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