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


1922-1991 Issues




Lot Photo Description
Lot 981
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1925, ½¢ olive brown, large die proof on India (Scott 551P1), a storming Hale, exquisitely printed on breathtakingly white India, die sunk on cream-colored card measuring 146 x 197 mm; control number 70059 in black on reverse; a few spots on card well removed from the die, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 982
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1923, 1¢ deep green, large die proof on India (Scott 552P1), a bodacious Ben in glowing green, printed on white India and sunk on 146 x 197 mm light cream card; typed and signed approval of design by John H. Bartlett, Nov. 1, 1922, below; truncated control number 1181454 in blue on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 983
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1923, 2¢ carmine, large die proof on India (Scott 554P1), in blazing color on pristine India, on oversized sink on 152 x 202 mm card; control number 331970 in deep blue on reverse; light toning, Very Fine, ex Roosevelt Collection.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 984
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 3¢ Harrison, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 555-E), design size 67 x 76 mm, initialed "JSS" (John S. Stevenson) in the bottom margin, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 985
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 3¢ Harrison, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 555-E), reduced to stamp size, overall size 73 x 78 mm; tiny tone spot in the top margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 986
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1923, 3¢ violet, large die proof on India (Scott 555P1), an eye-catching proof on clean India, die sunk on 146 x 196 mm card; interleaving (linen-hinged to card at left) folded behind card; card with just a hint of toning and a light to middling scuff at upper left, still Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 987
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1923, 4¢ yellow brown, large die proof on India (Scott 556P1), with printing that jumps off the page, in warm, rich color; India in oversized sink on 152 x 202 mm light cream card; control number 331873 on reverse; light horizontal crease at bottom of card, otherwise Very Fine, Martha's never looked more fetching.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 988
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1922, 5¢ dark blue, vignette essay in black (Scott 557), handsomely printed on pristine India, with "W.O. Marks" at lower right; India centered in slightly larger sink on 201 x 151 mm cream card; handstamps on reverse comprise control number 683053A, "MODELING" (crossed out in pencil) and initialed "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by"; the few toned spots to card hardly worth mentioning, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 989
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1922, 5¢ dark blue, group of three rejected design essays (Scott 557), each enlarged designs and initialed "JSS" (JS Stevenson, the designer) at lower left in pencil, neatly presented on a quadrille page, Very Fine, an uncommon trio.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $475.
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Lot 990
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 5¢ T. Roosevelt, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 557-E), reduced to stamp size, overall size 86 x 90 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 991
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1922, 10¢ Roosevelt, photo essay (Scott 557-E), in black, mounted on card, 74 x 85 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 992
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1922, 5¢ Roosevelt, photo essay (Scott 557-E), in black, mounted on card, 78 x 88 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 993
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 5¢ T. Roosevelt, Stevenson photographic essay of a second unaccepted design (Scott 557-E), reduced to stamp size, overall size 73 x 78 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 994
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 5¢ T. Roosevelt, Stevenson photographic essay of a second unaccepted design (Scott 557-E), reduced to stamp size, overall size 85 x 93 mm, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 995
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1922, 5¢ dark blue, large die proof on India (Scott 557P1), with bright color and crisp detail, the India sunk on 151 x 201 mm card, Postmaster General Work's approval and signature below; control number 1176106 in blue on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 996
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1922, 5¢ dark blue, large die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 557P1), 95 x 112 mm, numbered 70061 on the reverse, very bright and fresh; minor scrape in margin at top right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 997
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1922, 6¢ red orange, large die proof on white wove (Scott 558P1a), in glowing color on fresh paper; die sunk on 152 x 201 mm card; control number 70067 in black on reverse; light scuff to lower right corner of paper, card lightly toned.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 998
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1923, 7¢ black, large die proof on India (Scott 559P1), beautifully executed, with oversized sink, the India and card both pristine; control number 332720 in blue on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 999
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1923, 8¢ olive green, large die proof on white wove (Scott 560P1a), attractive hybrid, the stamp-sized design affixed to paper sunk on 149 x 196 mm card with linen hinge at left; toning to card, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1000
