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


United States




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Lot 1275
P
American Rapid Telegraph Co., 1881, 1¢ to 50¢ "Prepaid Telegram", plate proofs on India (Scott 1T1P3//1T8P3), pairs (all horizontal except 3¢ is vertical), missing the 10¢ large margins, clean backs and mostly good color; 25¢ is slightly oxidized, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $476.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1276
E
American Telegraph Typewriter Co., 1910, essay in scarlet, o.g., hinge remnant, Very Fine, not listed in Scott because the stamp was never issued.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1277
E
Baltimore & Ohio Telegraph Co., 1886, 6 different undenominated essay trial color proofs on glazed card (Scott 3T7-E), averaging 50 x 50 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott but listed in Kramer, very scarce.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1278
E
Postal Telegraph Co., 1885, 10¢ 15¢ 25¢ and 50¢ composite trial color proof (Scott 15T1-15T4-E), a unique item, mounted on a printer's page, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1279
P
Postal Telegraph Co., 1885, Five different trial color proofs on India (Scott 15T1TC1ag/15T4TC3), cut to size and affixed to small pieces of thin card, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1280
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, carmine, trial color large die proof on bond paper (Scott 16T44TC1 var.), double die, tête-bêche, 107 x 155 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, Scott unlisted, probably unique.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1281
P
Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, green, trial color large die proof on bond paper (Scott 16T44TC1 var.), double die, 107 x 165 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, Scott unlisted, probably unique.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1282
P
Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, red brown, trial color large die proof on watermarked bond paper (Scott 16T44TC1 var.), 110 x 142 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, Scott unlisted.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1283
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, carmine, trial color large die proof on bond paper (Scott 16T44TC1 var.), 110 x 156 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, Scott unlisted.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1284
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, brown, trial color large die proof on creamy wove paper, die sunk on card (Scott 16T44TC1 var.), 152 x 115 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, Scott unlisted.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1285
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, red violet, trial color large die proof on bond paper (Scott 16T44TC1 var.), 112 x 138 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, Scott unlisted.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1286
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, carmine, trial color large die proof on watermarked bond paper (Scott 16T44TC1 var.), 129 x 176 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, Scott unlisted.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1287
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, 7 different trial color large die proofs on glazed card (Scott 16T44TC1d), margins vary from 122 x 153 mm down to 65 x 77 mm, the proof in black is on India, fresh colors, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce group.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1288
P
Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, set of eight trial colors, plate on bond (Scott 16T44TC5), complete sheets of 16, comprising the six Scott-listed colors, plus a deep violet and a slate blue, all as full sheets with four imprints each; bright, fresh and sound across the board, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1289
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Western Union Telegraph Co., 1913, 6 different trial color plate proofs, 4 on wove paper and 2 on bond (Scott 16T44TC5 vars.), sheets of 4 with Kihn Brothers imprint, good colors; hinged on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine, Scott unlisted.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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