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


Duck Stamps




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Lot 3628

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott RW2), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, a top-shelf stamp, exquisitely printed and completely sound, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gem of a Duck.
Scott $750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3629

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott RW2), o.g., never hinged, with subdued color but perfectly centered on pristine paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 3630

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott RW2), o.g., never hinged, with lovely color and pinpoint precise detail; fresh with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $825.
Scott $750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3631

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott RW2), o.g., never hinged, with suffused color and clean lines, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate for original horizontal pair, this position 2.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3632

Hunting Permit, 1935, $1 Canvasbacks (Scott RW2), o.g., lightly hinged, an exquisite stamp with strong color; fresh with near-perfect centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a Duck to crow about, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $450.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3633

Hunting Permit, 1936, $1 Canada Geese (Scott RW3), top margin single, o.g., never hinged, Duck just the way you like it: crisp and perfectly browned, Extremely Fine, a magnificent example, possibly nicer than its grade, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $475.
Scott $325.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3634
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Hunting Permit, 1937, $1 Scaup Ducks (Scott RW4), bottom right corner margin block of 4 with plate number 136267, o.g., previously hinged (2 bottom stamps never hinged), in sylvan color on immaculate paper; gum skips on left two stamps, light bends on top right selvage, corner crease at lower right selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $880 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3635

Hunting Permit, 1937, $1 Scaup Ducks (Scott RW4), top margin block of 6 with plate number, o.g., never hinged, lovely "poor man's plate block"; missing right selvage, a few small gum skips, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,800 as singles.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 3636
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Hunting Permit, 1937, $1 Scaup Ducks (Scott RW4), full wide top left corner margin plate number 136267 block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (2 stamps never hinged); light band of edge toning affecting four stamps (invisible from the face), Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3637

Hunting Permit, 1939, $1 Green-Winged Teals (Scott RW6), top margin block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged, very fresh; light gum bends on right and bottom stamps, a couple tiny inclusions at bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3638

Hunting Permit, 1939, $1 Green-Winged Teals (Scott RW6), bottom left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, decent condition for this large plate block; several usual light gum bends and light gum wrinkles, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3639
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Hunting Permit, 1939, $1 Green-Winged Teals (Scott RW6), full wide top right corner margin plate number F 141428 block of 6, o.g., stamp never hinged, lightly hinged in selvage only, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3640

Hunting Permit, 1940, $1 Black Mallards (Scott RW7), top right corner margin block of 4 with plate number F143776, o.g., never hinged, fresh and clean with full wide top selvage; gum creases on right stamps and gum skips, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3641

Hunting Permit, 1940, $1 Black Mallards (Scott RW7), top left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, decent condition for this large plate block; some usual light gum bends, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 3642

Hunting Permit, 1942, $1 Baldpates (Scott RW9), bottom right plate number 149600 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh and clean; sound with all perforations intact; light gum bends in right selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 3643

Hunting Permit, 1942, $1 Baldpates (Scott RW9), full wide top margin plate number F149600 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with warm color and sharp-shooter detail; tiny gum discoloration on bottom middle stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3644

Hunting Permit, 1943, $1 Wood Ducks (Scott RW10), top left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, very clean gum, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3645

Hunting Permit, 1944, $1 White-Fronted Geese (Scott RW11), bottom margin plate number 155603 single, o.g., very lightly hinged, signed by the designer, Walter A. Weber, in the selvage tab; the stamp with pulsating color and clean paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $125.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3646

Hunting Permit, 1944, $1 White-Fronted Geese (Scott RW11), top right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, very clean gum, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3647

Hunting Permit, 1944, $1 White-Fronted Geese (Scott RW11), top left plate number 155590 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, in bright color that jumps off the paper; vertical gum skip down center stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3648

Hunting Permit, 1945, $1 Shoveller Ducks (Scott RW12), top left plate number 157249 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, in immaculate color on fresh paper; a few light gum bends and short gumming at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3649

Hunting Permit, 1949, $2 Goldeneye Ducks (Scott RW16), bottom right full pane of 28 with plate number 160792, o.g., never hinged, overall Very Fine.
Scott $1,965+.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 3650

