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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


Carriers and Locals




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Lot 1263
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Carrier, 1851 (1¢) Franklin essay, in 9 different colors (Scott LO1-E2a), engraved vignette only, die on proof paper (1903), sizes vary from 65 x 65 mm down to 47 x 45 mm, bright fresh colors; most with hinge remnants on the reverse, a few with small faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer LO1E-Aa.
Scott $675.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1264
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Carrier, 1851 (1¢) Franklin essay, by Brazer (1952), in greenish blue (Scott LO1-E4), complete design, die on glazed card, 118 x 155 mm, immaculate and very fresh; pencil note on the reverse, Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1265
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Carrier, 1851 (1¢) Franklin essay, by Brazer (1952), in scarlet (Scott LO1-E4), complete design, die on glazed card, 122 x 125 mm, beautifully fresh; pencil and ink notes on the reverse, including "only 7 known", Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1266
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Carrier, 1851 (1¢) Franklin, trial color plate proofs: green on India & orange on wove (Scott LO1TC3a, TC5a), Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1267
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Carrier, 1851 (1¢) Franklin and 1¢ Eagle, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card complete (Scott LO1TC4a-LO2TC4e), set of ten (each design in five different colors), neatly mounted on an album page; all colors bright and clean, with margins ranging from close but clear to capturing three frame lines (brown Eagle), Very Fine, a rarely seen set.
Scott $1,120.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1268
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Carrier, 1851 (1¢) Franklin, large die proof (Scott LO1P1), a breathtaking item, with the most magnificent color you'll hope to see; on India mounted on 145 x 214 mm card; card toned and water stained, some toning to India but not affecting print, otherwise Very Fine, a Local with global appeal.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1269
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Carrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle, deep green, trial color plate proof on India (Scott LO2TC3a var), position 7 of the upper pane, here the top right design, the single error in a block of 4, with unused issued stamp also showing the error (listed, dashed, in Scott), the trial color in eye-catchingly strong color on pristine India, Very Fine, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Scott $1,250+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1270
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Carrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle, complete set of all 5 "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott LO2TC4a-e), nice margins and colors; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $560.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1271
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New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ composite essay, in black, large die proof on laid paper (Scott 6LB1), 162 x 115 mm, loosely mounted on tissue paper backing, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1272
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Wells-Fargo, 1897, 10¢-$4 reprint composite proof sheet complete (Scott 143L1P-143L9P), sheetlet (123 x 113 mm) of 20, with five each of the 10¢ 25¢ $1, $2 and $4 values, all in black; fresh and well-struck, the $4 values crossed with an "X"; pressed vertical fold through 25¢ column, couple light wrinkles in top left margin not affecting designs, Very Fine, a great piece for the Western enthusiast.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 1273
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Wells-Fargo, 1897, 10¢ & "1 Dollars" reprint composite matrix (Scott 143L3P1 var, 143L7E), on glossy paper showing 10¢ frame only, $1 complete design with "Dollars" (plural) error; cleanly printed with solid color, this the last state of the original die retouched for the reprints, showing the denomination figures separately; affixed to black cardboard piece, Very Fine, a grand piece, ex Hall, with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1274
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Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., 1855, 1¢-20¢ trial color proofs on India or card (Scott 107L1TC-107L4TC), 40 different including singles, pairs (same- and mixed-values) and blocks of four, all handsomely bright with magnificent color and detail, Very Fine, a grand lot of this attractive design.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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