Sale 989 — 2010 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 19 June, 2010
Category — Columbian Issue
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF LARGE DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION ISSUE.
This is one of the freshest sets we have encountered, with none printed directly on card or hybrids.
FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY DESIRABLE AND RARE SET OF COLUMBIAN ISSUE COVERS.
With 1977 Friedl certificate for the $5.00 cover
OVERALL A FINE-VERY FINE SHEET AND EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE PLATE BLOCK. COMPLETE PANES OF 50 OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE ARE RARE.
Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of eight, 34 Mint N.H. singles and 8 hinged singles
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND REMARKABLY FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM PLATE BLOCK OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.
Ex Lake Shore. With 1998 and 2008 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE TO ANY DOLLAR-VALUE COLUMBIAN. A TRUE RARITY.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $9,500.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date to any dollar-value Columbian Issue.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
With 2000 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $11,600.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. The next-highest grade is a 95.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
With 1977 and 1989 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE IN ANY CATEGORY.
P.S.E. Encapsulated (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $14,200.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date in any category, and it is the only example to achieve this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE STRIP OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN. IN OUR OPINION, IT IS THE FINEST-QUALITY PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE.
The $5.00 plate number block of eight is believed to be unique; therefore, a strip of four is the only practical means to show the complete imprint and plate number with plate letters.
Ex Argentum. With 1999 and 2008 P.F. certificates