Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006
Category — 1893 Columbian Issue
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
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.
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.
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
Small purple backstamp. With 1989 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
With 1991 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE OLIVE GREEN COLOR.
With 2000 P.F. certificate.
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)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 1989 P.F. certificate as on piece (which accompanies)
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)