Sale 708 — 1989 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 April, 1989

Category — Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
284
P
Sale 708, Lot 284, Columbian Issue1c-$5.00 Columbians, Small Die Proofs (230P2-245P2). Complete Set Mounted on Two Full Gray Cards from a Roosevelt Album, Rich Fresh Colors, small spot of mounting adhesive in margin of 15c, still an Extremely Fine Set

7,700
2,600
285
P
Sale 708, Lot 285, Columbian Issue1c-$5.00 Columbians, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Complete Set of Bottom Left Corner Margins Singles, Extremely Fine

4,005
2,200
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286
Pbl
Sale 708, Lot 286, Columbian Issue1c-$5.00 Columbians, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Complete Set of Imprint & Plate No. Blocks of Eight except 8c and 50c which are Blocks of Four, 1c and 2c card mounted (narrow selvedges), some wrinkling and usual thins associated with the fragile nature of India paper, some have more significant faults, Mainly Fine-Very Fine, An Unusual and Rare Offering

46,400
10,000
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287
og
1c-5c Columbians (230-234). Complete Sheets of 100, each with Two Imprint, Letter and Plate No. Blocks of Eight, Wonderfully Fresh, sensibly reinforced around edges (All Non-Straight Edge Stamps Mint), 1c-3c are Fine-Very Fine, 4c Virtually All Fine-Very Fine and the 5c Very Good-Fine, A Beautiful and Rare Lot. Sheets of 100 were only available at the Philatelic Agency in Washington

33,254
15,500
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288
og
Sale 708, Lot 288, Columbian Issue4c Blue, Columbian Error of Color (233a). Fresh, Gorgeous Deep Rich Color, Huge Margins, Beautiful Centering, Extremely Fine and Choice, Wonderful Example of The Columbian Color Error, with P.F. Certificate

6,500
9,500
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289
og
Sale 708, Lot 289, Columbian Issue4c Blue, Columbian Error of Color (233a). Fresh, Beautiful Margins and Centering, Gorgeous Deep Rich Shade, Extremely Fine, Rare, with P.F. Certificate

6,500
7,000
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290
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 290, Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239). Top Imprint & Plate No. 59 Block of Six, Exceptionally Fresh and Intact, selvedge reduced (clear of Imprint and Plate No.), stamps lightly hinged except one with thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

7,000
1,600
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291
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 291, Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239). Mint Top Left Imprint & Double Plate No. 59 Block of 18, top left stamp (outside plate no. blocks) with small tear, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, A Rare and Spectacular Multiple

21,550
12,000
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292
Pbl
Sale 708, Lot 292, Columbian Issue50c-$5.00 Columbians, Plate Proofs on Card (240P4-245P4). Blocks, Large Even Margins, one $3.00 with tiny thin, $1.00 color a trifle weak, otherwise Very Fine

8,600
3,000
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293
Pbl
Sale 708, Lot 293, Columbian Issue$1.00-$5.00 Columbians, Plate Proofs on Card (241P4-245P4). Top Imprint, Letter & Plate No. Blocks of Eight, $3.00 slight blue green "changeling" shade, $1.00 and $4.00 light shades, otherwise Very Fine

23,500
6,250
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294
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 294, Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241). Block, Gorgeous Deep Rich Color, Exceptionally Fresh, minor gum disturbances from hinge removal, Very Fine and Choice

5,000
3,750
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295
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 295, Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241). Block, Wonderfully Fresh, Vivid Color, small hinge remnant in center of block, tiny natural inclusion speck, Fine-Very Fine

5,000
2,000
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296
og
Sale 708, Lot 296, Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242). Bottom Imprint & Plate No. 105 Strip of Three, thin in selvedge and just affecting left stamp (which also has a trifle heavy natural wrinkle-"small crease" on accompanying P.F. Certificate), Very Fine Appearance

5,250
1,900
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297
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 297, Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242). Right Imprint Block, hinge remnants, Left Pair Fine, Right Pair Extremely Fine

5,500
3,750
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298
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 298, Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242). Block, Fresh, Well-centered, some hinge remnants and reinforcements, natural gum skip, tiny thin speck and single short perf., otherwise Very Fine

5,500
2,100
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299
og
Sale 708, Lot 299, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243). Virtually Perfect Centering, Very Fresh Color, lightly hinged, Choice, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate for Block of which this is the bottom right stamp

2,600
3,250
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300
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 300, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243). Block, Wonderfully Well-centered, Marvelous Deep Rich Color, gum bit disturbed, couple tiny natural inclusions, Extremely Fine

11,500
9,000
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301
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 301, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243). Block, Bright Color, Exceptionally Fresh, lightly hinged, Very Fine and Exceptionally Choice, Left Pair Extremely Fine "Gems"

11,500
8,500
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302
c
Sale 708, Lot 302, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243). Centered a bit to bottom, tied By Washington, D.C. Dec. 20, 1893 Machine pmk. on Small Local Cover, faint edge soiling, overall Fine

2,500
1,500
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303
og
Sale 708, Lot 303, Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244). Bottom Imprint, "CC" & Plate No. 107 Strip of Four, Fresh, Rich Color, Well-centered, Stamps Mint (left stamp has trivial spot on gum in bottom right corner), Extremely Fine Imprint and Plate No. Strip, Undoubtedly the Finest Known, A Magnificent Showpiece, Realized $37,500 in our 1982 Rarity Sale

21,000
20,000
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304
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 304, Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244). Block, Absolutely Gorgeous Intense Deep Rich Color, lightly hinged, Well-centered, one with tiny natural inclusion, Very Fine, Exceedingly Choice Rare Block

16,000
12,500
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305
og
Sale 708, Lot 305, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Nicely Centered, Large Margins, Very Fine, with two P.F. Certificates

3,600
2,800
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306
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 306, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Right Margin Block, Exceptionally Well-centered, Extraordinarily Fresh, negligible gum disturbances, one with tiny natural translucent speck, Very Fine, A Very Handsome and Rare Block

16,500
14,000
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307
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 307, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Block, Well-centered, Fresh, left stamps tiny thins, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Rare Block

16,500
7,500
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308
ogbl
Sale 708, Lot 308, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Bottom Imprint & Plate No. 108 Block of Six, Fresh, Exceptionally Well-centered, minor gum disturbances from hinge removal, tiny sensible hinge reinforcements, Extremely Fine, Probably the Finest Quality $5.00 Columbian Plate Block in Existence and The Classic Commemorative Plate Block Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

100,000
0
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309
 
Sale 708, Lot 309, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Gorgeous Margins and Centering, Neat Town pmk., Extremely Fine "Gem", with P.F. Certificate

1,700
2,500
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310
 
Sale 708, Lot 310, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Partial Town pmk., Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

1,700
1,700
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311
 
Sale 708, Lot 311, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Light cancel, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate

1,700
2,000
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312
c
Sale 708, Lot 312, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Fine Example (centered slightly to right), tied by Oval and Magenta Boxed Registry pmks. on Local New York Cover; cover with slight edge wear, opened for exhibition, About Fine overall, Rare, signed Calves, with P.F. Certificate, which notes "staining around perforations mostly bleached away"

4,500
2,500
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