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Sale 976 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1665
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1665, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, with perfect centering, bright color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, $1,200.00 for 98), one of four Mint N.H. examples to achieve this lofty grade, with none higher

60
4,250
1666
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1666, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., flawless centering with unbelievably deep rich color with a clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00)

60
800
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1667
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1667, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., fresh and crisp, detailed impression, almost precisely centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $270.00)

60
225
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1668
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1668, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., radiant color on post-office fresh paper, beautifully centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $270.00)

60
190
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1669
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1669, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Top imprint, plate no. 160 and letter "O O" at left block of eight, seven stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp lightly hinged, radiant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

750
475
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1670
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1670, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Bottom right corner imprint, plate no. 121 and letter "G G" block of ten, Mint N.H. except small h.r. in selvage at right, radiant color, top left stamp small tear at left, appears Fine-Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

1,220
450
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1671
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1671, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, neat "Trenton N.J. Aug. 17, 1894" machine cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $365.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date and only three others share this grade

0
750
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1672
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1672, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Bottom imprint, plate no. 74 and letter "Q" at right block of eight, three stamps lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, wonderfully choice centering, with 2009 P.F. certificate

750
650
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1673
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1673, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, strong intense color with clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $285.00)

60
550
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1674
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1674, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., essentially perfectly centered with full perforations, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $530.00)

160
550
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1675
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1675, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., beautiful color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, a superb stamp, ex Zoellner

160
425
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1676
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1676, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Block of four with right imprint selvage, h.r. in selvage, stamps Mint N.H., fresh and Fine-Very Fine

640
250
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1677
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1677, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., brilliant color, unusually choice centering, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp

240
450
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1678
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1678, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. horizontal block of six, couple minor natural inclusions (one shows on front), fresh and Fine

1,440
350
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1679
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1679, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 16 and letter "D" at left block of eight, rich color, choice centering, few small natural paper imperfections in selvage, few light oil spots, Fine-Very Fine

3,750
1,000
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1680
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1680, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum, narrow h.r. at top, intense shade and impression in the darker of the two recognized shades, trivial corner crease at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARING 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.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional 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.

With 1960 P.F. certificate.

19,000
6,250
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1681
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1681, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $375.00)

260
250
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1682
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1682, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Block of four, top pair h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., rich color, Fine-Very Fine

690
285
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1683
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1683, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. with bottom "Z" imprint selvage, uncommonly wide margins and choice centering, gorgeous pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $340.00)

240
275
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1684
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1684, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. block of four with right selvage, fresh and crisp, marvelous color, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

860
500
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