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


Newspaper Stamps




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Lot 1202
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Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ N.B.N.C. essay, in blue (Scott PR5-E1), typographed design as issued except lacking imprint at bottom, die on wove, nice margins and color; small faults including tears, creases and a small repair, Very Fine appearance, a rare essay that is listed but unpriced in Scott, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1203
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Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ green, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR1TC1ah), 88 x 116 mm (slightly reduced), immaculate front with great color; hinge remnants on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1204
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Newspaper, 1865, 10¢ value, trial color plate proofs on wove, in all 4 listed colors (Scott PR2TC5a-d); each with hinge remnants on the reverse, dull red with thins, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $340.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1205
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Newspaper, 1865, 10¢ black, 10¢ lake and 10¢ blue, trial color plate proofs on thick cream wove paper (Scott PR2TC5a,b,d), horizontal pairs, fresh colors; 10¢ black with a light crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $510.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1206
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Newspaper, 1865, 25¢ value, trial color plate proofs on wove, in all 4 listed colors (Scott PR3TC5a-d), without gum as issued, nice margins and colors; each with hinge remnants or mounting adherences on the reverse, couple with small thins and two with stains on back, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $340.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1207
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢-$60 black, "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card (Scott PR9TC4a-PR32TC4a), neatly hinged on homemade quadrille pages, each with strong color and solid margins; a few lightly toned, Very Fine overall, the lot imaged in full online.
Scott $1,320.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1208
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢-$60 brown, "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card (Scott PR9TC4c-PR32TC4c), complete with strong color, fresh card, and generally ample margins, Very Fine overall.
Scott $960.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1209
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢-$60 green, "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card (Scott PR9TC4d-PR32TC4d), a great-looking set in joyful color on fresh card, all amply to largely margined, Very Fine.
Scott $960.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1210
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢-$60 blue, "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card (Scott PR9TC4e-PR32RC4e), the complete set with pulsating color; sound; a few lightly toned or cut close, Fine to Very Fine, pretty nonetheless.
Scott $960.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1211
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢-$60 "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card complete (Scott PR9TC4-PR32TC4), pristine complete sets in each of the five colors; strong lines, bright colors and solidly margined; mounted on orange homemade pages, Very Fine.
Scott $5,160.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,700.
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Lot 1212
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢-$60 "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card complete (Scott PR9TC4-PR32TC4), pairs, for the true connoisseur, very little will beat this beautiful full five-color set in horizontal pairs, neatly presented on homemade quadrille pages; with wondrous color and solid margins throughout; 4¢ black rejoined, some black denominations privately perforated, Very Fine, the entire set is imaged online—be sure to view.
Scott $10,320.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,000.
Realized $6,000.
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Lot 1213
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Newspaper, 1875, 24¢ black brown, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR17TC1a var.), 98 x 128 mm, excellent color; hinge remnants and pencil notes on the reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

This color is known on trial colors of other denominations of the 1875 issue, but is unlisted on this value.

Realized $200.
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Lot 1214
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Newspaper, 1875, 60¢ black, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR20TC1ae), 88 x 112 mm, immaculate color and freshness, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1215
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Newspaper, 1875, 72¢ black, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR21TC1ae), 88 x 111 mm, very bright and fresh; small hinge remnant on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1216
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Newspaper, 1875, 96¢ black, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR23TC1ae), 92 x 107 mm, bright and fresh; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1217
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Newspaper, 1875, $3 black, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR25TC1al), a spectacularly pristine example, with flawless lines and immaculate impression, die sunk on 100 x 113 mm card, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1218
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Newspaper, 1875, $9 in twelve colors, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color plate proof on India (Scott PR27TC3a//m), large margins, bright and fresh; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $420.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1219
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Newspaper, 1875, $12 black, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR28TC1ae), a real beauty with exquisite color and impression, fresh as the day it was pulled; sunk on 111 x 124 mm card with one small speck of toning at the very top, Very Fine+.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1220
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Newspaper, 1875, $12 sepia, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR28TC1af), 100 x 170 mm, pristine, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1221
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Newspaper, 1875, $24 black brown, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR29TC1af), pristine with warm color; penciled notation below stating the approved color to be dark purple; corner-mounted on homemade album page, Very Fine, the original collector notes, "Only 1 known".
