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


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Lot 3401

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢ yellow (Scott O1), block of 4, o.g., hinged, in eye-popping color deeply printed; scissors-cut perforations at bottom, Fine to Very Fine+, multiples are scarce, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3402
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢-30¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O1TC4a-O9TC4e), all five colors, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,783.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3403
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢-30¢ in black, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, complete set (Scott O1TC4a-O9TC4a), Extremely Fine.
Scott $387.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3404
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢-30¢ in blue, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, complete set (Scott O1TC4e-O9TC4b), Extremely Fine.
Scott $333.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3405
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢-30¢ in brown, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, complete set (Scott O1TC4c-O9TC4c), Extremely Fine.
Scott $333.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3406
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢-30¢ in scarlet, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, complete set (Scott O1TC4b-O9TC4b), Extremely Fine.
Scott $333.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3407
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Officials, 1873 issues complete, large die proofs (Scott O1P1-O93P1), all on matching 2½" x 3" India (except #O68-O71 a bit smaller), some card mounted; a few flaws as one would expect, Very Fine, a tough set to assemble.
Scott $7,760.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 3408
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Officials, 1873 issues complete, plate proofs on India (Scott O1P3-O93P3), some premium quality; a few with faults, Fine to Very Fine or better, India sets much scarcer than card proofs.
Scott $1,675.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3409
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Officials, 1873 issues complete, plate proofs on card (Scott O1P4-O93P4), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,036.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3410
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 3¢ deep green, trial color large die proof (Scott O3TC1af), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3411

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 6¢ yellow (Scott O4), o.g., previously hinged, remarkably fresh with pulsating color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3412

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 12¢ yellow (Scott O6), o.g., previously hinged, in deep color verging on orange, wonderfully centered on fresh paper with tall margins; pulled perforation at right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, still Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 199 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3413

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 15¢ yellow (Scott O7), part o.g., exquisitely centered; light overall oxidation, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3414

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 30¢ yellow (Scott O9), block of 4, o.g., hinged, with intense color; light oxidation, Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3415
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Executive Dept., 1873, 1¢-10¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O10TC4a-O14TC4e), all five colors, a Very Fine set.
Scott $955.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3416
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Executive Dept., 1873, 2¢ brown carmine, trial color plate proof on card (Scott O11TC4a), block of 4, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3417

Executive Dept., 1873, 10¢ carmine (Scott O14), o.g., previously hinged, with exceptional color depth and crystal-clear impression; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3418
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Interior Dept., 1873, 1¢ vermilion (Scott O15), right margin horizontal block of 24, with intense color and crisp detail, 19 never hinged; selvage and right column of stamps stained; minor perforation separations, gum ceases/bends, Fine+.
Scott $3,580 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3419
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Interior Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in brown, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O15TC4c-O24TC4c), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $370.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3420
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Interior Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in blue, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O15TC4e-O24TC4e), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $370.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3421
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Interior Dept., 1873, 2¢ deep brown, trial color large die proof (Scott O16TC1af), Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3422

Interior Dept., 1873, 2¢ vermilion (Scott O16), full pane of 100, impressive sheet with brilliant color and impression, both plate blocks are in immaculate quality, small piece of selvage missing at lower right and some insignificant perf separations as one would expect of this item, a wonderful example of a scarce sheet, o.g., never hinged, overall Very Fine.
Scott $16,500 ++.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 3423

Interior Dept., 1873, 90¢ vermilion (Scott O24), o.g., previously hinged, a giant stamp with massive side margins of immaculate white, the design cleanly printed in a most captivating shade, Extremely Fine, an Interior to park in your collection, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3424
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Justice Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete, small die proofs (Scott O25P2-O34P2); a few small faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3425
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Justice Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in scarlet, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O25TC4b-O34TC4b), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $370.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3426
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Justice Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in brown, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O25TC4c-O34TC4c), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $370.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3427
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Navy Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in black, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O35TC4a-O45TC4a), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $430.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3428
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Navy Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in blue, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O35TC4e-O45TC4e), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $370.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3429
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Navy Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in scarlet, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O35TC4b-O45TC4b), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $370.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3430
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Navy Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in scarlet, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O35TC4b-O45TC4b), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $370.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3431
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Navy Dept., 1873, 2¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott O36TC1ae), Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3432

