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


1981-1985 20 cent Issues




Lot Photo Description
Lot 2496

1981 (20¢) Christmas, imperf horizontally (Scott 1939b), top margin block of 4, with vertical blind perfs, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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Lot 2497

1981 (20¢) Christmas, imperf horizontally (Scott 1940b), vertical pair, with vertical blind perfs, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 10-15 pairs issued.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2498

1981 (20¢) Christmas, imperf horizontally (Scott 1940b var.), plate block of 4, with vertical blind perfs and horizontal traces of perf indents, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 10-15 pairs issued.
Scott $4,000 as two pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2499

1981, 20¢ Cactus, pre-printing paper fold (Scott 1945a), se-tenant block of 4, freak, with green partially omitted from left stamp, caused from several interesting paper folds from paper over the ink, causing some strange indentations from paper impressed during the engraved printing, tiny bit of reddish ink smear at left, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2500

1981, 20¢ Cactus, deep brown omitted (Scott 1945b), Zip se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 20 blocks reported, with photocopy of 2001 A.P.S. certificate for block.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 2501

1981, 20¢ Cactus, dk green & dk blue (engr) missing (Scott 1945d), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged; light fingerprints on gum, Fine to Very Fine, only 5 blocks reported.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 2502

1981, 20¢ Cactus, dk green & dk blue (engr) missing (Scott 1945d), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 5 blocks reported, only plate block reported.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 2503

1981, 20¢ Cactus, dk green (engr) missing on left stamp and pre-printing paper fold (Scott 1945e), se-tenant block of 4, pre-print paper fold between center stamps causing partial missing dark green at left of two center stamps and complete dark green missing from left stamp, Scott prices this variety with a dash, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 3 blocks reported.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2504

1981, 20¢ Cactus, dk green (engr) missing on left stamp (Scott 1945e), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 3 blocks reported.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 2505

1981, 20¢ Cactus (Scott 1945e var.), se-tenant block of 4, dk green (engr) partially missing from left of left stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 2506

1981 (20¢) "C" stamp, perf 11x10½ all color omitted (Scott 1946a), vertical strip of 10, transitional strip of ten, with normal on top six stamps, seventh stamp with overinking, eighth and tenth stamps partially omitted color and position 9 with all color omitted, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 1984 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2507

1981 (20¢) "C" stamp coil, imperf (Scott 1947a), pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 60-70 pairs and 6+ line strips reported.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2508

1981 (20¢) "C" stamp coil, imperf (Scott 1947a), strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 60-70 pairs and 6+ line strips reported.
Scott $1,050 as pair + single.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2509

1981 (20¢) "C" stamp coil, imperf (Scott 1947a), strip of 4, blue rejection mark at top of left stamp, o.g., never hinged; light wrinkles and creases, Fine to Very Fine, only 60-70 pairs and 6+ line strips reported.
Scott $1,400 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2510

1981 (20¢) "C" stamp coil, imperf (Scott 1947a), line strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 60-70 pairs and 6+ line strips reported, line pairs are unpriced.
Scott $1,400 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2511

1982, 20¢ Consumer Education coil, imperf (Scott 2005a), plate number 1 strip of 3 with extra pair at right, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, several hundred pairs reported.
Scott $750 as regular pnc.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2512

1982, 20¢ Libraries, imperforate (Scott 2015 var.), top margin strip of 3 with copyright imprint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unrecorded, very rare.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 2513

1982, 20¢ Libraries, imperf horizontally (Scott 2015a), vertical strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100-120 pairs reported.
Scott $300 as 1.5x pairs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2514

1982, 20¢ American Architecture, perforation shift (Scott 2022a), complete sheet of 40, horizontal upward perf shift, cutting through "Architecture USA 20¢", o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2515

1982, 20¢ Ponce de Leon, imperf (Scott 2024a), transitional plate block with top six stamps imperf, next six stamps with transitional blind to normal perforations and bottom eight stamps with normal perforations, o.g., never hinged; a few light gum wrinkles (away from imperf stamps), Very Fine, only 125+ pairs reported; an incredible show-stopping piece.
Scott $750 as 3 pairs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2516

