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Sale 851 — The Drucker Family Collection, Part 1: U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 October, 2002

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
195
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 195, 1893 Columbian Issue1c-3c, 6c Columbian (230-232, 235), 1c-3c, 6c Columbian (230-232, 235)1c-3c, 6c Columbian (230-232, 235). Incl. two 1c, Mint N.H., rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

422
220
196
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 196, 1893 Columbian Issue2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H. bottom left corner plate no. 167, imprint and "P P" block of ten, each stamp "broken hat" variety, rich color, small natural gum skip on bottom right stamp, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail with no premium for variety

1,300
1,350
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197
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 197, 1893 Columbian Issue3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 76, imprint and "R" block of eight, rich color, light natural paper wrinkle at bottom of sheet margin, Fine

1,950
475
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198
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 198, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 18, imprint and "D" block of eight, rich color, bottom left stamp small internal tear, otherwise Fine

3,650
625
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199
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 199, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H, 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh and bright paper

FINE AND PRISTINE. ONE OF THE FEW AVAILABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED 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.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional 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.

With 1972 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

27,500
13,500
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200
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 200, 1893 Columbian Issue5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H. with plate no. at bottom, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp

190
0
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201
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 201, 1893 Columbian Issue6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

85
210
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202
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 202, 1893 Columbian Issue6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 104, imprint and "Z" block of eight, rich color, fresh and Fine

3,500
1,100
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203
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 203, 1893 Columbian Issue8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. with sheet margin at left, rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1986 P.F. certificate

150
550
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204
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 204, 1893 Columbian Issue8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Original gum, barely hinged, deep dark color, choice centering, Extremely Fine

75
105
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205
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 205, 1893 Columbian Issue10c Gray Black, Columbian (237 var), 10c Gray Black, Columbian (237 var)10c Gray Black, Columbian (237 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem example of this sub-shade, with 1979 P.F. certificate

140
525
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206
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 206, 1893 Columbian Issue10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., deep rich color, extra wide margins, Extremely Fine

280
425
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207
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 207, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Original gum, barely hinged, rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

240
325
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208
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 208, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Bottom plate no. 58, imprint and "M" block of eight, original gum, top stamps lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

This plate block exhibits remarkable freshness.

6,500
4,375
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209
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 209, 1893 Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., vibrant shade on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED 30-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 1980 P.F. certificate

650
0
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210
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 210, 1893 Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, single hinge mark, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, sharp proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1978 P.F. certificate

600
1,900
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211
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 211, 1893 Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, almost perfectly centered, detailed impression, Extremely Fine

600
525
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212
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 212, 1893 Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,000
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213
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 213, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, barest trace of hinge at top right corner, fresh color on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,600
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214
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 214, 1893 Columbian Issue$3.00 Olive Green Columbian (243a). Mint N.H, $3.00 Olive Green Columbian (243a). Mint N.H$3.00 Olive Green Columbian (243a). Mint N.H., intense color in the true Olive Green color on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE OLIVE GREEN SHADE.

With 1979 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

5,250
12,500
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215
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 215, 1893 Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 1978 P.F. certificate

2,100
1,700
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216
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 216, 1893 Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, beautiful rich color, choice centering with even margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1979 P.F. certificate

2,900
4,000
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217
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Sale Number 851, Lot Number 217, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1980 P.F. certificate

3,250
2,500
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