Navy Dept., 1873, 10¢ dull blue (Scott O40a), o.g., previously hinged, incredibly fresh with the most appealing color possible, Very Fine+, a much scarcer variety than the catalog indicates, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3433

Navy Dept., 1873, 90¢ ultramarine (Scott O45), o.g., previously hinged, in clean color on bright white paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3434
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Post Office Dept., 1873, 24¢ black, die proof on yellowish wove (Scott O54P1 var), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3435

Post Office Dept., 1873, 90¢ black (Scott O56), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with color that jumps off the paper, Fine, an uncommon high-value multiple, completely sound, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3436
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State Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ values (Scott O57-O67), facially fresh with some interesting shades; gum ranges from hinged to hinge remnants to part o.g.; 15¢ & 24¢ no gum, 30¢ regummed, a few small faults, generally Fine to Very Fine, a presentable and diplomatic group.
Scott $3,695.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3437
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State Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in scarlet, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O57TC4b-O67TC4b), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $407.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3438
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State Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in green, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O57TC4d-O67TC4d), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $407.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3439

State Dept., 1873, 24¢ dark green (Scott O65), o.g., previously hinged, in verdant, deep color cleanly printed with proof-like detail, nearly Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3440

State Dept., 1873, 30¢ dark green (Scott O66), o.g., previously hinged, immaculately printed in pristine color with proof-like detail; completely fresh and sound, one of the prettiest you'll find, Very Fine, appears under-graded, with 2007 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $525.
Scott $525.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3441

State Dept., 1873, 90¢ dark green (Scott O67), disturbed o.g., a magnificent stamp with deep color, razor-sharp impression and flawless margins; reperforated at left, Extremely Fine appearance, simply gorgeous, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3442

State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), large part o.g., hinge remnants, pretty color and clean printing; 4mm tear at upper left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3443
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State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), blue double oval Department of State favor cancel, great positional, cleanly printed with outstanding color plus partial imprint capture at top left, Very Good to Fine, a neat misperforation, quite Stately, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3444
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State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), solidly printed on fresh paper, nice 1888 "New York, U.S.A." double-oval cancel; tear at bottom right, other small faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3445
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State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), position 10, with characteristic plate scratches at lower right, along with clear color and a light cork cancel; small sealed tear at left center; a couple short perforations, Fine appearance, an always-popular item, with 2017 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3446
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State Dept., 1873, $5 green & black (Scott O69), with sublime color and a light if somewhat messy cancel; reperforated at right and bottom; perforation added at lower right just above "U.S.A."; traces of a manuscript cancel at left, Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $13,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 3447
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O72-O82), pretty group with color from light to dark, all clearly printed; 10¢, 15¢ & 30¢ no gum, a few small faults, generally Fine to Very Fine, Treasuries that won't break the bank.
Scott $2,705.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3448
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in black, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O72TC4a-O82TC4a), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $473.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3449
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in brown, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O72TC4c-O82TC4c), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $407.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3450
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in green, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O72TC4d-O82TC4d), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $407.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3451
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 2¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott O73TC1ae), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3452

Treasury Dept., 1873, 90¢ brown (Scott O82), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with grand color and clear detail, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3453

Treasury Dept., 1873, 90¢ brown (Scott O82), horizontal pair, o.g. (slightly disturbed), previously hinged, fresh with enticing color; small hinge remnant at top center, Fine, a scarce multiple, especially mint, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3454
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 90¢ brown (Scott O82), strip of 3, unused without gum, a bold trio with intense color and clean impression; minor perforation separations between right and center stamp, light creases on right stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $480.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3455
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War Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O83TC4a-O93TC4e), all five colors, a Very Fine set.
Scott $2,254.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3456
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War Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ in green, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott O83TC4d-O93TC4d), Very Fine.
Scott $407.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3457
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War Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete, small die proofs (Scott O83P2-O93P2), still on original Roosevelt page, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3458

