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


Revenue




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Lot 3559

Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 10¢ trial color essays, seven different colors/combinations (Turner 59E), blocks of 4; a few small faults, Fine to Very Fine or better.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3560
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Revenue, 1862-71, First Issue, selection of plate proofs on card, 84 different (Scott R1P4//R101P4), overall Very Fine, an excellent opportunity to start this great area.
Scott $5,712 (Owner's).
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 3561
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 4¢ Proprietary, black, trial color plate proof on India (Scott R22TC3a), block of 4, a Proprietary that's all prim and proper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $440.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3562
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 25¢ Bond, plate proof on card (Scott R43P4), fresh with precision margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3563
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 25¢ Entry of Goods, plate proof on card (Scott R45P4), Choice Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3564
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 25¢ Entry of Goods, plate proof on card (Scott R45P4), in wonderfully soft color; tiny thin speck of little importance, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3565
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 30¢ Foreign Exchange, imperf (Scott R51a), pair, manuscript cancel, in alluring color, the pair wonderfully margined, Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3566
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 50¢ Life Insurance, ultramarine, trial color plate proof on India (Scott R58TC3a), strip of 5, in cool shade with full to large margins, the multiple surely worth its premium, Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3567
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $1 Power of Attorney, carmine, trial color plate proof on India (Scott R75TC3a), block of 4, a stellar block of four sure to please any court, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $480.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3568
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $1.60 Foreign Exchange, imperf (Scott R79a), in sylvan color with clear detail; four full margins; manuscript cancel; vertical crease virtually invisible on face, otherwise Very Fine, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3569
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $15 Mortgage, ultramarine, plate proof on card (Scott R97eP4), pair, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3570
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $20 Conveyance, plate proof on India (Scott R98P3), bottom right corner margin block of 6, mounted on card, interesting horizontal paper splice between top stamps; strong, fresh color; repaired corner fault at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,320.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3571
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $20 Probate of Will, perf'd (Scott R99c), sound stamp with light manuscript cancel; hint of oxidation along left margin, Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3572
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $20 Probate of Will, perf'd (Scott R99c), overall fresh and bright, with a light manuscript cancel; light oxidation at top, shorter perfs, Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3573
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $25 Mortgage, imperf (Scott R100a), flawlessly printed in deep color, design perfectly centered with a manuscript cancel; tiny pinhole in left margin, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3574
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $25 Mortgage, imperf (Scott R100a), a breathtaking looker, with deep, rich color and near-perfectly centered amid four full margins of white; thins at right, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3575
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $25 Mortgage, perf'd (Scott R100c), an exceptional example, with flawless deep color, impression and centering; nice manuscript cancel; an extremely light crease at center right and a corner crease at upper left are almost not worth mentioning, given everything else this stamp has going for it, Extremely Fine to Superb despite the flaws.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3576
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $50 U.S. Internal Revenue, bicolor essay on bond (Scott R101), Extremely Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3577
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $50 U.S. Internal Revenue, imperf (Scott R101a), a fault-free $50 with deep color and a manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90.
Scott $325.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3578
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Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, imperf (Scott R102a), in fresh colors with four clear margins (right close); manuscript 12/10/63 cancel; light, apparently natural paper wrinkle at left, Fine to Very Fine, always a popular item.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 3579
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Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, imperf (Scott R102a), Post Office fresh with a face-free manuscript cancel; two horizontal creases, nearly Very Fine, an eye-catching example, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3580
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Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, perf'd (Scott R102c), a stamp whose colors scream "Christmas (gift for me!)"; fresh with a faded manuscript cancel; light corner crease at lower right, Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3581
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $20 blue & black (Scott R129), cleanly printed in near-perfect registry; fresh with a manuscript cancel; centered to bottom, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3582
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $25 blue & black (Scott R130), with a brightly colored frame and perfectly matched vignette; bold manuscript cancel largely face-free, Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3583
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $50 blue & black (Scott R131), sumptuously printed in glorious color, with fully captured imprint at upper right; beautifully centered; light horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine, a lovely example—and a rarely seen position piece, ex Joyce, Richmond, Curtis.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3584
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $50 blue & black (Scott R131), a magnificent example with wondrous color and superior centering; manuscript July 22 1872 cancel; crease and small thin on shoulder at collar, most likely from the blind emboss the stamp also received, attractive Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3585
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Documentary, 1871, Third Issue, 2¢ orange & black, center inverted (Scott R135b), in bright color with a light 1872 manuscript cancel; small tear at bottom and tiny corner perforation crease at bottom left, otherwise Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 3586
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, 4¢ brown & black, plate proof on card (Scott R136P4), bottom margin plate number 13 block of 10 with imprint, a simply gorgeous item with magnificent colors and detail, all within flawlessly balanced margins; few extraneous marks hardly detract, Very Fine, unpriced in Scot, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3587
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, 15¢ brown & black, plate proof on India (Scott R139P3), imprint and plate number 10 strip of 5; one stamp tiny India flaw, a Very Fine showpiece.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3588
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, 30¢ orange & black, center inverted (Scott R140a), in perfused color with an attractive dated herringbone cut cancel in blue; tiny thin specks visible in fluid, handsome Very Fine appearance, only 40 known.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3589
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, $3 green & black, plate proof on India (Scott R147P3), imprint and plate number 36 strip of 4, Very Fine to Extremely Fine stunning.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3590
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, $20 orange & black (Scott R150), fresh and bright, the colors in precise registration with a clear May 13/72 manuscript cancel; small scuff at first "L" of "DOLLARS" at bottom, small oil spot, lovely Very Fine appearance.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3591
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Documentary, 1900, $50 gray (Scott R189), manuscript and handstamp cancel, fresh with enticing color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $575.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3592

