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


1912-1917 Washington-Franklin Issues




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Lot 2903
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1912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, Kansas City roulette (Scott 409 var.), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (2 stamps never hinged), very scarce plate block, fresh and bright with robust color, exceptionally well centered for this, highly desirable speciality item, "C.A.S." in circle handstamp on reverse; diagonal gum creases through 3, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500

Released by the Kansas City, Mo., post office with the official approval of the Post Office Department given January 5, 1915.

Current Bid $180
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Lot 2904

1912, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 416), bottom imprint and plate number block of 6, o.g., never hinged (lightly hinged on two top right stamps), fresh, deep color, appealing wide bottom block; some separations, Fine to Very Fine and attractive.
Scott $500+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2905

1912, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 418), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh with immaculate gum, rich color highlighted by bright white paper, a most pleasing block, Very Fine.
Scott $760 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2906

1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 419), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with huge margins and come-hither color, a Very Fine jumbo, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80J.
SMQ VF 80J; $450.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2907

1912, $1 violet brown, D.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 423), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, incredibly deep color and proof-like detail; fresh paper with horizontal centerline, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2908

1914, 2¢ rose red, massive pre-printing paper fold (Scott 425 var), bottom right corner margin block of 12 with siderographer's initials J.H.K., causing a drastic misperforation affecting vertical perforations, three stamps and the margin; left vertical row of stamps defective (not affecting the error at all), a simply stunning and Very Fine example of this unique production flaw.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2909

1914, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 427), o.g., never hinged, a massive stamp with warm color and clean lines, near-perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, one to grade, with 1999 P.F. certificate as a top plate number single, selvage since removed but included.
Scott $75.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2910

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 428), o.g., never hinged, monstrous margins surrounding a flawlessly printed design in succulent color, Extremely Fine to Superb, everything you could want, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $875.
Scott $75.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2911

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 428), o.g., never hinged, sensational shade with proof-like detail, Extremely Fine to Superb, a real gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $600.
Scott $75.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2912

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 428), o.g., never hinged, a great-looking stamp with deep dark color and sharp detail; fresh with perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates, each as top margin single, the selvage (included) since removed.
Scott $75.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2913

1914, 7¢ black, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 430), block of 4, slightly disturbed o.g., cleanly printed with proof-like detail; a lovely block, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2914
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1914, 8¢ pale olive green, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 431), block of 4 with top plate number and part imprint, o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, wide top, brilliantly fresh, magnificent color, large margins all around, choice block in which the two left stamps are exceptional never hinged examples, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $248 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2915

1914, 8¢ pale olive green, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 431), imprint and plate number block of 6, o.g., never hinged (hinged in selvage), wide top, bright, deep rich color, pleasing block, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $725.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2916

1914, 9¢ salmon red, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 432), top margin plate number 6907 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh with warm color, Fine to Very Fine, reel this one in.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 2917
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1914, 10¢ orange yellow, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 433), bottom margin plate number 6735 block of 6, o.g., previously hinged (right 2 stamps never hinged), fresh with deep color and solid margins, Very Fine.
Scott $825.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2918

1915, 11¢ dark green, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 434), plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, deep color, glistening white paper, choice centering and overall appearance, outstanding hinged block, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2919
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1914, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 437), bottom margin plate number 6825 block of 6, a gorgeous plate, Post Office fresh with incomparable color on immaculate paper; top left stamp appears never hinged, others previously hinged a trifle disturbed from hinge removal, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $1,125.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2920
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1914, 15¢ gray, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 437), left margin plate number 6833 block of 6, with superb color and clean lines; paper pristine and sound; position 6 never hinged; tiny inclusion at bottom of position 5, Very Fine.
Scott $1,125.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2921

1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 438), o.g., lightly hinged, pristine with delightful color and near-flawless margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2922

1914, 20¢ ultramarine, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 438), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, pretty block with smooth color; gum bends at left and bottom, tiny thins on top right stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2923

