EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE IT.
Along with the 10c value, the 15c is among the couple most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in superb Mint N.H. condition.
Ex "Westchester". When Dr. Newman started collecting again he reacquired this stamp privately. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $16,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.
15¢ Columbian (238), block of ten from bottom left corner of sheet with full corner-margin selvage and "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint, letter "M' and "No. 58" plate number, original gum, nine stamps Mint N.H., bottom right stamp faintly hinged, reinforced perf separations in ungummed part of selvage, exceptionally deep color, well-centered
Paul Cheyney (collection sold privately to Mr. Gross)
Very Fine-Extremely Fine; some perf separations mostly confined to selvage
SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)
$6,700.00 as hinged plate block of eight and two Mint N.H. singles
Errata: Bottom right stamp is faintly hinged. Scott Retail as hinged plate block and two Mint N.H. singles $6,700.00
VERY FINE APPEARING AND SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
The plate number block of eight is more desirable than the plate block of six configuration, which lacks the letter