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


1902-1920 Issues




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Lot 957
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1903, 4¢ black, die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 303-E2), a stunning Grant in black, the proof and India pristine, sunk on 152 x 202 mm card; control number 60085 on back in blue; toning to card at corners plus a few additional spots, Very Fine+, a truly handsome item.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 958
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1903, 15¢ olive green, large die proof (Scott 309P1), 93 x 107 mm, a very dark color, almost black; couple faint tone specks on the front and hinge remnants on the reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 959
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1903, 50¢ orange, large die proof (Scott 310P1), in grand color on large India, die sunk on 89 x 102 mm card; a few inconsequential toned spots, Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 960
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1903, $2 blue, large die proof (Scott 312P1), a magnificent proof in cool, crisp color providing exceptional detail; on India die sunk on 92 x 98 mm card; three small spots of toning well away from the design, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a marvelous Madison.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 961
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1904, Louisiana Purchase complete, large die proofs (Scott 323P1-327P1), each in luxuriant color, cleanly pulled on pristine India; each die sunk on 202 x 152 mm card; control numbers in blue on reverse (in order: 132139, 132686, 133418, 134167, 134608); light toning to card edges, and the occasional internal spot, Very Fine, this set screams, "Buy me!"
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $9,000.
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Lot 962
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1904, 3¢ Louisiana Purchase, large die proof (Scott 325P1), 165 x 140 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 963
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1908-09, 2¢ to $1 Washington, set of 11 photo essays (Scott 332-342), each the entire design printed on glossy photo paper measuring 89 x 102 mm; penned notation of catalogue number and year at bottom of each; some light toning to edges, Very Fine, an uncommon group.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 964
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1908, 5¢ blue, die printed directly on card (Scott 335-E1), engraving of design as adopted except "FIVE CENTS" at bottom; die measures 75 x 89 mm, sunk on 151 x 201 mm card; a few specks of toning of no consequence, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 965
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1913, 2¢ Panama-Pacific, photo essay (Scott 398-E1), in black, mounted on card, with the design of the adopted 5¢ 88 x 64 mm (design 35 x 22 mm), Very Fine, rare, with 1993 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 966
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1913, 5¢ Panama-Pacific, photo essay of wash drawing, in brown, similar to adopted design, with vignette pasted in (Scott 399-E1), 118 x 88 mm, with a cut out from the original essay, in pencil, mounted on back, "Approved July 16, 1912, F.H.H.", Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 967
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1913, 10¢ Panama-Pacific, photo essay (Scott 400-E3 var.), in black, mounted on card, 75 x 56 mm, similar to the listed essay but larger, Very Fine, ex-Johl.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 968
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1914, 7¢ to 30¢ Washington-Franklins, group of six photo essays (Scott 430//439), comprising the 7¢ 9¢ 11¢ 12¢ 20¢ and 30¢ values; each design razor-sharp on glossy photo paper measuring 89 x 101 mm; penned number and year at bottom of each; some toning or staining to edges of paper only, Very Fine, a great addition to your Washington-Franklin collection.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $475.
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Lot 969
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1918, $2 Franklin vignette in black (Scott 523-E3b), on wove, die sunk on 203 x 151 mm card; reverse with "845967" control and "JUL -7 1917" date handstamps in blue; soiling to bottom of card, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare Washington-Franklin essay.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 970
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1919, 2¢ Victory, photo essay of an unadopted design (Scott 537-E), trimmed to 24 x 30mm and actually used postally on a Jun 3, 1919 local cover from Springfield, Mass., Very Fine, a unique item.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 971
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1908, 2¢ golden yellow, trial color large die proof (Scott 332TC1aj), on India, die sunk on card, 84 x 107 mm, fresh; trimmed at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 972
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1908, 2¢ blue, trial color large die proof (Scott 332TC1ap), in lovely shade with full saturation on immaculate India; die sunk on full-size 151 x 199 mm card; a few toned spots and light soiling (at bottom) on card, Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 973
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1908, 2¢ orange brown, trial color large die proof (Scott 332TC1ay), in clean color, the India sunk on full-size 151 x 201 mm card; light overall toning, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 974
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1919, 13¢ light ultramarine, trial color large die proof (Scott 513TC1ah), 85 x 95 mm, very bright and fresh; tiny hinge remnant on the reverse, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 975
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1919, 13¢ salmon red, trial color large die proof (Scott 513TC1ar), 85 x 97 mm, bright and fresh; tiny tone speck on front, otherwise pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 976
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1919, 13¢ brown carmine, trial color large die proof (Scott 513TC1as), 85 x 97 mm, bright fresh color, Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 977
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1919, 13¢ gray, trial color large die proof (Scott 513TC1aw), 85 x 97 mm, brilliant fresh color and close to pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 978
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1908, 3¢ deep violet, large die proof (Scott 333P1), 66 x 86 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 979
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1909, 50¢ violet, large die proof (Scott 341P1), 72 x 76 mm with blue control no. 390582 on the back; small abrasion at the upper right affects the stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $400.
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Lot 980
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1920, 5¢ deep blue, large die proof (Scott 550P1), with bright color and detailed impression, India in full die sink on 202 x 151 mm cream card; blue control number 1063074 on reverse; discoloration to India not affecting the print, Very Fine nonetheless, a pretty piece.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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