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Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1536
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1536, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color and crisp impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations

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

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only six others share this grade.

1,250
3,750
1537
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1537, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, single hinge mark, beautifully centered with wide margins, vivid color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,250
1,500
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1538
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1538, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, marvelous color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,250
1,500
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1539
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1539, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, very lightly hinged, bright shade, fresh and Very Fine, ex Vineyard, with 1988 and 2003 P.F. certificates

1,250
1,400
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1540
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1540, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Attractive color and centering, lightly cancelled, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

650
450
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1541
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1541, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep shade, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Vineyard, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,500
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1542
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1542, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, stunning color and proof-like impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1993 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,500
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1543
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1543, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully well-centered with magnificent deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,900
1,400
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1544
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1544, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine

1,900
850
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1545
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1545, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Beautiful margins and well-centered, deep rich color with clear Brooklyn N.Y. circular datestamp, minute thin speck of little importance, Very Fine and choice appearance

1,000
650
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1546
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1546, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, trivial natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. certificate

8,750
3,250
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1547
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1547, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, deep rich color, nearly Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
1,800
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1548
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1548, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, bright color, small natural inclusion at right, Fine

2,600
650
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1549
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1549, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1993 P.F. (copy) and 2004 P.S.E. certificates

3,000
2,300
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1550
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1550, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, fresh, intense color, unusually well-centered, Very Fine

3,000
1,600
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1551
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1551, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, small faults incl. minor thin, two nibbed perfs, also light overall toning, otherwise Fine

3,000
525
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1552
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1552, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Disturbed original gum, h.r., crisp impression, tiny thin speck at top right, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, Fine 70; SMQ $ 1,350.00)

3,000
850
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