1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 440), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with flawless margins; tiny inclusion, Extremely Fine, a gradeable GEM, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2924

1915, 50¢ violet, S.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 440), o.g., previously hinged, fresh with intense color, cleanly printed on immaculate paper; shallow thin, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine+, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2925
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1914, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 445), pretty, with strong color and crisp detail, plus wonderful centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2926
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1914, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 446), with enchanting color on fresh paper; margins large and well-balanced; pen cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2927

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with grand, deep color and proof-like detail, Extremely Fine to Superb, blues that'll make you sing, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $775.
Scott $220.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2928

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), guide line pair, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), immaculate and fresh, with the deepest possible color and sharp detail, Extremely Fine, choice.
Scott $240.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2929

1914, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal flat plate coil (Scott 447), guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, clean with strong color and three well-balanced margins, Fine to Very Fine+, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2930

1916, 2¢ carmine, type III, S.L. watermark, vertical rotary press coil (Scott 450), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, pretty color and clean lines; fresh with solid perforations, Fine to Very Fine+, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2931

1914, 1¢ green, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 452), line pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with flawless everything, Extremely Fine.
Scott $160.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2932

1914, 2¢ carmine rose, type I, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 453), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with deep color and sharp detail; small natural gum skips, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2933

1914, 2¢ carmine rose, type I, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 453), joint line pair, o.g., very lightly hinged, deep color and crisp detail; paper fresh with solid margins, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2934

1915, 2¢ red, type II, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 454), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, clean with deep, almost over-inked color with crisp detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2935

1915, 2¢ red, type II, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 454), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, with bright color and clean impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2936

1915, 2¢ carmine, type III, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 455), joint line strip of 4, dry o.g., never hinged, deeply engraved producing strong lines and deep, rich color; paper fresh with all perforations intact; small inclusion gum side of position 4, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $148 as line pair and pair.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 2937

1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), pair, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), clean, dry color with clear impression on fresh paper, Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2938

1916, 3¢ violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), pair, o.g., previously hinged, with cool color and fresh detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2939
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1916, 3¢ red violet, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 456), a gem coil, with immaculate color, mathematically placed margins of fresh paper, and an attractive flag cancel, Extremely Fine, a one-of-a-kind stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ XF 90; $380.
Scott $170.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2940

1916, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 457), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, in wonderfully warm color on fresh paper with centering that doesn't get much better, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2941

1916, 4¢ brown, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 457), line strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, the fabulous four, with impeccable color, detail and centering, particularly on the joint line pair, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $435.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2942

1916, 5¢ blue, S.L. watermark, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 458), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with exquisite color, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2943

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), joint line pair without crease, o.g., never hinged, fresh with robust color and strong detail; centered to top, Fine to Very Fine, with clean 1999 P.F. certificate; later certificate (#512990, not included) adds "with light fingerprints on gum".
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2944

1914, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf horizontal coil (Scott 459), joint line pair with crease in left stamp only, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with incredible color depth and sharp impression, Very Fine.
Scott $875.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2945

1915, $1 violet black, D.L. watermark, perf 10 (Scott 460), o.g., lightly hinged, large to huge margins, bold color and impression, particularly appealing example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2946

1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, o.g., never hinged, on immaculate paper in bright shade; fresh and completely sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2947

1916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 467), the double error in a block of 12, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with clean color and strong detail; all perforations intact and solid; area of light gum disturbance on bottom right stamp, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2948

1916, 7¢ black, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 469), o.g., hinged, crisply printed with proof-like detail; fresh and sound, Extremely Fine to Superb, a worthy addition to the finest collection, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $325.
Scott $120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2949
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1916, 8¢ olive green, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 470), right imprint and plate number block of 6, o.g., middle 2 lightly hinged (4 stamps never hinged), bright attractive block, vibrant color, handsome block, Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2950

