Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
375
og
Sale 1078, Lot 375, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and detailed impression on crisp paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $6,750.00 as 95, $16,500.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher (all at 98) and only five others share this desirable grade. As another indication of the desirability of this stamp, it was featured as the sole item on the front covers of Siegel Sale 385 (Dec. 8, 1970) and a March 5, 1990 Bennett catalogue (copies of covers accompany)

2,500
12,000