Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2439
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Sale 1007, Lot 2439, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

Ex Odeneal. With 1993 P.S.E. and 1999 and 2007 P.F. certificates

4,000
3,125
2440
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Sale 1007, Lot 2440, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, choice centering with wide margins, rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,150
1,100
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2441
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2441, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Radiant color on bright paper, perfect strike of "New York May 13 3:30PM D" circular datestamp, wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,400.00). Only two have graded higher to date (at 98) and only five others share this grade.

675
2,400
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2442
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2442, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Deep shade on fresh white paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, two strikes of New York duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

675
0
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2443
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Sale 1007, Lot 2443, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,800.00)

1,600
1,500
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2444
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Sale 1007, Lot 2444, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, brilliant color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, ex Odeneal, with 1989 P.S.E. and 2007 P.F. certificates

1,600
850
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2445
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Sale 1007, Lot 2445, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, choice margins and well-centered, bright color, slight thin spot, Very Fine appearance

1,600
475
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2446
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Sale 1007, Lot 2446, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unused (regummed), rich color, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance

1,600
550
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2447
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2447, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Pretty shade on bright white paper, attractive centering, New York duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this shade variety, with 1997 P.F. certificate

950
900
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2448
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2448, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Brilliant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, long and full perforations all around, neat strikes of "New York May 4" circular datestamps, tiny corner perf crease at top left is barely noticeable, Extremely Fine appearance, this is one of the most difficult denominations to obtain with such choice centering, small backstamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

950
750
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2449
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Sale 1007, Lot 2449, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Mint N.H., warm shade on fresh paper, ample to wide margins, small natural gum bend at top

VERY FINE. A LOVELY MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

7,250
3,750
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2450
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Sale 1007, Lot 2450, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on crisp paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
1,900
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2451
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Sale 1007, Lot 2451, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color in this distinctive sub-shade, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN THE ROSE CARMINE SHADE.

With 1991 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,600.00)

2,250
2,700
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2452
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Sale 1007, Lot 2452, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,750.00)

2,250
2,200
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2453
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Sale 1007, Lot 2453, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, barely hinged, radiant color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine, ex Odeneal, with 1983 and 2007 P.F. certificates

2,250
1,500
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2454
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Sale 1007, Lot 2454, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Unused (no gum), precise centering, reperfed at left and small faults, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,150
550
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2455
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2455, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Vivid color, bold oval registry cancel, couple tiny thin specks, Very Fine appearance

1,300
375
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2456
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Sale 1007, Lot 2456, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper

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

The number of Mint Never-Hinged examples extant of the $5.00 Columbian is very small. The rarity of this stamp in such condition is easily explained. For more than a century, collectors have proudly hinged this highest value of the Columbian set in their albums, and the vast majority of stamps have not escaped this fate. Only the break-up of blocks, which are rare themselves and seldom contain Mint N.H. stamps, has provided the small population that exists today.

Ex Odeneal. With 1990 and 2007 P.F. certificates

10,500
6,250
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2457
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Sale 1007, Lot 2457, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, sharp proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1996 and 2004 P.F. certificates

2,700
2,300
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2458
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Sale 1007, Lot 2458, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, strong shade with clear impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,950.00)

2,700
3,000
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2459
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Sale 1007, Lot 2459, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and centering, intense shade, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

2,700
1,900
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2460
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Sale 1007, Lot 2460, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, small h.r., huge margins and intense shade, reperfed, appears Extremely Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate as sound

2,700
1,400
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2461
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Sale 1007, Lot 2461, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (regummed), unusually nice margins and centering, reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance

1,350
700
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2462
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Sale 1007, Lot 2462, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh, intense shade, centered top and right, few perfs ever so slightly in, Very Good, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,700
500
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2463
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Sale 1007, Lot 2463, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (regummed), detailed impression, wide beautifully balanced margins, couple tiny surface scrapes in background of vignette of little consequence, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,350
800
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2464
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Sale 1007, Lot 2464, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (regummed), Fine

1,350
550
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2465
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2465, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, deep dark shade and detailed impression on brilliant white paper, light target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A REMARKABLE USED COPY OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1993 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,300
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