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1923, 9¢ red orange, trial color large die proof (Scott 561-TC1ae), pristine proof with amazing color and not a breath of oxidation, on India in full sinkage on 152 x 202 mm card; blue control number 332070 on reverse; slight damage to lower right corner of card, Very Fine+, ex FDR Collection, with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1001
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1923, 9¢ rose, large die proof on white wove (Scott 561P1a), with intense color on fault-free paper, die sunk on 151 x 201 mm card with Postmaster General Hubert Work's signed approval of the design below; control number 1184456 in light blue on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1002
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1923, 12¢ brown violet, large die proof on India (Scott 564P1), with meticulous detail and strong color, die sunk on 130 x 182 mm cream card; control number 70075 in black on reverse; just a few toned spots to card, Very Fine, Cleveland's always looked better in brown violet.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1003
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1923, 14¢ dark blue, large die proof on white wove (Scott 565P1a), a flawless proof, die sunk on 151 x 203 mm cream card; light blue control number 1208103 on reverse; penciled notations at lower left, blue crayon check at lower right, still Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1004
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1922, 15¢ gray, two different photo essays (Scott 566), each on matte stock, the larger original model measuring 86 x 98 mm, the smaller retouched essay 72 x 79 mm; accompanied by detailed homemade album page, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1005
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1923, 20¢ cobalt blue, unadopted vignette die on India, die sunk on card (Scott 567-E2), the vignette showing Yosemite, with the unadopted engraved frame cut away; die sunk on 151 x 201 mm card; penciled "Nov 23-22" at lower right; control number 1184382 in light blue on reverse; top of card heavily toned, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1006
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1923, 20¢ black, unadopted vignette on India, die sunk on card (Scott 567), a magnificent enlarged-size engraving of the unadopted Yosemite vignette, the India in oversized sink on 152 x 204 mm rough-surfaced cream card; penciled "12027" at lower right; handstamped blue control number 437776 with matching crayon check mark alongside on reverse; serpentine line of extraneous ink at left edge of card noted for accuracy, Very Fine, an exquisite piece.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1007
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 20¢ Niagara Falls, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 567-E), overall size 63 x 78 mm; small ink line in left margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1008
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 20¢ Niagara Falls, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 567-E), reduced to stamp size, overall size 80 x 86 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1009
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1923, 20¢ Yosemite, unadopted photo essay (Scott 567-E), in black, mounted on card, 77 x 89 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1010
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1923, 20¢ Golden Gate, photo essay (Scott 567-E), in black, mounted on card, 73 x 82 mm, similar to adopted design except vertical, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1011
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1923, 20¢ carmine rose, photo essay of unadopted design (Scott 567), fully framed landscape of Mt. Rainier, on glossy photo stock approximately 78 x 96 mm, mounted on card cut to size; penciled "X" above and "1¾"" below, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1012
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1922, 25¢ deep green, large die proof on India (Scott 568P1), doctor's orders: you much check this one out; the engraving is so refined the falls look like they've been painted in; India is pristine and overflows the die sink on this 202 x 151 mm cream card with rounded corners; penciled "Sept 26-22" at lower right; blue control number 1174688 on reverse; two toned spots on card; pinhole at bottom of India below left "2", Very Fine nonetheless, no prescription needed.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1013
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1922, 40¢ Arlington Amphitheater, Huston photographic essay of an unaccepted design for an unadopted value (Scott 570-E), design size 76 x 66 mm, initialed on the back "cab" (Clair Aubrey Huston), Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1014
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 50¢ U.S. Capitol, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 570-E), reduced to stamp size, overall size 73 x 78 mm; light surface break to the upper left of the design, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1015
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, 50¢ U.S. Capitol, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 570-E), reduced to stamp size, overall size 81 x 90 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1016
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1922, 50¢ lilac, Bureau photo essay (Scott 570E), 87 x 75 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1017
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1922, $1 Lady Liberty, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 571-E), design size 61.5 x 75 mm, initialed "JSS" (John S. Stevenson) in the bottom margin, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1018
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1922, $1 Lady Liberty, Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 571-E), reduced to stamp size, overall 72 x 87 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1019