1982, 20¢ Ponce de Leon, imperf (Scott 2024a), block of 4 with copyright imprint, o.g., never hinged; light fingerprint at bottom right, Very Fine, only 125 pairs reported.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2517
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1982, 20¢ Christmas, imperf vertically (Scott 2026b), top margin block of 4 with copyright imprint, with horizontal blind perfs, o.g., top never hinged / bottom previously hinged, Very Fine, only 3-6 pairs reported, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2518

1982, 20¢ Christmas, imperf (Scott 2030b), se-tenant plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 20 blocks reported, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250 ++.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2519

1982, 20¢ Christmas, imperf horizontally (Scott 2030c), se-tenant block of 4, with vertical blind perfs, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2520

1983, 20¢ Science & Industry, black omitted (Scott 2031a), transition pair, with black omitted from top stamp and partially omitted from bottom stamp, o.g., never hinged; very light fingerprint on top stamp, Very Fine, only 40 reported.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2521

1983, 20¢ Science & Industry, black omitted (Scott 2031a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 40 reported.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2522

1983, 20¢ Science & Industry, black mostly omitted (Scott 2031a var), vertical pair, transitional black omitted variety with faint black printing in center and partial black printing at bottom, o.g., never hinged; light bend at top, Very Fine, only 40 issued.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 2523

1983, 20¢ Science & Industry, black omitted (Scott 2031a), plate block of 6, transitional black omitted block of six with black omitted at top, faint black printing in center and partial black printing at bottom, o.g., never hinged; tiny gum disturbance on bottom left stamp, Very Fine, only 40 reported, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2524

1983, 20¢ Scott Joplin, imperf (Scott 2044a), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 pairs reported.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2525

1983, 20¢ Scott Joplin, imperf (Scott 2044a), block of 4, o.g., never hinged; small wrinkles on bottom two stamps, Very Fine, only 50 pairs reported.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2526

1983, 20¢ Medal of Honor, red omitted (Scott 2045a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged; light bend in selvage, Very Fine, only 320-400 reported.
Scott $600+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2527

1983, 20¢ Treaty of Paris, perforation shift (Scott 2052 var.), complete sheet of 40, horizontal perforations shifted downward at a diagonal with downward slope toward right, o.g., never hinged; some internal perf separations.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2528

1983, 20¢ Streetcars, black (engraved) omitted (Scott 2062b), se-tenant plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 120+ blocks of four reported.
Scott $250+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2529

1983, 20¢ Christmas, imperf (Scott 2064a), plate block of 20, transitional plate block with top 10 stamps normal, next four stamps down with transitional normal to blind perforations and the lower six stamps imperf, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 150+ pairs reported.
Scott $300 as 3 imperf pairs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2530

1983, 20¢ Christmas, imperf (Scott 2064a), horizontal complete sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 150+ pairs reported.
Scott $2,500 as 25 pairs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2531

1984, 20¢ Love stamp, imperf vertically (Scott 2072a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 150-175 pairs reported.
Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 2532

1984, 20¢ Carter G. Woodson, imperf vertically (Scott 2073a), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 25 pairs reported.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2533

1984, 20¢ Olympic Wrestling and Kayaking, imperf between (Scott 2084-2085), se-tenant pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 2 blocks of four and 1 pair known.
Scott $4,750 as half-block.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2534

1984, Los Angeles Summer Olympics, perforation shift (Scott 2085a), complete sheet of 50, with vertical perforations shifted diagonally to the left with partial gutter at right, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2535

1984, 20¢ Smokey the Bear, imperf between (Scott 2096a), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100-125 pairs reported.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2536

1984, 20¢ Smokey the Bear, imperf vertically (Scott 2096d), horizontal pair, undervalued for such scarcity, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 20-25 pairs known.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2537

1984, 20¢ Dogs, imperf horizontally (Scott 2101b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged; light fingerprint at bottom, Very Good to Fine, only 8 blocks and 4 pairs known, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2538

1984, 20¢ Hispanic Americans, imperf horizontally (Scott 2103a), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 20 pairs reported.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2539

1984, 20¢ Family Unity, imperf vertically (Scott 2104a), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,300 as 4 pairs.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2540

1984, 20¢ Family Unity, imperf between (Scott 2104d), horizontal pair, diagonally misperfed with full imperf in center surrounded by two halves of two stamps on either side, unpriced in Scott, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2541

1984, 20¢ Christmas, imperf vertically (Scott 2108a), horizontal pair with imprint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine for this, only 25 pairs reported.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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