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


1857 Issue




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Lot 154
E
1851, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., in black (Scott 37-E1), die on India, large margins; corner crease & small scissor cut at the lower right, Very Fine appearance.
Brazer 52E-A.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 155
E
1851, 30¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., in black (Scott 38-E2), die on India, cut to stamp size, Very Fine.
Brazer 53E-A.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 156
E
ca. 1855, Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson essay, Washington vignette, proof on India, a striking, fancifully framed portrait of Washington taken from a 1792 painting by Trumbull, with "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York" imprint below; India die sunk on 128 x 203 mm with handstamped "Index Copy" and numerous penciled notations; the design was later used on the Bank of West Tennessee $100 bank note of 1859, and was the inspiration for the vignettes of #39 and 72; included with the proof are an example of the $100 bill mentioned, plus a 1994 APS Convention souvenir card (#SC142) double-perfined "Specimen/5.10.94/ABN SECOL", Very Fine, a ready-made start to an exhibit.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 157
P
1860, 90¢ black, trial color large die proof on India (Scott 39TC1af), a gorgeous item in crisp, rich color on fresh India, affixed to card (40 x 45 mm); engraver's guide lines visible at left of design, Very Fine, as handsome, and as difficult, as the issued stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,800.
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Lot 158
P
1860, 90¢ orange red, trial color plate proof on wove (Scott 39TC5c), Extremely Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 159
P
1860, 90¢ sepia, trial color plate proof on wove (Scott 39TC5e), Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 160
P
1860, 90¢ dark violet brown, trial color plate proof on wove (Scott 39TC5g), three huge margins, just clear at the top (bit of adjacent stamp visible at the bottom), Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 161
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, four different colors (Scott 40TC4a, c, d, e), all but the scarlet, bright and fresh with large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $420.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 162
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ 3¢ 10¢ 12¢ & 24¢ brown "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card (Scott 40TC4c//45TC4c), nice margins except 12¢ cut just to frame line at the bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 163
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ orange vermilion, trial color plate proof on wove (Scott 40TC5a), an extraordinarily large block of 15, fresh and with margins all around; hinge remnants on the reverse, some reinforcing tears at top, and there is a small thin on one, otherwise Very Fine, with Ashbrook's plate positions in pencil on the back of each stamp, scarce as singles and quite rare as such a large multiple.
Scott $4,125 as singles.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 164
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ light brown, trial color plate proof on wove (Scott 40TC5e var.), gummed, a choice horizontal pair with full top sheet margin; left stamp with a light vertical crease. Unlisted color - not orange brown.
Scott $550+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 165
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ violet, trial color plate proof on wove (Scott 40TC5g), pair, a choice horizontal pair with full left sheet margin, Extremely Fine.
Scott $550+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 166
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 3¢ red, trial color plate proof on India on card (Scott 41TC3), position 58, without gum as issued, margins all around, Fine, listed but not priced in Scott, extremely rare, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70, plus 1990 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 167
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 10¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card, complete set of five colors (Scott 43TC4a-e), a choice set, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $520.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 168
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 30¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card, four different colors (Scott 46TC4a-d), all but the blue, bright and fresh with large margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $420.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 169
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 90¢ scarlet, "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card (Scott 47TC4b-e), all but the black, wonderfully fresh and bright; the last three close of barely shaved at the bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $200.
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Lot 170
P
1857, 12¢ black, plate III, plate proof on India (Scott 36BP3), fresh and bright with excellent margins except lower left corner slightly rounded, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 171
P
1860, 24¢ gray lilac, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 37P5), three large margins, cut in at the bottom, Fine, with a 2017 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 172
P
1860, 30¢ orange, hybrid large die proof on India (Scott 38P1), double transfer of the upper left frame line, 72 x 87 mm; lower right corner bent, otherwise Very Fine. The large die proof is unpriced by Scott; the India plate proof itself catalogs $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 173
P
1860, 90¢ blue, large die proof on India (Scott 39P1), complete design, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, absolutely pristine, die sunk on card measuring 114 x 187 mm, Extremely Fine, a real beauty, unpriced in the catalog.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 174
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on India (Scott 40P3-47P3), a fresh, choice set with large to oversize margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $790.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 175
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on India (Scott 40P3-47P3), bright fresh colors and mostly large margins; 24¢ with a light crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $790.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 176
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 40P4-47P4), fresh and bright with large margins, Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 177
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 40P4-47P4), hand selected quality with generous to large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine a choice set.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 178
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ bright blue, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 40P5), fresh and bright, privately gummed, Fine to Very Fine, with a 2009 Weiss certificate as former Scott 40Pa.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 179
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 5¢ orange brown, plate proof on India (Scott 42P3), horizontal block of 8, nice margins to barely touching; small, inconspicuous flaws affecting 5 stamps, otherwise Very Fine, multiples are rare, with a 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 180
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 24¢ blackish violet, plate proof on India (Scott 45P3), lower right corner margin block of 4 still on card, l, remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott $400+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $375.
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Lot 181
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 30¢ yellow orange, large die proof on India (Scott 46P1), 137 x 218 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 182
P
1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 90¢ deep blue, large die proof on India (Scott 47P1), hybrid die, wonderfully fresh with exceptional color; card equally clean, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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