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


1922-1929 Issues




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Lot 3020

1923, 3¢ violet, reverse offset printing on selvedge (Scott 555 var), bottom left corner margin single with siderographer's initials J.H.S., o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a distinctive Very Fine example, simply a magnificent piece! .
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3021

1923, 3¢ violet (Scott 555), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, lovely deep purple shade, particularly well centered for this, premium high grade plate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3022

1923, 7¢ black (Scott 559), o.g., never hinged, this McKinley's a peak of perfection, flawlessly printed and centered; suggestion of light overall even toning, a Superb gem, a gorgeous stamp, just three stamps at this grade in PSE's Population Report, with one "100J" above, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $650.
Scott $16.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3023

1923, 8¢ olive green (Scott 560), o.g., never hinged, immaculate with strong color and uncommonly precise centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2007 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates, each graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $350.
Scott $80.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3024

1923, 10¢ orange (Scott 562), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, bright, deep rich color, exceptionally well centered, choice plate block; minor separations, Extremely Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3025
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1923, 14¢ blue, major fold-over (Scott 565), right margin block of 6, showing drastic perforations now diagonally into margin, o.g., lightly hinged (4 stamps never hinged), a most unusual and Very Fine example of this issue.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3026

1922, 15¢ gray, drastic pre-printing paper fold (Scott 566 var), full wide bottom margin plate #19462 block of 6, which shows on two stamps and the margin, o.g., never hinged (light gum disturbance from mount); some foxing discoloration in bottom margin mostly and doesn't affect the error stamps, a Very Fine example which would be impossible to find.
Scott $400 as NH plate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3027

1922, 25¢ yellow green (Scott 568), o.g., never hinged, a jumbo that's absolutely pristine and flawless, Extremely Fine to Superb, one to fall for, with 1991 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $400.
Scott $30.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3028

1922, 25¢ yellow green (Scott 568), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, bright white with vibrant color and impression, virtually perfectly centered, a gem plate, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $425.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3029

1923, 30¢ olive brown (Scott 569), pair, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, brilliant color and sharp impression, large balanced margins, choice in every respect, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $100.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3030

1922, 50¢ lilac, large pre-printing paper fold (Scott 570 var), horizontal strip of 3, which ends in a bottom right corner perforation doubling, o.g., hinge remnants (stains from mounting), an absolutely stunning and Very Fine example.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3031

1923, $1 violet brown (Scott 571), o.g., never hinged, an uncommonly large $1, with deep color and fresh paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $450.
Scott $75.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3032

1923, $1 violet brown (Scott 571), full top margin plate number 18681 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with exquisite centering; gum skips on top three stamps, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3033

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), top margin single, o.g., never hinged, a breath of fresh air, exquisitely centrist, with unimpeachable color and untarnished paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a capital stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $275.
Scott $120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3034

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), top margin arrow block of 4, o.g., never hinged, as bright, clean and centered as you could ever want; light gum bends, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $480 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3035

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), o.g., never hinged, with luxurious colors on pristine paper, Superb, a real beauty, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,000.
Scott $180.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 3036

1923, $5 carmine lake & dark blue (Scott 573a), o.g., never hinged, pristine, bold vivid shade, large beautifully balanced margins, selvage with part arrow at left detached but included, outstanding premium example, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3037

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with exceptional color and centering amid large margins, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $180.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3038

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), o.g., very lightly hinged, exquisite with just a hint of hinging in the upper right corner, Superb, America the Beautiful, indeed.
Scott $90.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3039
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1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), strip of 4 with plate numbers and arrow at top, vignette shifted to lower right, o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, other with small thin spot, bright and vibrant, well centered and attractive position piece, interesting and desirable, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $630 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3040

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office vault fresh, with perfectly registered vibrant colors on absolutely immaculate paper, Superb, one of the prettiest we've seen.
Scott $825.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3041

1923, $5 carmine lake & dark blue (Scott 573a), bottom margin arrow block of 4, o.g., never hinged, natural gum bends, nice position piece, fresh and bright with all perforations sound, Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3042

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), right arrow block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and sharp, particularly well centered and appealing example of this desirable position piece, Extremely Fine.
Scott $720 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3043

