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Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5560°
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5560, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright white paper, well-proportioned margins, slight natural gum bend, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $670.00)

325
325
5561°
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5561, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., dark shade and detailed impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $670.00)

325
325
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5562
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5562, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $670.00)

325
375
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5563
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5563, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., wide margins and quite well-centered, the more intense Gray Black shade with a well-defined impression, trivial natural paper inclusion, otherwise Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

325
160
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5564
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5564, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, exceptionally wide margins, essentially Jumbo proportions, crisp impression of fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

325
375
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5565
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5565, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., exquisite centering, incredibly fresh with wonderful color and clear impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PARTICULARLY HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,800.00)

675
2,500
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5566
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5566, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY THREE HAVE GRADED HIGHER TO DATE. A STUNNING STAMP OF GREAT VISUAL APPEAL.

With 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $10,900.00). Only three have graded higher to date (two graded 98J and one graded 100 which realized $100,000 hammer in our Sale 962)

750
6,250
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5567
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5567, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., unusually deep rich color on bright paper, sharp proof-like impression showing amazing detail of the design, gorgeous centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2003 and 2006 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,650.00)

750
1,800
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5568
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5568, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., large margins (especially at sides) and nearly perfectly centered, marvelous depth of color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PARTICULARLY HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN IN POST OFFICE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,650.00)

750
2,000
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5569
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5569, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., nice color and decent centering, fresh and Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $250.00 as 70, $680.00 as 80)

750
275
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5570
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5570, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., handsome deep color, nicely balanced horizontally, Fine and attractive, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

750
225
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5571
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5571, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, handsome centering and strong shade, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

500
600
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5572
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5572, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, fresh, intense color, tiny corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

500
160
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5573
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5573, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bottom imprint, "S" and plate no. 77 block of eight, original gum, fresh, exceptionally well-centered, intense shade, small and trivial perf reinforcement,, position 3 has small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE AND RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The 50c Columbian is far rarer as a plate number block of eight than six. We located only eight plate blocks of this size using Power Search.

30,000
11,000
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5574
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5574, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Perfectly centered within choice balanced margins, magnificent intense color, large unobtrusive circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL USED 50-CENT COLUMBIANS AVAILABLE IN SUPERB QUALITY.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,700.00). According to the P.S.E. Population Report, this is the only example to have been awarded this lofty grade with none higher. This value is notoriously difficult to find in used condition in such a high grade.

200
5,000
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5575
nh
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5575, 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. with left selvage, beautifully centered and incredibly fresh and crisp, wonderful fiery color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

The $1.00 Columbian is a very difficult stamp to find in such choice Mint N.H. condition. The P.S.E. Population Report records only six graded 90 and three graded 95 (none higher).

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $13,500.00).

3,850
7,000
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5576°
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5576, 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., brilliant color on crisp paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The $1.00 Columbian is a very difficult stamp to find in such choice Mint N.H. condition. The P.S.E. Population Report records only six graded 90 and three graded 95 (none higher).

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $13,500.00)

3,850
0
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5577
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5577, 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., nice margins and brilliant color, Very Fine and attractive, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

3,850
2,600
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5578
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5578, 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, strong color, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,100
750
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5579
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5579, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Tied by cork and New Oxford Pa. circular datestamp on blue piece, rich fiery color and mostly face-free cancel, Fine and attractive

700
225
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5580
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5580, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Well-centered, New York double oval cancel, Extremely Fine

700
350
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5581
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5581, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Well-centered, rich color, part oval grid cancel, small embedded thread at left (since removed), otherwise Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

700
275
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