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


1894-1898 Bureau Issues




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Lot 2682

1894, 1¢ ultramarine, unwatermarked (Scott 246), o.g., never hinged, an indubitable jumbo, Post Office fresh with clear color and solid detail, Extremely Fine+, grading may be warranted, with 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
Scott $90.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2683
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1894, 1¢, 2¢, 3¢-$1, $5, large die proofs on India, complete set less $2 (Scott 247P1, 250P1, 253AP1-261AP1, 263P1), otherwise all denominations represented, die sunk on 6 x 8 in. cards, Choice Extremely Fine with original interleaves.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 2684
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1894, 1¢, 2¢, 6¢, $2, $5, complete set, plate proofs on card (Scott 247P4-263P4), blocks of 4, the five stamps that are on card proofs from the series, 247, 248, 256, 262 and 263, deeply etched impression and colors on bright white card stock, simply immaculate, Extremely Fine.
Scott $7,475.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 2685
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1894, 1¢ blue, plate proof on card (Scott 247P4), right margin block of 4, pristine; bottom margin capturing partial frameline, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2686

1894, 1¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott 247), full right margin part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, in luxurious color with proof-like detail; fresh with three balanced margins, the fourth immense, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $180.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2687
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1894, 2¢ pink, type I, plate proof on card (Scott 248P4), block of 4, crisp and clean with more than ample margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2688

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I, unwatermarked (Scott 250), block of 18, o.g., never hinged, scarce mint multiple, bold color, handsome block; some separations, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,530 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2689

1894, 4¢ dark brown, unwatermarked (Scott 254), block of 4, o.g. (sweated) appears never hinged, left stamps well centered with large margins all around, others very nice, rich color, pleasing appearance, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2690

1894, 6¢ dull brown, unwatermarked (Scott 256), full wide top margin single, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with grandiose color and razor-sharp detail, Fine to Very Fine+, with photocopy of 2010 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 1.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2691

1894, 10¢ dark green, unwatermarked (Scott 258), o.g., never hinged, in crisp color on pristine paper; margins wonderfully balanced, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2692

1894, 10¢ dark green, unwatermarked (Scott 258), right plate number 64 strip of 3 with imprint, o.g., hinge remnants between stamps, in stentorian color and no-nonsense detail; creases in top selvage, Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2693

1894, 10¢ dark green, unwatermarked (Scott 258), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, in deep color on fresh paper, central vertical perforations blind, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,400+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2694

1894, 15¢ dark blue, unwatermarked (Scott 259), block of 4, o.g., very lightly hinged, bright, deep rich shade, large margins, fabulous block, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2695

1894, 50¢ orange, unwatermarked (Scott 260), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), lovely radiant color and sharp detail; paper fresh with margins clear all around; small inclusion drop out, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2696

1894, 50¢ orange, unwatermarked (Scott 260), o.g., previously hinged, big stamp vertically, fresh with good color and nicely centered, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2697
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1894, 50¢ orange, unwatermarked (Scott 260), bottom margin plate number strip of 3 with imprint, solid color on fresh paper; position 1 never hinged; faults, Fine.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2698

1894, $1 black, type I, unwatermarked (Scott 261), block of 4, o.g., hinged, a stunning block with massive color and three-dimensional detail; Post Office fresh; perforation separations, some sensibly reinforced, reperforated, Fine to Fine-Very Fine.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2699
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1894, $1 black, type II, large die proof (Scott 261AP1), Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2700

1894, $1 black, type II, unwatermarked (Scott 261A), o.g., previously hinged, clean and fresh, with strong color and crystal-clear detail, Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2701

1894, $2 bright blue, unwatermarked (Scott 262), o.g., hinged, Post Office fresh with proof-like color and detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2702

1894, $2 bright blue, unwatermarked (Scott 262), o.g., hinged, deep shade with clean lines; light crease and small hinge thins, otherwise Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2703

1894, $2 bright blue, unwatermarked (Scott 262), with lovely color and sharp detail; small facial scuff; pinhole (called a "natural paper inclusion" on the accompanying certificate) in hair, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2704

1894, $2 bright blue, unwatermarked (Scott 262), block of 4, o.g., hinged, a beautiful quartet in immense, immaculate color on fresh paper; tiny gum thins from hinge removal on two, Fine+.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2705
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1894, $2 bright blue, unwatermarked (Scott 262), crisply printed with a light double-oval Registry cancel, Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2706
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1894, $5 dark green, hybrid large die proof (Scott 263P1); a few age spots, Very Fine and rare, pencil noted "as representative of the set" and signed "I Koslow", Irving Koslow of Scott Stamp and Coin Co.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2707
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1894, $5 dark green, plate proof on card (Scott 263P4), a stellar example with mathematically balanced, large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2708

1894, $5 dark green, unwatermarked (Scott 263), o.g., hinged, incredibly tall stamp, fresh with bright color and incisive detail, Extremely Fine, ex Ward, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 2709
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1894, $5 dark green, unwatermarked (Scott 263), a stunning stamp with incontrovertible color, clean lines and a light cancel; light perforation toning; small thin and reperforated, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2710

1895, 2¢ carmine, type III, D.L. watermark, perforations shifted vertically (Scott 267 var), top margin block of 4, a stunning top margin block which has the design captured within the top margin, o.g., small hinge remnants, a Very Fine example.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2711