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1923, $1 violet brown, large die proof on India (Scott 571P1), in glowing color on fresh India, sunk on rough-surfaced cream card measuring 202 x 152 mm; blue control number 1189547 on reverse; India with scuff through to underlying card at upper left; card corners slightly rounded, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1020
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1923, $1 violet brown, large die proof on white wove (Scott 571P1a), 62 x 50 mm, fresh; hinged on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1021
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1923, $2 deep blue, large die proof on India (Scott 572P1), in majestic color on flawless India, die sunk on 197 x 147 mm cream card with Hubert Work's signed approval below; control number 154040 in blue on reverse; bottom corners lightly bumped—easily overlooked, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1022
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1922 Fourth Bureau Issue, $5 "America", Stevenson photographic essay of an unaccepted design (Scott 573-E), design size 665 x 76 mm, initialed "JSS" (John S. Stevenson) in the bottom margin, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1023
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1926, 13¢ green, large die proof on India (Scott 622P1), in the boldest color imaginable, the India die sunk on 146 x 197 mm card; black control number 70077 on reverse; a few light scuffs or small toned spots, still Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1024
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1926, 5¢ Ericsson, large die proof on white wove, die sunk on card (Scott 628P1a), with alluring color and three-dimensional detail, the India sunk on 154 x 201 mm rough-surfaced cream card with Postmaster General Harry S. New's signed approval at bottom; control number 1393524 in blue on reverse; lower left corner of card clipped, Very Fine, full steam ahead when bidding.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1025
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1930, 2¢ Braddock's Field, group of four photo essays (Scott 688), three unadopted designs, plus as issued, hinged to a homemade page including the actual stamp and a page with technical data, Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 1026
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1932, 5¢ Washington Bicentennial, large die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 710P1), an immaculate proof in oversized sink on 153 x 183 mm cream card; control number 70098 in black on reverse, Very Fine, a lovely item for the Washington enthusiast.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1027
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1932, Summer Olympics, set of four submitted designs (Scott 718-E1, 719-E1 vars), comprising the two Scott-listed essays, plus two rejected designs submitted by C.A. Huston, each artwork-sized, mounted on homemade exhibit page, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500+.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1028
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1932, 2¢ Summer Olympics, Bureau photo essay of the classical Greek Discus Thrower statue (Scott 718-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, with labels different from the final design, 26 x 29 mm, Very Fine, extremely rare, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1029
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1932, 2¢ Summer Olympics, Bureau photo essay, similar to the adopted design (Scott 718-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 26 x 29 mm, Very Fine, extremely rare, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1030
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1932, 2¢ Summer Olympics, unadopted Bureau photo essay of a runner (Scott 718-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 26 x 29 mm, Very Fine, extremely rare, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1031
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1932, 2¢ Summer Olympics, unadopted Bureau photo essay of a hurdle jumper (Scott 718-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 26 x 29 mm, Very Fine, extremely rare, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1032
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1932, 2¢ Summer Olympics, unadopted Bureau photo essay of a Winged Nike (Scott 718-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 27 x 28 mm, Very Fine, extremely rare, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1033
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1932, 2¢ Summer Olympics, unadopted Bureau photo essay of a Winged Nike (Scott 718-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 26 x 29 mm, Very Fine, extremely rare, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1034
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1932, 2¢ Summer Olympics, unadopted Bureau photo essay of a shot putter (Scott 718-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 27 x 29 mm, Very Fine, extremely rare, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1035
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1932, 2¢ Summer Olympics, unadopted Bureau photo essay of a stylized runner (Scott 718-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 26 x 30 mm, Very Fine, extremely rare, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1036
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1932, 5¢ Summer Olympics, set of seven photo essays (Scott 719), neatly arranged on a presentation page, a set of stamp-sized essays ranging from the sporting to the allegorical; accompanied by page of technical details on the issue, Very Fine, go on and bid: you have a sporting chance.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1037
