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


1975-1981 Americana Issue




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Lot 2325

1977, 2¢ Speaker's Stand, cream paper, double paper (Scott 1582b var), partial sheet of 50, rare double paper variety, starting with white tape splice to top row, greenish tape paper slice on the back layers and concluding seventh horizontal row down, printed on top, o.g., never hinged; several light creases to paper splices underneath normal stamps, tiny nick on bottom left stamp (second from bottom), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 2326

1977, 4¢ Books, misperf and miscut (Scott 1585 var.), complete sheet of 100, pane, with partial panes of two different sheets (plate number 38284 and 38283) due to horizontal perforation shift, with full gutter in seventh row and freaky horizontal perforations well into each stamp design, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2327
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1975, 13¢ Eagle & Shield, color missing (Scott 1596 var), black omitted variety, unused without gum, Very Fine, unlisted in the catalog, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 2328

1978, 15¢ Flag, perf 11.2, color mostly omitted (Scott 1597 var), block of 4 with plate number, blue mostly omitted, with only trace blue ink, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2329

1978, 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag, imperf between (Scott 1597c var.), block of 12, transitional block with blind vertical perforations between stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 2330

1978, 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag, imperf (Scott 1597e), complete sheet of 100, o.g., never hinged, very fresh and lovely; a couple inclusions, Very Fine.
Scott $750 as pairs.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2331

1979, 50¢ Lamp, color shifts (Scott 1608 var.), complete sheet of 100, with tan and orange dramatically shifted downward, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2332

1979, 50¢ Lamp, perforation shift (Scott 1608 var.), complete sheet of 100, with horizontal perforations 25% into stamp design, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2333

1979, 50¢ Lamp (Scott 1608 var), complete sheet of 100, black color shifted downward into next stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2334

1979, 50¢ Lamp, black omitted (Scott 1608a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 120-150 reported.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2335

1979, 50¢ Lamp, black omitted (Scott 1608a), strip of 5, with three slight black color shifted to left on left three stamps, partially omitted on position four, completely omitted at right, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 120-150 reported.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2336

1979, 50¢ Lamp, black omitted (Scott 1608a), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 120-150 reported, with 1987 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2337

1979, 50¢ Lamp, black omitted (Scott 1608a var.), block of 20, with partial printed black on two left stamps and the remaining 18 stamps with black omitted, o.g., never hinged, unique showpiece, Very Fine, only 120-150 black omitted reported.
Scott $6,750.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 2338

1979, 50¢ Lamp, imperf horizontally (Scott 1608b var), vertical pair, slightest traces of perf indents between stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, very rare.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2339

1979, $1 Candle Holder, orange omitted (Scott 1610 var.), due to perforation shift, capturing horizontal gutter at bottom, Scott-unlisted variety, o.g., never hinged; a few trimmed perfs at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2340
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1979, $1 Candle Holder (Scott 1610 var.), horizontal pair with gutter between, printer's waste, unused without gum, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2341

1979, $1 Candle Holder, color mostly omitted (Scott 1610 var), plate block of 4, with dark brown 95% omitted on right stamps and plate number, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2342
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1979, $1 Lamp, brown (engraved) omitted (Scott 1610a), strip of 3, with normal at left, partial brown omitted on center stamp, brown omitted on right stamp, o.g., never hinged, small spots of mount horizontal glazing line on right and left stamp, Fine to Very Fine, an enlightening transitional piece.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2343

1979, $1 Lamp, brown (engraved) omitted (Scott 1610a), block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 1000+ reported, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2344

1978, $2 Lamp, printing mostly omitted (Scott 1611 var.), block of 4, each left stamp normal and each bottom stamp partially printed, omitting most of the lamp, portions of verbiage and denomination, o.g., never hinged; light fingerprints on gum at top and bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2345

1979, 3.1¢ Guitar coil, imperf (Scott 1613b), pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 30-50 pairs reported.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2346

1976, 7.7¢ Saxhorns coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1614b), pair, with gap in pre-cancel at right, Washington D.C. Bureau Precancel, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 40-50 pairs reported.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2347

1976, 7.7¢ Saxhorns coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1614b), pair, Washington D.C. Bureau Precancel, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine, only 7-10 pairs reported.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2348

1976, 7.9¢ Drum coil, imperf (Scott 1615b), strip of 5, transitional strip of five with normal perfs at left, blind perfs between first and second stamps and imperf between all other stamps, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, 100+ pairs reported.
Scott $600 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2349

1976, 7.9¢ Drum coil, imperf (Scott 1615b), line strip of 6 with slight plate number captures at bottom, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 100+ pairs reported.
Scott $900 as 3 pairs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2350

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), pair, Oklahoma City, Okla. Bureau Precancel, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, rare.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2351

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), Washington D.C. pre-cancel pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare with Washington D.C. Bureau precancel.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2352

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), pair, o.g., never hinged, Brownstown, Ind. Bureau precancel, Fine, rare.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2353

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), Oklahoma City, Okla. pre-cancel line and gap strip of 6, Scott value for this city is $1,500 per pair and $5,250 for the line pair in the Scott Catalog of Errors, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare with Oklahoma City, Okla. Bureau precancel, even more so with gap and line positions.
Scott $8,250 as line pair and 2 pairs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 2354

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), Brownstown, Ind. pre-cancel line strip of 6, Scott value for this city is $900 per pair in the Catalog of Errors, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare with Brownstown, Ind. Bureau precancel; rare, even more so with gap in precancel and line position, line pair unpriced in catalog.
Scott $2,700 as 3 pairs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2355

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), Precancel gap strip of 4, Oklahoma City, Okla. Bureau Precancel, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare.
Scott $3,000 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2356

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), Precancel gap strip of 4, Oklahoma City, Okla. Bureau Precancel, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, rare.
Scott $3,000 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2357

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), Washington D.C. pre-cancel gap strip of 4, Scott value for this city is $900 per pair in the Catalog of Errors, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, rare with Washington D.C. Bureau precancel, more so with gap position.
Scott $1,800 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2358

1978, 8.4¢ Piano coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1615Cf), Precancel gap strip of 6, Washington D.C. Bureau Precancel, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare.
Scott $2,700.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2359

1976, 9¢ Capitol Dome coil, untagged (Bureau precancel), imperf (Scott 1616c), "Pleasantvl, NY." pre-cancel gap and line strip of 6, Scott value for this city is $600 per pair in the Catalog of Errors, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, scarce, only 2 line pairs reported with Pleasantvl, NY Bureau precancel, made even more rare with line and gap positions.
Scott $1,800 as 3 pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2360

1975, 13¢ 13-Star Flag, imperf (Scott 1622b), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 110-130 pairs reported.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2361

1975, 13¢ 13-Star Flag, imperf (Scott 1622b), complete sheet of 100, o.g., never hinged; one stamp at center left with small inclusion, 110-130 pairs reported, this is probably the only full pane intact.
Scott $15,000 as 50 pairs.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $2,500.
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