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Sale 976 — United States Stamps

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

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1701
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1701, 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, magnificent margins and centering, perfect color with a beautiful detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A WONDERFUL HIGH-QUALITY LIGHTLY-HINGED $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, 95, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). One of only nine to have achieved this grade (only one higher).

1,250
3,000
1702
ogbl
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1702, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh with gorgeous intense color, bottom left stamp margin fault, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

5,500
2,100
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1703
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1703, 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, attractive margins with deep rich color, Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
475
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1704
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1704, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, unpunched perf at left, tiny corner perf crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance

1,250
450
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1705
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1705, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Wide and balanced margins, attractive color with bold New York oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

650
750
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1706
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1706, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Wide margins, excellent color, New York oval registry cancel, Fine and attractive, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

650
450
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1707
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1707, 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, magnificent margins with perfect centering, rich color, fresh and crisp

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT $3.00 COLUMBIAN WITH LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL GUM, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,300.00)

1,900
3,750
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1708
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1708, 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, choice margins and very pleasing centering, beautiful rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,950.00)

1,900
1,900
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1709
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1709, 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 rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,200
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1710
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1710, 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, attractive margins and uncommonly well-centered, fresh, bright color, reperfed at top, Extremely Fine appearance

1,900
700
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1711
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1711, 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, h.r., radiant color on bright paper, fresh and Fine

1,900
600
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1712
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1712, 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, attractive margins and rich color, couple thin spots and gum crease, Fine appearance

1,900
425
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1713
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1713, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Wonderful color and choice wide margins, nearly perfectly centered, small neat socked-on-the-nose "Washington D.C. Aug. 28 2-PM 1895" machine datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN IDEAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,650.00)

1,000
5,750
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1714
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1714, 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, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,600
1,700
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1715
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1715, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a), $4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, h.r., radiant color, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance

2,600
750
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1716
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1716, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a), $4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Mint N.H. vertical strip of three, brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed

VERY FINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED STRIP OF THREE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN THE ROSE CARMINE SHADE.

Scott Retail as singles

26,250
15,500
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1717
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1717, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color on bright paper, bottom stamps horizontal crease

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Blocks are surprisingly scarce -- we have only offered two others since 2002.

13,000
4,500
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1718
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1718, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper

A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1972 P.F. certificate

13,000
3,750
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1719
ogbl
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1719, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Block of four, original gum, h.r., centered to bottom right, bottom right stamp small thin spot, Very Good appearance, a scarce block in any form

13,000
2,300
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1720
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1720, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Well-centered, attractive rich color, large bold New York oval registry cancel and blue registry crayon line at top, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,600
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1721
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1721, 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, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered, fresh, intense shade

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.

With 1991 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,950.00)

3,000
3,000
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1722
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1722, 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, lightly hinged, choice margins, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,500
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1723
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1723, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Slightly disturbed original gum, wide margins and well-centered, exceptionally intense shade, some very tiny perf tip gum soaks, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate which makes no mention of the disturbed gum or gum soaks

3,000
1,500
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1724
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1724, 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 h.r., intense color and unusually well-centered, tiny perf crease at lower left, Very Fine and choice appearance, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
1,200
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1725
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1725, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mount-glazed original gum, intense shade and impression, Very Fine

3,000
0
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1726
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1726, 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, centered to right, perfs clear, Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
900
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