Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
780
nhbl
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 780, 1893 Columbian Issue3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom left corner imprint, plate no. 76 and letter "R" block of ten, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Scott Retail as plate block of eight and two Mint N.H. singles

2,470
6,250
781
nhbl
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 781, 1893 Columbian Issue3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 56 and letter "L" block of eight, rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN.

This was recently broken from a sheet, and so has not been subjected to the stresses and potential mistreatment from handling that many other plate blocks have experienced.

2,200
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782
og
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 782, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum which is very lightly hinged, the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper

VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM 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. There are two slightly different shades of the 4c error, this being the deeper of the two.

This stamp is remarkable for its pristine gum, its rich color and its overall freshness. Most examples of this rarity do not approach its freshness.

With 1975 and 1984 P.F. certificates.

18,500
12,500
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783
og
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 783, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, choice centering with well-balanced margins

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

Small purple backstamp. With 1989 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,600
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784
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Sale Number 913, Lot Number 784, 1893 Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, sharp proof-like impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,900
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785
og
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 785, 1893 Columbian Issue$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color in the true Olive Green shade, almost perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE OLIVE GREEN COLOR.

With 2000 P.F. certificate.

1,900
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786
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Sale Number 913, Lot Number 786, 1893 Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (no gum), radiant color, perfectly centered with enormous margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

We consider this stamp to be highly desirable by virtue of its color and huge margins.

With 1988 P.F. certificate. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

1,300
4,500
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787
 
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 787, 1893 Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Brilliant color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, neat strike of "Detroit Mich. Jan. 22, 1894" cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1989 P.F. certificate as on piece (which accompanies)

1,300
5,000
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788
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Sale Number 913, Lot Number 788, 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. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

3,000
5,250
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