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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
253
P
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 253, Columbian Issue1c-$5.00 Columbian, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (230P2a-245P2a), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (230P2a-245P2a)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (230P2a-245P2a). From the 1915 printing on pale cream wove paper, all have large margins, rich colors, usual minor toning on several values, few small thin spots and light corner creases do not detract from the set's appearance

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING SET OF THE COLUMBIAN PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS. EXTREMELY RARE, WITH ONLY FIVE SETS REPORTEDLY PREPARED.

Ex Rosenthal. With 1992 P.F. certificate for each proof

27,250
26,000
254
nhbl
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 254, Columbian Issue3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom pane of 100, bright fresh color and sharp impression, few squeezed perfs

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A DESIRABLE INTACT PANE OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN.

This pane features many Extremely Fine Gems

12,940
7,500
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255
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 255, Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color in the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper, spectacular centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components. There are two slightly different shades of the 4c error, this being the deeper of the two.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from other panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

A significant number of the 4c error stamps extant have faults, poor centering and/or heavy hinge remnants. The examples that periodically appear at auction rarely grade better than Very Fine. This extraordinary stamp is Extremely Fine and has unusually clean gum. It is certainly among the finest known examples of this classic commemorative error.

With 1962 and 1998 P.F. certificates.

19,000
35,000
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256
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 256, Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color in the more intense of the two error shades, sharp proof-like impression, light horizontal crease barely noticeable from front of stamp

FINE-APPEARING AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

For the collector who does not demand perfection, this rare stamp is quite attractive.

19,000
5,500
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257
nh
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 257, Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bottom plate no. single, Mint N.H., deep shade, well-centered and unusually fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER HINGED PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate for vertical pair

1,150
2,700
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