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


1971-1973 8 cent Issues




Lot Photo Description
Lot 2202

1971, 8¢ Wildlife Conservation, double impression (Scott 1430a var), se-tenant block of 4, major double impression error, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, currently unlisted, very rare.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2203

1971, 8¢ Wildlife Conservation, light & dark green omitted on two stamps (Scott 1430b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 8 blocks reported.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 2204

1971, 8¢ Antarctic Treaty, Red Color almost completely missing (Scott 1431 var), only trace of red on perf tips, o.g., never hinged; light vertical bend, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2205

1971, 8¢ American Revolution Bicentennial, gray omitted (Scott 1432b), transitional pair, with transitional stamp at bottom and top with gray omitted and trace of black at bottom, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare, with 1989 A.P.S. certificate and 1990 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2206

1971, 8¢ American Revolution Bicentennial, gray omitted (Scott 1432b), in plate block of 8, o.g., never hinged; small diagonal ink smear, Very Fine, rare.
Scott $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 2207

1971, 8¢ John Sloan, red (engraved) omitted (Scott 1433b), with dramatic black color shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare.
Scott $950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2208

1971, 8¢ John Sloan, red (engraved) omitted (Scott 1433b), right margin Mail Early block of 6, multiple color shifts, major error with red engraving omitted on right stamps, o.g., never hinged, overall Fine to Very Fine, rare and unique.
Scott $2,850+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2209

1971, 8¢ John Sloan, red (engraved) omitted (Scott 1433b), plate block of 4, multiple color shifts, major error with red engraving omitted of top right stamp and only touching perf tips at bottom right, o.g., never hinged; light bend in top right selvage, overall Fine to Very Fine, rare.
Scott $950+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2210

1971, Space Achievement Decade, Red Ommitted (Scott 1435b var), block of 9, red omitted in center stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unlisted error, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2211

1971, Space Achievement Decade, Color Shifts (Scott 1435b var), plate block of 4, dramatic two way black color shift, o.g., never hinged; small thin in top left stamp and selvage, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2212

1971, Space Achievement Decade, Offset (Scott 1435b var), plate block of 4, strong black stamp offset on gum, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2213

1971, 8¢ Space Achievement Decade, Color Shift (Scott 1435b var), block of 4, black shifted dramatically downward, o.g., never hinged.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2214

1971, Space Achievement Decade (Scott 1435b var), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, plate block of 15, with minor preprint paper fold diagonally across seven stamps, slightly affecting the printing of four stamps and a light multiple color shift dramatically shifting the earth rising of the left stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 2215

1971, Space Achievement Decade (Scott 1435b), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, complete sheet of 50, with preprint paper fold across five stamps and slight blue color shift, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 2216

1971, 8¢ Space Achievement (b) single with red & blue omitted (Scott 1435d), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 40 pairs and 10 singles reported.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2217

1971, 8¢ Space Achievement, pair with red & blue omitted (Scott 1435d), se-tenant pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 40 pairs and 10 singles reported.
Scott $950.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2218

1971, 8¢ Emily Dickinson (Scott 1436 var), Scott-unlisted error with olive omitted and just a trace of black present, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, unique, with 2005 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2219

1971, 8¢ Emily Dickinson (Scott 1436 var.), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, block of 40, slightly horizontally and vertically misperfed to cut off part of black engraving at left and a portion of "American Poet" at bottom of several stamps, along with a slight preprint paper fold vertically and slightly diagonally down third and fourth rows from left, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2220

1971, 8¢ Emily Dickinson (Scott 1436 var), Pre-Printing Paper Fold, complete sheet of 50, black color shift at left and major perf shift, dissecting portions of some stamps and with major preprint paper creases across nine stamps, with portions of which torn during production causing two split off creases at left and right of large crease, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2221

1971, 8¢ Emily Dickinson, pale rose omitted (Scott 1436b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 4 reported.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 2222

1971, 8¢ San Juan, Perf Shifts (Scott 1437 var), complete sheet of 50, two partial vertical rows of stamps on either side, with full gutter between right partial stamps and right stamps, partially misperforated with vertical perforations shifted to left, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2223

1971, 8¢ Historic Preservation, black brown omitted (Scott 1443b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 24 blocks reported.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2224

1971, 8¢ Christmas, gold omitted (Scott 1444a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 150-200 reported.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2225

1971, 8¢ Partridge in a Pear Tree (Scott 1445 var), complete sheet of 50, with diagonal red Bureau tape splice, taped across 12 stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2226

1972, 2¢ Cape Hatteras, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1451b), bottom margin se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 50 blocks reported.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2227

1972, 15¢ Mt. McKinley, Color Shifts (Scott 1454 var.), complete sheet of 50, each color partially shifted downward with black and dark brown shifted significantly into next stamp, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2228

1972, 8¢ Family Planning, Color Shift (Scott 1455 var), complete sheet of 50, with black shifted to right, to place 8¢ on left side of stamp (instead of on the right), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 2229

1972, 8¢ Family Planning, yellow omitted (Scott 1455a), complete sheet of 50, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 2230

1972, 6¢ Olympic Cycling, black engraving mostly omitted (Scott 1460 var), block of 4, with only a slight trace on each stamp, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2231