1923, $5 carmine lake & dark blue (Scott 573a), block of 4, o.g., small hinge remnants, deep rich shade, attractive and desirable block; some gum loss from hinge removal, Very Fine.
Scott $825.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3044

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), top margin with $5.00 arrow block of 4, o.g., never hinged, a wonderfully attractive position piece, with enticing colors and snow-white paper; gum wrinkle on top left stamp, perforation disc indent on bottom left stamp, thin on bottom right stamp, light gum bend across bottom and right, Very Fine.
Scott $720.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3045

1923, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 578), top margin star plate number 14661 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, crisply printed in solid color; straight edge along left as nearly always, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3046
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1923, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 578), plate block of 4 with star, o.g., bottom 2 stamps never hinged, top lightly hinged with small hinge remnant, scarce plate block, fresh, better then usual centering, important position piece, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3047
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1923, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 578), block of 4, sound with solid perforations, strong color and light cancels; top pair with a machine cancellation, the bottom pair pencil-cancelled, Fine to Very Fine, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, extremely scarce: one of just five known, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3048

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 579), top margin star plate number 14795 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, with pulsing color and pristine detail; slightly disturbed gum on lower right stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3049
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1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 579), top plate number and star block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom 2 stamps never hinged), remarkably well centered for this difficult item, fresh and bright, fantastic example of this scarce plate, Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3050
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1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10 (Scott 579), block of 4 with selvage at top, mute double circle cancels, scarce used multiple, usual centering, Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3051

1923-26, Rotary press definitives, perf 10, 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 581-591), blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, all Post Office fresh and bright, the 10¢ a particularly rich shade; three 6¢ stamps w oxidation, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,485 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3052
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1923-26, Rotary press definitives, perf 10, 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 581-591), blocks of 4, a lovely group in better than usual condition and centering; all never hinged except top two 2¢ stamps; 1¢ with horizontal perforation separations at right; 6¢ lightly oxidized, the lower right stamp with an inclusion, generally Very Fine or better.
Scott $1,479 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3053
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1923-26, Rotary press definitives, perf 10, 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 581-591), plate blocks of 4, all bright and fresh with sound margins; 3¢, 5¢ and 7¢-10¢ blocks lightly hinged, the others never hinged, Very Fine overall.
Scott $2,985.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3054

1925, 3¢ violet, rotary press, perf 10 (Scott 584), o.g., never hinged; few perf separations and selvage missing along top and nick at left, Fine.
Scott $6,185.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3055

1926, 7¢ black, rotary press, perf 10 (Scott 588), top right plate number 18179 single, o.g., never hinged, in characteristic strong color, and a great position piece, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $26.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3056

1926, 7¢ black, rotary press, perf 10 (Scott 588), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and attractive, particularly well centered for this, marvelous plate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3057

1925, 10¢ orange, rotary press, perf 10 (Scott 591), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh color; light gum bend on lower left stamp, Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3058

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste (Scott 595), block of 4, flawless o.g., never hinged, an eye-catching multiple, with intense color cleanly printed on fresh paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,800 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3059
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1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste (Scott 595), plate block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (3 stamps never hinged), very scarce plate, fresh, nicely centered for this, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3060

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste (Scott 595), top margin plate number 14136 block of 4 with star, o.g., never hinged, fresh with big color; uneven left margin; small gum skip position 2 noted for accuracy, Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3061
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1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary press coil waste (Scott 595), top margin block of 4, cleanly printed in intense color; "non-postal cancel" according to the accompanying certificate, Fine, a tough multiple, with 2006 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3062

1923, 2¢ carmine lake, vertical rotary press coil (Scott 606a), joint line pair, o.g., never hinged, the shade unquestionable on fresh paper; sharp detail, Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
SMQ F 70; $350.
Scott $775.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3063
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1925, 5¢ Norse-American (Scott 621), top margin plate number 16927-16961 block of 8, o.g., lightly hinged in selvage only (8 stamps never hinged), with the clean lines, precision and color we all expect from the Scandinavians, Very Fine, come sail away.
Scott $450 as previously hinged.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3064