1916, 15¢ gray, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 475), left margin plate number 6809 single, o.g., stamp never hinged, hinge remnant in selvage only, lovely positional with outstanding color on immaculate paper, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate for original block of four, this position 3.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2951

1916, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 476), o.g., never hinged, an immaculate stamp near-flawlessly centered, Extremely Fine, a real gem, with photocopy of 2011 P.F. certificate for original block of four, this position 4.
Scott $475.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2952

1916, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 476), o.g., very lightly hinged, in glowing color on immaculate paper with large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1979 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2953

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), o.g., very lightly hinged, in bold color on immaculate paper; interesting plate flaw with dot above "P" of "POSTAGE", Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate owners backstamp.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2954

1917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 477), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh with crisp color and nice definition, Fine to Very Fine, with 1996 P.S.E. certificate for original block of four, this position 1.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2955
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1916, $1 violet black, unwatermarked, perf 10, accordion pre-printing foldover (Scott 478), bottom right corner margin single, drastic foldover, o.g., stamp never hinged, lightly hinged in selvage only; few margin flaws, a simply magnificent and Very Fine example of this unique production flaw, errors on $1 values are rare, excellent exhibition piece for the Washington-Franklin enthusiast.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2956

1916, $1 violet black, unwatermarked, perf 10 (Scott 478), o.g., previously hinged, deep rich color; tiny hinge thin speck, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2957

1917, $2 dark blue, perf 10 (Scott 479), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with exquisite impression, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 2.
Scott $475.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2958

1917, $2 dark blue, perf 10 (Scott 479), o.g., previously hinged, a marvelous Madison, with outstanding color and detail, fresh paper, and near-perfect centering, Extremely Fine+, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $210.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2959
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1917, $2 dark blue, perf 10 (Scott 479), top margin plate number 8015 block of 6, solid plate with strong color and fresh paper; all perforations intact; previously hinged positions 2 & 5, all others never hinged, Fine, a scarce high value plate block, with 2014 Weiss certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 2960

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), o.g., never hinged, there's only one verdict on this Marshall: bid, bid, bid, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2961
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1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, so lightly hinged the block itself appears completely never hinged, Post Office fresh with a horizontal guide line; left stamps particularly sublime, Very Fine.
Scott $1,090 as singles.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2962

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), block of 4 with horizontal line, o.g., small hinge remnants, with luxuriant color and precise impression; paper pristine with near-perfect margins; horizontal center line, Extremely Fine, a choice block.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2963

1917, $5 light green, perf 10 (Scott 480), two blocks of 6 plus three singles used with an additional 6¢ & 20¢ stamp and $2.84 in Documentary Revenues, all canceled with the edge of a barred ellipse on a large piece with an Oct 17 Washington D.C. duplex handstamp (no visible year date) at the lower right; the bottom middle $5 in one block is damaged, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. A handsome display.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2964
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1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 491), richly printed in deep color; beautifully centered on immaculate paper, Very Fine+, a lovely stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2965
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1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 491), fresh with remnants of joint line at right, Fine to Very Fine, a difficult stamp in any grade, with clean 1996 P.F. certificate; later certificate (#531640, not included) notes wavy line machine cancel and grade.
SMQ F-VF 75; $400.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2966

1922, 10¢ orange yellow, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil (Scott 497), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, in strong, glowing color; fresh with nice centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $260.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2967
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1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf between (Scott 498b), bottom margin plate block of 20, contains two error pairs, one pair tiny gum thin, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged (error stamps never hinged), Fine to Very Fine and rare, a stunning showpiece that is unrivaled, with 1976 P.F. certificate for sheet of 100.
Scott $2,700 ++.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2968

1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf vertically (Scott 499b), horizontal pair, o.g., hinged, sharp-looking error in clean color and clear impression; left stamp with disturbed gum and light vertical crease (not visible on face), Fine to Very Fine, with clear 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2969

