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


1847 Issue




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Lot 38
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1847, 5¢ rose lake, trial color large die proof on India (Scott 1TC1am); cut to stamp size, small thin, otherwise Very Fine. This is possibly a small die proof in dull rose lake, though that color in only listed on bond.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 39
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1847, 5¢ deep blue, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 1TC1be), with cross-hatching, 30 x 37 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 40
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1847, 5¢ dull blue green, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 1TC1bf), with cross-hatching, 22.5 x 27 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 41
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1847, 5¢ orange vermilion, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 1TC1bh), with cross-hatching, 28 x 32.5 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 42
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1847, 5¢ black brown, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 1TC1bj), with cross-hatching, 33 x 38 mm, Extremely Fine, with a 2013 P.F. certificate which calls it black, see the next lot for black.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 43
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1847, 5¢ black brown, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 1TC1bj), with cross-hatching, 22 x 27 mm, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 44
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1847, 5¢ black, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 1TC1bk), with cross-hatching, 28.5 x 32 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 45
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1847, 5¢ deep blue, trial color small die proof on India (Scott 1TC2b), adequate, nicely balanced margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 46
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1847, 5¢ yellow green, trial color small die proof on India (Scott 1TC2e), bright and fresh with large balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 47
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1847, 5¢ rose lake, trial color small die proof on bond (Scott 1TC2g), large balanced margins; small, very faint stain in the top margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 48
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1847, 5¢ orange, trial color plate proof on India, "SPECIMEN." overprint (Scott 1TC3aS), on original card; bit of minor soiling, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600 ++.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 49
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1847, 5¢ black, trial color plate proof on India (Scott 1TC3b), large balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with a 2013 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 50
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1847, 5¢ black brown, trial color plate proof on India (Scott 1TC3 var.), cut close with clear margins to just touching at the left; light horizontal crease, otherwise Fine. Unlisted color/paper combination, the paper showing clear vertical laid lines.
Estimate $200 - 250.
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Lot 51
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1847, 10¢ dark green, trial color large die proof on India (Scott 2TC1ah), cut to stamp size with small, even margins; tiny tear at the lower right, Fine appearance.
Scott $1,000 for full size.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $110.
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Lot 52
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1847, 10¢ yellow green, trial color large die proof on India (Scott 2TC1ao var.), cut to stamp size but with huge margins showing just a rtrace of cross-hatching at the lower right, bright and fresh; small thin, Extremely Fine appearance. The yellow green shade is only listed on blue pelure paper.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 53
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1847, 10¢ deep blue, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 2TC1be), with cross-hatching, 30 x 38 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $650.
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Lot 54
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1847, 10¢ orange vermilion, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 2TC1bi), with cross-hatching, 32 x 42 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $650.
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Lot 55
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1847, 10¢ dark brown, trial color large die proof on bond (Scott 2TC1bk), with cross-hatching, 31 x 37 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 56
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1847, 10¢ orange vermilion, trial color small die proof on India (Scott 2TC2e), large balanced margins and brilliant color; small thin spot, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $625.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $200.
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Lot 57
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1847, 10¢ rose lake, trial color small die proof on bond (Scott 2TC2f), large, perfectly balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 58
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1847, 10¢ orange, trial color plate proof on India, "SPECIMEN." overprint (Scott 2TC3a), on original card, ample to oversize margins, including partial sheet margin at the bottom (and right - position 100); small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, with a 1989 P.F. certificate identifying the position.
Scott $600+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 59
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1847, 10¢ orange, trial color plate proof on India (Scott 2TC3a), on original card with nice margins; horizontal surface crease in proof only, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 60
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1847, 5¢ red brown & 10¢ black, large die proofs on India, with cross-hatching (Scott 1P1-2P1 vars), crisp with clean lines, India die sunk on gilt-edged 150 x 211 mm cards, the 10¢ remarkably fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 61
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1847, 5¢ red brown & 10¢ black, large die proofs on India (Scott 1P1-2P1), proofs bright and sharp, die sunk on gilt-edged card measuring 145 x 211 mm; 5¢ small reduction at bottom left corner of india paper, Very Fine, a lovely pair for the 1847 enthusiast.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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Lot 62
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1847, 5¢ red brown, large die proof on India (Scott 1P1), 147 x 198 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 63
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1847, 5¢ red brown, large die proof on white bond paper (Scott 1P1a), with cross-hatching, 35 x 41 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 64
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1847, 5¢ red brown, large die proof on white bond paper (Scott 1P1a), cut to stamp size with four nice margins, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 65
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1847, 5¢ red brown, large die proof on pink bond paper (Scott 1P1b), with cross-hatching, 24 x 30.5 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 66
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1847, 5¢ red brown, large die proof on white laid paper (Scott 1P1c), with cross-hatching, 32 x 36 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 67
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1847, 5¢ black brown, plate proof on India, "SPECIMEN." overprint (Scott 1TC3S), on original card, nice margins, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 68
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1847, 5¢ red brown, plate proof on India (Scott 1P3), on original card, large margins, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 69
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1847, 5¢ dark red brown, plate proof on India (Scott 1P3 var), card-mounted with four large margins; small surface flaws, otherwise Very Fine. Dark red brown shade.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $140.
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Lot 70
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1847, 5¢ dark brown shade, plate proof on India (Scott 1P3 var), four nice margins; skillfully rebacked with small "touch-up" in the lower right margin, Very Fine appearance. Dark brown shade, with a 2013 A.P.S. certificate noting only an "inking flaw in LR margin".
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 71
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1847, 10¢ black, large die proof on white laid paper (Scott 2P1c), reduced to stamp size but with enormous margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 72
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1847, 10¢ black, plate proof on India (Scott 2P3), bright and fresh with small, even margins, Fine, with a 2013 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 73
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1847, 10¢ black, plate proof on India, "SPECIMEN." overprint (Scott 2P3S), on original card; small surface break, card thin, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 74
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1847, 10¢ black, plate proof on India (Scott 2P3 var.), faint double transfer of top frame line and inscription (not 31R1), margins close to just touching all around; small thin, Very Good to Fine. A nice variety for the specialist.
Scott $900+.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $110.
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Lot 75
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1847 (1875 Reproduction), 5¢ red brown, large die proof (Scott 3P1), wonderfully executed in magnificent color on India, die sunk on gilt-edged card; cuts to India (one through card) below and to right of design, the print unaffected, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 76
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1847 (1875 Reproductions), 5¢-10¢ complete, small die proofs (Scott 3P2-4P2); paper very slightly yellowed, 5¢ with a small tone spot in the right margin, 10¢ with a small repaired hole, also in the right margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 77
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1847 (1875 Reproductions), 5¢-10¢ complete & 1851 Locals, plate proofs on card (Scott 3P4-4P4, LO1P4-LO2P4), the four brought together on a 257 x 180 presentation card (toned), signed by numerous officials of the American Bank Note Company, National Bank Note Company, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and by Charles Steel, inventor of the grill; proofs sharp and bright as to be expected, with clear to full margins all around, Fine to Very Fine+, a one-of-a-kind item.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 78
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1847 (1875 Reproductions), 5¢-10¢ complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 3P4-4P4), fresh and crisp with nice even margins, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 79
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1847 (1875 Reproductions), 5¢-10¢ complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 3P4-4P4), bright and fresh with large margins, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 80
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1847 (1875 Reproduction), 10¢ black, large die proof (Scott 4P1), with expected exquisite detail, on India die sunk on gilt-edged card; light toning to card, proof with margin just in at lower right, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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