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


1901-1921 Issues




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Lot 2018

1901, Pan-American, 1¢ green & black (Scott 294), block of 21, sinking ship variety, o.g., never hinged; toning at left margin of two bottom left stamps, short perfs on three bottom left stamps, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2019

1901, Pan-American, 1¢ green & black (Scott 294), Shifted Vignette, with slight sunken ship vignette shift, May 2, 1901 second day of issue cover; some light corner creases (including small corner crease on stamp at top right), Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2020

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), dramatic downward vignette shift, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2021
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1901, Pan-American, 10¢ yellow brown & black (Scott 299), Sinking Ship, huge two way shift into lower and left frames, hinged, disturbed o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2022
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1903, 1¢ blue green (Scott 300), each with large preprint paper fold or foreign matter on sheet, two o.g. previously hinged, one without gum and one used; a few tiny faults, overall Fine to Very Fine group.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 2023

1908, 1¢ green, D.L. watermark (Scott 331), preperf and pregum paper fold slightly diagonally on top stamps, causing slight bowing of vertical perfs, horizontal perfs to have slight diagonal vector and selvage at bottom to be nearly missing, o.g., previously hinged; light bend on bottom center stamp, perf separation between top left stamps, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2024

1910, 1¢ green, S.L. watermark (Scott 374), plate block of 18, dramatic diagonal misperf block of 18 which has been separated into block of eight at left and block of ten at right (separating the plate block from partial imprint), o.g., never hinged; perf disc indent on lower right stamp of left block, light wrinkle on top left stamp of left block, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2025

1911, 2¢ dark carmine, S.L. watermark, imperf (Scott 384), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, major pre-printing paper fold with corner margin initials and partial stamp printed on reverse, disturbed o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2026
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1912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 406), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, dramatic preprint paper folds on right selvage causing crazy perfs, o.g., hinge remnant (2 bottom stamps never hinged); multiple wrinkles from preprint paper fold, Very Good.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2027
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1912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, perf 12 (Scott 406), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, corner margin block of 4, dramatic preprint paper fold across bottom left stamp and zig zagging in different directions into selvage, unused without gum, deep rich color, Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2028
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1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, block of 4, strange foldover error, with light double print and offset print on face and large bold stripes of solid printing and stamp offset on reverse, unused without gum; top right corner small piece torn off and repaired, Fine to Very Fine, unique.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2029
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1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, block of 15, large dramatic preprint paper fold across five stamps, o.g., some never hinged on four stamps / some slightly disturbed gum; a couple small thins on positions 8 and 11, pulled perfs on top left stamp, small internal tear on position 7, natural straight edge along bottom, Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2030
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1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, plate block of 17, preprint paper fold causing freaky diagonal perfs along lower left stamps and selvage, unused without gum; light creasing of top and bottom stamps, tear of bottom selvage, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2031
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1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 498), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, right margin plate block of 25, two shocking preprint paper folds, one minor diagonally across top left stamps, the other major fold spans eight stamps and slightly shifts perfs within the fold diagonally, o.g., mostly never hinged, only hinged in positions 2 and 5; several gum skips, overall Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2032

1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf horizontally (Scott 498a), two vertical pairs comprising a block of 4, o.g., previously hinged; light diagonal crease from top left to lower right, Very Fine, only 100 reported, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2033

1917, 1¢ green, second impression. kiss print (Scott 498d var), corner margin block of 4, with second impression in selvage and partially in left two stamps of block, PF certificate, not included lists this as a kiss print, o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine, a stunning exhibition piece.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2034

1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf between (Scott 498b), horizontal strip of 4, with imperf pair in center, o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2035

1917, 1¢ green, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf between (Scott 498b), in transitional horizontal strip of 6, with error in center surrounded by two normal stamps on either side, extremely rare, o.g., never hinged, Very Good to Fine centering, scarce, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2036
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1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 499), block of 51, dramatic major pre-print paper folds with a couple diagonal creases forming zig-zag misperfs and diagonal misperfs to top left of block, a few vertical creases, facial scuff on position 13, tears on position 22 and position 24, some edge damage to left stamps, o.g., never hinged, except for top left two stamps hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2037

1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 499), left plate block of 6, interesting vertical preperf paper fold causing double row of perforations in center and shifted left perfs to capture plate number, o.g., never hinged, Very Good.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2038
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1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 499 var.), bottom margin plate block of 20 without plate number, rare missing plate number error, o.g., two hinge remnants on 6 stamps (14 stamps never hinged), Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2039
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1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 499), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, top right corner margin and plate block of 21, the fold causing striking diagonal misperf perforations along right selvage, along with a couple ink impressed fingerprints, o.g., lightly hinged on four stamps at left and two stamps at bottom (15 stamps never hinged); small tear at top selvage, likely caused by paper fold, a few light paper wrinkles, Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2040
 
1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11, perforation shift (Scott 499 var), complete sheet of 100 with plate number 7732, between seventh and eighth horizontal rows, with blind perfs shifted slightly downward into eighth horizontal row, lending to the appearance of a row of imperforate beyween, o.g., never hinged; several minor perf separations, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2041

1917, 2¢ rose, type I, unwatermarked, perf 11, imperf vertically (Scott 499b), horizontal pair, o.g., previously hinged, virtually Fine, 100 pairs reported, with photocopy of 1971 P.S.E. certificate for block.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2042
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1917, 9¢ salmon red, unwatermarked, perf 11 (Scott 509), left margin block of 4 with plate number, dramatic shift of vertical perfs to the right, o.g., lightly hinged on top left stamp (3 stamps never hinged), Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2043

1918, $2 orange red & black (Scott 523), vignette shifted to lower left, o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2044
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1918, $2 orange red & black (Scott 523), head vignette shifted dramatically downward; horizontal wrinkles, Fine.
Scott $240.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2045
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1918, 3¢ purple, type IV, offset printing (Scott 530), top margin plate block of 6, with major misperf of horizontal perfs at top, with top stamps completely capturing the plate number, plus a bit extra, o.g., hinge remnant on lower right stamp (5 stamps never hinged); small thin on hinged stamp, Fine, too tall Sally.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2046
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1919, 3¢ Victory (Scott 537), corner margin block of 4, two way perf shift, dramatically upward and slightly toward right, o.g., previously hinged on bottom stamps (2 stamps never hinged), Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2047

1919, 3¢ Victory (Scott 537), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, top corner margin plate block of 12, dramatic large foldover pre-printing paper fold, o.g., never hinged; several gum wrinkles, tiny thin and nick on lower right selvage, Fine, unique.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2048
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1919, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 538a), vertical plate block of 4, o.g., bottom stamps never hinged, top stamps previously hinged; light gum bend on lower left stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2049
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1919, 1¢ green, rotary press coil waste, perf 11 x 10, imperf horizontally (Scott 538a), horizontal plate block of 10, o.g., four center and bottom left stamps are never hinged, other six are previously hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,080.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2050
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1920, 2¢ Pilgrim (Scott 549), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, block of 8, large preprint paper fold across six stamps, o.g., hinge remnant (bottom 4 stamps never hinged); thins on positions 1 and 3-4, corner crease at top right, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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