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


1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue




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Lot 937
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1898, Trans-Miss. bicolor essays, 1¢ to $2 complete (Scott 285-E8-293-E7), each in "original colors" with black vignettes; on India die sunk on card; proofs pristine with strong colors; card edges lightly toned, Very Fine, lovely examples of this ever-popular issue.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 938
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1898, Trans-Miss. bicolor essays, 1¢ to $2 complete (Scott 285-E8 - 293-E7), clean with deep colors in perfect registration; on India die sunk on card cut down to approximately 76 x 64 mm card; one or two spots, Very Fine, a pretty set.
Scott $6,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 939
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ 3 photo essays (Scott 285-E), large size, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 940
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ bicolor essay, dark yellow green frame with black vignette (Scott 285-E8), die on India, die sunk on card, 70 x 59 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $375.
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Lot 941
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1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ essay of central vignette, in black (Scott 287-E1), large die proof on India, die sunk on card, 200 x 150 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,800.
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Lot 942
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1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ black, 4 photo essays (Scott 287-E), large size, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 943
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1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ bicolor essay, dim dusky blue frame with black vignette (Scott 288-E5), die on India, die sunk on card, 205 x 152 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 944
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1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ photo essay, black (Scott 289-E1 var.), vignette only of unadopted design, mounted on worksheet, Very Fine, rare and possibly unique, ex-Brazer.
Estimate $500 - 750

The listed #289-E1, an engraved rather than a photo essay, catalogs $7,500.

Realized $850.
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Lot 945
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1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ photo essay, black (Scott 289-E1 var.), engraved vignette only of unadopted design, on glossy stock cut approximately 31 x 24 mm; paper fresh, the design lighter than the engraved original but crisp and clear, Very Fine, Scott prices the engraved essay at $7,500 (italicized); this a bargain at our price, ex Brazer.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $850.
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Lot 946
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1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ bicolor essay, dark red frame with black vignette (Scott 289-E4), die on India, die sunk on card, Ridgway "5m/0" in pencil on the reverse, which translates to "dusky o-orange-red", on a full 6" x 8" card, Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 947
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1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ bicolor essay, dark red frame with black vignette (Scott 289-E4), die on India, die sunk on card, 71 x 59 mm, immaculate, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 948
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1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ bicolor essay, dull dusky violet blue frame with black vignette (Scott 290-E4), die on India, die sunk on card, 190 x 135 mm, nice bright color, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 949
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 photo essay, dusky violet & black (Scott 293-E1 var.), vignette of issued 50¢ 72 x 63 mm, Very Fine, rare and possibly unique, ex-Brazer.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $850.
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Lot 950
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 bicolor essay, dusky orange red frame with black vignette (Scott 293-E7), die on India, die sunk on card, 60 x 49 mm mounted on 69 x 52 mm card; light India wrinkling, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $550.
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Lot 951
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 bicolor essay, dusky orange red frame with black vignette (Scott 293-E7), die on India, die sunk on card, exquisitely printed on fresh India, the colors perfectly registered; die sunk on 176 x 125 mm card; frame color oxidized; toning to reverse of card (though not affecting sinkage area), still Very Fine, a handsome example of this popular item.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 952
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to $1, large die proofs (Scott 285P1-292P1), pretty group of monochrome proofs as issued, the printing crisp and colors strong; on India die sunk on 202 x 126 mm card; light toning, mostly to card, Very Fine.
Scott $6,950.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $5,250.
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Lot 953
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to $2 complete, small die proofs (Scott 285P2-293P2 var), grand set of small dies on white wove measuring approximately 41 x 30 mm, with strong colors (the 2¢ and 10¢ particularly fetching), and exquisite detail (see the $1 value); 5¢ with toned spot at bottom, several with hinge thins, still Very Fine, a unique opportunity, each with 2015 P.F. and/or 2018 P.S.E. certificate(s), each stating that the proofs are "of unknown origin" or "on white wove, but printed for a purpose other than placement in a Roosevelt Album".
Scott $6,750 as P2s.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 954
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1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue, large die proof (Scott 288P1), 170 x 100 mm, just about pristine, with brilliant color, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 955
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1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown, large die proof (Scott 289P1), 202 x 152 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 956
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1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet, small die proof (Scott 290P2), immaculate, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $550.
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