1895, 6¢ dull brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 271), imprint and plate number strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, lovely rich shade, immaculate gum, elusive multiple this clean, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2712
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1895, 8¢ violet brown, USIR watermark (Scott 272a), exceptionally light cancel; clear "R" of watermark; light horizontal crease at bottom; lightly toned at top left, Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2713

1895, 10¢ dark green, D.L. watermark (Scott 273), plate number single, o.g., never hinged, large balanced margins, deep rich shade highlighted by bright white paper, choice example of this excellent position piece, Extremely Fine.
Scott $280.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2714
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1895, 10¢ dark green, D.L. watermark (Scott 273), bottom margin plate number 63 strip of 3 with imprint, o.g., center stamps previously hinged (2 stamps never hinged), with strong color and solid detail, Fine.
Scott $655.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2715

1895, 15¢ dark blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 274), full wide top margin part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, the Oxonian Clay, who's definitely won his dark blue on radiant white paper; stamp with three boardwalk margins, plus a top selvage as tall as they come; partial hinge remnants at top of selvage not mentioned on accompanying certificate (and of no consequence), a Very Fine jumbo, a showpiece of a stamp, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80J.
SMQ VF 80J; $750.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2716

1895, 15¢ dark blue, D.L. watermark, stupendous foldover (Scott 274 var), bottom right corner margin pair, foldover causing partially imperf (at right and bottom) and another blank stamp standing on its side, o.g., previously hinged; top stamp tiny thin and margin faults, pencil "wmk" in margin, a Very Fine example, a stunning showpiece for the Bureau collector exhibitor.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2717

1895, 15¢ dark blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 274), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, spectacular color and strong lines, all on like-new paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $875.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2718

1895, $1 black, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 276), plate number single, o.g., lightly hinged, deep color on bright white paper, exceptionally well centered for this, fantastic example of desirable position piece, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2719

1895, $1 black, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 276), o.g., previously hinged, with proof-like impression and sculptural detail, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $600.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2720

1895, $1 black, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 276), o.g., lightly hinged, bright, deep rich color and impression, large margins, desirable premium example, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2721
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1895, $1 black, type I, D.L. watermark (Scott 276), fresh with sharp detail and near-perfect margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $95.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2722
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1895, $1 black, type I, D.L. watermark, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 276P5), horizontal pair, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), pristine with large, balanced margins, Very Fine+, only 100 issued.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2723
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1895, $1 black, type II, D.L. watermark (Scott 276A), gloriously fresh, with lighter than usual cancel; horizontal wrinkle at right center, Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ VF 80; $210.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 2724
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1895, $1 black, type II, D.L. watermark (Scott 276A), deep black on stark white, the double-oval Registry cancel remarkably face-free, Extremely Fine or better, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2725

1895, $2 bright blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 277), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), fresh with intense color on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2726

1895, $2 dark blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 277a), o.g., hinged, Post Office fresh with strong color and lines, near-perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2007 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 3.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2727

1895, $2 bright blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 277), o.g., previously hinged, fresh color with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2728

1895, $2 bright blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 277), o.g., hinge remnants, a magnificent Madison, Post Office fresh; light crease and small tear, Very Fine to Extremely Fine centering.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2729
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1895, $2 dark blue, D.L. watermark (Scott 277a), wonderfully centered and fresh with a double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,000.
Scott $400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2730
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1895, 2¢ to $5, D.L. watermark, overprinted "Universal Postal Congress" (Scott 267SO//278SO), a lovely group of Specimens, each with strong color and clean overprint; $2 regummed over extensive repairs; $5 no gum with three creases; others with faults, Fine to Very Fine, a tough set in any condition, only 125 sets produced, with 2006 P.S.E. certificates for #277SO and 278SO.
Scott $1,550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2731
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1895, $5 dark green, D.L. watermark (Scott 278), New York double-oval registry cancel, especially well centered for this, choice appearing example; small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2732
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1895, $5 dark green, D.L. watermark (Scott 278), in sharp color on immaculate paper; light double-oval Registry cancel unobtrusive; reperforated at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2733
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1895, $5 dark green, D.L. watermark (Scott 278), block of 4, with wonderful color on clean paper with all perforations sound; double-ring ovals all essentially face-free; few flaws including sensibly reinforced perf separations and creases, Very Fine, scarce, ex- Whitpain.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2734
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1898, 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 15¢, small die proofs (Scott 279P2, 281P2, 283P2, 285P2), each on grey card; 15¢ faults, attractive Very Fine appearance with the first three nice.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2735

1898, 2¢ rose carmine, type IV (Scott 279Bc), full wide top margin imprint and plate number 511 strip of 3, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in ungummed selvage only, fresh and bright with warm color and clean impression, Fine to Very Fine+, pretty, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2736
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1898, 2¢ light red, type IV, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 279BjSE), booklet pane of 6 with plate number, o.g., hinged, rare booklet pane; perf reinforcement between top left stamps, thin on top right stamp, otherwise Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2737
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1898, 2¢ red, type IV, vertical watermark (Scott 279Bk), booklet pane of 6, o.g., selvage and top left stamp lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), pleasurable pane with bright color on fresh paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2738
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1898, 6¢ lake, large die proof (Scott 282P1), interesting slightest hint of second impression at upper left, Extremely Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2739
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1898, 6¢ lake, small die proof on white wove paper (Scott 282P2a var), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2740
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1898, 10¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 283), imprint and plate number strip of 3, o.g., lightly hinged (2 stamps never hinged), fresh and handsome position piece, vivid color and impression, Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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