
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), with big, intense color and clear detail; lightly struck double-oval cancel allows full vignette to show through, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, signed A. Roig, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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