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


1894 Bureau Issue




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Lot 909
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1894, 2¢ medium deep red, type I, essay (Scott 250-E7), incomplete engraving of entire design, large die proof on India, die sunk on card, 150 x 200 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 910
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1894, 3¢ Bureau essay, complete design but type II triangles, large die proof, in dark red violet (Scott 253-E1a), on India die-sunk on card, 64 x 67 mm with full die sinkage; small stain at the top edge, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 911
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1890, 3¢ Jackson, Bureau essay, in dark red violet (Scott 253-E1a), engraved vignette as issued but with type II triangles, die on India, die sunk on card, wonderfully printed with strong color; card with evidence of prior photo corners, small spot of discoloration to India clear of design, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 912
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1890, 3¢ Jackson, Bureau essay, in dusky red violet (Scott 253-E1a), engraved vignette as issued but with type II triangles, die on India, die sunk on card, 51 x 56 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 913
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1894, 4¢ Bureau essay, unfinished design, large die proof, in black brown (Scott 254-E3), on India die-sunk on card, with American Bank Note Co. imprint & die no. "C - 226", 65 x 66 mm with full die sinkage, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 914
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1894, 1st Bureau issue (unwatermarked), 1¢ to $5 nearly complete, large die proofs (Scott 246P1-263P1), 16 in total, the 2¢ pink being #248P4, and missing the 2¢ carmine Type III, a lovely compilation of this First Bureau, each with clean, sharp color; a few with light toning, mostly to edge of cards, Very Fine, inspect them all online.
Scott $6,075.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 915
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1894, 1¢ blue, large die proof (Scott 247P1), with intense color on flawless India, die sunk on equally pristine 152 x 195 mm card, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 916
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1894, 1¢ blue, large die proof (Scott 247P1), 112 x 136 mm, signed by the engraver, very bright and fresh; hinged and tiny stain on the reverse only, Very Fine overall.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 917
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1894, 1¢ to $5, large die proofs (Scott 246P1//263P1), pretty set comprising #246P1, 247P1, 250P1, 253AP1, 254P1-260P1, 261AP1, 262P1 and 263P1; all on India, and all but the $5 sunk on card; 15¢ and up surprisingly fresh, the lower values lightly toned, the 1¢ (#246), 5¢ 8¢ and 10¢ with foxing to varying degrees, still generally Very Fine and attractive.
Scott $5,300.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 918
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1894, 1¢ to $5, large die proofs, nearly complete (Scott 247P1-263P1), comprising the blue 1¢ Franklin, 2¢ pink Washington, and the 3¢ to $5 values ($1 #261AP1); all but the $2 refreshingly bright and foxing free, each sunk on 152 x 200 mm card, Very Fine, a great catch.
Scott $5,125.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 919
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1894, 1¢ blue, plate proof on card (Scott 247P4), block of 4, large even margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 920
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1894, 2¢ carmine, type I, large die proof (Scott 250P1), in majestic color with die number C-224 and American Bank Note Company imprint below, engraver's guide lines at right and bottom; India sunk on 152 x 202 mm card; "outflow" of ink from design at right, still Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 921
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1894, 2¢ carmine, type I, large die proof (Scott 250P1), 132 x 162 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Unsold
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Lot 922
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1894, 2¢ carmine, type I, plate proof on card (Scott 250P4), block of 4, nice margins, Very Fine, a scarce item that is unlisted and unpriced in Scott, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 923
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1894, 3¢ purple, type I, large die proof (Scott 253P1), 70 x 69 mm, notation "after Re Ent." at bottom; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 924
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1894, 3¢ purple, type I, large die proof (Scott 253P1), India on card, 53 x 53 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 925
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1894, 3¢ purple, type II, large die proof (Scott 253AP1), a gorgeous example on India, die sunk on full-sized, sharp-cornered card, Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 926
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1894, 4¢ dark brown, plate proof on stamp paper (Scott 254P5), a pretty block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, large margins all around, Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 927
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1894, 5¢ chocolate, large die proof (Scott 255P1), 117 x 129 mm, signed by the engraver, excellent color; hinged and tiny stain on the reverse only, Very Fine overall.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 928
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1894, 6¢ brown, large die proof (Scott 256P1), an immaculate proof and card, the design with plate number "C-228" below design, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $110.
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Lot 929
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1894, 6¢ dull brown, plate proof on card (Scott 256P4), large margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 930
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1894, 8¢ violet brown, large die proof, printed directly on card (Scott 257P1), 112 x 150 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse and a couple tiny spots on the front, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Whitpain.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $110.
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Lot 931
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1894, 10¢ dark green, unwatermarked, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 258P5), top margin imprint & plate no. 63 strip of 3, o.g., bright and fresh; margin just clear at the right, otherwise Very Fine. Scott prices the plate block of 6 at $9,500.
Scott $750+.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 932
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1894, $1 black, type II, large die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 261AP1), 68 x 68 mm; a tiny hint of toning at bottom right is all that keeps this from perfection, still Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 933
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1894, $2 dark blue, large die proof (Scott 262P1), absolutely fresh; on 48 x 84 mm India, in 50 x 113 mm sink on 155 x 199 mm card; control number 324485 in blue on reverse, Very Fine, ex Wunderlich.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 934
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1894, $2 dark blue, large die proof (Scott 262P1), 120 x 150 mm, signed the engravers in pencil in the margins, rich color; hinge remnants and mounting adherences on the reverse, along with pencil notes, and some toning on the front, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 935
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1894, $2 dark blue, plate proof on card (Scott 262P4), large even margins; hinge remnant on the reverse, Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 936
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1895, 2¢ carmine, type III, D.L. watermark, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 267P5), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, bright and fresh with gorgeous color; few light natural paper wrinkles, otherwise Extremely Fine, only 500 issued.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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