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


Patriotic Covers




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Lot 2021

Col Corcoran, Mulligan & Meacher Portraits, "Sons of Erin", overall Upham design showing three colonels of Irish descent, on an attractive cover from Alexandria, Va. to Michigan; opened and slightly reduced at right with a tape stain at right, and the 3¢ stamp has a corner fault at top left, Fine overall, a scarce design.
Scott 65. Bischel 842. Walcott 559.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2022

Winfield Scott, all-over design in gray, portrait of Scott with "Our Commander in Chief" and "The War for the Union", franked with a 3¢ rose (65) tied by a partial Washington D.C. c.d.s.; Reagles & Co., New York imprint on the flap, Very Fine, very rare.
Bischel 475. Walcott 248.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2023

George Washington, colorless embossed bust of Washington in blue/white circle of stars, postmarked Washington D.C., Dec 27, 1861, to Lowell, Mass. with a manuscript free frank of a Member of Congress, presumably from Mass.; reduced slightly at the right, Fine to Very Fine, ex- Grant, Bischel.
Bischel 79. Walcott 24.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2024

9th Regiment N.H. Volunteers, State Seal & Flags in maroon franked with a 3¢ rose (65) tied by a green Sep 17 Middletown, Md. c.d.s., to Lisbon, N.H., Very Fine.
Walcott 1350. Bischel 2436.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2025

Illinois - "Loyal to the Union", all-over red & blue design from Jno. G. Wells' "Loyal" States series, franked with a 3¢ rose pink (64b), tied by a blue May 6 Baltimore c.d.s.; small tear at the right, right perforations slightly damaged from edge placement, Fine to Very Fine.
Walcott 785. Bischel 3092.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2026

Lady Liberty with Flag, red & blue design on an exceptionally clean cover franked with 1¢ blue & 3¢ rose (63, 65) tied by a PAID grid with a clear red Sep 7 Boston c.d.s., to Detroit, Mich., Very Fine.
Walcott similar to 2316. Bischel similar to 4251.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2027

Lady Liberty with Flag, Shield & Eagle, beautiful red design on a cover franked with a straight-edged 3¢ rose (65) tied by a clear Apr 17 Ypsilanti, Mich. c.d.s., to Maple Rapids, Mich.; includes the original letter telling of local goings-on, a bit about local Army troops; bit of light damp staining and reduced just a hair at the right, Fine to Very Fine, ex- Bischel.
Walcott 2209 var. Bischel 4211.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2028

Lady Liberty with Flag, cover (possibly Walcott 2371 but the verse is obscured) franked with 1861, 12¢ black and 3¢ rose, used in 1864 from Boston to Paris, France (no backstamp); slightly reduced at right and a bit worn, Fine overall, a very scarce usage of a patriotic cover going abroad.
Scott 69, 65; $850 ++.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2029

Eagle and Flag, a marvelous cover franked with 1863, 2¢ black, two singles with blue grid cancels (one under-inked), with a clear blue "Genoa, O., Aug 24" c.d.s. alongside, to Chippawa. O.; couple small sealed edge tears and reduced just a tad at the right, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 73; $2,000+. Walcott 2559.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 2030

Star in Shield, franked with 1861, 3¢ pink (64) tied by Washington D.C. Jan 18, 1862 c.d.s., to Lancaster, Pa.; wax seal damage on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, with a 1974 P.F. certificate.
Scott 64; $1,400. Bischel 4815. Walcott 2656.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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