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


1857 Issue




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Lot 2118

1861, 1¢ blue, types I & II (Scott 18,20), strip of 3, types I-II-I, positions 73-75L12, quite well-centered, though with bottom scrolls on the right stamp not quite visible, lightly canceled by dotted grids with a partly-weak Hallowell, Me. c.d.s. on a clean cover to Lynn, Mass.; few bottom perforations on the middle stamp blunted, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2119

1861, 1¢ blue, types I & II (Scott 18,20), vertical strip of 3, types II-I-II, positions 58-58-78L12; a Fine, fresh strip tied by a "New-York, Aug 3, 1861" small grid duplexes on a folded address leaf to North White Creek, N.Y. blue sender's handstamp, Maitland, Phelps & Co." partly beneath stamps; reduced slightly at the bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2120

1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), position 100R4, tied by a clear Lynchburg, Va., Dec 1857 (month inverted, day omitted) on a folded letter to Galena, Ill.; top perforations clipped with some missing on the right side, but bottom ornaments are clearly visible; letter is a printed circular, "Proceedings of the Tobacco Manufacturer's Convention", Dec 3, 1857 with pages partly adhered preventing opening all the way, Fine, with a 2012 R. Doporto certificate identifying the position. A rare stamp - the plate of 200 contained only 18 examples.
Scott $9,500, $9000 off cover.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 2121

1857, 1¢ blue, type II, major cracked plate variety (Scott 20 var.), three singles, average centering, the middle one being position 23L2, clearly showing the "Big" plate crack, tied by light Oct 1 Providence, R.I. c.d.s.'s on a small cover to Dighton, Mass., Fine to Very Fine, with a 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,920 off-cover.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 2122

1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 2, horizontal pair with partial left sheet margin, vertical perforations shifted 2.5mm left, tied by a weak New Orleans c.d.s. on an 1857 folded circular (New Orleans Cotton Shipments) to Germany, red Nov 9 French entry c.d.s., partial "…BURG" backstamp, original address band not present, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2123

1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 2, pair and single with rich color, tied by two incomplete Oct 22 New-York c.d.s.'s on a cover to Jamesburg, N.J.; left stamp (the single) with slightly damaged top perforations from edge placement, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2124

1857, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 21), position 61R4, perforations clipped at the left (interpane margin), tied by a light Hartford, Ct. c.d.s., Jan 3, 185? on a locally addressed folded circular; stamp with a small corner crease, circular a bit toned, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with a 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (not identifying the position).
Scott $2,000, $1500 off cover.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2125

1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), an Extremely Fine example from position 41L4, canceled with a small four-bar grid on a neat cover to New Vineyard, Me.; top flap missing, otherwise Very Fine, identified on the reverse by Ashbrook and accompanied by a 1950 explanatory letter from him to Jack Molesworth opining about the exceptional condition of the stamp and the added value "because of its near relationship to the scarce IC.", with a 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2126

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV, triple transfer, one inverted (Scott 23 var.), the left stamp in what was originally a horizontal strip of 3, positions 81-83L1L, the right stamp separated, tied by two clear Dec 9 Palmyra, N.Y. c.d.s.'s on a neat cover to Albany, N.Y.; the pair also has a rather dramatic diagonal pre-printing paper fold affecting both stamps; the right stamp (position. 83) has a small sealed tear at the lower right, Very Fine, exceedingly rare - Scott prices the 81L1L + two singles off cover at $4,700., with a 2011 P.F. certificate; identified on the reverse by Chase.
Scott $2,500 +++.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 2127

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), recut once at the top with a major double transfer, position 98L1L, canceled by a black grid on a printed price list from Philadelphia bakers, Taite & Wood, to White Haven, Pa.; minor flaws in the circular, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2128

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), top not visible (due to average centering) and bottom not recut, but the top of the adjacent stamp below is clearly recut; lightly tied by a small grid cancel on an underpaid 1857 folded address leaf from Philadelphia to Plymouth, England, manuscript "'Arabia'" (Cunard steamer) with large double-lined "2" (shillings due) handstamp, backstamped Liverpool, Sep 13, and Plymouth, Sep 14, Fine to Very Fine, most unusual.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2129

1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), recut once at top & bottom, tied by a Dec 4 Savannah, Geo. c.d.s. on an exceptionally clean 1857 Savannah Prices Current to Kennebunkport, Me.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2130

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), a lovely, well-centered vertical strip of 3 on a clean cover from New Orleans to Bordeaux, France; tied by two light New Orleans cdss, Apr 30, 1859, as well as by a red May 7 "New Paid York/8" and a May 20 French entry octagonal datestamp, five different French backstamps; neatly repaired tear at the bottom between the "e" & "a" of "Bordeaux", still Very Fine and a marvelous showpiece, with a 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,000 off cover.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 2131

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), used with a 10¢ green type V (35) tied by light red cancels on a small 1860 onion skin envelope from Providence, R.I. to Paris, France with a red Dec 18 Providence c.d.s., a red "New Paid York/12/Dec 19" Exchange Office c.d.s., a Jan 3 French entry c.d.s. and a Jan 3 Paris backstamp; 5¢ stamp with two tiny tears at the top, the very fragile cover has a tape stain at the top (flap reattached) and edge flaws, Fine appearance, with a 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800 for the 5¢ on cover.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2132

