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Sale 921 — Superb Graded United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 18 October, 2006

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
549
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 549, 1893 Columbian Issue1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., beautiful wide margins and perfectly centered, delightful color, clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

50
650
550
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 550, 1893 Columbian Issue2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H. with left sheet margin, uncommonly dark color and fine impression, unusually wide margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

47
650
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551
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 551, 1893 Columbian Issue3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., choice margins and beautifully centered, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

135
350
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552
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 552, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED A GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,050.00)

200
6,500
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553
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 553, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., radiant color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00)

200
2,000
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554
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 554, 1893 Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, lightly hinged, breathtaking deep rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR. A MARVELOUS STAMP.

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.

Ex Hetherington. With 1951 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; the highest grade priced by SMQ is VF 80 at $37,000.00). The P.S.E. population report lists one example in the grade of 85 and one in the grade of 90.

18,500
25,000
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555
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 555, 1893 Columbian Issue5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, almost perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $700.00 as 90, $2,050.00 as 95)

220
900
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556
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 556, 1893 Columbian Issue6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00)

195
1,400
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557
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 557, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Original gum, barely hinged (appears Mint N.H.), incredibly wide balanced Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, certainly one of the widest-margined, centered original-gum examples of this stamp extant, with 1987 P.F. (stating that it is genuine which implies Mint N.H. ) and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo, the only example to receive this grade; SMQ $1,400.00 as 98)

240
2,900
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558
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 558, 1893 Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., brilliant color and crisp impression, almost perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $6,150.00 as 95, $14,400.00 as 98)

750
6,000
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559
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 559, 1893 Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

With 1984 P.F. certificate as block of four and 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,150.00)

750
5,500
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560
 
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 560, 1893 Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Choice wide margins and wonderfully well-centered, intense color, New York grid duplex cancellation, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $395.00)

180
550
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561
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 561, 1893 Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, barely hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering

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

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $2,200.00)

1,200
1,500
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562
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 562, 1893 Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, beautiful centering with well-proportioned margins

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

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $2,200.00)

1,200
1,500
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563
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 563, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptional centering and color, fresh and crisp

EXTREMELY FINE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00)

1,250
1,800
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564
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 564, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and exceptionally well-centered, wonderful deep rich color

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

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00)

1,250
2,100
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565
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 565, 1893 Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,350.00)

2,600
4,250
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566
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Sale Number 921, Lot Number 566, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade and detailed impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

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

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,700.00)

3,000
5,250
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