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


1918-1920 Issues




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Lot 2991

1918, $2 orange red & black (Scott 523), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with strong colors on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $650.
Scott $525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2992

1918, $2 orange red & black (Scott 523), block of 4, pretty block with bright color (just hints of oxidation), fresh paper and a horizontal centerline; gum stain position 4, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2993
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1918, $2 orange red & black (Scott 523), pretty pastel shade, with a 1920-dated "Reg'y. Div." double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $400.
Scott $240.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2994

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), o.g., never hinged, in luxe color on immaculate paper; margins full and balanced, Extremely Fine to Superb, just a pretty stamp, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Scott $340.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2995

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with grand color and pristine paper, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $340.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2996

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), full top margin plate number 8179 single, o.g., previously hinged, fresh and bright, a nice positional, Very Fine, don't lose this number.
Scott $160.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2997

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), top margin single with part arrow, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), lovely positional, completely fresh and sound with engaging color and sharp detail, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 1991 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 2.
Scott $160.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2998

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, simply gorgeous; bright, clean and flawlessly printed, Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely position piece.
Scott $1,360 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 2999

1918, $5 deep green & black (Scott 524), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants on each stamp, a wonderful block, fresh and sound, Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3000

1918, 2¢ carmine, type VI, offset printing (Scott 528A), plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (hinged in selvage), brilliant color, sought after wide top plate, nice overall centering for this issue, premium item, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3001

1918, 2¢ carmine, type VII, offset printing (Scott 528B), plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, vibrant color on bright paper, exceptionally well centered with large balanced margins, marvelous desirable wide top plate, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $375+.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3002

1918, 2¢ carmine rose, type IV, offset printing, imperf (Scott 532), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, magnificent plate, bright and fresh, huge balanced margins all around, immaculate gum, choice in every respect, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $625.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3003
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1918, 2¢ carmine rose, type IV, offset printing, imperf (Scott 532), full wide top margin plate number 10918 block of 6, o.g., top right stamp lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), wonderfully centered with strong color on lily-white paper; tiny inclusions on top right stamp, light fingerprints on gum, still Superb.
Scott $428.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3004

1918, 2¢ carmine, type V, offset printing, imperf (Scott 533), pair, o.g., never hinged, with bold color and gargantuan margins; tiny gum wrinkle in right margin, guide line at top, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3005

1918, 2¢ carmine, type V, offset printing, imperf (Scott 533), right margin horizontal pair with part arrow and center line, o.g., lightly hinged, Post Office fresh, bright with immense margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a Solo Top of the Pop, as the highest grade awarded a previously hinged pair in PSE's Population Report is a 90, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $230 singles.
Scott $225.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3006
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1918, 2¢ carmine, type V, offset printing, imperf (Scott 533), block of 4, clean and sound, with bright color and crisp paper; right two stamps offer great potential; top stamps previously hinged, bottom two never hinged, Very Fine++, with 2013 Weiss certificate.
Scott $570 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3007

1918, 2¢ carmine, type Va, offset printing, imperforate, double impression (Scott 534 var), o.g., never hinged, with full to gargantuan margins, capturing framelines of three adjacent stamps; impression very faintly doubled, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3008

1918, 2¢ carmine, type VI, offset printing, imperf (Scott 534A), plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, outstanding wide top plate, fresh, bold color, pristine gum, large margins all around, choice; tiny natural inclusion between two right stamps, still Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3009
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1920, Peckmore & Sons Co, engraved essays, 6 different colors, bottom left corner margin pairs, o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3011
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1919, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 538), top margin plate block of 12, o.g., some never hinged / seven stamps at bottom with disturbed gum spots, a fresh and brightly colored sought-after "S30" plate, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $185 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3012

1919, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 538a), top margin plate number 13612 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with deep color and crisp printing; natural gum skip across bottom stamps, Very Fine.
Scott $1,375.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3013
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1919, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 538a), top margin plate number 13611 block of 10, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, crisp and clean with warm color and outstanding centering; central vertical pair hinged, others never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, valued as pair, plate block and block of four.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 3014

1919, 2¢ carmine rose, type III, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 540a), top plate block of 4 and additional vertical pair, o.g., lightly hinged, additional pair at right never hinged, very scarce and desirable error multiple, brilliant color, nicely centered for this; perforation tips partly trimmed at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,175.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3015

1923, 1¢ green, rotary press sheet waste, perf 11 (Scott 544), on lovely hand-tinted picture post card showing "The Depot at/Gearhart-by-the-Sea, Oregon", tied by Apr. 11, 1924 Portland, OR slogan cancel; stamp miraculously undamaged by the creases to the card itself, Fine to Very Fine, a rare usage, with 1969 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

see also lot #2176 for an advertising postcard usage of this rare stamp
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Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 3016
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1921, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 (Scott 545), top margin plate number 11766 block of 4 with "S 30", o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, the top left stamp just a breath of a hinge, Post Office fresh and sound; natural paper inclusion position 2, Fine to Very Fine for this, a scarce plate.
Scott $1,605 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3017
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1921, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 (Scott 545), top margin plate number 13616 block of 6, fresh with appealing color and sharp lines; incomplete wiping evident in top selvage; positions 2 & 5 appear never hinged, others very lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine, scarcer plate format.
Scott $1,510 as plate & 2 singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3018
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1921, 2¢ carmine rose, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 (Scott 546), top plate block of 4, "S 30", o.g., selvage and one stamp lightly hinged (3 stamps never hinged), brilliantly fresh, scarce plate, usual difficult centering, desirable block, Fine.
Scott $795 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3019

1920, $2 carmine & black (Scott 547), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, with intense color on fresh paper; vertical guide line, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $440.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $0
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