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


1966-1971 5 cent-6 cent Issues




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Lot 2150

1966, 5¢ Circus, grayish blue omitted on top pair (Scott 1309 var), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an unlisted and likely unique rarity; we have seen no others—this will become the listing example, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 2151

1967, 5¢ Search for Peace (Scott 1326), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, complete sheet of 50, with major fold in second from bottom row and minor preprint paper fold in third from bottom row, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 2152

1967, 5¢ Voice of America, dark blue 5¢ nearly missing (Scott 1329 var) (only a trace in top perfs), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, unique.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2153

1967, 5¢ Finland (Scott 1334), dark blue 5¢ nearly missing, complete sheet of 50, with misperf across approximately half of the stamps and large preprint paper fold across seven stamps, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2154

1967, 5¢ Thoreau, carmine omitted (Scott 1327b), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2155
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1968, 6¢ Flag over White House (Scott 1338 VAR), several horizontal preprint paper folds with large dramatic fold in second row, diagonal perf shifts from paper folds resulting in misperfs at left and bottom, o.g., never hinged, 12 stamps at left and bottom have disturbed gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2156
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1968, 6¢ Flag over White House (Scott 1338), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, corner margin pair, dramatic foldover error with bottom 1½ stamps printed on reverse and bottom with all colors omitted, o.g., hinged on top stamp only, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2157

1968, 6¢ Flag over White House (Scott 1338), plate block of 10, with large, nearly 45-degree preprint paper fold toward upper left, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2158
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1968, 6¢ Flag over White House (Scott 1338 var.), complete sheet of 100, with dramatic vertical perforations and slight horizontal perforation shifts, slightly misperforate at top and nearly bisecting the stamps at bottom, o.g., some bottom stamps never hinged, approximately 2/3rds of stamps (mostly at top) with disturbed o.g., Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 2159

1969, 6¢ Flag over White House coil, imperf (Scott 1338Ab), pair, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, only 50-100 pairs reported.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 2160

1969, 6¢ Flag over White House coil, imperf (Scott 1338Ab), strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, only 50-100 pairs reported.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2161

1971, 8¢ Flag over White House, imperf (Scott 1338Fi), plate number 32972 and 32973 block of 20, with electric eye bars at bottom, o.g., never hinged; light creases on seven stamps at bottom, Very Fine.
Scott $600 + (as pairs).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2162

1971, 8¢ Flag over White House, imperf (Scott 1338Fi), complete sheet of 100, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,750 as imperf pairs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2163

1971, 8¢ Flag over White House, imperf (Scott 1338Fi), complete sheet of 100, o.g., never hinged, fresh and attractive; tiny corner crease on top right stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $1,750 as imperf pairs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2164

1971, 8¢ Flag over White House, slate green omitted (Scott 1338Fp), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 100 reported.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2165

1971, 8¢ Flag over White House coil, imperf (Scott 1338Gh var), strip of 6, vertically miscut 50%, o.g., never hinged; light wrinkle between second and third stamps, Very Fine, only 750-1,000 pairs reported.
Scott $135+.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $50.
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Lot 2166

1968, 6¢ Hemisfair '68, white omitted (Scott 1340a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100 issued.
Scott $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2167

1968, 6¢ Disney, ocher omitted (Scott 1355a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 400-500 reported.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2168

1968, 6¢ Disney, ocher omitted (Scott 1355a), zip block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 400-500 reported.
Scott $1,400 as 4 singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2169

1968, 6¢ Disney, ocher omitted (Scott 1355a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 400-500 reported.
Scott $1,400 as 4 singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2170

1968, 6¢ Disney, black omitted (Scott 1355d), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 35 reported, with 1976 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2171

1968, 6¢ Disney, blue omitted (Scott 1355f), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 35 reported.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2172
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1968, 6¢ Waterfowl Conservation, imperf between (Scott 1362a), vertical block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged at top (bottom never hinged), Very Fine, only 150+ pairs reported.
Scott $500 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2173

1968, 6¢ Waterfowl Conservation, imperf between (Scott 1362a), vertical transition plate block of 10, with six normal stamps at bottom, and two vertical imperforate-between pairs at top, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 150+ pairs reported.
Scott $500 as 2 pairs.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2174

1968, 6¢ Waterfowl Conservation, imperf between (Scott 1362a), complete sheet of 50, imperforate between rows 6 & 7, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 150+ pairs reported.
Scott $1,250 as 5 vertical pairs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2175

1968, 6¢ Christmas (tagged), imperf (Scott 1363b), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, 500 pairs reported.
Scott $280.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2176

1968, 6¢ Christmas, light yellow omitted (Scott 1363c), complete sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 2177

1969, 6¢ Grandma Moses, imperf between (Scott 1370a), complete transition sheet of 50, with the missing vertical perforations in center stamps; bottom two pairs with partial blind perfs between and top three horizontal pairs completely imperf-between, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 250 pairs reported.
Scott $420 as 3 pairs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2178

