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The William S. Langs Stock & Private Holdings, Part 3:
U.S. & Poss., Essays, Trial Colors and Proofs incl Revenues


1893 Columbian Issue




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Lot 876
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1893, 4¢ Columbian, large die essay of incomplete design, in dim dark o-yellow orange (brown) (Scott 233-E2b), on thin card, 74 x 61 mm, Ridgway 13k/1 color.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 877
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1893, 4¢ Columbian, large die essay of incomplete design, in smoky dark o-yellow orange (dark brown) (Scott 233-E2b), on thin card, 74 x 61 mm with full die sinkage, Ridgway 13k/4 color; tone spot at the left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 878
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1893, 15¢ Columbian, large die essay of incomplete design, in black brown (Scott 238-E4), India on card, 74 x 61 mm 74x61mm; India wrinkling in top margin, Fine to Very Fine. Very rare.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 879
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1893, $1 Columbian, ferrotype plate essay of unfinished adopted vignette, in red (Scott 241-E2), on stiff white card with rounded corners, 55½ x 43 mm, Very Fine, a rare example of a Dollar-Value Columbian Essay showing engraved outline of vignette.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 880
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1893, Columbian, 5¢ black, trial color large die proofs, eight different (Scott 234TC1a), India on card, each reduced to approximately 43x39mm showing die number and A.B.N.Co. imprint, colors are black, dark violet, brown violet, deep ultramarine, deep green, dark olive green, deep orange and black brown; deep green with stain, otherwise fresh and Very Fine group.
Scott $6,800.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 881
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1893, Columbian, 5¢ bright rose red, trial color large die proof on India (Scott 234TC1at), on India on card, with A.B.N.Co. imprint and die number "C-265", 89 x 75 mm with full die sinkage, Extremely Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 882
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1893, Columbian, 10¢ bright rose red, trial color large die proof (Scott 237TC1ae), on India on card, with A.B.N.Co. imprint and die number "C-267", 73 x 62 mm; small, light stain at the lower right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 883
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to $4, large die proofs (Scott 230P1-244P1), a stunning group, each with magnificent color depth and detail, all with American Bank Note Company imprint and the respective die number printed below; sunk on 110 x 95 mm card; toning throughout (most light), but overall a fresh holding, Very Fine.
Scott $14,600.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $11,500.
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Lot 884
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to $5 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 230P4-245P4), a stunning set with strong colors and clean impressions, all on bright card with full margins; hinged on French homemade quadrille page; a couple toned spots along card edges, mentioned solely for accuracy, Very Fine, a set of Columbians to wake you up.
Scott $2,110.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 885
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to $5 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 230P4-245P4), a sweet 16 with deep color on sound card, all fully margined; a few toned spots or light edge scuffs, still Very Fine overall, a handsome addition to any collection.
Scott $2,110.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 886
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to $5 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 230P4-245P4), with solid colors and impressions (the 8¢ a real attention-grabber); each toned to varying degrees, Fine to Very Fine, a great opportunity for the savvy buyer.
Scott $2,110.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 887
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1893, Columbians, 1¢-50¢ plate proofs on card (Scott 230P4-240P4), o.g., bright fresh colors; 5¢ with a small, light tone spot in the top margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $860.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 888
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1893, Columbian, 3¢-30¢ Columbian, large die proofs on thin card (Scott 232P1-239P1 vars), a rarely seen group of these sought-after proofs, printed directly on card with outstanding color and the American Bank Note Company imprint below; cards measure 216 x 144 mm; card-edge toning, and foxing to varying degrees, Fine to Very Fine, see footnote in Scott following #245P4; imaged fully online.
Scott $2,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 889
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1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate, large die proof, die sunk on card (Scott 234P1), 225 x 150 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 890
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1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate, large die proof, die sunk on card (Scott 234P1), proof positive that dark chocolate wins out; an immaculate impression with the deepest color possible, showing die number C-265 and American Bank Note Company imprint below; on India, its card cut to size, Extremely Fine, a simply breathtaking item.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $950.
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Lot 891
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1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate, plate proof on card (Scott 234P4), block of 4, large margins all around including sheet margin, Extremely Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 892
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1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple, plate proof on India (Scott 235P3), block of 4, large margins all around, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 893
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1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta, small die proof (Scott 236P2), a gorgeous proof in ravishing color on fresh wove with magnificent margins, from a Roosevelt Album; gray backing partially removed, but leaving the wove undamaged, Very Fine+, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 894
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1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta, plate proof on India (Scott 236P3), block of 4, ample to large margins all around, Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 895
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1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta, plate proof on card (Scott 236P4), 2 corner margin vertical pairs, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 896
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1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown, large die proof, die sunk on card (Scott 237P1), 215 x 140 mm; with original interleaving strip at top, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 897
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1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown, plate proof on card (Scott 237P4), block of 4, large margins all around including sheet margin, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $350.
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Lot 898
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1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green, plate proof on India (Scott 238P3), block of 4, ample to large margins all around, Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $900.
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Lot 899
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon, large die proof, printed directly on card (Scott 241P1), 215 x 142 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 900
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon, large die proof, die sunk on card (Scott 241P1), 220 x 142 mm; mounting adherences on the reverse otherwise almost pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 901
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red, large die proof, die sunk on card (Scott 242P1), lovely proof in glowing color on spotless India with die number C-2725 and American Bank Note Company imprint below, die sunk on gilt-edged, linen-hinged 139 x 214 mm card; odd toning to page most likely due to ribbon bookmark, not affecting the die, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 902
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red, plate proof on card (Scott 242P4), vertical imprint pair, Very Fine.
Scott $350+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 903
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red, plate proof on card (Scott 242P4), a fresh block of 4, nice margins, Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 904
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1893, Columbian, $3 dark green, plate proof on India (Scott 243P3), large even margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 905
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green, plate proof on India (Scott 243P3), vertical pair, large margins all around, Extremely Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 906
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green, plate proof on card (Scott 243P4), vertical imprint pair; light horizontal crease at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 907
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1893, Columbian, $4 dull red, large die proof, die sunk on card (Scott 244P1 var), an intriguing, unlisted proof color, measuring 74 x 61 mm on 178 x 131 mm card; design immaculate, card with toning and light crease at upper right corner, otherwise Very Fine, an alluring $4 Columbian, ex-Brazer.
Scott $1,150 as normal.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 908
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1893, Columbian, $5 black, plate proof on card (Scott 245P4), large even margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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