1926, 13¢ green, pre-printing paper fold (Scott 622 var), right margin pair with plate number 19119, causing drastically shifted perforations, o.g., hinge remnants re-inforcing separations; separated and severed likely from production, a most uncommon and Very Fine piece.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3065

1926, 2¢ White Plains, dramatic diagonal perforation shift (Scott 629 var), left margin plate #18766 block of 6, o.g., hinge remnants, a stunning Very Fine positional showpiece, a one-in-a-million White Plains error.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3066
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1926, 1½¢ yellow brown, rotary press, imperf, without gum breaker ridges (Scott 631 var.), plate block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (3 stamps never hinged), scarce variety, fresh, ample to large margins all around, desirable speciality position piece, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3067

1926, 2¢ carmine lake, type I, rotary press (Scott 634b), o.g., never hinged, a sharp looker, immaculate with centering that appears better than its grade, Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
SMQ F 70; $190.
Scott $425.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3068

1926, 2¢ carmine lake, type I, rotary press (Scott 634b), bottom left plate number 20020 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, a beautiful plate with powerful color and proof-like detail; selvage reduced at left; bottom right stamp with diagonal creases, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 3069

1928, 2¢ carmine, type II, rotary press (Scott 634A), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with eye-popping color and wonderfully balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3070

1928, 2¢ carmine, type II, rotary press (Scott 634A), o.g., never hinged, clean and bright, very nicely centered for this, choice example of this difficult stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3071

1928, 2¢ carmine, type II, rotary press (Scott 634A), o.g., very lightly hinged, a heart stopper, with immense depth of color and proof-like impression; Post Office fresh, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3072

1928, 2¢ carmine, type II, rotary press (Scott 634A), horizontal pair with gutter between, o.g., never hinged, excellent example of this scarce item, post office fresh and bright, better then usual centering, Fine to Very Fine and attractive.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3073

1928, 2¢ carmine, type II, rotary press (Scott 634A), vertical pair with gutter between, o.g., hinge remnant re-inforcing separations, bright and bold, scarce item, usual centering, Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3074
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1928, 2¢ carmine, type II, rotary press, major mis-perforation error (Scott 634A var.), plate block of 25, o.g., lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), hinge remnants reinforcing separations, remarkable appearance, trimmed with parts of 10 adjoining stamps to attractively frame this unique block, fresh and bright, an incredible piece for the right specialty collection, Very Fine.
Scott $9,800.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 3075

1929, 2¢ Sullivan Expedition, lake color error (Scott 657a), top margin single, o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh and unsullied, the deep color error in sharp relief against the snow-white paper; gum void in right of selvage mentioned solely for accuracy, Very Fine+, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate for original block of six, this position 2.
Scott $625.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3076

1929, 6¢ Kans. (Scott 664), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3077

1929, 7¢ Kans. (Scott 665), top left plate number 18740 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and clean, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3078

1929, 8¢ Kans. (Scott 666), top left plate number 18191 block of 4, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a heart-stopper of a plate, flawless in all respects; stamps never hinged, position 1 with small spot of disturbance, Superb, just a beautiful item, signed Stolow.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3079

1929, 8¢ Kans. (Scott 666), top right plate number 18191 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, with precise color and solid overprints, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $925.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3080

1929, 10¢ Kans. (Scott 668), top left plate number 19235 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh with deep color and superior centering, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3081

1929, 4¢ Nebr. (Scott 673), top left plate number 18038 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, a gem of a plate with sensational color and centering (especially for these difficult issues), Very Fine+.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3082
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1929, 5¢ Nebr. (Scott 674), top right plate number 18908 block of 4, o.g., bottom right stamp previously hinged (3 stamps never hinged), the stamps nicely centered, the overprints an interesting shifted-down variety, Fine, a fun addition to your Kansas-Nebraska collection.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3083

1929, 9¢ Nebr. (Scott 678), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, lovely shade, fresh and exceptionally well centered for this difficult issue, choice plate, Extremely Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3084
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1929, 10¢ Nebr. (Scott 679), bottom right plate number 19235 block of 4, o.g., bottom stamps never hinged / top stamps previously hinged, with intense color and uncharacteristic clarity, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $925.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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