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Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — $4.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 244-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1563
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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