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


Revenue - Documentary




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Lot 1576
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $3.50 blue & black (Turner 102-B), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on bond paper, excellent color; hinge remnant on the reverse, Fine.
Scott R126-E.
Turner $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1577
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $3.50 orange & black (Turner 102-B), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on bond paper; hinge remnants on the reverse, Fine.
Scott R126-E.
Turner $100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1578
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $3.50 carmine & black (Turner 102-B), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on bond paper, a lovely example of the rare essay; hinge remnant on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott R126-E.
Turner $100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1579
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $3.50 green & black (Turner 102-B), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on bond paper, nice color and clean back, Fine.
Scott R126-E.
Turner $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1580
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $5 blue & black (Turner 103-B), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on bond paper, pair, margins large to just touching; hinge remnant on the reverse, Fine.
Scott R127-E.
Turner $200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1581
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $5 carmine & black (Turner 103-B), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on bond paper, bright color, Fine.
Scott R127-E.
Turner $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 1582
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $5 green & black (Turner 103-B), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on bond paper, good color; hinge remnant on the reverse, Fine.
Scott R127-E.
Turner $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1583
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $5 orange & black (Turner 103-B), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on bond paper, an attractive example with good color; hinge remnant on the reverse, Fine.
Scott R127-E.
Turner $100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 1584
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $25 carmine (Turner 106-A), impression of frame with albino vignette, on heavy bond paper, bottom margin imprint pair, a gorgeous example, Very Fine.
Scott R130-E.
Turner $100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1585
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $25 carmine & black (Turner 106-B), pair, one with albino vignette, other with vignette pasted on, on heavy bond paper, handsome, Very Fine.
Scott R130-E.
Turner $75.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1586
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue essay, $25 green & black (Turner 106-C), impression of frame with vignette pasted on, on heavy bond paper, Very Fine.
Scott R130-E.
Turner $50.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1587
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $1.30 blue & black, plate proof on India (Scott R119P3), plate number and imprint strip of 4, immaculate, Very Fine.
Scott $200 ++.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1588
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $1.50 blue & black, plate proof on card (Scott R120P4), full bottom margin plate block number 27 27 of 10, a beautiful bi-color with perfect registration, on fresh card with mathematical margins; dual plate numbers with Jos. R. Carpenter company and patent imprint at bottom; just a hint of toning at bottom edge of card, Very Fine, a scarce item.
Scott $244 as blocks and singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1589
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $1.60 blue & black, plate proof on India (Scott R121P3), bottom margin imprint & plate no. 24 strip of 3.
Scott $180 ++.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1590
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $3.50 blue & black, plate proof on card (Scott R126P4), bottom plate number and imprint block of 12, Very Fine.
Scott $1,250+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 1591
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $50 blue & black, plate proof on India (Scott R131P3), left imprint & plate no. 32 block of 4, fresh and bright with nice margins except barely shaved at the upper left; small sealed tear in selvage, Fine to Very Fine. Exceedingly rare and not even listed by Scott; a plate block of the card proof is listed but not priced.
Scott $700 +++.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 1592
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, 3¢ to $50 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott R105P4-R131P4), a handsome set, most with large margins and bright color, Very Fine.
Scott $593.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1593
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $500 violet, orange & black, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott R133TC1b var), a jaw-dropper of a Persian Rug, with crisp detail and cool colors, flawless registration, and four gargantuan margins; "HP" punch in Washington's wig, top panel and rectangle at left of "500" excised, the entry cuts sealed on reverse, but still Extremely Fine appearance, a true stunner, actual essays in many cases, were built up by using portions cut-out of single color printings from the complete die, resulting in various stages of completion.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 1594
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Documentary, 1871-72, Third Issue, 1¢-$20 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott R134P4-R150P4), mostly nice margins and good colors; $2 with tiny stain, several with hinge remnants on the reverse, generally Fine to Very Fine or better.
Scott $727.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1595
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Documentary, Third Issue, 1¢-$20 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott R134P4-R150P4), blocks of 4, bright and fresh, with several sporting sheet or corner margins; all but $10 show signs of previous hingeing, Very Fine, a pretty set of bicolor Revenues.
Scott $3,180.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1596
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, 1¢ claret & black, plate proof on card (Scott R134P4), right margin imprint strip of 5, on fresh card with bold colors (the claret slightly darkened), with Wilcox's Chameleon Paper two-line imprint not fully printed, Very Fine.
Scott $75 as singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 1597
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, 1¢ claret & black, plate proof on card (Scott R134P4), plate block of 10, flawless, Very Fine, listed but unpriced in Scott as a plate block, scarce.
Scott $150 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1598
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, 4¢ brown & black, plate proof on India (Scott R136P3), bottom margin imprint & plate no. 13 block of 10, large margins and British Columbia; but light staining and minor wrinkles, otherwise Very Fine, and exceedingly rare.
Scott $350 +++.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1599
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, 60¢ orange & black, plate proof on card (Scott R142P4), plate number and imprint strip of 5, pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $250+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1600
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, $2 vermilion & black, plate proof on card (Scott R145P4), top margin imprint strip of 3, day-one fresh with great colors and flawless registration; Wilcox's Chameleon Paper imprint inverted at top; wonderfully margined, Very Fine.
Scott $315 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1601
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Documentary, 1872, Third Issue, $20 orange & black, plate proof on card (Scott R150P4), left margin plate block of 4, a rarely seen plate, in bright color on clean card, Carpenter imprint with black and orange "33" plate numbers in selvage, Very Fine, listed but unpriced (dashed) in Scott.
Scott $635 as normal block of four.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 1602
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Documentary, 1875, Fifth Issue, 2¢ black, trial color large die proof on India (Scott R152TC1ag), 150 x 225 mm; tone spots on front, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1603
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Documentary, 1875, Fifth Issue, 2¢ blue, large die proof on India (Scott R152P1), 15s x 227 mm (full size); mounting adherences otherwise pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1604
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Documentary, 1898, $50 on india (from large die) in black (Scott R178P1 var), 53 x 59 mm; small thin at the top, otherwise Very Fine. Unlisted.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1605
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Documentary, 1917, $30, incomplete design essay in black (Scott R246), a real stunner, the print and India immaculate; design as issued but with blank value tablets; albino intaglio "$30.00" reading up at lower left of India, which is die sunk on 151 x 202 mm card; reverse bears blue handstamped control number 849798 and "JUL 25 1917", plus penciled "Mr. Schofield", Very Fine, an item rarely if ever encountered.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 1606
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Documentary, 1917, $30 Grant, vignette-only die essay in black (Scott R246), an early state small-format portrait of Grant, lightly engraved and without background shading, in single-oval frame; on clean India, die sunk on 152 x 201 mm card with control number 842789 and "JUN 22 1917" handstamped on reverse in blue, along with penciled "Mr. Schofield"; a few tiny flecks of spotting to the card, well clear of the India, otherwise Very Fine, an unlisted trial die, even under the regular issues listings in Scott.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1607
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Documentary, 1917, $30 Grant, vignette-only essay in black (Scott R246), small-format portrait of Grant in double-oval frame, crisply printed on fresh India, die sunk on 152 x 203 mm card; reverse with control number 845734 and "JUL -6 1917" handstamped in blue; card with light spotting and a heavy diagonal crease in top panel, otherwise Very Fine, an unlisted trial die, even under the regular issues listings in Scott.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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