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


1922-1929 Issues




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Lot 2051
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1923, 2¢ carmine, Pre-Printing Paper Fold (Scott 554), block of 13, with large dramatic preprint paper fold affecting eight stamps, causing perfs to go all over the place with shocking reverse Z perf pattern, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged; several gum skips, reinforced horizontal perf separations at left center, Very Good.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2052

1923, 2¢ carmine, imperf vertically (Scott 554a), horizontal pair, horizontal perfs misperfed, shifted up and slightly angled downward toward the right, o.g., hinge remnants; small thins at center, Fine to Very Fine, a most unusual double miscue.
Scott $500 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2053
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1923, 2¢ carmine, imperf vertically (Scott 554a, 554), block of 80, part sheet with vertical perforations at 60-degree angle, and four horizontal pairs imperforate vertically, positions 61-62, 71-72, 81-82 and 91-92, o.g., hinged four times on 14 stamps on second and third columns from right, unique showpiece; tiny thins on a couple of the hinged stamps, Fine, substantial showpiece, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000 as 4 o.g. imp btwn pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2054
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1923, 4¢ yellow brown (Scott 556), right margin plate block of 6, with vertical margins shifted dramatically toward right, capturing plate number, o.g., previously hinged (1 stamp never hinged); some reinforced perf separations, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2055
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1922, 5¢ dark blue, imperforate (Scott 557), block of 4, printer's waste, unused without gum; light wrinkles at top and lower left, inclusion at top right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2056

1923, 10¢ orange, imperf horizontally (Scott 562a), vertical block of 4, o.g., hinged, slightly disturbed gum; tiny wrinkle on bottom right stamp, Very Good, only 50 pairs reported.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 2057

1923, 12¢ brown violet, misperforated and with fold-over (Scott 564 var), top left corner margin horizontal block of 8, disturbed o.g., a striking multiple, the vertical perforations essentially bisecting the design, with the right-most vertical pair additionally presenting a perforated "V" due to a fold-over; stamps fresh and perforations sound, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2058
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1923, 12¢ brown violet (Scott 564), corner margin block of 10 with plate number, dramatic major perf fold-over error; Bloomfield, N.J. Bureau precancel, o.g., only bottom right stamp previously hinged, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $4.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2059
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1927, 5¢ dark blue, rotary press printing, printer's waste (Scott 637), plate # 18909 block of 4, impression made as a result of cleaning with solvent; reported to have originally come from a waste paper company, unused without gum, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 2060

1927, 5¢ dark blue, rotary press printing (Scott 637 var.), bottom left plate number 19088 complete sheet of 100, bottom three and part of fourth from bottom rows of stamps have double paper variety, o.g., top three stamps are never hinged, with fourth row down partially gummed, the remaining rows below that are ungummed; a few minor perf separations and several horizontal perforations in the ungummed center of the sheet have been hinge reinforced, Fine to Very Fine, very rare and probably unique.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2061

1927, 7¢ black, rotary press printing, imperf between (Scott 639a), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2062
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1927, 8¢ olive green, rotary press printing, printer's waste (Scott 640), plate block of 4, impression made as a result of cleaning with solvent; reported to have originally come from a waste paper company, o.g., previously hinged (bottom 2 stamps never hinged); light gum wrinkles, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 2063

1927, 8¢ olive green, rotary press printing, printer's waste (Scott 640), block of 4, impressions made as a result of cleaning with solvent and are reported to have originally come from a waste paper company, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2064

1929, 2¢ Nebr. (Scott 671), top left plate number 19431 complete sheet of 100, dramatic overprint shift, with normal at bottom and progressively shifting downward at the top of the sheet, o.g., never hinged; several perf separations and small piece out of stamp at top left.
Scott $661.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2065
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1929, 8¢ Nebr. (Scott 677), block of 8, with dramatic overprint progressive upward shift to slightly above head on top four stamps and over face on bottom four stamps, Scott value as four normal stamps and two wide spacing pairs, obviously if Scott had a value for these overprint shift errors, value would be much higher, o.g., hinge remnant on top two stamps (6 stamps never hinged), Very Good.
Scott $630.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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