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), used with a 10¢ green type V (35) tied by a light "San Francisco, Cal., Aug 27, 1860" c.d.s. on a folded address leaf to Cherault, France with a red Sep 22 "New Paid York/3/Sep 22" Exchange Office c.d.s. (nearly four weeks from San Francisco to New York), an Aug 6 French entry c.d.s., a red boxed "PD", and five different French backstamps; cover faults, Fine appearance.
Scott $1,300 for the 5¢ on cover.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2133

1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (Scott 28A), vertical strip of 3 New Orleans c.d.s.'s, Dec 14 (1859), on an embossed corner card cover to Paris, France, red Dec 22 "New Paid York/12" Exchange Office c.d.s. and Jan 3 French entry c.d.s. also tie the strip; top stamp with a rounded lower left corner (not mentioned on the accompanying certificate), middle with a small tear at the right and bottom with the bottom perforations clipped, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with a 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $13,000 off-cover.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

An exceedingly rare cover franked with an already-rare 5¢ Indian red strip of three
.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 2134

1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), vertical strip of 3, clipped at the top and part-way down the left side, tied by New Orleans c.d.s.s, Jul 12, 1859 on a folded letter to Saintes, France with a red "New Paid York/12/Jul 20" Exchange Office c.d.s. an Aug 1 French entry c.d.s. and three different backstamps; bit of discoloration at the top, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2135

1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), vertical strip of 3 tied by two New Orleans c.d.s.'s, May 6, 1860, on cover to Bordeaux, France with a manuscript "par Steamer", a red "New Paid York/6/May 12" Exchange Office c.d.s., a May 26 French entry c.d.s., a red boxed "P.D.", and three different French backstamps; the bottom perforations of the bottom stamp in the strip (which is at the top of the cover) were clipped to fit on the envelope, and there is a tear at the bottom of the cover and flap tears, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2136

1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), three singles tied by two Oct 22 New Orleans c.d.s.'s on an 1859 folded letter to Bordeaux, France with a manuscript "Steamer, 27 October 1859", a red "Boston Paid, Nov 4" Exchange Office c.d.s., a Nov 19 French entry c.d.s., a red boxed "PD", and three French backstamps; left stamp with straight edge at the left, cover with a small tears at the bottom and on the back, Fine, signed by British expert, Paul Alcuri.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2137

1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), vertical pair, tied by a mostly clear Atlanta, Ga. c.d.s., Jan 4, 1861, on a pretty amber cover to San Francisco; reduced just a bit at the top, Fine to Very Fine, signed Holcombe, with his 1993 certificate mistakenly noting the year, which is poorly struck, as 1863, by which time these stamps were no longer valid.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2138

1857, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 31), exceptionally well-centered with a partial sheet margin at the left - position 91R1 - tied by a mostly clear Jan 20 "New [grid] York" Ocean Mail c.d.s. on a cover to San Francisco, Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2139

1857, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 32), a choice, beautifully centered single "socked-on-the-nose" with a San Francisco c.d.s., May 20, 1859, on a cover to Pittsburgh, Pa. with a bold manuscript "via Panama" and a handstamped "DUE 10" indicating the correct double rate via Panama; cover with minor edge faults, otherwise Very Fine, with a 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 2140

1857, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 32), horizontal strip of 3 and a single - position 57-59 & 60R1 - tied by three New Orleans c.d.s.'s, Mar 2, 1859, with a large "5" (reales due) handstamp on a folded address leaf to Vera Cruz, Mexico; couple insignificant horizontal file folds, Very Fine.
Scott $790 ++.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2141

1859, 10¢ green, type V (Scott 35), an unusual imprint pair used on an 1861 folded letter sheet from New Jersey to Vera Cruz, Mexico. A beautiful item, Very Fine, a "nifty" item.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 2142

1859, 10¢ green, type V and 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 35, 29), used on an 1860 folded letter sheet from New York to Bordeaux, France, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive example of the 15¢ treaty rate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 2143

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), vertical pair with partial bottom sheet margin tied by a neat "Paid" grid on an 1858 cover (small lady's envelope) to London, England; postmarked on the reverse with a clear "Boston Br. Pkt., 7 Apr" Exchange Office c.d.s. with red "19" credit handstamp and Apr 20 London Paid receiver on the front, Very Fine, a little gem.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 2144

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), horizontal pair tied by two overlapping Dec 5 Harpers Ferry, Va. c.d.s.'s on an 1859 cover to London, England with a red "19" credit handstamp and a red Dec 20 London backstamp, Very Fine, with a 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2145

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), tied by a light "Paid" grid on a small 1861 cover from Boston to London, England with a light strike of a "Boston/A. Pkt./3/Jun 22" Exchange Office c.d.s. and a red Jul 12 London Paid entry c.d.s., which also tied the stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2146

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), canceled and tied by a small red grid on an 1861 cover from New York to London, England with manuscript "per Africa, Apr 10", a lightly struck red "3/New 19 York/Apr 10" Exchange Office c.d.s. and a red Apr 22 London Paid receiver; extensively docketed at the left, Fine to Very Fine, with 1980 & 2013 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 2147

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), grid-canceled on an 1861 cover from Schenectady, N.Y. to Paris, France, with an Aug 2 Schenectady c.d.s., a partial red "New Paid York/12/Aug 3" Exchange Office c.d.s., an Aug 17 French entry c.d.s., a red boxed "PD" and an Aug 17 Paris; stamp saddled over right edge, with minor perforation damage due to edge placement, cover with toning and top flap missing, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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