Documentary, 1902, $5 green, surcharge omitted (Scott R192a), o.g., never hinged, alluring color fully visible thanks to the omission; fresh and nicely centered; tiny gum bend at bottom, Very Fine.
Scott $300 as hinged.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3593

Documentary, 1902, $10 green (Scott R193), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with solid centering; light tiny gum bend at left, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3594
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Documentary, 1954, $30- $500 carmine, complete booklets (Scott R679a-83a), complete unexploded booklets, five very rare complete booklets, #R679a-82a with 10 panes of 4, #R683a complete booklet with two panes of 4, without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $10,200.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 3595
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Documentary, 1956, $2,500 carmine (Scott R703), manuscript and cut cancels, bright color and immaculate paper, Very Fine.
Scott $290.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 3596
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Documentary, 1958, $10,000 carmine (Scott R732), vertical pair, manuscript and line cancels, bright and crisp with immense margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $280.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3597
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Proprietary, 1874, 50¢ green & black, green paper (Scott RB8b), a lovely stamp with cool color and an 1882 handstamp cancel; sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3598
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Proprietary, 1875, 6¢ violet blue, large die on India (Scott RB17P1), measuring 68mm x 81mm, in a pretty pastel shade; some light foxing specks away from the die, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3599

Stock Transfer, 1950, $10 bright green (Scott RD328), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, in solid color crisply printed; light gum bends on bottom two stamps, Fine.
Scott $840.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3600
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Wines, 1940, 14-2/5¢ green (Scott RE96A), block of 4, without gum as issued, Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $920.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3601
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Wines, 1942, $4.80 yellow green & black (Scott RE158), block of 4, without gum as issued, solid color on fresh paper, Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3602
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Wines, 1951, 38-¼¢ green & black (Scott RE189), block of 4, without gum as issued, a pretty block with good margins, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3603
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Wines, 1951, 802/5¢ green & black (Scott RE194), block of 4, without gum as issued, clean and bright, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3604

Silver Tax, 1940, $2 rose (Scott RG50), o.g., previously hinged, solid impression in massive color, Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3605

Silver Tax, 1940, $4 yellow brown (Scott RG52), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with luxuriant color and snow-white paper, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3606
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Silver Tax, 1941, $100 gray (Scott RG80), handsome and sound, with oval handstamped cancels; tiny pinhole at top right (in frame at forehead level), otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3607

