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Sale 976 — United States Stamps

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

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1685
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1685, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wide margins and nicely centered, strong color, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

750
600
1686
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1686, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine

750
0
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1687
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1687, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations all around, unobtrusive strikes of quartered cork and purple cancels, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,700.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date in any category, and it is the only used copy to achieve this grade.

75
4,250
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1688°
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1688, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., vibrant color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

850
950
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1689
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1689, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

850
425
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1690
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1690, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., fresh, vivid color, Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

850
375
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1691
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1691, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Original gum, pretty color and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice

275
170
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1692
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1692, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., balanced margins, deep shade, fresh and Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,800
850
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1693
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1693, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., intense shade, Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

1,800
500
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1694
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1694, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, attractive margins and centering, intense color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

600
400
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1695
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1695, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, well-centered, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

600
300
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1696
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1696, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., fabulous vibrant color and as fresh as the day it was printed

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With copy of 2004 P.F. certificate for vertical strip of five

4,250
1,800
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1697
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1697, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Full original gum, barest faint trace at top right corner of what may be hinging, intense color and fine impression, extremely well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN IS THE MOST DIFFICULT OF THE ENTIRE SET TO OBTAIN IN SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Ex Hetherington as part of a block of four and Zoellner as a single. With 1970 P.F. certificate for the block, this being the bottom left stamp

1,200
1,300
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1698
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1698, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractively centered with rich color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
800
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1699
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1699, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful color, fresh and Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
500
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1700
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1700, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Wide margins with choice centering, vivid color, neat unobtrusive circular datestamp rather than the usual heavy double oval, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

650
850
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