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1222
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Newspaper, 1875, $36 black, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR30TC1af), spotless with immense color and clean India, die sunk on equally fresh 101 x 121 mm card, Very Fine+.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1223
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Newspaper, 1875, $48 violet brown, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR31TC1ae), shading closer to an orange brown; glowing color on clean India die sunk on 139 x 191 mm card corner-mounted to homemade album page; card with penciled "What is it? - The above is the selected color", Very Fine, collector notes correctly that this color was not issued.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1224
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Newspaper, 1875, $48 light blue, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR31TC1a var.), 110 x 96 mm; filing stain at top, otherwise Very Fine, this color is unlisted.
Scott $600 as normal.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 1225
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Newspaper, 1875, $48 black, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR31TC1af), the print with youthfully vigorous color and exceptionally sharp lines; on near-pristine India die sunk on 73 x 83 mm card which is corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 1226
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Newspaper, 1875, $48 green, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR31TC1ah), 110 x 168 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1227
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 dark carmine, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1ae), the color absolutely popping, both the India and its 114 x 169 mm card pristine; corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine, a gorgeous item, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1228
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 dark carmine, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1ae), 108 x 120 mm, bright and fresh; with extensive pencil notes on the reverse, Extremely Fine, very rare, ex Caspary.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1229
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 brown rose, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1af), lovely color cleanly printed; completely fresh India die sunk on 114 x 169 mm card corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1230
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 scarlet, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1ag), in bright, glowing color, on immaculate India die sunk on 114 x 169 mm card; corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1231
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 sepia, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1ah), with rich, deep color bringing out the design's full detail; on India die sunk on 112 x 169 mm card; corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1232
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 orange yellow, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1ai), in clean color that amazingly provides solid detail, on India die sunk on card measuring 114 x 149 mm, corner-mounted to homemade album page; a few light specks on the card, clear of the India, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1233
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 dull orange, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1aj), color crisp if slightly dusky, on India die sunk on card measuring 114 x 169 mm, corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1234
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 green, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1ak), in sylvan color in time for spring, on India die sunk on 114 x 168 mm card; corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine, a pretty Maiden, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1235
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 light ultramarine, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1al), with color that pops, its India and card nearly spotless; card measures 114 x 169 mm and is corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1236
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 orange brown, C.B.N.C. printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR32TC1am), in alluring, if slightly oxidized, color, with clean detail; India die sunk on 113 x 168 mm card, corner-mounted to homemade album page, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1237
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Newspaper, 1875, $60 brown rose, $60 scarlet and $60 green, trial color plate proofs on India, mounted on card (Scott PR32TC3b, c, g), blocks of 4, nice margins and colors; hinge remnants on the reverse, otherwise immaculate, Very Fine.
Scott $420.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1238
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Newspaper, 1885, 1¢ complete set of six trial color plate proofs on India (Scott PR81TC3a-f), blocks of 4, your chance to cross off six Scott numbers in one go; each absolutely pristine and with large, balanced margins all around, Very Fine, unique as blocks of four, ex Beachboard.
