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


1908-1911 Washington-Franklin Issues




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Lot 2845
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1908, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, with "ULTRAMAR" overprint (Scott 332), unused without gum, pretty example with bright color; properly without gum with a solid strike of the Portuguese UPU "Specimen" handstamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2846

1908, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark (Scott 332), o.g., never hinged, an eye-catching jumbo whose color depth and sharp lines match its flawless centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gorgeous stamp destined for a collection of distinction, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $275.
Scott $15.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2847

1908, 3¢ deep violet, on experimental paper (Scott 333 var), o.g., hinged, nicely centered and cleanly printed, on grayish "very thick paper", Very Fine, scarce, excellent adjunct to the bluish paper issue, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2848
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1908, 4¢ orange brown, D.L. watermark, with "ULTRAMAR" overprint (Scott 334), unused without gum, Post Office fresh stamp wondrously colored and centered; overprint light but generally clear, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2849
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1909, 6¢ red orange, D.L. watermark (Scott 336), bottom margin plate number 4936 block of 6 with imprint, a wonderfully centered plate, with light oxidation 'round the edges; position 2 appears never hinged, position 4 with erasure on gum, others hinged; selvage reduced, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, the individual stamps quite well centered.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2850

1908, 8¢ olive green, D.L. watermark (Scott 337), block of 8 with plate number and part imprint, o.g., never hinged (gum skips mostly in selvage), clean and bright, rich color, pleasing position multiple, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $840 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2851
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1908, 8¢ olive green, D.L. watermark (Scott 337), imprint and plate number block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom 2 stamps never hinged), bright, pleasing shade, attractive position piece, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2852

1909, 13¢ blue green, D.L. watermark (Scott 339), imprint and plate number block of 6, o.g., never hinged, lovely shade, nicely centered block, appealing position piece; some perforation separations, Very Fine.
Scott $875.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2853

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, D.L. watermark (Scott 340), imprint and plate number block of 6, o.g., never hinged, bright and clean, pleasing subtle shade, scarce and desirable block, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 2854

1909, 50¢ violet, D.L. watermark (Scott 341), o.g., lightly hinged, with immense color and clean detail; fresh with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine+, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2855

1909, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 342), part arrow left margin single, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a big stamp, crisp and clean with crystal-clear detail in deep color, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 2856

1909, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 342), o.g., lightly hinged, proof-like in color and detail, flawlessly centered amid big margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2857

1909, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 342), o.g., hinged, fresh with exquisite color and razor-sharp detail, Extremely Fine, a real beauty, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Scott $450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2858

1909, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 342), o.g., never hinged, in deep color with crystal-clear lines; reperforated at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2859

1909, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark (Scott 342), block of 4, with deep color, top stamps lightly hinged, bottom pair never hinged, Fine+.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2860
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1910, 4¢ orange brown, D.L. watermark, vertical coil (Scott 350), pair, exceptionally bright and fresh, with alluring color and sharp detail; top stamp lightly hinged, bottom never hinged, Fine to Very Fine+, with 2013 Weiss certificate.
Scott $465 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2861
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1909, 1¢ green, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 352), strip of 4 with paste-up in the center, fresh with clear detail and two shades; left stamp never hinged, balance previously hinged; weak perforations between positions 3 & 4, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $530 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2862
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1909, 1¢ green, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 352), crisp with large margins and a light wavy-line cancel; lifted from 1911 Thanksgiving postcard (included), Very Fine to Extremely Fine, value used italicized in Scott, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2863

1909, 2¢ carmine, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 353), 3mm spacing, pair, o.g., never hinged, in rich, glowing color with clean impression; minor perforation separations at top, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2864
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1909, 5¢ blue, D.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 355), strip of 4 with paste-up in the center, in luxuriant color and razor-sharp detail; right stamp never hinged, others previously hinged; weak perforations between positions 2 & 3; left stamp with a natural diagonal gum bend, Fine to Very Fine, much scarcer than a coil line pair, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,080 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2865
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1909, 1¢ green, bluish paper (Scott 357), top imprint and plate number block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged at top right (4 stamps never hinged), scarce block, clean and handsome example, usual centering, Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2866
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1909, 2¢ carmine, bluish paper (Scott 358), left margin plate number 4863 block of 6 with imprint, with deep color and clear detail; right column appears never hinged, Very Fine, a pretty plate, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2867

