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


Test Stamps




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Lot 3673

Test Stamp, 1907, B.E.P., blank (Scott TD10), irregular block of 11, o.g., never hinged, fresh with the watermark showing through clearly; light crease or two along straight edge row (column?) of three, still Very Fine, an uncommon find.
Scott $825.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3674
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Test Stamp, 1910, B.E.P. (numerals & Hamilton design, engraved), red, imperf (Scott TD19), vertical block of 6, without gum as issued, lovely multiple, two full examples of the stamp plus two partially printed and two slightly truncated; various printing/plate flaws as normal with this Test, Very Fine, an interesting piece not often encountered.
Scott approximately $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 3675
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Test Stamp, 1912, Bruckmann A.G. (Washington design), brown (Scott TD51), leader strip of 6, without gum as issued, apparently printed just as the press started rolling, with the richest color you'll ever find; paper fresh with full to large margins; a few light bends, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a rare coil test strip.
Scott $600 as 3 pairs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 3676

Test Stamp, 1954, B.E.P. framed rectangle design, carmine, imperf (Scott TD94A), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with balanced margins all around, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 3677

Test Stamp, 1970, B.E.P. "For Testing Purposes Only", carmine, tagged, glossy gum (Scott TD108), pair, o.g., never hinged, fresh mint, Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 3678

Test Stamp, 1970, B.E.P. "For Testing Purposes Only", carmine, untagged, dull gum (Scott TD108), strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, immaculate with radiant color and spot-on perfect centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, uncommon, especially this nice.
Scott $2,550 as single plus pair.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3679

Test Stamp, 1975, B.E.P. "For Testing Purposes Only", orange on gray, tagged (Scott TD110), pair, Post Office fresh and perfect, Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 3680
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Test Stamp, 1988, Jack London booklet (Scott TDB36), complete booklet, number 4 at lower left stamp of each booklet pane, o.g., never hinged, extremely rare, Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 3681
BK
Test Stamp, 1990's, Daffodil (Scott TDB43b), complete booklet, number 2 on front cover, o.g., never hinged, extremely rare, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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