Silver Tax, 1944, $5 gray (Scott RG124), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), how this stamp survived unscathed is beyond us, but we're glad it did: a simply massive stamp, flawlessly printed and meticulously cherished over the years, leaving it fault-free and just waiting for you to bid, Superb, unlike any other you're likely to see; this Silver's an unquestionable Gold.
Scott $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3608
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Potato Tax, 1935, Tax Exempt Potatoes, 25 lb black brown (Scott RI17a), booklet pane of 12, o.g., never hinged; light corner bend at bottom right, very trivial, Very Fine for this, extremely rare.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3609
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Narcotic Tax, 1919, 20¢ violet, imperf (Scott RJA70a), pair, without gum as issued, intoxicatingly pristine, Extremely Fine, don't fall asleep during the bidding.
Scott $480.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3610

Narcotic Tax, 1963, 2¢ violet, imperf (Scott RJA80a), block of 12, o.g., never hinged, a remarkable multiple, Post Office fresh and immaculate; very light bend on bottom two stamps, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3611

Narcotic Tax, 1963, 2¢ violet, imperf (Scott RJA80a), full pane of 50, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $8,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 3612
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Consular Service Fee, 1906, $5 brown red, perf 12 (Scott RK6), top margin block of 12, manuscript cancel, very large multiple for this issue, one of the largest known; slight perf separation at top and perf disc indent second from the top on the right, Fine.
Scott $510.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3613
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Consular Service Fee, 1906, $2 brown, perf 10 (Scott RK11), block of 4, manuscript cancels, remarkably clean with bright color; a couple tiny thin specks at left, straight edge at top, otherwise Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3614
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Consular Service Fee, 1925-52, 25¢ to $10, perf 11 (Scott RK32-40), an attractive set with crisp printing and light cancels; some embossing and a few tiny faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $754.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3615

Marihuana Tax, 1937, $10 yellow orange (Scott RJM3), o.g., never hinged, such pretty color; straight edge at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3616
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Ayer & Co., 1¢ black, silk paper, type 1 (Scott RS4b), with fresh color cleanly printed; a few typical thins and normal vertical bends in center from being wrapped around the bottle, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3617
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Barnes, D.S., 4¢ vermilion, old paper (Scott RS17a), cleanly printed in vibrant color; small creases as nearly always; repair at right at "Powder", otherwise Fine to Very Fine, only 24 recorded by Aldrich.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3618
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Barnes, D.S., 1¢ black, plate proof on card (Scott RS18P4), block of 4, Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3619
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Clarke, Wm. E., 3¢ blue, plate proof on India (Scott RS56P3), left margin block of 4, Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3620
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Crook & Co., 4¢ black, old paper (Scott RS65a), alluring design in bold color; fresh; usual smaller faults, Very Good.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3621
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Hartman & Co., 4¢ black, old paper (Scott RS99a), with proof-like detail in pristine color; repaired with small faults as always, including two small tears at bottom left, Fine appearance, only 26 recorded by Aldrich.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3622
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Stevens, H.R., 1¢ brown, trial color large die proof (Scott RS228TC1ag), Extremely Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3623
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Laird, George W., 3¢ black, imperf, watermarked USIR (Scott RT14d), a sweet stamp, beautifully printed on paper that hasn't lost its bloom; small thin, otherwise Extremely Fine, just all around pretty, only 42 recorded in Aldrich census.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3624

Motor Vehicle Use, 1942-1946, $2.09-42¢, 39 different (Scott RV1-RV53), missing only #RV9, RV21, RV24-RV25, RV28, RV32, RV34-RV36, RV44, RV46-RV49, o.g., never hinged, overall Very Fine.
Scott $1,830 (Owner's).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3625
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Boating Stamp, 1960, $1 rose red (Scott RVB1), 1962 Maine postmark, near-flawlessly centered in wonderful port shade; tiny paper disc indent, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3626

Trailer Permit, 1939, $1 carmine (Scott RVT2), absolutely fresh with solid margins, affixed to reverse of July 4, 1951 Crater Lake National Park license, Very Fine, and remember: "FEEDING BEARS PROHIBITED", Smokey was sleeping so no defacement on the stamp.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3627

Trailer Permit, 1939, $1 carmine (Scott RVT2), on Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks 1939 license, strong color with clear design and a first-year manuscript "8-9-39" cancel; some light toning spots, Very Good to Fine stamp centering.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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