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1933, 5¢ Kosciuszko, page of 12 photo essays (Scott 734), lovely holding of BEP stamp-sized essays, including the design as issued plus varieties we never got to see; clean and fresh, hinged to an album page, Very Fine, ex Alvin Hall.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1038
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1934, 1¢ Yosemite National Park, Bureau photo essay (Scott 740-E), 190 x 236 mm, Very Fine. The lot also contains a signed note by Harold Ickes, then-Secretary of the Interior, that this view was actually used for the design of the issued stamp.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1039
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1934, 2¢ Grand Canyon National Park, Bureau photo essay (Scott 741-E), 200 x 245 mm, Very Fine. The lot also contains a signed note by Harold Ickes, then-Secretary of the Interior, that this view was actually used for the design of the issued stamp.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1040
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1934, 3¢ Mt. Rainier National Park, Bureau photo essay (Scott 742-E), 198 x 245 mm, Very Fine. The lot also contains a signed note by Harold Ickes, then-Secretary of the Interior, that this view was actually used for the design of the issued stamp.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1041
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1934, 3¢ Mt. Rainier National Park, transparency essay (Scott 742-E), preliminary design of vignette only showing Mt. Rainier and Mirror Lake, in violet on acetate, signed in the engraving below the image by Bureau engraver, J.C. Benzing, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1042
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1934, 3¢ Mt. Rainier National Park, Bureau photo essay (Scott 742-E), 45 x 30 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1043
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1934, 4¢ Mesa Verde National Park, Bureau photo essay (Scott 743-E), 45 x 30 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1044
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1934, 8¢ Zion National Park, two similar Bureau photo essays (Scott 747-E), each 30 x 45 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1045
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1934, 9¢ Glacier National Park, Bureau photo essay (Scott 748-E), 45 x 30 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1046
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1934, 10¢ Great Smoky Mountains, 6 different Bureau photo essays (Scott 749-E), each about 45 x 30 mm (or 30 x 45 mm if vertical), Very Fine, ex-Alvin Hall.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1047
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1935, 3¢ California Pacific Expo, selection of six photo essays (Scott 773), neatly arranged on an album page, five close to the issued stamp, one an attractive outlier; accompanied by page of technical details on the stamp, Very Fine, ex Alvin Hall.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 1048
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1935, 3¢ California Pacific Expo, Bureau photo essay (Scott 773-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 44 x 29 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1049
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1935, 3¢ Boulder Dam, group of eight photo essays (Scott 774), presented on an album page, a handsome array of stamp-sized proposed designs, including as issued lightly tinted and three that would have broken the mold for stamp formats at the time, Very Fine, ex Alvin Hall.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1050
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1935, 3¢ Boulder Dam, Bureau photo essay, similar to adopted design (Scott 774-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 29 x 45 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1051
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1935, 3¢ Boulder Dam, Bureau photo essay (Scott 774-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 38 x 45 mm; hinged on the reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1052
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1935, 3¢ Boulder Dam, Bureau photo essay (Scott 774-E), 30 x 45 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1053
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1936, 3¢ Texas Statehood, official compound photo of two different unaccepted designs (Scott 776-E), Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1054
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1936, 3¢ Texas, unadopted Bureau photo essay (Scott 776-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 45 x 29 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1055
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1936, 3¢ Texas, unadopted Bureau photo essay (Scott 776-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 44 x 29 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1056
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1937, 3¢ Constitution, photo essay in black on photographic paper (Scott 798-E); light corner creases at bottom left, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1057
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1937, 3¢ Constitution, die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 798P1), attractive and fresh, the sinkage showing the plate screws, on card measuring 202 x 150 mm; control number 70033 in black on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1058
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1938 Presidential Issue (?) compound essay by August Dietz, Sr. (Scott 803E), stamp-size 1¢ 2¢ 7¢ & 10¢ designs typographed in black on a white glossy card; signed by Dietz and inscribed by him, "Designed, but never submitted.", Very Fine. An interesting and attractive piece of Prexie collateral.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

A similar card is pictured in a John Hotchner article in
Linn's, Mar 18, 2019; that one did not have the "Designed…" inscription.