1969, 6¢ Grandma Moses, black & Prussian blue omitted (Scott 1370b), top margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, several disturbed gum spots, Very Fine, only 150 reported.
Scott $1,600 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2179

1969, 6¢ Apollo 8 (Scott 1371 var.), complete sheet of 50, imperforate believed to be from printer's waste, Scott Catalog of Errors says pairs trade in the marketplace in the $1,500 to $2,000 range, o.g., never hinged; 19 stamps with light creases, Very Fine, only 50 pairs reported, this sheet is likely the only extant and represents half of the known quantity.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Realized $7,000.
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Lot 2180

1969, 6¢ California Settlement, red omitted (Scott 1373b), and black shifted upward, very rare, this is the same stamp pictured in the Scott Catalog of Errors, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2181

1969, 6¢ Botanical Congress, black color nearly omitted (Scott 1379a var), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., left two stamps never hinged, right stamps previously hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2182

1969, Botanical Congress, dramatic yellow shift (Scott 1379a var), se-tenant block of 4, dramatic yellow shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2183

1969, 6¢ Baseball, black omitted (Scott 1381a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 300+ reported.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2184

1969, 6¢ Baseball, black omitted (Scott 1381a), block of 4, only slight trace of black printing at top, bottom stamps with black completely omitted, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 300+ stamps reported.
Scott $1,000 ++ as 2 singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2185

1969, 6¢ Christmas, imperf (Scott 1384b), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 25 pairs reported.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2186

1969, 6¢ Christmas, yellow omitted (Scott 1384e), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, very rare.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2187

1969, 6¢ William Harnett (Scott 1386), complete sheet of 32, with multiple color shifts across a little over half of the stamps and preprint paper creases across 13 stamps, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2188
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1971, 8¢ Eisenhower (Scott 1394), block of 20, with multiple perf shifts and dramatic preprint paper folds at top, o.g., previously hinged on top two and bottom two stamps, the rest never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 2189

1971, 8¢ Eisenhower (Scott 1394), complete sheet of 100, multiple vertical color shifts to left and preprint paper folds across approximately a quarter of the stamps one of which is a very large and dramatic paper fold that ends in tear at top, red omitted from bottom left seven stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2190

1971, 8¢ Eisenhower, red missing from perf shift (Scott 1394b), pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300 as 2 singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2191

1970, 6¢ Masters, Pre-Printing Paper Fold (Scott 1405), major foldover variety at very dramatic angles, capturing much of the selvage markings that are usually trimmed away, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2192

1970, 6¢ Christmas Nativity, missing color (Scott 1414 var), strip of 5, transitional strip of five, with left stamp missing yellow and right stamps transitional or normal, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a currently unlisted error, very rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 2193

1970, 6¢ Christmas, black omitted (Scott 1414b), transitional strip of four, with normal at left, transitional in center and black omitted at right, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 50 issued.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2194

1970, 6¢ Christmas, black omitted (Scott 1414b), transitional strip of three, with normal at right, transitional in center and black omitted at left, o.g., never hinged; light fingerprints on gum, Fine to Very Fine, only 50 issued.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2195

1970, 6¢ Christmas, black omitted (Scott 1414b), strip of 4, dramatic transitional strip of four with right stamp normal, two transitional stamps and left stamp completely missing black, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 reported.
Scott $400+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2196

1970, 6¢ Christmas, blue omitted (precancelled) (Scott 1414c), transition strip of 5, transitional strip with left stamp missing blue, second stamp partially missing blue and right three stamps normal, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 15 reported.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2197
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1970, 6¢ Pilgrims (Scott 1420 vars), two errors, one mint never hinged with dramatic color shifts to show the magenta colors separate from yellow, plus Scott-unlisted used magenta-missing error, Very Fine, magenta-missing stamp with 1987 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2198

1970, 6¢ Pilgrims, orange & yellow omitted (Scott 1420a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 200 reported, with 1978 Jakubek B.P.P. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2199

1970, 6¢ Pilgrims, orange & yellow omitted (Scott 1420a), Zip block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 200 reported.
Scott $2,100 as 4 singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2200

1971, 6¢ Wool, teal blue missing (Scott 1423b), fascinating pair with multiple color shifts, shifting greenish blue into top stamp causing bottom stamp to have teal blue omitted, o.g., never hinged; horizontal crease on bottom stamp, Fine to Very Fine, only 6-8 reported.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2201

1971, 6¢ Wool, teal blue missing (Scott 1423b), offset colors are misregistered, o.g., never hinged; tiny disturbed gum spot at top, Fine to Very Fine, only 6-8 reported, this being the photographed stamp in the Scott Catalogue of Errors, with 1998 A.P.S. and P.F. certificates.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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