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


Official Seal




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Lot 1255
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Official Seal, 1877, brown, large die proof (Scott OX1P1), a pretty print with heartwarming color and crisp detail, National Bank Note Co., N.Y. imprint in bottom frame of stamp; India die sunk on 211 x 145 mm card; small color void to left of face, tiny pinhole through India above design, otherwise Very Fine, a tough proof, priced in italics in Scott.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1256
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Official Seal, 1877, brown, hybrid large die proof (Scott OX1P1 var.), 90 x 75 mm with full die sinkage; bit of light foxing.
Scott $1,750 for the normal large die.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1257
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Post Office Seal, 1877 & 1879, brown, plate proofs on India (Scott OX1P3, OX2P3), blocks of 4, both fresh and bright with good margins; #OX1 with a small air hole in the lower left stamp in the "s" of "Post", both blocks with a slight India paper flaw at the right between the stamps, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1258
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Official Seal, 1879, brown, large die proof (Scott OX2aP1), in strong color on clean India, National Bank Note Co., N.Y. imprint in bottom frame of design; sunk on refreshingly clean 222 x 143 mm card, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1259
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Official Seal, 1879, brown, plate proof on India (Scott OX2aP3), block of 10, bright fresh color; small thins on 2 bottom row stamps, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce large multiple.
Scott $1,550.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1260
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Post Office Seal, 1900, orange brown, hybrid large die proof (Scott OX11cP1H), 74 x 60 mm; proof thinned at left prior to mounting, Very Fine. EXCEEDINGLY rare, with a 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1261
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Official Seal - Registry, 1872, green, large die proof on India (Scott OXF1P1), a flawless proof with exquisite color and detail, affixed to plain 215 x 147 mm card showing just a hint of edge toning, Very Fine, uncommon.
Scott $275.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1262
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Official Seal - Registry, 1872, green, large die proof on wove paper (Scott OXF1P1a), 124 x 136 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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