Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
505
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 505, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)4c 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, detailed proof-like impression, fresh and bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE 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 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.

With 1999 P.F. certificate.

19,000
15,750
506
ogbl
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 506, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Bottom imprint, plate no. 104 and letter "Z" block of eight, original gum, three stamps Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, perfectly centered throughout, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, top right stamp tiny corner crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, a remarkably well-centered plate block

2,150
1,500
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507
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 507, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 131 and letter "I I" block of eight, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful plate block in a remarkable state of preservation, with 1972 P.F. certificate

2,450
1,250
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508
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 508, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bottom imprint, plate no. 77 and letter "S" strip of four, original gum, left stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Scott Retail does not take the Mint N.H. stamp into account. Signed in pencil in selvage at bottom left.

3,750
4,000
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509
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 509, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H, $1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., choice centering, beautiful bright color on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

With photocopy of 2002 P.F. certificate for left margin block of four, this being the bottom right stamp

3,250
5,250
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510
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 510, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H, $2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
4,000
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511
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 511, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered with wide balanced margins on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,200
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512
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 512, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright and fresh, choice centering with nicely balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,700
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513
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 513, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Bright shade, light strike of cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,050
2,200
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514
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 514, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Choice centering with exceptionally wide margins, light New York circular datestamp at top left leaves vast majority of design clearly visible, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY IN ALL FOUR C's -- COLOR, CENTERING, CANCEL AND CONDITION.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

1,300
5,250
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515
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 515, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, barest trace of hinge at bottom right, almost perfect centering with Jumbo margins, deep shade and sharp proof-like impression on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND HUGE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

3,100
4,750
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516
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 516, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, sharp proof-like impression, almost perfect centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

3,100
3,750
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517
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 517, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 233a to 245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Choice centering with wide balanced margins, deep dark shade and detailed impression on brilliant white paper, light circular datestamp leaves design almost completely unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A REMARKABLE USED COPY OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2001 P.F. certificate

1,600
3,750
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