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Lot 1059
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1938, 1¢ Washington, Brazer essay (Scott 804-E), 255 x 300 mm (huge!) and mounted on card (photo is reduced a bit), Very Fine, believed to be unique.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1060
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1938, 1¢ Washington, Brazer essay (Scott 804-E), 255 x 300 mm (huge!) and mounted on card (photo is reduced a bit), Very Fine, believed to be unique.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1061
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1938, 18¢ Grant, 2 Bureau photo essays, one similar to the final design (Scott 823-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 81 x 94 mm and 78 x 108 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1062
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1938, 3¢ Constitution Ratification, die proof on yellowish wove (Scott 835P2), remarkably detailed and refined, the proof affixed to a hole-punched card measuring 188 x 136 mm; control number 550291 in blue on reverse, over which is taped an initialed "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by" handstamped strip of paper; toned; card with 13 mm horizontal tear at right, Fine to Very Fine, pretty nonetheless.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1063
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1938, 3¢ Northwest Territory, dark purple, large die on India, die sunk on card (Scott 837TC1ae), an immaculate proof with sharp lines and deep color, the India within oversized sink on 153 x 203 mm card; "999" penciled at lower right; control number 557330 in dark blue with light blue initialed "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by" handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, about as fresh as they come.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1064
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1938, 3¢ Iowa Territory, unadopted Bureau photo essay (Scott 838-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 44 x 29 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1065
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1938, 3¢ Iowa Territory, unadopted Bureau photo essay (Scott 838-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 44 x 29 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1066
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1938, 3¢ Iowa Territory, Bureau photo essay (Scott 838-E), 45 x 30 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1067
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1940, 1¢ Longfellow, die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 864P1), a stunner with immense color and incredible detail, all on immaculate India in oversized sink on 153 x 203 mm cream card; "P.O. 1030" penciled at lower right; reverse with control number 622460A and "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by" handstamps in blue; one toned spot at lower right of card, Very Fine, ride hard for this one.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1068
P
1940, 5¢ Whitman, die proof on white wove, die sunk on card (Scott 867P2), a lyrical proof on pristine India, in oversized sink showing die plate's nails, on 136 x 190 mm hole-punched card; reverse with control number 622531A in blue taped on, matching handstamped "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by", and taped-on plastic interleaving; card toned, otherwise Very Fine, salute your captain and bid high.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1069
P
1940, 10¢ Riley, die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 868P1), crisply printed with strong color, India on oversized sink showing plate nails, on 136 x 178 mm hole-punched card; blue control number 621267A and "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by" handstamps; two small punches through "0"s of denomination; India lightly wrinkled when adhered to card (only at horizontal center; top and bottom loose), stains at front right, Fine to Very Fine+, an uncommon find.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1070
P
1940, 5¢ Willard, die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 872P1), fresh and bright, the India on oversized sink on 153 x 203 mm card; reverse with handstamped "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by", "DEC 14 1939" and control number 622591A, all in blue, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1071
P
1940, 5¢ Daniel French, die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 887P1), day-one fresh, the India in oversized sink on 152 x 203 mm card; blue "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by" and control number 627028A handstamps; pencil erasures at bottom, still Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1072
P
1940, 10¢ Frederic Remington, die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott 888P1), artfully produced, the card signed "Harry R. Rollins" at bottom right; reverse bears control number 626309A and "Engraver's Stock Proof/Authorized by" handstamps in blue, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1073
P
1940, 3¢ Coronado Expedition, large die proof on India paper, die sunk on wove (Scott 898P1), 180 x 137 mm, with filing punch holes at top, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1074
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1943, 2¢ Allied Nations, unadopted Bureau photo essay (Scott 907-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 28 x 30 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1075
E
1943, 2¢ Allied Nations, unadopted Bureau photo essay (Scott 907-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 27 x 30 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1076
E
1943, 2¢ Allied Nations, unadopted Bureau photo essay (Scott 907-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1077
E
1943, 2¢ Allied Nations, unadopted Bureau photo essay (Scott 907-E), drawing on thick artist's card, in black and white, 27 x 29 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1078
E
1943, 2¢ Allied Nations, Bureau photo essay (Scott 907-E), 25 x 30 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1079
E
1943-44, Overrun Countries complete, Bureau photo essays (Scott 909E-921E), mounted on printer's card, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1080
E
1943-44, Overrun Countries, frame-only die essay in black (Scott 909-921-E1b), the frame as accepted, with powerful color and heart-pounding detail, on India die sunk on cream card measuring 101 x 87 mm (larger than what Scott lists for this); absolutely pristine without a speck of discoloration; light crease to card across top of die sink mentioned solely for accuracy, Very Fine, a beautiful thing to behold.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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