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


Newspaper Stamps




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Lot 3479
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Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ light blue (Scott PR1a), without gum as issued, lovely color, fresh paper and completely sound; light vertical stains at center from prior affixing, reperforated, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3480
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Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ light blue (Scott PR1a), without gum as issued, fresh with clear color and detail; several nibbed perforations at left, plus a manuscript note (from 1878!) on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3481
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Newspaper, 1865, 10¢ blue green (Scott PR2), without gum as issued, an immaculate stamp with intense color, exceptional centering (especially for these), and not a hint of the creases, faulty perforations or tears so often found, Extremely Fine, just a grand item, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3482
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Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ in all 4 colors, trial color plate proofs on wove (Scott PR4TC5a-PR4tc5d); a few small faults, Very Fine, much scarcer than the catalog indicates.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3483
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Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ pale rose (Scott PR40), without gum as issued, fresh with bright color, Fine to Very Fine, 1,313 sold, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3484
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Newspapers, 1879, 2¢-$60 complete, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott PR57SE-PR79SE), o.g., hinge remnants; a few flaws as one might expect, mostly Fine to Very Fine or better.
Scott $2,875.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3485

Newspaper, 1879, 2¢ black (Scott PR57 var), 1894 Colman Special Printing, o.g., never hinged, fresh with strong color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3486

Newspaper, 1879, 4¢ black (Scott PR59 var), 1894 Special Printing, so-called "Colman" special printing, a privately perforated imperforate American Bank Note Company special printing; noted in Luff's Postage Stamps of the United States, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh on lily-white paper with rich color and clean detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3487

Newspaper, 1879, 8¢ black, so-called "Colman" special printing (Scott PR61 var), privately perforated imperforate American Bank Note Company special printing; noted in Luff's Postage Stamps of the United States, o.g., never hinged, with deep rich color wonderfully centered; fresh and bright, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3488

Newspaper, 1879, 10¢ black (Scott PR62 var), special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, so-called "Colman" Special Printing, privately perforated, o.g., never hinged, clean with sharp detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3489

Newspaper, 1879, 60¢ red (Scott PR67 var), 1894 "Colman" Special Printing, privately perforated, o.g., never hinged, pretty color on fresh paper; stain at lower right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3490

Newspaper, 1879, $3 red vermilion (Scott PR72 var), Special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the so-called "Colman" Special Printing, privately perforated, with glowing color on fresh paper, Fine, only 46 known, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3491

Newspaper, 1879, $9 orange (Scott PR74 var), Special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, o.g., never hinged, pretty color on fresh paper; small stain at lower right, Fine to Very Fine, 46 known, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3492
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Newspaper, 1883 Special Printing, 2¢ intense black (Scott PR80), without gum as issued, fresh mint and sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 Weiss certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3493

Newspaper, 1885, 12¢ carmine (Scott PR82 var), Special Printing privately perforated, o.g., never hinged, fresh with deep color on pristine paper, nearly Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3494

Newspaper, 1885, 24¢ carmine (Scott PR83 var), Special Printing, privately perforated, o.g., previously hinged, in alluring color on immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce item, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3495

Newspaper, 1885, 36¢ carmine (Scott PR84 var), Special Printing, privately perforated, o.g., previously hinged, fresh with deep color and strong detail, Fine to Very Fine, only 46 known, with 1991 P.S.E. and 2000 A.P.S. certificates.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3496

Newspaper, 1885, 48¢ carmine (Scott PR85 var), special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, o.g., never hinged, a lovely example with rich color and immaculate paper, nearly Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3497

Newspaper, 1885, 72¢ carmine (Scott PR87 var), special 1894 American Bank Note Company printing for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3498

Newspaper, 1885, 96¢ carmine (Scott PR89 var), 1894 American Bank Note Company special printing, privately perforated, o.g., previously hinged, with remarkable color on like-new paper, Very Fine, only 46 known, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3499

Newspaper, 1885, 96¢ carmine (Scott PR89), o.g., hinged, with profound color on immaculate paper; reperforated at top, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3500

Newspaper, 1894, 1¢ intense black (Scott PR90), o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous stamp with alluring color and wonderful centering, Very Fine, with 2012 Weiss certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3501

Newspaper, 1894, 4¢ intense black (Scott PR92), o.g., never hinged, in crisp color with clean lines; fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2004 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 3.
Scott $1,275.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3502

Newspaper, 1894, 4¢ intense black (Scott PR92), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, clean with sharp lines; natural gum wrinkle at top of left stamp, Very Good to Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3503

Newspaper, 1895, 1¢ black (Scott PR102), left margin single, o.g., never hinged, a divine jumbo, Post Office fresh; some perforation separations not mentioned on the accompanying certificate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $790 as an "85".
Scott $500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3504

Newspaper, 1895, 1¢ black (Scott PR102), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous block with immaculately printed color; fresh as the day it was printed; natural gum creases, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3505

Newspaper, 1895, 1¢ black (Scott PR102), horizontal block of 8, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and sharp; positions 2, 3, 6 & 7 with natural gum creases, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3506
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Newspaper, 1895, $20 Bureau essay, in black (Scott PR111-E2), incomplete design, die on India, still affixed to album page with four corner mounts (adhering to each corner), Very Fine.
Scott $1,850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3507
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Newspaper, 1895, $50 dull rose (Scott PR112), beautifully printed in deep color; paper fresh with a light handstamp cancel; natural diagonal paper wrinkle and small thin spots, Fine to Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3508
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Newspaper, 1895, $100 purple (Scott PR113), in strong color near-perfectly centered, with matching purple cancel; thins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 3509
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Newspaper, 1895, $100 purple (Scott PR113), with lovely, clear color and a negative "B" cancel; thin and sealed tear at top, rounded lower right corner, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2009 Weiss and 2012 P.S.A.G. certificates.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3510
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Newspapers, 1895-97, 1¢-$100 complete, overprinted "Universal Postal Congress" (Scott PR114SO-PR125SO), with original envelope, unused without gum; straight edges and reperforated on a few, small faults, but still a Very Fine set, this is the first set that we ave offered with the original envelope.
Scott $2,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3511

Newspaper, 1896, $5 dark blue (Scott PR121), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, magnificently centered with exceptionally deep color; Post Office fresh and radiant with all perforations intact and solid; reperforated which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3512

Newspaper, 1897, $50 dull rose (Scott PR124), corner margin block of 4 with plate number and part imprint, o.g., never hinged, very fresh; a few light bends in top selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $680.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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