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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2490
 
Columbian Exposition Tickets. Six tickets to the exposition, each with different color, also incl. four additional tickets incl. two different colors for Chicago Day (Oct. 9, 1893) and one for Manhattan Day (Oct. 21, 1893) with tabs still attached, also day pass and children's special ticket, fresh and Very Fine, a wonderful group

E. 200-300
190
2491
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2491, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, especially wide at sides, unusually dark shade with clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $660.00 as 95, $2,900.00 as 98)

57
750
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2492
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2492, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., choice margins and almost precise centering, lovely color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $660.00)

57
475
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2493
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2493, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem

57
400
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2494
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2494, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H. wide top imprint, "RR" and plate no. 174 block of eight, fresh and bright, Fine plate block

900
275
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2495
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2495, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., incredible Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, vibrant color on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED 3-CENT COLUMBIAN WITH JUMBO MARGINS.

With 2004 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00 for 95, $6,300.00 as 98)

150
1,600
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2496
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2496, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, "L" and plate no. 57 block of eight, top left stamp small tear, tiny gum toning specks, otherwise Very Good

2,200
350
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2497°
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2497, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins

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

With 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,200.00 as 95, $9,200.00 as 98). Only fourteen have graded higher to date and only eleven others share this grade.

230
0
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2498
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2498, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., bright color, huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate

230
500
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2499
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2499, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., essentially perfectly centered, dark shade and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $660.00)

230
375
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2500
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2500, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Original gum, lightly hinged, mathematically centered with wide margins, beautiful color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $600.00)

90
450
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2501
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2501, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Block of four with left imprint selvage, original gum, top pair tiny h.r. on one, bottom pair Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

640
150
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2502
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2502, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., beautiful balanced margins, strong color and wonderful impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate

260
550
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2503
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2503, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., gorgeous wide margins, magnificent color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate

260
1,000
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2504
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2504, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, rich color and well-struck impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $180.00)

95
120
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2505
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2505, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

230
170
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2506
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2506, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $85.00 as 70, $225.00 as 80)

230
100
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2507
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2507, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 104 strip of three, nice color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as three Mint N.H. singles

690
225
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2508
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2508, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Wide margins and wonderful centering, rich color, bright magenta New York Supplementary Mail Ty. G cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for ordinary N.Y. Supplementary Mail cancel

22
500
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2509
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2509, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., attractive balanced margins, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $340.00)

200
200
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2510
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2510, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., well-centered, gorgeous color, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

200
130
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2511
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2511, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Block of four, original gum, pos. 1 and 4 Mint N.H., wonderful rich color and exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

560
500
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2512
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2512, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, trivial natural inclusion at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

350
275
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2513
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2513, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., attractively centered, Black shade, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

350
180
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2514
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2514, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Original gum, h.r., radiant color, unusually choice centering with wide margins, faint natural gum bend at top right, Extremely Fine, a surprisingly difficult issue to obtain with such choice centering

150
150
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2515
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2515, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Bottom imprint, "Y" and plate no. 99 strip of four, original gum, couple h.r.,couple light toning spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, pos. 3 rather nice

750
250
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2516
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2516, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, choice centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a lovely block, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,100
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2517
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2517, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., fresh and bright, almost perfectly centered, lovely rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

900
1,300
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2518
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2518, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H. block of four, gorgeous rich color and proof-like impression, bright and fresh paper, tiny natural inclusion at top left, Fine-Very Fine

3,600
1,700
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2519
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2519, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Attractively centered, rich color, magenta New York Supplementary Mail Ty. G cancel, Very Fine, scarce colored cancel, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

115
275
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2520
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2520, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, lightly hinged, lovely margins and centering, exceptionally dark color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

600
700
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2521
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2521, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, attractively centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $780.00)

600
500
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2522
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2522, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, barely hinged, wonderfully well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

600
450
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2523
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2523, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, handsome margins and centering with fabulous intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $780.00)

600
475
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2524
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2524, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, truly appears Mint N.H., attractive margins, Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

600
375
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2525
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2525, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong color and fine impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

600
325
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2526
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2526, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, couple trivial toned spots on left pair, otherwise Fine

2,600
550
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2527
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2527, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., fresh and crisp with choice margins, beautiful fiery color

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL POST-OFFICE FRESH MINT NEVER-HINGED $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,600
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2528
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2528, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., crisp, radiant color, attractive centering, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2004 P.F. certificate for a vertical strip of five (bottom stamp)

4,000
1,900
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2529
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2529, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, lovely fiery color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
1,200
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2530
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2530, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,200
850
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2531
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2531, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, single light hinge mark, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $690.00 as 70, $1,250.00 as 80)

1,200
600
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2532
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2532, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, barely hinged (if at all), bright shade, fresh and Fine, a pretty stamp

1,200
600
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2533
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2533, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four, original gum, a few light hinge marks and perf separations, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, a desirable block of this Columbian dollar value

5,000
2,000
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2534
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2534, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four, sweated original gum or possibly regummed, each stamp almost perfectly centered, fresh and bright color

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERBLY-CENTERED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

Scarce with such choice centering. Scott Retail as original-gum block

5,000
1,400
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2535
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2535, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., beautiful color and impression, natural gum crease, centered left, perfs clear to barely touch

4,100
450
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2536
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2536, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, crisp impression, Fine

1,250
425
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2537
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2537, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Almost perfectly centered, neat vignette-free strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce in such superb used condition, with 2003 P.F. certificate

600
900
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2538
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2538, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,900
1,300
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2539
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2539, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine

1,900
1,000
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2540
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2540, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color, tiny trivial gum soak in right margin, otherwise Fine

1,900
425
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2541
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2541, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Unused (no gum), magnificent centering with choice color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00)

1,000
950
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2542
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2542, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unused (no gum), three wide margins, nice color, Fine and attractive, 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
500
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2543
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2543, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Beautifully centered, wonderful deep rich color, San Francisco duplex, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,100.00)

1,000
1,400
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2544
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2544, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, vivid color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,700
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2545
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2545, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a), $4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and very pretty pastel color, Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,200
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2546
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2546, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, fairly well-centered, lovely strong color, Fine and quite attractive, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
1,200
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2547
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2547, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Slightly disturbed original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, couple tiny natural gum inclusion specks, Fine and attractive, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,600
750
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2548
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2548, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, bright color, fresh and Fine

2,600
850
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2549
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2549, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (regummed), rich color, suggestion of tiny thin spot, Fine appearance

1,300
475
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2550
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2550, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00, $5.00 Columbian (244-245), $4.00, $5.00 Columbian (244-245)$4.00, $5.00 Columbian (244-245). $4.00 disturbed original gum, $5.00 only traces of original gum, former tiny surface indent to right of Isabella's head, latter couple tiny toning specks in right margin, otherwise Fine

5,600
1,100
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2551
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2551, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear impression, Fine and attractive, remarkably fresh example, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
1,200
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2552
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2552, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Disturbed original gum from hinge removal, intense shade, reperfed at top, tiny thin spot, Fine appearance

3,000
625
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