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


Offices in China




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Lot 3382

Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with glowing color on immaculate paper, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $500.
Scott $210.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3383

Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), full top margin plate number 13374 block of 6, slightly tropicalized o.g., a pretty plate with outstanding centering and generally fresh color (some oxidation left and right), still Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3384
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Offices in China, 1919, 14¢ on 7¢ black (Scott K7), top margin plate number 8898 block of 6, fresh with sharp detail and strong color; bottom middle stamp never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, nice.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 3385

Offices in China, 1919, 20¢ on 10¢ orange yellow (Scott K10), o.g., very lightly hinged, a stunner with bold color and immaculate paper and centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $160.
Scott $55.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3386

Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine (Scott K11), o.g., lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with deep color, Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $215.
Scott $190.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3387

Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine (Scott K11), left margin plate block of 6, o.g., stamps never hinged, large hinge reinforcement along selvage, crisp and clean with luxuriant color; small gum skips; natural inclusion on lower left stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,140.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3388

Offices in China, 1919, 30¢ on 15¢ gray (Scott K12), o.g., lightly hinged, great quality item, with flawless everything, Extremely Fine to Superb, surely a top grader, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $225.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3389
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Offices in China, 1919, 40¢ on 20¢ deep ultramarine (Scott K13), right margin plate number 6938 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged) on two (4 stamps never hinged), with inviting color and a solid overprint; paper lightly toned; natural gum crease; position 6 short gummed to margin, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3390

Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), o.g., lightly hinged, immaculate with deep color and large margins with near-perfect centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $400.
Scott $260.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3391

Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), o.g., never hinged, pretty stamp with intense color and perfect centering, Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $325.
Scott $260.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3392
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Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), bottom margin plate block of 6, fresh and bright with strong overprint; hinged positions 1-4 and 3-6, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3393
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Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), bottom margin plate number 6924 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged) on three (3 stamps never hinged), dense color on fresh paper; perforations absolutely solid, Fine to Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3394

Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), o.g., lightly hinged, clean and bright on crisp white paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,500.
Scott $550.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3395

Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), top margin plate number 7049 block of 6, tropicalized o.g. (tissue paper adherence), with intense, regal color on fresh paper; interesting overprint plate flaw above "A" on each of the bottom stamps; top right stamp with small margin faults at left, Fine, your chance for an exceedingly difficult plate, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $17,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 3396

Offices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown (Scott K16), o.g., lightly hinged, sharp and bright; margins nicely balanced; overprint shifted to top, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ VF 80; $450.
Scott $425.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3397

Offices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown (Scott K16), o.g., lightly hinged, a magnificent stamp, Post Office fresh with proof-like color and detail, perfectly centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a top-tier stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $525.
Scott $425.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3398

Offices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown, surcharge shifted (Scott K16 var), a captivating variety, with surcharge shifted upward and thus split, half of "Shanghai" appearing at top and bottom of the stamp, o.g., previously hinged, nearly Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3399

Offices in China, 1922, 2¢ on 1¢ green (Scott K17), top margin plate number F11729 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and bright; top stamps short-gummed, two bottom stamps light trace of disturbance, truly trivial, Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3400
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Offices in China, 1922, 4¢ on 2¢ carmine (Scott K18), full wide right margin plate number 13129 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged) on two (4 stamps never hinged), fresh with deep color and solid overprint; natural diagonal gum crease across top two stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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