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The William S. Langs Stock & Private Holdings, Part 4:
U.S. Errors, Freaks and Oddities


1973-1975 10 cent Issues




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Lot 2268

1974, 10¢ Chautauqua, Color Shifts (Scott 1505 var), Zip block of 4, with dramatic blue and black giori (engraved) colors shifted upward and to left, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2269

1974, 10¢ Rural America, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1505a), Very Fine, the listing example, unique, with 1960 A.P.S. certificate and 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2270

1974, 10¢ Rural America, black & blue omitted (Scott 1506a), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 100 reported, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2271

1973, 8¢ Christmas, imperf between (Scott 1508a), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged; two misaligned perfs at lower right, Very Fine, only 100+ pairs reported.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2272

1973, 10¢ Crossed Flags, imperf between (Scott 1509a), horizontal block of 10, Salem, Ind. Bureau Precancel, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2273

1973, 10¢ Crossed Flags, blue omitted (Scott 1509b), transitional strip with normal at right four stamps and two blue omitted stamps at left, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100-125 reported.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2274

1973, 10¢ Crossed Flags, imperf (Scott 1509c), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 60+ pairs reported.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2275

1973, 10¢ Jefferson Memorial, imperf horizontally (Scott 1510e), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, slightly disturbed gum, Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2276

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518b), strip of 6, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 200+ pairs reported.
Scott $390 as 3 pairs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2277

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518b), guide line pair, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 200+ pairs reported.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2278

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518b), guide line strip of 6, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 200+ pairs reported.
Scott $635 as 2 pairs and line pair.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2279

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518c), pair, Garden City, N.Y. Bureau Precancel, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2280

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518c), pair with BEP paste-up at left of left stamp, o.g., never hinged, with Garden City, N.Y. Bureau precancel, a Very Fine example of this.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2281

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518c), transition strip of 4, with normal on right two stamps and imperf on left two stamps, o.g., never hinged, with Garden City, N.Y. Bureau precancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $850 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2282

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518c), B.E.P. paste up strip of 4, Columbus, Ohio Bureau precancelled, o.g., never hinged; some tape bleed through on face, Fine to Very Fine, rare with this precancel city.
Scott $800 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 2283

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518c), line pair, o.g., never hinged, with Columbus, Ohio bureau precancel; tiny gum skip and fingerprint on left stamp, Very Fine, unpriced as a line pair.
Scott $400 as pair.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2284

1974, 6.3¢ Liberty Bell coil, imperf (Scott 1518c), line strip of 4, Columbus, Ohio Bureau precancelled, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, rare with this precancel city.
Scott $800 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2285

1974, 10¢ Veterans, blue omitted (Scott 1525b), and red shifted slightly downward, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 50-100 reported, unpriced in the catalog.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2286

1974, 10¢ Horse Racing, blue omitted (Scott 1528a), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 75-100 reported.
Scott $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2287

1974, 10¢ U.P.U., imperf vertically (Scott 1537b), se-tenant block of 8, o.g., never hinged; several light creases as always, Fine to Very Fine, only 4 blocks of eight reported.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2288

1974, 10¢ Mineral Heritage complete, Color Shifts (Scott 1541a var), se-tenant block of 4, with red and violet shifted dramatically downward and to the right, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2289

1974, 10¢ Mineral Heritage complete, light blue & yellow omitted (Scott 1541b), se-tenant block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged; slight gum disturbance spots on right two stamps, Very Fine, only 24-28 blocks reported and only a few plate blocks known.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2290

1974, 10¢ Mineral Heritage complete, light blue & yellow omitted (Scott 1541b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 24-28 blocks reported.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2291

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, Pre-Printing Paper Fold (Scott 1542 var), complete sheet of 50, several large preperf paper folds with several creases causing perfs to go in several different directions affecting nine stamps and partially miscut in top left corner, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2292

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, dull black omitted (Scott 1542a), vertical pair with error at top and normal at bottom, o.g., never hinged; tiny disturbed gum spot on top stamp, Very Fine, only 100-150 reported.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2293

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, dull black omitted (Scott 1542a), transitional strip of 3, with error at top, partially omitted on center stamp, normal on bottom stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100-150 reported.
Scott $400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2294

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, dull black omitted (Scott 1542a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100-150 reported, with 1975 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,600 as 4 singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2295

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, green, black & blue omitted (Scott 1542b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 29 reported, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2296

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, blue omitted (Scott 1542f), complete sheet of 50, oil stain on top two right stamps which caused colors to be missing from both stamps, blue omitted from position 10 and blue and green omitted from position 20, includes B.E.P. letter stating that colors are missing from each stamp and describing the errors, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, mentioned in the Scott catalog as the unique example of this error.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2297

