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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

Misc. Back-of-the-Book

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Lot 1796
"Tickets for Electric Railway Companies" advertising card, picturing 21 imperforate tickets (eight different trolley companies), on single sheet soliciting "an opportunity to quote" by the Security Bank Note Company of Philadelphia; printed on glazed paper affixed to backing, each ticket overprinted "Cancelled" in red open-face type; penned "Vault A/Bin 69/P.No. 5" at right center; multiple tears and creases, Fine to Very Fine, hop on and bid for this one-of-a-kind card.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1797
1944, Proposed U.S. Armed Forces Free-Frank label, die essay in deep red and dark blue (Brazer O122E1), on India, die-sunk on 5½" x 7" card, signed in pencil "E.R. Grove '44" (engraver); card with creases, proof Very Fine. Believed to be one of only two in existence (Essay-Proof Journal, October 1949).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1798
1954 Postage Stamp Design Exhibition, separate large die proofs of the four scenes (Scott SC1P1a-d), each on proof paper die-sunk on a 6" x 8" card, and in the color used on one of the two versions of the issued card, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

This card was originally printed in 1946 as part of a booklet for the 54th convention of the International Plate Printers, Die Stampers & Engravers Union. It was "reissued by popular request" in 1954 in two different color combinations, a fact that is not noted in the Scott catalogue; clockwise from the upper left: violet, green, greenish black & deep red (the same as the 1946 version—and these proofs—which bore a different imprint), and carmine, blue, dark green & brown-orange. These proof could, in fact, have been made in 1946.

Realized $1,600.
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