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Sale 1000 — Siegel Sale 1000

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1114
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1114, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins with beautifully precise centering, rich color and proof-like impression which clearly conveys the engraver's art

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE WHICH HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO FROM P.S.E.

Ex Scarsdale. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,350.00 for 98). Of the 414 Mint N.H. examples of Scott 230 graded by P.S.E., only five other Mint N.H. examples have achieved this lofty grade, with none higher

47
2,000
1115
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1115, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only six have graded higher to date (all 98J) and 21 others share this grade

47
1,100
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1116
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1116, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., showing broken frameline variety which is evident at lower right corner, gorgeous centering, intense color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, the broken frameline variety is listed but unpriced in Scott in Mint N.H. condition, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,700.00 does not take into consideration the variety)

47
1,100
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1117
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1117, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., superior centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $600.00 as 95, $2,300.00 as 98)

135
450
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1118
nhbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1118, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 57 block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression, light natural gum bends, minor wrinkling in bottom left selvage, couple trivial perf separations, still Very Fine and attractive plate block

1,300
425
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1119
ogbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1119, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Bottom imprint, plate no. 16 and letter "D" block of eight, top center pair barely hinged, others Mint N.H., brilliant color, one stamp at top natural inclusion, light vertical crease affects right stamps and not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Fine-Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,100
700
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1120
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1120, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., radiant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Beverly Hills". 1996 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four have graded higher to date out of 248 Mint N.H. stamps in the P.S.E. Population Report.

200
1,400
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1121
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1121, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., pretty color on fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four have graded higher to date

200
1,400
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1122
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1122, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., radiant color, crisp impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00 as 95, $3,250.00 as 98)

200
450
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1123
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1123, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., deep rich color and clear impression, perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT COLUMBIAN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Beverly Hills". With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). Only six have graded higher to date.

210
1,700
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1124
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1124, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., phenomenal centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color and detailed impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). Only six have graded higher to date, a statistic which has not changed in over a year.

210
1,700
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1125
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1125, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., brilliant color on fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

200
750
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1126
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1126, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., pretty color, well-proportioned margins, long and full peforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

200
750
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1127
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1127, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., rich color on remarkably radiant paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins all around, pristine gum

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MINT NEVER-HINGED 8-CENT COLUMBIAN OF GARGANTUAN PROPORTIONS.

Ex Scarsdale. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00 as 95, $5,450.00 as 98)

180
1,400
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1128
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1128, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, rich color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00 as 95, $5,450.00 as 98)

180
800
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1129
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1129, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., radiant color which is very eye-catching, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

The 10c is extremely difficult to find with wide and centered margins. For some reason, it can be found with wide margins at sides but is almost never is seen this way at top and bottom. It is easily the most difficult non-dollar-value to find in such choice condition.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $8,750.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade.

325
18,500
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1130
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1130, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., detailed impression and rich color, perfectly centered with long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $8,750.00). Only three have graded higher to date and only six others share this grade

325
3,750
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1131
ogbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1131, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Bottom imprint and plate no. 102 block of six, original gum, top stamps light glazed spots, bottom stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, few minor perf separations at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT COLUMBIAN.

Scott Retail as hinged plate block

3,500
1,200
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1132
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1132, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,800.00). The P.S.E. Population Report lists only eight in this grade (compared with 22 for the 10c and 35 for the 30c), and only eight in higher grades.

700
2,900
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1133
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1133, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)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 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $10,000.00). Only three have graded higher to date (two graded 98J and one graded 100, which realized $100,000 hammer in our Sale 962).

750
4,000
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1134
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1134, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., choice balanced margins, vivid color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED 30-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00)

750
2,900
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1135
nhbl
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1135, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 59 block of six, fantastic color on post-office fresh paper, superior centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

With 2001 P.S.E. certificate

14,500
13,000
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1136
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1136, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, phenomenal centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER TO DATE AND NO OTHER SHARES THIS GRADE.

With 1999 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $11,000.00 as 95, $44,500.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date and none share this desirable grade.

1,500
9,500
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1137
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1137, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., magnificent centering, wide margins and intense shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MARVELOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,000.00). Only three have graded higher to date

1,500
5,500
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1138
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1138, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bottom left imprint, letter "S" and plate no. 77 block of ten, original gum that has been slightly disturbed, intense color and intact perforations, some light gum toning

A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF A RARE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN PLATE BLOCK OF TEN.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

31,000
10,500
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