1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 500), top margin plate number 10209 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, in bright color as deep as it comes; paper fresh save for the interesting over abundance of ink upper right, Fine+, a scarce block.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2970
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1917, 2¢ deep rose, type Ia, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 500), fresh with radiant color and a light wavy line cancel, an Extremely Fine jumbo, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $650.
Scott $240.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2971

1917, 3¢ dark violet, type II, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf horizontally (Scott 502c), vertical strip of 3, o.g., hinged, a striking strip, with solid color and clean detail; crease at the top of the bottom stamps, Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,400 for pair.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2972
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1917, 5¢ blue, double impression, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 504b), with characteristic deep color; fresh with an exceptionally light cancel; natural vertical paper wrinkles at right, Fine to Very Fine, a rare item, with 2000 and 2001 P.S.E. certificates (as #504 or #504var); 2000 for the block of four (this position 2), 2001 for this single.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2973

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the single error in a block of 9, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), error never hinged, Post Office fresh and solid, the error particularly nice; block appears never hinged apart from slightly disturbed gum at position 3, Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $650.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2974

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the single error in a block of 9, o.g., never hinged (gum skip through left 3), fresh and attractive example in a pleasing block, iconic and sought after error, strong Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2975

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the double error in a block of 12, o.g., never hinged, deep color and fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,850.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2976

1917, 5¢ rose error, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 505), the double error in a block of 12, o.g., never hinged (light mount glazing which is barely visible to the naked eye), in bright color with crisp detail, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2977

1917, 8¢ olive bister, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 508), o.g., never hinged, a sensational stamp, with scintillating color and clean detail; natural paper inclusion at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90, with additional note "Apparent Centering: SUPERB 98" [SMQ $575].
SMQ XF 90; $60.
Scott $25.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2978

1917, 15¢ gray, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 514), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (minor gum skips), clean and bright, strong color, well centered, high quality plate, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 2979

1917, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf between (blind perfs) (Scott 515 var), right margin block of 6 with plate number 6938, top block with horizontal perforations outside the margin between the stamps, a full 5mm above and mostly blind, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a lovely appearing Very Fine example of a perforation miscue.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2980

1917, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 515), plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, attractive shade, desirable wide top, very appealing plate; light crease in selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2981

1917, 30¢ orange red, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 516), o.g., never hinged, a jubilant jumbo with radiating color and immaculate paper, all perfectly centered; tiny natural paper inclusion at the bottom right, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $700.
Scott $70.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2982

1917, 50¢ red violet, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 517), o.g., never hinged, a fantastic Franklin, fully flawless, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $500.
Scott $120.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2983

1917, 50¢ red violet, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 517), right wide margin plate number 13655 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,550.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2984

1917, 50¢ red violet, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 517), top margin plate number F13655 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh, with brightness of color and strong lines; all perforations sound and solid; small dot of ink at left perforation position 2, Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 2985

1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous jumbo with proof-like color and impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, pristine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $800.
Scott $95.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2986
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1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), top left corner margin block of 4, a sensual block with incredible color, freshness and centering; previously hinged at position 1 only, Extremely Fine.
Scott $323 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2987
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1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), bottom margin block of 4 with plate number 5782, o.g., hinge remnant (2 bottom stamps never hinged), crisply printed in bold color; fresh with big margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $265 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2988

1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), top margin block of 6 with plate number 5782, "A" and part imprint, o.g., previously hinged, each stamp fresh with lively color and immaculate detail; small thin in top left stamp; top selvage reduced, Fine to Very Fine, a neat, almost plate block, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2989

1917, $1 violet brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518), top margin plate number 5782 block of 8 with imprint and "A", o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), fresh and bright with remarkable centering throughout; selvage reduced; perforations starting to separate between columns 3 & 4 (not affecting plate; not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a lovely dollar-value Washington-Franklin plate, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,490.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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1917, $1 deep brown, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 518b), clean with light cancels, Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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