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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-11-20
Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
42°
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 42, 1893 Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged with part imprint left selvage, deep rich color and detailed impression, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS PART IMPRINT, ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00). Only two grade higher (at 98). For reference, the highest grade awarded for a Mint N.H. stamp is also 95.

1,000
4,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 545, 1893 Columbian and 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issues, A remarkable use of the 30¢ Columbian on an entire with an advertising collar

30¢ Columbian (239), tied by "World's Fair Station, Chicago Oct. 21 4-PM 1893" machine cancel on 3¢ Green on Amber entire (U164) with "Bates & Coates, 209 Church St. Philadelphia" advertising collar and "World's Columbian Exposition" printed design, to a street address in Chicago, fresh and Very Fine, a remarkable use of the 30¢ Columbian on an illustrated exposition entire with an advertising collar and cancelled at the exposition--Bates & Coates were cotton merchants; according to Thorpe, in 1864 Nesbitt submitted to the government specimens of envelopes with advertising collars printed around the stamps for the suggested use by the U. S. Senate and the House of Representatives; they were rejected and by law were declared illegal; however, these essays inspired others to use advertising collars on their government stamped envelopes (fourteen firms are known to have used advertising collars)

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 249, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., choice centering and margins, vivid color, Extremely Fine, with copy of 1991 P.F. certificate for a block of four

575
600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
og
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 252, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, bright shade, nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,000
2,200
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
ogbl
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 253, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, bright fresh color, light vertical bend along right stamps, minor hinge reinforcements, Fine

4,500
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2063
PSE 100
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2063, 1893 Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, deep shade and detailed impression, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. A KEY TO A SET OF HIGH-GRADE COLUMBIANS, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ISSUES IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $15,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other. For the entire Columbian series, only four denominations and five stamps (2, 3c, 4c and 8c) have stamps graded 100 Jumbo, and only eight denominations (eleven stamps -- 2c-8c, 30c and 50c) have stamps graded 100.

675
35,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 149, 1¢-50¢ 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245), A scarce top plate block of the 30¢ Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

30¢ Columbian (239), block of six from top of right pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint and "No. 59" plate number, original gum, four stamps Mint N.H., two at the bottom barely hinged, vibrant color, wide margins

PROVENANCE

Eliot H. Weisman, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, 5/8/1998, lot 1168, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

Professional Stamp Experts (1998)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$7,500.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

While plate blocks of the 30¢ Columbian are more available compared to the dollar denominations, prime top positions without reduced selvage are very scarce. Of the handful of top plate blocks located in Power Search, only one (ex "MLG" collection) had selvage that was not reduced or narrow.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 151, Dollar Value Columbians (Scott 241-245)A scarce top plate block of the $1, A scarce top plate block of the $1A scarce top plate block of the $1.00 Columbian Issue

DESCRIPTION

$1.00 Columbian (241), block of six from top of right pane with "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint and "No. 93" plate number, original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color

PROVENANCE

Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Siegel Auction Galleries, 2/7-8/1968, Sale 327, lot 195, to Weill

Arthur J. Kobacker, Christie's Robson Lowe, 9/25/1991, lot 519

Bought privately from Harry Hagendorf (Columbian Stamp Co.)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine appearance; faint vertical crease at left and two trivial thin specks

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$50,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The $1.00 Columbian, depicting "Isabella Pledging Her Jewels," is based on a painting by Antonio Munce-Degrain. The vignette was engraved by Robert Savage, the frame by Douglas S. Ronaldson and the lettering by George H. Seymour. 55,050 stamps were printed and an unknown number were destroyed and never issued. The $1.00 is very rare as a top plate block. Most plate blocks are from the bottom position, and many have narrow selvage. Notable name sales such as Fogelson, Eno, "MLG" and Wampler, did not contain any top plate blocks. The Weill Stock sale contained a sheet of 100, with two bottom plate blocks.

E. 10,000-15,000
12,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1316
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1316, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly bold color on fresh paper, near perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

225
425
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1317
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1317, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Outstanding centering with wide margins, gorgeous color, neat "West Union" circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only three grade higher, this is the most attractively cancelled used 30c we have offered graded 95 or better

90
1,200
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