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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=Columbian Issue, All Sale Dates thru 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 241, Symbol IN ("H, BL")
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2923, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color and well-centered, light gum wrinkle top left stamp, light pencil notation bottom left stamp, the two right stamps are very choice, overall Very Fine block

4,500
1,800
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
ogbl
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2924, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, horizontal crease thru bottom pair, vertical crease thru left pair, bottom left stamp with small natural inclusion, appears Fine

4,500
1,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
ogbl
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3050, The Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz Collection of Plate Blocks (Scott 230-299)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Bottom imprint, plate no. 93 and letter "W" at right block of eight, slightly disturbed original gum from mount, deep rich color, perf separations expertly reinforced

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

According to Brookman, only 55,050 copies of the $1.00 Columbian were issued. It was sold out before all of the other dollar values, probably because it was the most affordable of the dollar-value stamps. Speculation soon drove the price to $5.00 but it soon fell again, to about $1.50.

The theme of the stamp, Isabella pledging her jewels to finance Columbus's voyage, is known to most fifth-grade students who study the voyage of Columbus. However, the offer was never accepted, as financing was found elsewhere. Perhaps a dozen plate blocks of eight exist for the $1.00 Columbian.

Scott value $75,000.00

E. 15,000-20,000
18,500
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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 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
2019-05-08
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
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
ogbl
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 307, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four with top imprint selvage, original gum, h.r. at right where perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine and attractive block, with 1970 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for block of four without premium for the imrint

4,500
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2018-03-08
The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 539, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four with full "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY." imprint at left, original gum, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair very slight gum disturbance, bright color

VERY FINE IMPRINT BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The Columbian issue comes with imprint, plate numbers and letters at top or bottom, and with imprint only at sides.

Scott Retail with no premium for the imprint. With 1982 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
ogbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 65, Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four with left imprint selvage, original gum, small h.r. in selvage, bottom left stamp natural perf disc inclusion and natural inclusion, Fine and attractive block of the $1.00 Columbian

5,000
1,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 66, Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of eight with top left corner selvage, imprint and letter "W", original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, few minor perf separations, small tear in selvage only above position 3

FINE-VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVE TOP LEFT CORNER SELVAGE AND IMPRINT BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

This is an attractive and reasonable alternative to the rare plate block of eight, which catalogues $85,000.00. Scott Retail as two blocks of four without premium for the imprint position

10,000
5,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 374, 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

5,000
1,300
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