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


1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue




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Lot 2741

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to $2 bi-color essays, large die proofs, complete set of nine (Scott 285-E8-293-E7), each possesses bright freshness in color and impression and on bright white stock which provides an incredible contrast, Extremely Fine, will satisfy the most discriminating collector.
Scott $6,750.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 2742

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ dark yellow green (Scott 285), o.g., never hinged, a grand stamp with outstanding color and perfect centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $625.
Scott $75.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2743

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ dark yellow green (Scott 285), imprint and plate number block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Fresh and exceptionally well centered overall, deep rich color and crisp clear impression, marvelous block; some perforation separations, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2744

1898, Trans-Miss., 2¢ copper red (Scott 286), top left full pane of 50, o.g., never hinged, unusually fresh and clean, overall Very Fine.
Scott $4,355+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2745

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), full bottom margin plate number 634 strip of 5 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, an exceptional position piece, with wide selvage both left and bottom, part arrow and guide line at right, all in surprisingly fresh color; surface scuff on top left selvage, a couple light gum bends, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,710.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2746
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1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom 2 stamps never hinged), bright vibrant color, crisp impression, pleasing multiple; single nibbed perforation at top left, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $880 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2747

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), o.g., never hinged, an attention-grabber, bright and fresh with immense color and clear detail, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $700.
Scott $300.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2748

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), o.g., never hinged, with strong color on clean paper; a nice-looking stamp, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $300.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2749

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), bottom plate number and imprint pair, o.g., lightly hinged, huge margins all around, fresh and bright, vibrant color and impression, outstanding showpiece, Extremely Fine.
Scott $200+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2750
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1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), right margin arrow pair, o.g., bottom stamp never hinged / top stamp hinged, in sumptuous color on fresh paper offering solid margins all around; light bend on top selvage, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2751

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, the top right stamp particularly choice, Fine to Very Fine or better, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,200 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2752

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), top plate number and imprint pair, slightly disturbed o.g., never hinged, exceptionally well centered, attractive and desirable showpiece, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $860 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2753
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1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom 2 stamps never hinged), fresh and appealing block, strong color and impression, Fine.
Scott $1,140 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2754
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1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), wonderfully clean with strong color; black Boston double-oval and purple transit cancels, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wicked pretty stamp, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $625.
Scott $48.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2755

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, with sharp detail in alluring color; fresh, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2756

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), top margin plate number and imprint pair, o.g., previously hinged, wonderfully centered with clean printing and paper; reinforced perforations at top, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2757

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), full wide top margin horizontal pair with plate number 603 and imprint, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), fresh with deep color and clean impression; light gum crease on right stamp, slight perforation separation at very top of selvage, Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2758

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, scarce multiple, attractive color and impression, Average to Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2759
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1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), fresh and well-centered, with the lightest possible cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $175.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2760

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with magnificent color and detail, all nicely centered, Very Fine+, with 1996 Richter certificate as never hinged ("**").
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2761

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., never hinged, flawlessly printed with proof-like detail in exquisite color; reperforated at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 2762

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., lightly hinged, bright and bold, attractive example of this iconic and beloved stamp; natural straight edge with guideline at right, a strong Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2763

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., previously hinged, the bold and the beautiful, Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2764

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., previously hinged, fresh with refined print; reperforated at left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2765
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), fresh and clean with New York double-oval Registry cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2766
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), in grand color with crisp detail; black duplex and traces of red crayon cancels, nearly Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2767
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), duplex cancel, in bold color, the duplex allowing much of the vignette to show through, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2768
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), ruggedly handsome with a surprisingly unobtrusive centrally struck New York double-oval "P" cancel; repaired faults at top, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2769

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown & black, die essay on India paper die sunk (Scott 293-E7), Very Fine to Extremely Fine, unlisted color, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2770

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a grand looking stamp, with flawless color and superior centering; a few shortish perforations at bottom, still Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2011 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter states "never hinged".
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 2771

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., never hinged, so fresh you can practically smell the sidewheeler's smoke, nearly Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate for original block of four, this position 4.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 2772

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), streaky o.g., hinged, eye-poppingly fresh, with clean color; three nicely balanced margins, the fourth large, Very Fine, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $650
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Lot 2773
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), double oval registry cancel, well centered example of this scarce used high value, desirable stamp; reperforated, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2774
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), with warm color on fresh paper; double-oval New York Registry cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 2002 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2775
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), fresh with duplex cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2776
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), alluring color with a light New York Registry cancel; corner crease at upper left, Fine, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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