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Sale 751

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


Airmail




Lot Photo Description
Lot 1103
E
Airmail, ca. 1950, essay based on U.N. 5¢ design, purple & olive green, four singles perforated and inscribed "Air Mail" and "United States Postage" but with the U.N. symbol and "United Nations" repeated in the background; affixed to sunken-framed card measuring 210 x 149 mm; stamps printed by Orell Füssli in Zurich; card with light edge toning, Very Fine, an attractive color combination.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1104
E
Airmail, ca. 1950, essay based on U.N. 5¢ design, gray blue & violet, four singles perforated and inscribed "Air Mail" and "United States Postage" but with the U.N. symbol and "United Nations" repeated in the background; affixed to sunken-framed card measuring 210 x 149 mm; stamps printed by Orell Füssli in Zurich; card with light edge toning, one toned spot in bottom panel of card, Very Fine, a great looking item.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1105
E
Airmail, ca. 1950, essay based on U.N. 5¢ design, blue & green, four singles, tightly placed (appears a block of four), perforated and inscribed "Air Mail" and "United States Postage" but with the U.N. symbol and "United Nations" repeated in the background; affixed to sunken-framed card measuring 210 x 149 mm; stamps printed by Orell Füssli in Zurich; light adhesive stains to card (stamps unaffected), Very Fine, an intriguing item.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1106
E
Airmail, ca. 1950, essay based on U.N. 5¢ design, red & orange and red & olive green (shades), four singles (identical designs, differing color printings), perforated and inscribed "Air Mail" and "United States Postage" but with the U.N. symbol and "United Nations" repeated in the background; affixed to sunken-framed surfaced card measuring 210 x 149 mm; stamp signatures centered and show only the printers, Orell Füssli in Zurich; bottom panel of card with albino "Art. Institut Orell Füssli Zürich" emboss; accompanied by original presentation folder (heavily stained and toned); spots of adhesive stains, Very Fine, a grand item awaiting further research.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1107
E
Airmail, ca. 1950, essay based on U.N. 5¢ design, violet & olive green, four singles perforated and inscribed "Air Mail" and "United States Postage" but with the U.N. symbol and "United Nations" repeated in the background; affixed to sunken-framed card measuring 210 x 149 mm; stamps printed by Orell Füssli in Zurich; spots of adhesive stains, just affecting several perforations, Very Fine, uncommon.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1108
E
Airmail, ca. 1950, essay based on U.N. 5¢ design, red & orange, four singles perforated and inscribed "Air Mail" and "United States Postage" but with the U.N. symbol and "United Nations" repeated in the background; affixed to sunken-framed card measuring 210 x 149 mm; stamps printed by Orell Füssli in Zurich; card with light edge toning, Very Fine, eye-catching.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1109
E
Airmail, 1959, 11th Inter-American Conference, Quito, Ecuador, unadopted photoessay, in black & white, 103 x 77 mm, Very Fine, definitely unusual - we have never seen another.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 1110
E
Airmail, 1960, 10¢ Liberty Bell, official photos of four different unaccepted designs plus the final design (Scott C57-E), Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1111
E
Airmail, 1959, 15¢ Statue of Liberty, official photos of four different unaccepted designs (Scott C58-E), Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1112
E
Airmail, 1959, 25¢ Lincoln, official photos of five different unaccepted designs plus the final design (Scott C59-E), Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1113
P
Airmail, 1923, 24¢ carmine, large die proof (Scott C6P1), 200 x 150 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1114
P
Airmail Special Delivery, 1934, 16¢ dark blue, small die proof (Scott CE1P2), a near-perfect example of this rare proof; lightly hinged on the reverse, Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,500.
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