1909, 6¢ red orange, bluish paper (Scott 362), o.g., lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with bright, enticing color, Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate for original pair, this position 2.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2868

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, bluish paper (Scott 366), o.g., previously hinged, clean and bright with pastel color and well-balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2869

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, bluish paper (Scott 366), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with glowing color on pristine paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2870

1909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, bluish paper (Scott 366), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with lovely color and clean detail; paper nicely and clearly blued, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 1984 P.F. certificate for original block of four, this position 3.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2871
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1909, 2¢ Lincoln, imperf, vertical coil (Scott 368V), guide line strip of 4, o.g., never hinged line pair, top and bottom stamps lightly hinged, scarce clean line pair with two extra hinged stamps, fresh, sharp color and impression, desirable strip, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $830.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2872

1909, 2¢ Lincoln, bluish paper (Scott 369), o.g., never hinged, a monumental stamp, flawless in all regards, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2873

1909, 2¢ Lincoln, bluish paper (Scott 369), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with magnificent color and sharp lines; natural gum skips, Very Fine+, solid and sound, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,200 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2874
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1909, 2¢ Lincoln, bluish paper (Scott 369), full wide top margin imprint block of 4, o.g., top stamps lightly hinged (bottom stamps never hinged), Post Office fresh with each stamp beautifully centered; light toning on bottom stamps, Very Fine centering.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2875
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1909, 2¢ Lincoln, bluish paper (Scott 369), bottom margin plate number 4979 block of 6, a gorgeous plate with flawless color and centering across all stamps; positions 1 & 3 hinged, others never hinged; few vertical perforation separations between positions 2 & 3, gum bends, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2876
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1910, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark (Scott 375 var), on vertically ribbed paper, unused without gum, with incredible color depth, the ribbing clearly visible on the stamp's face; tiny perforation fault at right, Fine+, a tough variety, unlisted in Scott, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2877

1911, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark (Scott 377), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent example, as close as they come to perfect in all respects, Extremely Fine to Superb, a top-line Washington-Franklin, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $65.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2878

1911, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark (Scott 378), o.g., never hinged, a stunner in true Post Office fresh condition, with mathematically balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gem of a stamp, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $65.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2879

1911, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark (Scott 378), top margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright, clean and sharp, with nicely balanced margins all through, Extremely Fine, completely sound, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $260 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2880

1911, 6¢ red orange, S.L. watermark (Scott 379), block of 4 (3mm spacing), o.g., never hinged, vivid color on bright white paper, immaculate gum, nicely centered with large margins, premium block, Choice Very Fine.
Scott $340.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2881
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1911, 6¢ red orange, S.L. watermark (Scott 379), full wide top margin plate number 4939 block of 6 with imprint, a pretty block, with clean design and mostly clear color (a few areas of light oxidation); lightly hinged at position 2, all others never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a nice top, with 2012 Weiss certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2882

1911, 10¢ yellow, S.L. watermark (Scott 381), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), enticing color on like-new paper with perfectly balanced outsized margins, Superb, definitely one to grade, with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott $85.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2883
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1911, 3¢ deep violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 394), guide line pair, a magnificent pair up front, with strong color and centered well above the PSE's grade; double-oval New York Registry cancels; thin at center of left stamp, Very Fine or better appearance, a scarce item used, Scott italicizing their value for used, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
SMQ F 70; $300.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2884

1913, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 396), pair, o.g., never hinged, fresh with exceptional color and pristine lines, Extremely Fine, just pretty, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2885

1913, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 396), guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, with intense depth of color and crisp detail; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $975.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2886
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1913, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil (Scott 396), guide line pair, in sensuous color cleanly printed; the cancel (an upright oval at center) barely struck, Fine to Very Fine, not often encountered, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $825 italicized.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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