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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


Postmasters' Provisionals




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Lot 2
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in green (Scott 1Xa-E1a), die on India, die sunk on large card, printed through mats, in luxuriant color with albino impression of the cross-hatching, on card measuring 70 x 111 mm; a couple toned spots of no consequence, Very Fine.
Brazer 1XaEa.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in red brown (Scott 1Xa-E1a), die on India, die sunk on large card, printed through mats, an attractive print in glowing color, showing the albino impression of the cross-hatching, on card measuring 70 x 111 mm; light toning to bottom of card, mostly on reverse, Very Fine.
Brazer 1XaEa.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 4
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in scarlet (Scott 1Xa-E1a), die on India, die sunk on large card, printed through mats, in fresh color with albino impression of the cross-hatching, on card measuring approximately 69 x 111 mm; a few light toned spots, still Very Fine.
Brazer 1XaEa.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 5
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., with cross-hatching (Scott 1Xa-E1b), die on India, four different colors (all but the yellow green), Very Fine.
Brazer 1XaEb.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 6
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in brown (Scott 1Xa-E1b), die on India, Very Fine.
Brazer 1XaEb.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $275.
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Lot 7
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in yellow green (Scott 1Xa-E1b), die on India, Very Fine.
Brazer 1XaEb.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $130.
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Lot 8
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., with cross-hatching (Scott 1Xa-E1d), die on bond, five different colors (all but the violet), small stain on the green, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $1,875.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 9
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., with cross-hatching (Scott 1Xa-E1d), die on bond, two different: scarlet & blue green, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 10
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., with cross-hatching, in black (Scott 1Xa-E1b), die on India, Very Fine.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 11
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in blue green (Scott 1Xa-E1d), die on bond, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $500.
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Lot 12
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in bluish black (Scott 1Xa-E1d), die on bond, Very Fine, with a 1992 P.F. certificate.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 13
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in blue (Scott 1Xa-E1d), die on bond, Extremely Fine, with a 1992 P.F. certificate.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 14
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in brown (Scott 1Xa-E1d), die on bond, Extremely Fine, with a 1992 P.F. certificate.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 15
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in scarlet (Scott 1Xa-E1d), die on bond, Extremely Fine.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 16
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in black (Scott 1Xa-E1e), die on white glazed paper, 34 x 36 mm, Extremely Fine, with a 2008 P.F. certificate.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 17
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Albany, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ essay, by Gavit & Co., in scarlet (Scott 1Xa-E1e), die on white glazed paper, 64 x 74 mm, couple small edge thins, Very Fine appearance.
Brazer 1XaEc.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 18
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ compound die proof/essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in black (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India on card, 53 x 116 mm with full die sinkage, Extremely Fine, with a 2014 P.F. certificate.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 19
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ compound die proof/essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in scarlet (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India on card, large card, 86 x 131 mm with full die sinkage, Extremely Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 20
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ compound die proof/essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in orange (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India on card, large card, 95 x 142 mm with full die sinkage, Superb.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 21
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ compound die proof/essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in green (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India on card, removed from card, 33 x 79 mm, Very Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 22
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, vignette only, four different colors (Scott 9X1-E1b vars.), die on white bond, gray black, dull scarlet, dull brown & dull blue.
Brazer 9X1Eb.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 23
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ compound die proof/essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in dull brown (Scott 9X1-E1b var., 9X1TC5c), die on white bond, the two halves cut apart, Very Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $120.
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Lot 24
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in black (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, full design as issued plus vignette-only below, die sunk on 152 x 224 mm card; designs fresh, card lightly toned, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 25
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in green (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, 95 x 142 mm; hinge remnants and small thin on the reverse, also a barely visible crease on the front at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 26
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ essay, by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, in scarlet (Scott 9X1-E1a), die on India, 95 x 143 mm; hinge remnants and small thin on the reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 9X1Ea.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 27
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ deep ultramarine, trial color large die proof on thin glazed card (Scott 9X1TC1d), with dot in "P" of "POST" and scar on neck, 64 x 52 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 28
P
New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ dark brown red, trial color small die proof on India (Scott 9X1TC2n), with dot in "P" of "POST" and scar on neck, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 29
P
New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ scarlet, trial color small die proof on bond (Scott 9X1TC2 var), with dot in "P" of "POST" and scar on neck, Very Fine. An unlisted die state/color/paper combination.
Scott $250+.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $110.
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Lot 30
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ dull dark brown, trial color small die proof on bond (Scott 9X1TC2s), with dot in "P" of "POST" and scar on neck, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $110.
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Lot 31
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Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray blue, trial color plate proof on card (Scott 10X1TC4a), horizontal pair from the upper left corner of the sheet, Extremely Fine.
Scott $500+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 32
P
Providence, R.I., 5¢ 10¢ complete set of trial color plate proofs on card all four colors (Scott 10X1TC4, 10X2TC4), complete sheets of 12, a remarkable holding of all four Scott-listed trial colors: gray blue, green, brown carmine and brown; each proof with still-vibrant color and sharp impression; a couple spots of toning or small smudges on card (not affecting printing) as to be expected of 176-year-olds, Very Fine, a super addition to any collection.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,500.
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Lot 33
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Providence, R.I., 5¢ brown carmine, plate proof on card (Scott 10X1TC4c, 10X2TC4c), complete sheet of 12, a pristine item with sharp color and clean lines; card measuring 195 x 171 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 34
P
New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black, large die proof on bond (Scott 9X1P1c), with dot in "P" of "POST" and scar on neck, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 35
P
New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black, plate proof on bond (Scott 9X1P5a), large balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $175.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 36
P
New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black, plate proof on blue bond (Scott 9X1P5b), two singles, positions 4 and 5 from the original plate of nine; each four-margined and crisply printed on deep blue paper, Very Fine, a pretty duo.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 37
P
Providence, R.I., 5¢ and 10¢ black, plate proof on card (Scott 10X1P4, 10X2P4), complete sheet of 12, Very Fine.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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