Scott $2,880 as singles.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1239
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Newspaper, 1895, 50¢ deep carmine, Bureau printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR107TC1af), 120 x 158 mm, bright and fresh; hinge remnants and mounting adherences on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1240
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Newspaper, 1895, $2 dark scarlet, Bureau printing, trial color large die proof on India, mounted on card (Scott PR108TC1af), 38 x 50 mm.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 1241
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Newspaper, 1895, $5 dark ultramarine, Bureau printing, trial color large die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott PR109TC1af), 85 x 100 mm, deep rich color; lightly hinged on the reverse, otherwise immaculate, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 1242
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Newspaper, 1895, $50 deep rose, Bureau printing, trial color large die proof on India (Scott PR112TC1af), a magnificent piece with immaculate, strong color on pristine India; die sunk on 115 x 153 mm card, with just a couple speckles at far left, Very Fine, one to hold your attention.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 1243
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Newspaper, 1865, 10¢ green, 25¢ orange red & 5¢ blue, large die proofs, on India die sunk on card (Scott PR2P1-PR4P1), a gorgeous trio of these popular stamps, the India cut to size and affixed, in oversized sink, to card measuring approximately 86 x 146 mm; small bump to top of 10¢ India, some light toning to 10¢ and 25¢ cards, but overall a majestically clean group, Very Fine, pick up your copies now.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1244
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢ to $60 complete, C.B.N.C. printing, large die proofs (Scott PR9P1-PR32P1), the full set of hybrid die proofs in issued colors; printed on 60 x 75 mm India, which is affixed to 62 x 76 mm white card; all neatly arranged on attractive homemade quadrille pages; colors are flawless; expect a couple toned spots or India wrinkles as befit their age, Very Fine, judge the quality yourself on our website.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1245
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢ to $60 complete, C.B.N.C. printing, large die proofs (Scott PR9P1-PR32P1), popular designs printed on India, sunk on gilt-edged 145 x 216 mm cards; cards with varying degrees of foxing and some water staining, affecting a few of the proofs themselves, Fine to Very Fine, take a look online.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1246
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Newspapers, 1875, 2¢-$60 complete, small die proofs (Scott PR9P2-PR32P2), from the Roosevelt presentation album; all with strong lines and enticing color, well-margined and still affixed to original gray card; remarkably fresh, the $60 with one toned spot at hem of skirt, Very Fine, let everyone else read all about it, only 85 albums produced.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1247
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Newspapers, 1875, 2¢ to $60 complete, C.B.N.C. printing, plate proofs on India (Scott PR9P3-PR32P3), nice margins and bright fresh colors; a few with hinge remnants on the reverse, a Very Fine set.
Scott $399.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1248
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Newspaper, 1875, 2¢ to $60 complete, C.B.N.C. printing, plate proofs on India (Scott PR9P3-PR32P3), blocks of 4, most all marginal, many corner or arrow; India generally fresh and bright, the printing flawless; several blocks with wrinkles or tears in the selvage, as often with this fragile paper, Very Fine nonetheless, a great addition for your Newspapers collection.
Scott $1,755.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1249
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Newspapers, 1885, 1¢-96¢ plate proofs on India and on card complete (Scott PR81P3, P4-PR89P3, P4), bright, fresh sets, Very Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1250
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Newspapers, 1885, 1¢-96¢ complete, plate proofs on India (Scott PR81P3-PR89P3), blocks of 4, mostly nice margins and color, 12¢ is mounted on card; 96¢ is a bit oxidized, otherwise generally Very Fine.
Scott $1,125.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1251
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Newspapers, 1895, 1¢ to $100 complete, Bureau printing, large die proofs (Scott PR102P1-PR113P1), 14 in total (50¢ and $10 duplicated once), each proof and its India immaculate, most cards clean though some with staining (from album removal?) at left edge; 50¢ in two distinct shades, one $10 showing faint die number "73" below design; 10 with pen-signed approval by "Wesley R. Davis/U.S. Postage Stamp Agent/per H.F.C.", Very Fine, a gorgeous group, each on annotated album leaf.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1252
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Newspaper, 1895, 1¢ to $100 complete, Bureau printing, small die proofs (Scott PR102P2-PR113P2), each fresh and bright (25¢ and $2 with light oxidation at top), still affixed to cut-outs from the original Roosevelt Album; all wonderfully margined, Very Fine.
Scott $1,380.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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