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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2060, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Block of four, original gum with hinge marks, piece of hinge sensibly reinforcing some perf separations at right, deep rich color and proof-like impression, top right stamp has a small tear extending from a stain spot, other three stamps have small shallow thin spots where hinges were removed

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

Ex Hall.

90,000
0
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1831, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H, 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, margins clear of design all around

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

With 2018 P.F. certificate

32,500
9,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 298, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H, 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H. with wide right selvage, deep rich color in the darker of the two recognized shades, bright paper, three wide margins, small natural inclusion at right

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

With copy of 2014 P.F. certificate for irregular block of nine

32,500
11,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 94, Columbian Color Error Strip, Trans-Mississiippi Issue Rarities, The finest of the 4¢ Columbian Blue color error plate number multiples--one of the greatest United States commemorative rarities extant

DESCRIPTION

4¢ Columbian, Blue Error of Color (233a), strip of four from the lower right of the plate of 200 with “AMERICAN BANKNOTE COMPANY.” imprint, plate “No. 17” and plate letter “D”, original gum, very deep shade of the Blue color, which resulted from an ink mixture error and exists in lighter and darker shades

PROVENANCE

* Benjamin D. Phillips (bought in H. R. Harmer sale, 10/4/1966; collection sold privately to Weills, 1968)

* Bought by William H. Gross privately from Hagendorf/Columbian

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* David Lidman, Treasury of Stamps: 1,200 Rare and Beautiful Stamps in Color, fig. 137, p. 79

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (1998)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine; right stamp has negligible small thin spot at center

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/94.pdf

E. 100,000-150,000
100,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
362
PSE 70
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 362, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, fresh and bright paper

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components. Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from other panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $11,500.00)

17,500
5,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 67, Columbian Issue, 1894-98 Bureau Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Deep rich color, bold duplex cancel, small horizontal crease at right and tiny picked out inclusion at left

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY 15 USED EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR ARE LISTED IN OUR CENSUS. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF USED UNITED STATES PHILATELY AND OF THE POPULAR COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components. Stamps from at least three panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from at least one additional pane. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

Our census of used Scott 233a, available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/233a , contains 15 stamps. One additional stamp was previously certified as the error, but received a recent certificate as the Dark Ultramarine sub-shade. Only two stamps listed in our census are confirmed as sound.

Census No. 233a-CAN-08. With 1993 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail value is for an example with small faults

16,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 68, Columbian Issue, 1894-98 Bureau Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Block of four, original gum with hinge marks, piece of hinge sensibly reinforcing some perf separations at right, deep rich color and proof-like impression, top right stamp has a small tear extending from a stain spot, other three stamps have small shallow thin spots where hinges were removed

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

Ex Hall.

90,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 264, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H, 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H. with part imprint at right, deep rich color in the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY A VERY FEW MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR. NEVER-HINGED COPIES IN THE FIRST, DEEPER SHADE, ARE INCREDIBLY RARE.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components. There are two slightly different shades of the 4c error, this being the deeper of the two.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from other panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

With copy of 1977 P.F. and with 2002 P.F. certificate

32,500
16,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
nhbl
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 200, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H. block of four with right selvage, wonderful depth of color, proof-like impression, completely sound

FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail as singles

130,000
35,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3404, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H, 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, margins clear of design all around

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

With copy of 2014 P.F. certificate for an irregular block of nine

32,500
0
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107 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 11


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