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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
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
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 834, 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, h.r., deep rich color, trivial natural inclusion in margin at right

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN COLOR ERROR.

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 four backstamps.

17,500
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 600, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color, small thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN COLOR ERROR.

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 1958 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

17,500
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2014-10-21
The William Fekete Collection
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 406, Columbian, 1st Bureau, Trans-Mississippi and Pan-American Issues4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, deep rich color in the darker of the two shades, small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN COLOR ERROR.

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 1992 P.F. certificate

17,500
7,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1137, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper, well-centered with beautifully wide margins

EXTREMELY 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 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 1989 P.F. certificate

17,500
15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1138, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep rich color

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND 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 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 1949 A.P.S. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates.

17,500
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
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Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 420, 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 which is very slightly disturbed, lightly hinged, the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper, well-centered with enormously wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR. A PHENOMENAL STAMP.

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 Zoellner. With 1984, 1998 and 2008 P.F. certificates

17,500
11,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2013-11-06
The World's Fair Collection - 1893 Columbian Issue
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Sale Number 1055, Lot Number 101, 1893 Special Delivery, Production Varieties and Postal Stationery Errors4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep rich color in the true shade of the error on bright paper

FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM 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.

Ex Rosenthal. With 1976 P.F. certificate.

17,500
11,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 312, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum which is very slightly disturbed, lightly hinged, the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper, well-centered with enormously wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR. A PHENOMENAL STAMP.

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 Zoellner. With 1984, 1998 and 2008 P.F. certificates

17,500
12,000
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