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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 = 245, Symbol IN ("NH")
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Photo/Description
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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
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 323, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, light corner crease at bottom left, Fine appearance, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 1978 P.F. certificate

9,500
1,200
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 277, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H, $5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., choice centering, proof-like impression on bright white paper, post-office fresh, tiny natural inclusion at left (not mentioned on certificate)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

The rarity of the $5.00 Columbian in Mint N.H. condition is easily explained. For more than a century, collectors have proudly hinged this highest value of the Columbian set in their albums, and the vast majority of stamps have not escaped the hinge. Only the break-up of blocks, which rarely contain Mint N.H. stamps, has provided the few Extremely Fine Mint N.H. $5.00 Columbian stamps extant today. We have offered perhaps a half-dozen in the past eight years, and several were off-center.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

9,500
11,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
136°
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 136, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., detailed impression with every nuance of the design clearly etched, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins all around, crisp paper as fresh as the day it was made, tiny natural fiber inclusion within design mentioned only for total accuracy and correctly ignored on all accompanying certificates

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONLY THREE MINT NEVER-HINGED $5.00 COLUMBIAN STAMPS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED IN GRADES OF 90 OR 95 BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS, AND WE REGARD THIS EXAMPLE AS AN EQUAL AMONG THEM.

The P.S.E. Population Report lists three Mint N.H. examples of the $5.00 Columbian: one XF 90 and two XF-Superb 95. We know of three other Mint N.H. stamps that might achieve comparable grades when certified, but none have been certified in the past ten years.

Comparing this stamp with the two previously graded XF-Superb 95, we have difficulty reconciling why this stamp did not achieve a 95 grade. Its margins are wide and balanced, the perforations are fully formed, and the shade and paper are extraordinarily fresh. While microscopic measurements might show a very slight difference between the left and right margins, we still feel strongly that this stamp meets all criteria for XF-Superb 95.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 1992 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $30,000.00)

9,000
35,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
nh
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3134, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 108 and letter "D D" strip of four, post-office fresh, extremely well-centered, deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE STRIP OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN. IN OUR OPINION, IT IS THE FINEST-QUALITY PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE.

The $5.00 plate number block of eight is believed to be unique; therefore, a strip of four is the only practical means to show the complete imprint and plate number with plate letters.

Ex "Argentum" (Dr. Graves). With 1999 and 2008 P.F. certificates

175,000
100,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
318
PF 85
nh
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 318, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide margins for this issue and choice centering on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

We could not begin to count the number of $5.00 Columbian stamps sold by the Siegel firm. However, the number of Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged examples is very limited. Due to the high face value, multiples are very rare. For much of philatelic history stamps were hinged into albums. This fact, plus the lack of multiples, explains the scarcity of Mint N.H. copies.

With 1992, 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

11,000
10,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
319°
PSE 80
nh
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 319, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., crisp impression, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN..

The number of Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged examples of the $5.00 Columbian is extremely small. Only 15 Mint N.H. stamps are in the P.S.E. Population Report, and only six of those grade 80 or better.

With 2002 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $11,000.00)

11,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2012-10-25
The Cloudrest Collection of United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1033, Lot Number 4136, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 238-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., sharp proof-like impression on crisp paper

VERY FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With copy of 2000 P.F. certificate for block and 2006 P.S.E. certificate as single

10,500
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
192
PSE 80
nh
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 192, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide margins for this issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Ex Hoffman. With 2004 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $11,000.00). Only three have graded higher to date (the highest is a 95) and only two others share this grade.

10,500
10,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1563, $4.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 244-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., deep shade and crisp impression on bright paper

FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

The number of Mint Never-Hinged examples extant of the $5.00 Columbian is very small. The rarity of this stamp in such condition is easily explained. For more than a century, collectors have proudly hinged this highest value of the Columbian set in their albums, and the vast majority of stamps have not escaped this fate. Only the break-up of blocks, which are rare themselves and seldom contain Mint N.H. stamps, has provided the small population that exists today

10,500
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Columbian Issue
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2456, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H, $5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper

VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

The number of Mint Never-Hinged examples extant of the $5.00 Columbian is very small. The rarity of this stamp in such condition is easily explained. For more than a century, collectors have proudly hinged this highest value of the Columbian set in their albums, and the vast majority of stamps have not escaped this fate. Only the break-up of blocks, which are rare themselves and seldom contain Mint N.H. stamps, has provided the small population that exists today.

Ex Odeneal. With 1990 and 2007 P.F. certificates

10,500
6,250
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30 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3


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