1972, 8¢ Wildlife Conservation, brown omitted (Scott 1467b), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 8-16 blocks of four reported.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 2232

1972, 8¢ Wildlife Conservation, green & blue omitted (Scott 1467c), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 8 blocks reported, with 1975 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 2233

1972, 8¢ Wildlife Conservation, red & brown omitted (Scott 1467d), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 16 blocks of four reported.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 2234

1972, 8¢ Mail Order, Color Shifts (Scott 1468 var), major color error with multiple color shifts, o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2235

1972, 8¢ Tom Sawyer, red & black omitted (Scott 1470b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 150 reported.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2236

1972, 8¢ Tom Sawyer, red & black omitted (Scott 1470b), corner margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 reported, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 2237

1972, 8¢ Tom Sawyer, red & black omitted (Scott 1470b), block of 12, o.g., never hinged; light spot of gum disturbance on top center stamp, Fine to Very Fine, only 150 reported.
Scott $9,600.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $4,000.
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Lot 2238

1972, 8¢ Tom Sawyer, yellow & tan omitted (Scott 1470c), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 reported.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2239

1972, 8¢ Christmas, pink and red omitted (Scott 1471 var), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, currently Scott-unlisted.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2240

1972, 8¢ Pharmacy, blue & orange omitted (Scott 1473a), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 150 reported.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2241

1972, 8¢ Stamp Collecting (Scott 1474), complete sheet of 40, with three preprint paper creases across eleven stamps. slight color shift affecting all stamps, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2242

1972, 8¢ Stamp Collecting, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1474a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 80-100 reported.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2243

1972, 8¢ Stamp Collecting, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1474a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 80-100 reported.
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2244

1972, 8¢ Stamp Collecting, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1474a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 80-100 reported.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2245

1973, 8¢ Printer & Patriots, missing ultramarine (Scott 1476 var), and misperf red and greenish black, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2246

1973, 8¢ Printer & Patriots, red omitted (Scott 1476b), and misperf ultramarine and greenish black, slightly disturbed o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 2247

1973, 8¢ Postrider, red missing (Scott 1478a), single with Use Zip Code imprint, with black and ultramarine color shifts, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 100 reported.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2248

1973, 8¢ Drummer, Color Shifts (Scott 1479 var), block of 4, dramatic two-way shift of black, red and blue toward bottom right, o.g., never hinged; tiny inclusion in gum of upper left stamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2249

1973, 8¢ Drummer, Perf Shifts (Scott 1479 var), plate block of 4, dramatic horizontal upward perf shifts with upward sloping vector from left to right and vertical perforations shifted to right bisecting stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2250

1973, 8¢ Drummer, Color Shifts (Scott 1479 var), complete sheet of 50, two way color shifts with black, blue and red, all shifted to the top and to the right, o.g., never hinged; five stamps with spots of disturbed gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2251

1973, 8¢ Boston Tea Party, black (engraved) omitted (Scott 1483b), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged; small spot of gum disturbance on top right stamp, Very Fine, only 32 blocks reported, with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2252

1973, 8¢ Boston Tea Party, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1483c), se-tenant plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 32 blocks reported, with 1975 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2253

1973, 8¢ Boston Tea Party, black (litho) omitted (Scott 1483c), se-tenant block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 32 blocks reported.
Scott $950.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2254

1973, 8¢ George Gershwin, imperf horizontally (Scott 1484a), vertical block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 160-200 pairs reported.
Scott $320.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2255

1973, 8¢ Copernicus, black (engraved) omitted (Scott 1488b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100 reported.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2256

1973, 8¢ Copernicus, black (engraved) omitted (Scott 1488b), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100 stamps reported.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2257

1973, 8¢ Progress in Electronics, black omitted (Scott 1501a), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 300-400 reported.
Scott $1,200 as 4 singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2258

1973, 8¢ Progress in Electronics, tan & lilac omitted (Scott 1501b), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 50 reported.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2259

1973, 8¢ Progress in Electronics, tan & lilac omitted (Scott 1501b), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 reported, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,400 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 2260

1973, 8¢ Progress in Electronics, tan & lilac omitted (Scott 1501b), irregular shaped block of 17, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 reported.
Scott $10,200.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 2261

1973, 8¢ Progress in Electronics, tan & lilac omitted (Scott 1501b), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 50 reported, only 1 plate block reported.
Scott $2,400 as singles.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2262

1973, 15¢ Progress in Electronics, brown omitted (Scott 1502 var), plate block of 4, Scott unlisted color omitted error, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 2263

1973, 15¢ Progress in Electronics, black omitted (Scott 1502a), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 50 reported.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2264

1973, 15¢ Progress in Electronics, black omitted (Scott 1502a), corner margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, only 50 reported.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2265

1973, 8¢ Rural America, green & red brown omitted (Scott 1504a), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 100 reported.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2266

1973, 8¢ Rural America, imperf between (blind perfs) (Scott 1504b var), vertical pair, visually pleasing freak with partial perfs at top and increasingly blind perfs to bottom until there is only a slight trace of perfs at bottom, o.g., never hinged; small thin in bottom right of selvage, Fine to Very Fine, unique and stunning! .
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2267

1973, 8¢ Rural America, nearly imperf between (Scott 1504b var), vertical pair, the slightest traces of perf indents between stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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