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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


Christmas Seals




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Lot 1769
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Christmas Seal, 1933, Figures with Sled, proof (Scott WX68), o.g., previously hinged, fresh and as issued, on gummed proof paper measuring 126 x 73 mm; penciled note on gum reads "Neg. Make Single Die Proof/G-86p97/#33UKP2.1", Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1770
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Christmas Seal, 1935, Girl at Letter Box, proof (Scott WX76), as issued, with red slightly out of alignment; crisply printed on ungummed paper 123 x 114 mm; "Bird in letter box" penciled at top left front; one small toned spot at lower right, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1771
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Christmas Seal, 1937, Bell-ringer with Lantern, proof (Scott WX88), the final design, fresh and clean, the border blue printed as perforations, on 76 x 102 mm portion of never hinged gummed proof paper (blue printer's dot partially visible at right); "P5" penciled in lower left corner, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1772
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Christmas Seal, 1937, Bell-ringer with Lantern, proof (Scott WX88), o.g., never hinged, the final design printed with simulated perforations, surrounded by registration marks and four hole punches on never hinged gummed 112 x 88 mm proof paper; "OK Newcomb 10/21" and "P6" penciled on gum, Very Fine, nice approval copy.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1773
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Christmas Seal, 1937, "Preventable" slogan seal, proof (Scott WX88), position 73 in the sheet, an immaculate proof with eye-popping color and clean lines, printed with simulated perforation on 76 x 102 mm gummed proof stock, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1774
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Christmas Seal, 1938, composite proof of 7 different designs (Scott WX92), 255 x 145 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1775
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Christmas Seal, 1938, Family Lighting Candle in Window, design essay in black (Scott WX92), blocks of 4, o.g. or without gum, all with hinge remnants, the design nearly as issued (differences in shading around figures and curtains) within printed perforations, on clean white calendered stock measuring 133 x 197 mm; fresh and sound, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1776
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Christmas Seal, 1938, Family Lighting Candle in Window, die proof (Scott WX92), o.g., lightly hinged, as issued, the red surround with simulated perforations, centered neatly on gummed proof paper measuring 110 x 123 mm; pristine, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1777
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Christmas Seal, 1938, Family Lighting Candle in Window, Einer Holbøll corner seal, color separation proofs (Scott WX92), blocks of 4, group of six, comprising single-color black, green, red and brownish red, black & green combined, plus final full-color design as issued; each imperforate, all on gummed stamp paper except the red- and brownish red-only runs, which are on glossy proof stock; fresh and bright throughout, o.g. or without gum, all with hinge remnants, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1778
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Christmas Seal, 1938, Family Lighting Candle in Window, Rene Laennec corner seal, color separation proofs (Scott WX92), blocks of 4, group of six, comprising single-color black, green, red and brownish red, black & green combined, plus final full-color design as issued; each imperforate, all on gummed stamp paper except the red- and brownish red-only runs, which are on glossy proof stock; all sound, the green-only with a spot of soiling, o.g. or without gum, all with hinge remnants, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1779
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Christmas Seal, 1938, Family Lighting Candle in Window, Robert Koch corner seal, color separation proofs (Scott WX92), blocks of 4, group of six, comprising single-color black, green, red and brownish red, black & green combined, plus final full-color design as issued; each imperforate, all on gummed stamp paper except the red- and brownish red-only runs, which are on glossy proof stock; clean, o.g. or without gum, all with hinge remnants, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1780
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Christmas Seal, 1942, photo essay (Scott WX108), 190 x 150 mm, signed by the designer, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1781
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Christmas Seal, 1942, Farm & Sled, design essay in black (Scott WX108), in issued size surrounded by bounding lines, with screen lines visible in design; on coated proof stock measuring217 x 94 mm; penciled "Jan 22-1942" on front, "Unlisted proof for letter heads." on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1782
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Christmas Seal, 1942, Farm & Sled, proof (Scott WX108), printed on irregular approximately 158 x 127 mm paper, the design surrounded by individual color mats; stamp printed with simulated perforations, Very Fine, an uncommon, and rather attractive, offering.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 1783
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Christmas Seal, 1943, Girl at Window and Santa's Sled, die proof (Scott WX112), single with border colors in near-perfect registration, on ungummed proof paper measuring 114 x 151 mm; light overall toning, but Very Fine nevertheless, a most striking Seal from the heart of WWII.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1784
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Christmas Seal, 1943, Girl at Window and Santa's Sled, proof (Scott WX112), block of 4, the creative design as issued, the frame colors slightly out of alignment; printed with registration marks surrounding and plate "names" below, on proof stock measuring approximately 222 x 175 mm; penciled "N.M. proof 1 11/24/42" at lower left; corner crease lower left, stains on reverse showing to front at left of sheet, position 3 with spot of color missing, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive piece.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1785
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Christmas Seal, 1947, Oxen Pulling Tree, proof (Scott WX135), a crisp final design, red border solid surrounded by registration marks and color blocks, on 76 mm-square ungummed proof paper, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1786
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Christmas Seal, 1948, Child before Fireplace, proof (Scott WX140), on ungummed proof paper measuring 82 x 88 mm; as issued, though corner marks set in further than issued stamp's perforations and in lighter color, with color blocks below; paper with small inclusions not affecting print, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1787
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Christmas Seal, 1950, Angels Singing, die proof (Scott WX150), a jazzy little number as issued, on ungummed proof paper measuring 110 x 163 mm, printer's marks and color blocks surrounding; a few odd stains, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1788
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Christmas Seal, 1952, set of 7 progressive trial color proofs and 1 final proof (Scott WX159), approximately 270 x 180 mm, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1789
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Christmas Seal, 1954, Christmas Tree & Hand-holders, proof (Scott WX168), block of four as issued, printed imperforate on lightly coated paper measuring 151 x 193 mm; registration marks surrounding block, solid color bars below, Very Fine, bright as the season.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1790
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Christmas Seal, 1955, set of 8 progressive trial color proofs and 1 final proof (Scott WX173), approximately 245 x 190 mm, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1791
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Christmas Seal, 1955, set of 8 progressive trial color proofs and 1 final proof (Scott WX173), approximately 245 x 190 mm, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1792
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Christmas Seal, 1956, set of 9 progressive essay trial color proofs and 1 final proof (Scott WX178), approximately 175 x 245 mm, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1793
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Christmas Seal, 1956, Children Carrying Double-barred Cross, proof (Scott WX178), block of 4, on ungummed proof paper measuring 218 x 177mm; the design as issued, registration marks surrounding with color blocks at left; fresh and sound, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1794
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Christmas Seal, 1958, Children & "Christmas Greetings", die proof (Scott WX191), pair, as issued, with registration marks surrounding and solid color bars stacked below, on ungummed proof paper measuring 113 x 82 mm; fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1795
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Christmas Seal, 1965, Birds with Girl and Christmas Tree, proof (Scott WX222), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, the block as issued, on gummed proof paper measuring 96 x 81 mm, registration, plate "names" and two "TOP" markings surrounding, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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