Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
578
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Sale 984, Lot 578, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty color and crisp impression, fresh and Fine

1,150
700
579
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Sale 984, Lot 579, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, beautifully centered, rich color on bright paper, tiny thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1984 P.F. certificate that does not mention the thin

1,150
750
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580
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Sale 984, Lot 580, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide balanced margins, beautiful color and well-defined impression, reperfed at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,150
700
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581
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Sale 984, Lot 581, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, attractively centered, rich color, tiny thin speck, Very Fine appearance

1,150
375
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582
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Sale 984, Lot 582, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and crisp, clear impression, tiny faint thin spot (difficult to see), Fine and very attractive appearance

1,150
550
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583
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Sale 984, Lot 583, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Disturbed original gum, rich color, Very Fine

1,150
600
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584
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Sale 984, Lot 584, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Unused (no gum), well-proportioned margins, single unpunched perf at top, Very Fine

550
375
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585
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Sale 984, Lot 585, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Unused (regummed), bright shade, shortish perf at top, Fine

550
225
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586
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Sale 984, Lot 586, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Unused (no gum), radiant color, few small ink spots, otherwise Very Fine

550
225
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587
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Sale 984, Lot 587, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Bottom imprint and plate no. 105 strip of three, original gum, radiant color, few rejoined perf separations, center stamp tiny thin speck

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THREE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Imprint strips of the dollar values are scarce and undercatalogued in Scott.

5,500
2,200
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588
 
Sale 984, Lot 588, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Deep rich color and attractive centering, light cancel totally free of the vignette, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1986 P.F. certificate

700
750
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589
 
Sale 984, Lot 589, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Bright shade nicely complemented by blue New York oval registry cancel, fresh and Very Fine, a very unusual color for the New York registry oval cancel, with 2005 P.F. certificate

700
650
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590
 
Sale 984, Lot 590, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Bold strike of New York oval registry cancel, light vertical crease at right, Very Fine appearance

700
140
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591
Pbl
Sale 984, Lot 591, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on India (243P3). Block of four, large to huge margins incl. imprint at right, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail with no premium for the imprint

1,000
950
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592
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Sale 984, Lot 592, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN THE OLIVE GREEN SHADE.

With 1995 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $16,800.00). This is a difficult issue to obtain in Mint N.H. condition. Power Search contains only five, and only five have been graded to date.

5,250
10,500
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593
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Sale 984, Lot 593, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unused (regummed), bright color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, scarce with such choice centering, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,200.00)

850
3,000
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594
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Sale 984, Lot 594, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color on bright crisp paper, Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate as the "yellow green" shade

1,600
900
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595
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Sale 984, Lot 595, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Slightly disturbed original gum, exceptionally well-centered, rich color, couple trivial perf tip gum soaks at top right, otherwise Very Fine and choice, signed Calves and one other

1,600
850
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596
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Sale 984, Lot 596, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., bright color, Fine

1,600
500
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597
og
Sale 984, Lot 597, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, h.r., rich color on bright paper, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance

1,600
500
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598
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Sale 984, Lot 598, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, bright color, reperfed at bottom, Very Fine appearance

1,600
550
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599
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Sale 984, Lot 599, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Disturbed original gum, bright color, small tear at right and small thin spot at bottom, appears Fine

1,600
300
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600
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Sale 984, Lot 600, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine

850
500
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601
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Sale 984, Lot 601, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, fresh and Fine

850
400
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602
 
Sale 984, Lot 602, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Bright shade, unobtrusive strikes of oval cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

1,000
1,500
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603
 
Sale 984, Lot 603, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Beautiful color on bright white paper, wide balanced margins, neat strike of Hyde Park N.Y. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,000
950
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604
 
Sale 984, Lot 604, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Wonderful margins and centering, deep rich color with a light indistinguishable cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,000
900
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605
Pbl
Sale 984, Lot 605, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on India (244P3). Block of four, large margins to clear, brilliant color, few flaws as often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance

1,200
750
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606
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Sale 984, Lot 606, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,200
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607
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Sale 984, Lot 607, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on crisp paper, Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,600
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608
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Sale 984, Lot 608, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, h.r., brilliant color, tiny thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance

2,250
700
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609
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Sale 984, Lot 609, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Part original gum, bright color, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance, with 1976 P.F. certificate that does not mention the reperfing

2,250
1,300
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610
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Sale 984, Lot 610, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (regummed), attractive color, diagonal crease at left, Fine appearance

1,150
550
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611
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Sale 984, Lot 611, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (regummed), radiant color, small natural inclusion at bottom left, few gum-soaked perf tips at right, otherwise Fine

1,150
650
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612
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Sale 984, Lot 612, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (no gum), bright shade, tiny thin speck, Fine appearance, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,150
550
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613
 
Sale 984, Lot 613, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Well-centered, bright color, New York registry oval cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,000
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614
 
Sale 984, Lot 614, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Handsome centering and margins, soft pastel color, unobtrusive corner strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,100
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615
 
Sale 984, Lot 615, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Well-centered with wide margins, bright color, bold New York oval registry cancel, attractive and Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,300
950
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616
 
Sale 984, Lot 616, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Choice centering, essentially complete and clearly struck "U.S. German Sea P.O." circular datestamp, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as ordinary cancellation

1,300
650
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617
 
Sale 984, Lot 617, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Attractively centered, bold New York registry oval cancel, single shorter perf at bottom, really trivial, otherwise Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,300
550
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618
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Sale 984, Lot 618, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., crisp impression, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN..

The number of Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged examples of the $5.00 Columbian is extremely small. Only twelve Mint N.H. stamps are in the P.S.E. Population Report, and only half of those grade 80 or better.

With 2002 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $11,000.00)

10,500
8,750
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619
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Sale 984, Lot 619, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, crisp impression, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

2,700
2,400
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620
og
Sale 984, Lot 620, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, minor natural gum creases, tiny perf thins and tiny black spot in left margin, otherwise Extremely Fine

2,700
950
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621
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Sale 984, Lot 621, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (regummed), detailed impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine

1,350
800
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622
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Sale 984, Lot 622, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,350
700
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623
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Sale 984, Lot 623, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (no gum), wide margins with natural s.e. at top, small covered-up surface scuff at bottom right, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,350
750
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624
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Sale 984, Lot 624, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (no gum), intense shade, small natural inclusion at bottom, few small thin spots, Very Fine appearance

1,350
650
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625
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Sale 984, Lot 625, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (no gum), well-proportioned margins, tiny thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance

1,350
650
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626
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Sale 984, Lot 626, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (regummed), detailed impression, tiny perf tip thin at left, reperfed, Very Fine appearance

1,350
550
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627
 
Sale 984, Lot 627, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Wide margins and choice centering, deep shade on bright white paper, face-free part strike of circular datestamp at right

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1989 and 1991 P.F. certificates

1,500
1,600
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628
 
Sale 984, Lot 628, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 8, 1893" machine cancel on yellow piece, the piece with vertical file fold not affecting stamp, Very Fine

1,500
550
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629
 
Sale 984, Lot 629, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Bold strike of duplex cancel, fresh and Fine

1,500
500
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