1974, 10¢ Energy Conservation, blue & orange omitted (Scott 1547a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, about 100 reported.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2298

1974, 10¢ Energy Conservation, blue & orange omitted (Scott 1547a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only approximately 100 reported.
Scott $1,600 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 2299

1974, 10¢ Energy Conservation, orange & green omitted (Scott 1547b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 150-200 reported.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2300

1974, 10¢ Energy Conservation, orange & green omitted (Scott 1547b), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged; fingerprint on gum of selvage, Fine to Very Fine, only 150-200 reported.
Scott $1,100 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2301

1974, 10¢ Energy Conservation, green omitted (Scott 1547c), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only about 100 reported.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2302
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1974, 10¢ Energy Conservation, green omitted (Scott 1547c), very rare as used, Very Fine, about 100 reported.
Scott $400 as mint.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2303

1974, 10¢ Retarded Children, Full Offset (Scott 1549 var.), complete sheet of 50, with dramatic full printing offset on gum, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2304

1975, 10¢ P.L. Dunbar, imperf (Scott 1554a), Zip block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 15 pairs reported.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2305

1975, 10¢ D. W. Griffith, Pre-Printing Paper Fold (Scott 1555 var), plate block of 6, with striking foldover error, with all sorts of stray miscuts and accordianed perfs, o.g., hinged, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2306

1975, 10¢ D.W. Griffith, brown (engraved) omitted (Scott 1555a), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 100-150 reported.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2307

1975, 10¢ Pioneer-Jupiter, Color Shifts (Scott 1556 var), block of 4, dramatic multiple color shifts, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an extra-terrestrial and striking error.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2308

1975, 10¢ Pioneer-Jupiter, imperforate (Scott 1556 var.), complete sheet of 50, believed to be from printer's waste, Scott Catalog of Errors says pairs trade in the marketplace in the $1,500 to $2,500 range, o.g., never hinged; several light creases or wrinkles on approximately two-thirds of the stamps, a few light fingerprints on gum, Very Fine, only 50 pairs reported, this sheet is likely the only extant and represents half of the known quantity.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 2309

1975, 10¢ Pioneer-Jupiter, red & dark yellow omitted (Scott 1556a), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 50-100 reported.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2310

1975, 10¢ Pioneer-Jupiter, dark blues (engraved) omitted (Scott 1556b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 200 reported.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2311

1975, 10¢ Mariner 10, dramatic multiple foldover error (Scott 1557), block of 4, with partial printing on reverse, o.g., never hinged; tiny gum scrape on bottom right stamp, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 2312

1975, 10¢ Mariner 10, red omitted (Scott 1557a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 300-400 reported.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2313

1975, 10¢ Mariner 10, red omitted (Scott 1557a), pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 300-400 reported, with 1999 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2314

1975, 10¢ Mariner 10, red omitted (Scott 1557a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 300-400 reported.
Scott $1,100 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2315

1975, 10¢ Mariner 10, ultra & bister omitted (Scott 1557b), Mr. Zip corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100 stamps reported, 1 of only 2 known Zip positions.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2316

1975, 8¢ Sybil Ludington, back inscription omitted (Scott 1559a), block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100-150 reported.
Scott $660.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2317

1975, 10¢ Salem Poor, back inscription omitted (Scott 1560a), vertical strip of 9, with error on top five stamps and partially into sixth, normal on bottom three stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 300+ reported.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2318

1975, 10¢ Lexington-Concord, imperf horizontally (Scott 1563a), zip vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2319

1975, 10¢ Apollo Soyuz, imperf horizontally (Scott 1570c), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, less than 24-36 pairs reported.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2320

1975, 10¢ Postal Service Bicentennial, red and tagging omitted (Scott 1575b), two vertical pairs of each of the values in the se-tenant block, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 6-8 blocks and 2 pairs of each reported, unpriced, each pair with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2321

1975, 10¢ Banking & Commerce, brown & blue omitted (Scott 1578b), se-tenant pair with plate number, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 16-32 pairs and about 8-16 singles reported.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2322

1975 (10¢) Christmas issues, imperf (Scott 1579a, 1580a), block of 4, o.g., never hinged; light fingerprint on gum of one stamp in 1579a, Very Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2323

1975 (10¢) Christmas, imperf (Scott 1579a), plate block of 12, o.g., never hinged, gum disturbance on lower right stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $525 as plate block of 12.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2324

1975 (10¢) Christmas, imperf (Scott 1579a), complete sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, several hundred pairs reported.
Scott $1,875 as 25 pairs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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