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Sale 752

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


Postage Due




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Lot 3075
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Postage Due, 1894, 1¢ deep claret, imperf (Scott J31P5), vertical block of 4, o.g., hinged, small hinge remnant at top; light creases and wrinkles, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3076
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Postage Due, 1917, 1¢ carmine rose, red, pre-printing paper fold (Scott J61 var.), bottom margin plate block of 30, massive diagonal preprinting paper fold extending from the top right and ending in a slight tear (across two stamps) at the lower left stamp causing horizontal perforations to be shifted into dramatic diagonal orientation, o.g., mostly never hinged / several hinge remnants along top affecting eight stamps, plus other hinge remnants between rows 7 and 8 to reinforce weak perforations; thin on a couple stamps at lower left, likely caused by preprinting paper fold, Very Good to Fine, a true showpiece that belongs in the best EFO collection.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 3077

Postage Due, 1959 (1¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted (Scott J89a), strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, several hundred reported.
Scott $450 as 3 singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 3078

Postage Due, 1959 (1¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted (Scott J89a), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, several hundred reported.
Scott $600 as 4 singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 3079

Postage Due, 1959 (1¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted (Scott J89b), transition block of 8, with four normal stamps at top, and denomination omitted on bottom four, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50+ pairs reported.
Scott $1,400 as 4 pairs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3080

Postage Due, 1959, 3¢ carmine rose & black, vignette shoft (Scott J91 var), complete sheet of 100, each numeral 3 shifted well into top of frame, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 3081

Postage Due, 1959 (3¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted (Scott J91a), in strip of three with normal, normal at bottom, transition stamp at center and color omitted at top, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 40-60 pairs reported.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3082

Postage Due, 1959, 4¢ carmine rose & black, doubling of black (Scott J92 var.), doubled black numerals, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1979 P.F. certificate for strip.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 3083

Postage Due, 1959, 6¢ carmine rose & black, shifted black (Scott J94 var), vertical pair, with bottom stamp denomination only slightly shifted upward and upper stamp denomination dramatically shifted upward and slightly into top perforations, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $550.
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Lot 3084

Postage Due, 1959 (6¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted (Scott J94a), in transition strip of three, with normal at bottom, transition stamp at center and color-omitted at top, o.g., never hinged, Fine, 20 pairs reported, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 3085

Postage Due, 1959 (8¢) carmine rose & black, denomination omitted (Scott J96a), in pair with normal, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 20 pairs reported, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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