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Sale 904 — Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
208
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 208, 1893 Columbian Issue1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, post-office fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

50
750
209
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 209, 1893 Columbian Issue2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H. with top right corner sheet selvage, detailed impression, huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp

47
700
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210
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 210, 1893 Columbian Issue2c Columbian, Broken Hat (231 var), 2c Columbian, Broken Hat (231 var)2c Columbian, Broken Hat (231 var). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression clearly showing the variety, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

150
875
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211
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 211, 1893 Columbian Issue2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

47
325
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212
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 212, 1893 Columbian Issue2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H. with part imprint at left, detailed impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

47
200
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213
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 213, 1893 Columbian Issue3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

135
750
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214
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 214, 1893 Columbian Issue3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. with letter "L" at bottom, rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

135
230
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215
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 215, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with wide even margins, dark shade, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

200
525
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216
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 216, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

200
425
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217
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 217, 1893 Columbian Issue5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, intense shade on bright paper, extra wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

220
425
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218
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 218, 1893 Columbian Issue6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., pretty shade, wide margins (particularly at sides), Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 -- we feel this should grade 90)

195
210
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219
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 219, 1893 Columbian Issue8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., rich color, Jumbo margins at sides, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo)

175
425
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220
og
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 220, 1893 Columbian Issue10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, almost perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

140
800
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221
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 221, 1893 Columbian Issue10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., crisp impression showing all of the detailed engraving, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85)

325
475
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222
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 222, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, with 1989 and 2003 P.F. certificates and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

625
1,250
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223
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 223, 1893 Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 1997 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

750
4,500
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224
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 224, 1893 Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

750
2,100
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225
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 225, 1893 Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

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

With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 -- in our opinion, this flawless stamp has perfectly-balanced wide margins and meets every qualification for a grade of XF-Superb 95)

3,500
11,500
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226
og
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 226, 1893 Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1977 and 1981 P.F. certificates and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

1,200
1,800
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227
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 227, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1992 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

1,250
1,800
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228
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 228, 1893 Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., bright color, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1992 and 2002 P.F. certificates and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate giving this stamp an inexplicably weak grade of VF 80 -- we feel strongly this is a solid XF 90 based on centering alone, adding nothing for its freshness

5,750
7,500
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229
og
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 229, 1893 Columbian Issue$3.00 Olive Green Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green Columbian (243a). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color in the true Olive Green shade, almost perfectly centered with wide top and bottom margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN THE OLIVE GREEN SHADE.

With 1983 P.F. certificate and with 2002 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo -- in our opinion, this is a straightforward 95, not a 90 Jumbo)

1,900
4,250
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230
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 230, 1893 Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep rich color, well-proportioned margins, tiny natural inclusion at bottom right

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBAN ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

2,600
6,250
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231
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 231, 1893 Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Deep rich color, clear strike of "New York Jan. 19, 1894" cancel, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,600
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232
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 232, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1994 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

3,000
0
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233
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 233, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged once, almost perfectly centered with extra wide margins, crisp shade and impression on bright paper##EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.## With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
8,500
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234
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Sale Number 904, Lot Number 234, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,600
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