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


1978-1980 15 cent Issues




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Lot 2399

1978 (15¢) "A" stamp, perf 11, perforation shift (Scott 1735), block of 10, horizontal perforations dramatically shifted upward to the right, center of block with gutter perforations, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 2400

1978 (15¢) "A" stamp, perf 11, perforation shift (Scott 1735 var.), complete sheet of 100, major horizontal perf shift, shifted up with a slight diagonal slope, approximately 50% into stamp, o.g., never hinged; 8-10 stamps with small spots of gum disturbance at top, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2401

1978 (15¢) "A" stamp, imperf horizontally (Scott 1735b), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 20+ pairs reported, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2402
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1978, 15¢ Roses, imperforate (Scott 1737 var), block of 4, printers waste, unused without gum; creases, Very Fine centering.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 2403

1978, 13¢ CAPEX souvenir sheet, perforation shift (Scott 1757), with perfs dramatically shifted downward and to the left, partially capturing top of souvenir sheet below this sheet, o.g., never hinged; several wrinkles and creases, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2404

1978 CAPEX souvenir sheet, litho omitted (Scott 1757i), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 6 souvenir sheets reported.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 2405

1978 CAPEX souvenir sheet, top strip imperf vertically (Scott 1757j), se-tenant strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 2 known, this the only strip known with plate number.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 2406

1978 CAPEX souvenir sheet, bottom strip imperf vertically (Scott 1757k), o.g., never hinged, Fine, only 6 strips reported, this still made even more rare by still being in full souvenir sheet, vastly undervalued.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2407

1978 CAPEX souvenir sheet, bottom strip imperf vertically (Scott 1757k), se-tenant strip of 4, o.g., never hinged; 3 spots of gum disturbance along bottom margin, Fine to Very Fine, only 6 reported.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2408
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1978, 15¢ Photography (Scott 1758 var), complete sheet of 40, with major foldover preprint paper crease across six stamps with all sorts of zig-zag and diagonal perfs, unused without gum, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2409

1978, 15¢ American Trees, perforation shift (Scott 1767a var), complete sheet of 40, with horizontal perforations diagonally shifted downward from left to right, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2410

1978, 15¢ Madonna & Child, perforation shift (Scott 1768 var.), complete sheet of 100, perfs slightly shifted upward through "Christmas USA 15¢" and with "Christmas USA 15¢" cut off of top ten stamps, o.g., never hinged; a few light fingerprints on gum, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 2411

1978, 15¢ Christmas Hobby Horse, full gutter (Scott 1769 var), gutter block of 4 with full horizontal gutter between, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2412

1978, 15¢ Christmas Hobby Horse, gutter miscut (Scott 1769 var), complete sheet of 100, full sheet of 100, which has been miscut to show full horizontal gutter between top and second rows of stamps, top stamp is 90% complete, with perfs slightly clipped along top, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2413

1978, 15¢ Christmas, imperf (Scott 1769a), horizontal full pane of 100, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 400-500 pairs reported.
Scott $3,750 ++.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 2414

1979, 15¢ R. F. Kennedy, full offset (Scott 1770), plate block of 4, with full stamp ink offset on gum of each stamp and plate number, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2415

1979, 15¢ Toleware, imperf horizontally (Scott 1778b), se-tenant block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only one pane reported.
Scott $3,000 as 1.5x block.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2416

1979, 15¢ Toleware, imperf horizontally (Scott 1778b), se-tenant block of 24, with enough stamps to produce four blocks, plus have four se-tenant pairs of 1777-1778, which are uncounted in Scott value, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only one pane reported.
Scott $8,000 as 4 blocks of 4.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 2417

1979, 15¢ Seeing Eye Dogs, imperf (Scott 1787a), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100 pairs reported.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 2418

1979, 15¢ Seeing Eye Dogs, imperf (Scott 1787a), block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged; light gum bend on top and left three stamps, Very Fine, only 100 pairs reported.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2419

1979, 15¢ John Paul Jones, perf 11x12 (Scott 1789Pg), cross gutter block of 4, previously described by P.F. certificate as printer's waste, but is currently classified as a proof, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 2420

1979, 15¢ John Paul Jones, perf 11x12, full gutter miscut (Scott 1789 var), complete sheet of 55, with full gutter at left with 80% of five additional stamps to a normal sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2421

1979, 15¢ Olympics, imperf (Scott 1794b), se-tenant block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 20 blocks and 10 pairs reported.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2422

1979, 15¢ Christmas, multiple colors omitted (Scott 1800a, 1800b), one stamp with green & yellow omitted and one stamp with green, yellow & brown omitted, o.g., never hinged, Very Good, only 150 reported of #1800a, only 250 reported of #1800b.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2423
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1979, 15¢ Christmas, green, yellow, tan and magenta omitted (Scott 1800 var.), Scott unreported color omitted error, unused without gum, Very Good, with 2009 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 2424

1979, 15¢ Christmas, green & yellow omitted (Scott 1800a), corner margin block of 4, typical black color misalignment, o.g., never hinged, Very Good, only 150 reported.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2425

1979, 15¢ Will Rogers, imperf (Scott 1801a), Zip block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $270.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 2426

1980, 3.5¢ Violins coil, imperf (Scott 1813b), line pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 250 pairs reported.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2427

1980, 3.5¢ Violins coil, imperf (Scott 1813b), line strip of 6, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 250 pairs reported.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2428

1981 (18¢) "B" stamp, perf 11x10½ misperf and gutter (Scott 1818), horizontally misperfed and vertical gutter block of 4, o.g., never hinged; tear on top right stamp and creases on right stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 2429

1981 (18¢) "B" stamp, perf 11x10½ perforation shift (Scott 1818), half sheet of 50, dramatic horizontal upward perf shift, o.g., never hinged; slight gum disturbance across five stamps in center, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2430

1980, 15¢ Hellen Keller, color shifts (Scott 1824), complete sheet of 50, multiple color shifts, with Helen Keller shifted down into top of stamp below and top row without Helen Keller or Anne Sullivan, o.g., never hinged; two bottom center stamps with small disturbed gum spots, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2431

1980, 15¢ Veterans Administration, imperf vertically (Scott 1825a), horizontal block of 4 with plate numbers, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 pairs and two plate blocks reported.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2432

1980, 15¢ Bernardo de Galvez, lithograph colors omitted (Scott 1826b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 reported.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2433

1980, 15¢ Coral Reefs, imperf (Scott 1830b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 60-80 blocks and 30-40 pairs reported.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2434

1980, 15¢ Organized Labor, imperf (Scott 1831a), zip block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100-150 pairs reported.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2435

1980, 15¢ Learning, perforation shift (Scott 1833 var.), complete sheet of 50, dramatic horizontal perf shifts upward, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2436

1980, 15¢ Learning, imperf between (Scott 1833a), bottom plate block of 20, o.g., never hinged; light wrinkle on upper left stamp, Very Fine, only 100 pairs reported, incredible positional piece.
Scott $1,500 as 10 pairs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2437

1980, 15¢ Christmas, imperf (Scott 1842a), complete sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 1000+ pairs reported.
Scott $1,000 as 25 pairs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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