Hunting Permit, 1950, $2 Trumpeter Swans (Scott RW17), top right plate number 161534 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, in deep, alluring paper; fresh; a few light gum bends, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3651

Hunting Permit, 1951, $2 Gadwall Ducks (Scott RW18), bottom right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, very well centered and very clean gum, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3652

Hunting Permit, 1952, $2 Harlequin Ducks (Scott RW19), bottom left plate number 162605 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, in absolutely intense color; minor gum creases, Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3653

Hunting Permit, 1953, $2 Blue-Winged Teals (Scott RW20), top left plate number 163622 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, lovely plate with rich color; vertical gum crease down center stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3654
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Hunting Permit, 1953, $2 Blue-Winged Teals (Scott RW20), full wide bottom left plate number 163622 block of 6, o.g., top center stamp lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), cleanly printed in alluring color; small gum skips, Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3655

Hunting Permit, 1955, $2 Blue Geese (Scott RW22), bottom left plate number 165282 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, with clean color and crisp detail; toning spot on gum between top right and top center stamps, Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3656

Hunting Permit, 1955, $2 Blue Geese (Scott RW22), bottom right full pane of 28 with plate number 165285, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $2,445+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3657

Hunting Permit, 1956, $2 American Merganser (Scott RW23), top left plate number 165829 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, with solid color and immaculate impression; a few light fingerprints on the gum of three stamps, Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3658

Hunting Permit, 1958, $2 Canada Geese (Scott RW25), top right plate number 166753 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a bold block, eh; small corner crease on top left selvage, Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3659

Hunting Permit, 1959, $3 Labrador Retriever, remarqued (Scott RW26), top left corner plate number 167120 single, o.g., never hinged, beautiful remarque inscribed and signed in selvage by Ken Michaelsen "in recognition of Maynard Reece", the stamp's designer, Very Fine, a fetching addition for your Duck collection.
Scott $120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3660

Hunting Permit, 1960, $3 Redhead Ducks (Scott RW27), top right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a couple better centered stamps at top; lightly disturbed gum on top right stamp and corner crease on top right selvage, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $615.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3661

Hunting Permit, 1964, $3 Nene Geese Remarque (Scott RW31), top right corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, a lovely painting, initialed "KM" (Ken Michaelsen) and inscribed "in recognition of Stanley Stearns", the stamp's designer, Very Fine.
Scott $100.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3662

Hunting Permit, 1967, $3 Old Squaw Ducks (Scott RW34), bottom left plate number 169457 block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3663

Hunting Permit, 1971-91, group (Scott RW38//RW58), plate blocks of 4, group comprising #RW38, RW43-RW48, RW50-RW52, RW54-RW58, with a total face value of $492, o.g., never hinged, each fresh and sound, Very Fine, a lovely mini-collection, or use to restock.
Scott $1,075.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3664

Hunting Permit, 1979-2007, a paddling of high-grade ducks (Scott RW46//RW74), grand raft of 18, all fresh and top of their class; comprises #RW46, RW47, RW49, RW50, RW51, RW53, RW54, RW57, RW59, RW60, RW62, RW63, RW64, RW66, RW73, and RW74, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine to Superb, take a shot at this flock, each with a 2012 P.S.E. certificate (#RW59 & RW73, 2014), all graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,045.
Scott $363.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3665

Hunting Permit, 1990, $12.50 Whistling Duck (Scott RW57), o.g., never hinged, one to make you whoop it up, fresh with total perfection, a Superb gem, a Top of the Pop, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $350.
Scott $20.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3666

Hunting Permit, 2005, $15 Hooded Mergansers, type I, Remarque (Scott RW72), bottom left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, large remarque filling the corner selvage, autographed by the stamp's artist, "Mark Anderson", Very Fine.
Scott $23.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 3667

Hunting Permit, 2006, $15 Ross's Goose, souvenir sheet (Scott RW73b), two souvenir sheets, both signed by both engraver and artist, o.g., never hinged, each Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine, a sought-after double-signed item.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 3668

Junior Duck Hunting Permit, 1994, $5 Hooded mergansers (Scott JDS2), top left corner plate number 000085 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with bright colors, Very Fine.
Scott $810 as six singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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