War Dept., 1873, 15¢ rose (Scott O90), horizontal block of 18, slightly disturbed o.g., fresh with solid color, Fine, an uncommon large multiple.
Scott $1,530.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3459

War Dept., 1873, 24¢ rose (Scott O91), top margin strip of 5 with plate number and imprint, disturbed o.g., printed in warm color, the stamps incredibly tall, capturing part of the plate number in positions 4 & 5; paper toned, selvage separations hinge-reinforced, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $425 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3460
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O29SD), without gum as issued, bright pastel color, very rare; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine, only 163 sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3461
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O30SD), without gum as issued, deep color, very rare; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine, only 154 sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3462
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O31SD), without gum as issued, lovely bright pastel color, very rare; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine, only 157 sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3463
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 24¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O32SD), without gum as issued, very rare; usual scissor clipped perfs as you typically find with special printings, with partial complete perfs at right and bottom, partial perfs at left and completely clipped perfs at top, Very Good to Fine, only 150 sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3464
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O34SD), without gum as issued, very rare; usual scissor separated perfs as you typically find with special printings, with clipped perfs at top, Very Good, only 152 sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3465
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O62SD), without gum as issued, fresh and sound, with lovely centering, Very Fine, only 346 sold.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3466
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O63SD), without gum as issued, cleanly colored with solid detail; typical scissors-clipped perforations at bottom and right as typically seen with many Special Printing issues, tiny hinge thin speck, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, only 280 sold.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3467
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O92SD), without gum as issued, with sweet color and clean detail; small surface scuff below eye, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, only 104 sold.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3468
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Agriculture Dept., 1879, 1¢ yellow (Scott O94), without gum as issued, pretty color and sound; reperforated which is not noted on accompanying certificate, Fine+, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3469

Treasury Dept., 1879, 30¢ brown (Scott O112), o.g., previously hinged, clean color and crystal-clear engraving; fresh, Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3470
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Treasury Dept., 1879, 90¢ brown (Scott O113), unused without gum, a show-stopper, with precision printing and luxuriant color, plus the largest margin you could hope for (the other three perfectly balanced); thin at Perry's chin, reperforated, Very Fine or better appearance, take note of this Treasury.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3471
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Treasury Dept., 1879, 90¢ brown (Scott O113), unused without gum, cleanly printed in rich color; fresh, Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3472

Postal Savings Official, 1911, 50¢ dark green (Scott O122), top margin plate number 5614 block of 6 with imprint and star, o.g., never hinged, a plate with razzle-dazzle: Post Office fresh with commanding color and razor-sharp detail; normal staple holes in margin, Fine to Very Fine, an attention-grabber for sure.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 3473

Official Mail, 1983, 20¢ coil, imperf (Scott O135a), pair, o.g., never hinged, pristine mint, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3474

Official Mail, 1988, 25¢ coil, imperf (Scott O141a), pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, 40-50 pairs reported.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3475

Official Seal - Registry, 1872, green, printed on both sides, back inverted (Scott OXF1e), Official Seal - Registry, 1872, green, printed on both sides, back inverted (Scott OXF1e), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), bright and clean, the face wonderfully sharp, the back clear, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate stating "never hinged"., o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and cleanly printed; pre-gumming paper wrinkle resulting in small gum void, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3476
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Post Office Seal, 1900, red brown, hybrid die proof sunk on card (Scott OX11P1), as listing indicates, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3477

Official Seal, 1900, orange brown, proof (Scott OX11cP1H var), on "rough surface" art paper, the die cut to shape and affixed to sunken card; with wonderful color; proof with a surface scrape and large tears, Very Fine appearance, an uncommon offering from the Proofs section of Scott, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3478

Official Seal, 1907, blue, printed on both sides (Scott OX13f), o.g., never hinged, second impression printed prior to the Seal being gummed; both impressions sharp and inverted to one another, Fine to Very Fine, unpriced in Scott.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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