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


1976-1978 13 cent Issues




Lot Photo Description
Lot 2362

1976, State Flags, color shift (Scott 1682a var), complete sheet of 50, with major yellow color shift downward, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2363

1976, 13¢ Telephone, all colors omitted (Scott 1683c), transition strip of 3 with normal at left, transitional piece in center (red omitted) and colors omitted at right, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, resounding transitional piece, unpriced.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2364

1976, 13¢ Telephone, all colors omitted (Scott 1683c), transitional strip of 5, with two normal stamps at left, positions 3 and 4 with only slight trace of black, right stamp with all colors omitted, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, stellar transitional piece, unpriced.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2365
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1976, 13¢ Bicentennial souv. sheet, "USA 13¢" double on "b" (Scott 1686j), with c and d color shifted outside of stamp, Scott value is not reported and previous owner states this souvenir sheet is unique, unused without gum; heavy wrinkles, some staining, Fine to Very Fine, unpriced.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 2366

1976, 13¢ Bicentennial souv. sheet, "USA 13¢" omitted (c,d) (Scott 1686k), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2367

1976, 18¢ Bicentennial souvenir sheet (Scott 1687 var.), all perforations shifted upward by about 10mm, o.g., never hinged; a little light reddish ink offset on the gum of two stamps, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2368

1976, 18¢ Bicentennial souv. sheet, "USA 18¢" omitted (a,c) (Scott 1687g), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2369

1976, 24¢ Bicentennial souv. sheet, imperf (Scott 1688j), o.g., never hinged; very light gum wrinkles, Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2370

1976, 24¢ Bicentennial souv. sheet, imperforate, "USA 24¢" omitted (a,b,c), untagged (Scott 1688l), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, very rare, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 2371

1976, 31¢ Bicentennial souvenir sheet, pre-printing paper fold (Scott 1689 var), large precutting paper fold, with partial marginal markings (which are normally trimmed off) and left portion of souvenir sheet cut off, includes photocopy of February 28, 1977 Linn's Stamp News article announcing the discovery of this issue, o.g., never hinged; a couple light wrinkles in top selvage, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2372

1976, 31¢ Bicentennial souv. sheet, "USA 31¢" omitted, imperf (Scott 1689f), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 6-8 souvenir sheets reported.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 2373

1976, 31¢ Bicentennial souv. sheet, "USA 31¢" omitted (b,d,e) (Scott 1689h), on souvenir page with First Day Cancel, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2374

1976, 31¢ Bicentennial souv. sheet, black omitted in design (Scott 1689j), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 2375

1976, 13¢ Franklin, color shift (Scott 1690), complete sheet of 50, major blue upward color shift, o.g., never hinged.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2376

1976, 13¢ Olympics, imperf (Scott 1698b), se-tenant block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 140-160 blocks issued.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2377

1976, 13¢ Olympics, imperf (Scott 1698b), complete sheet of 50, with 10 se-tenant blocks and 10 extra imperf pairs (not included in Scott value), disturbed o.g.; a few tiny gum wrinkles, Very Fine, only 200+ blocks issued.
Scott $3,750 as 10 blocks.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2378
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1976, 13¢ Olympics, imperf (Scott 1698b), complete sheet of 50, with 10 se-tenant blocks and 10 extra imperf pairs (not included in Scott value), unused without gum; some small wrinkles around edges, Very Fine, only 200+ blocks issued.
Scott $3,750 as 10 blocks.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 2379

1976, 13¢ Christmas, imperf (Scott 1703a), plate block of 20, o.g., never hinged; a couple trivial tiny wrinkles on two stamps and in selvage, Very Fine, a few hundred pairs reported.
Scott $750 as 10 pairs.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2380

1976, 13¢ Christmas, yellow omitted (Scott 1703e), transitional pair with left stamp yellow omitted, o.g., never hinged; light fingerprint on gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2381

1977, 13¢ Washington at Princeton, imperf vertically (Scott 1704a), horizontal pair with Zip and mail early margin inscriptions, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 40-60 pairs reported.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2382

1977, 13¢ Sound Recording, pre-printing paper fold (Scott 1705 var.), plate block of 15, strange foldover error, after printing tan and pink colors, there was a foldover error, involving this and one or more other sheets, that caused brown and black to be partially omitted from two stamps at lower left, causing the brown and black to be partially printed on the gum of the lower left selvage, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2383

1977, 13¢ Pueblo Pottery, imperf vertically (Scott 1709b), se-tenant block of 4 with plate numbers, o.g., never hinged (lightly hinged in top selvage), Very Fine, only 16 blocks and 4 strips of four reported.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2384

1977, 13¢ Lindbergh Flight, imperf (Scott 1710a), horizontal Zip pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 85-100 pairs reported.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2385

1977, 13¢ Lindbergh Flight, imperf (Scott 1710a var.), block of 4, traces of perf indents between stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2386

1977, 13¢ Lindbergh Flight, imperf (Scott 1710a), plate block of 12, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 85-100 pairs reported.
Scott $4,200.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 2387

1977, 13¢ Colorado, imperf vertically (Scott 1711b), horizontal pair with plate numbers, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 35 pairs reported.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2388

1977, 13¢ Lafayette, red omitted (Scott 1716a), vertical transition strip of 3, with two dramatic misperfs at bottom of design shifting red "US Bicentennial 13c" to top of two stamps, the top stamp missing all red, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $300+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2389

1977, 13¢ Articles of Confederation, perforation shifts (Scott 1726), complete sheet of 50, with horizontal and vertical dramatic perf shifts, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2390

1977, 13¢ Articles of Confederation, red & brown omitted (Scott 1726c), plate block of 10, with four transitional stamps at left with traces of red and brown, right six stamps have red and brown completely omitted, o.g., never hinged; light fingerprints on gum, Very Fine, a signature transitional item.
Scott $1,800 as 6 singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2391

1977, 13¢ Talking Pictures, missing colors (Scott 1727 var), yellow and orange omitted, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2392

1978, 13¢ Carl Sandburg, pre-printing paper fold (Scott 1731), plate block of 9, dramatic preperf paper fold ending in tear to bottom selvage, paper fold across four stamps to shift horizontal perfs upward and to the left, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2393

1978, 13¢ Sandburg, brown omitted (Scott 1731a), and partial black omitted, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2394

1978, 13¢ Sandburg, brown omitted (Scott 1731a), pair, transitional pair with brown omitted at bottom, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 10 stamps reported.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2395

1978, 13¢ Sandburg, brown omitted (Scott 1731a), block of 4, with barest traces of black and slightly raised paper of signature, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 10 stamps reported.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 2396

1978, 13¢ Indian Head Penny, gutter strip (Scott 1734), vertical gutter strip of 4, with full gutter pair and portions of the two stamps below the bottom pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2397

1978, 13¢ Indian Head Penny, perforation shifts (Scott 1734), four different plate blocks of 4, each misperfed both horizontally and vertically, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2398

1978, 13¢ Indian Head Penny, imperf vertically (Scott 1734a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 300-375 pairs reported.
Scott $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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