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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
277
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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