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Sale 1010 — 2011 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 18 June, 2011

Category — Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
82
nh
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 82, Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations

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

With 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

700
0
83
TC
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 83, Columbian Issue30c Black, Columbian, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (239TC4), 30c Black, Columbian, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (239TC4)30c Black, Columbian, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (239TC4). Bottom left corner imprint, plate no. 59 and letter "N" block of ten, large margins, intense shade and impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE TRIAL COLOR IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Ex Schwartz. Scott Catalogue only lists trial color plate proofs in Black for the 30c Columbian. The only other trial color listed for the 30c is a Sepia large die proof printed directly on card. They do not price multiples. Scott Retail as ten singles with no premium for the position or the multiple.

3,500
3,500
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84°
 
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 84, Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Choice centering with unusually wide margins for this issue, brilliant color, neat strike of "Liebenthal Kans. Aug. 21, 1902" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IS SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB USED CONDITION. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Ex Tahoe. With 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,950.00 as 95, unpriced above the grade of 95 in SMQ). This is the highest grade awarded to a used $1.00 Columbian (there are four ordinary 95's).

675
4,750
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85°
 
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 85, Columbian Issue$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, rich color, long and full perforations, trace of magenta cancel at top and at right

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE OLIVE GREEN SUB-SHADE.

With 2008 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade.

950
3,500
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86
 
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 86, Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Radiant color, bright paper, long and full perforations all around, unobtrusive strike of registry oval handstamps

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,100.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 95J) and only five others share this grade.

1,250
3,500
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87
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 87, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unusually choice centering, tied by "New York Mar. 17, 1894" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on cover to local address, receiving backstamp, trivial spot of cover soiling below stamp not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of the $3.00 Columbian on cover, exceedingly scarce in such superb condition, ex Schwartz, with 2008 P.F. certificate

2,600
0
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88
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 88, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Almost perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, tied by "New York N.Y. Apr. 13, 1894" machine cancel on cover to Joseph Wagner in New York City, cover with tiny edge tear at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE ON COVER. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.

The sender must have labored to find this superb stamp to justify the $5.00 cost. Ex Schwartz. With 2008 P.F. certificate.

4,750
0
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