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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1800
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1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H. wide top right corner imprint, plate no. 162 and letter "O O"block of ten, fresh and Fine

1,200
375
1801
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1801, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 170 and letter "Q Q" block of eight, incredibly fresh and bright, lovely color, Fine-Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,200
475
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1802
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1802, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., brilliant color, crisp impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,500.00)

40
650
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1803
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1803, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., imperf between and at both sides with freak slightly diagonal vertical perfs about one-quarter the way in at right, right stamp short perf, a striking misperf

28
275
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1804
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2c Columbian (231). Nine imprint and plate no. strips of five and two of four, one is scarce plate no. (126), most others contain variety incl. one with double transfer in four stamps, another bruised plate, one with broken hat, few with breaks in frames, few flaws, mostly Fine-Very Fine, also incl. bottom imprint, plate no. 195 and letter "V V" block of eight of 1c

E. 200-300
475
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1805
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1805, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00)

110
250
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1806
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1806, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., magnificent margins, vivid color on pristine paper, Extremely Fine, ex Floyd, with 1990 P.F. certificate

110
190
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1807
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1807, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. block of four, bright and fresh, couple perf separations at right (not mentioned on certificate ), Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

440
225
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1808
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1808, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Bottom imprint, plate no. 56 and letter "L" block of eight, four stamps Mint N.H., others barest trace of hinging, fresh color, small separation between pos. 3 and 4, faint creasing at right, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,175
850
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1809
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1809, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00), only four have graded higher

180
1,600
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1810
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1810, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 19 block of six, fresh, beautiful color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate that mentions three unpunched perfs (subsequently punched out)

1,650
750
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1811
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1811, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H, 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, centered to left with perfs barely touching frame, other sides wide margins

FRESH AND FINE. ONE OF THE FEW AVAILABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

With 1967 P.F. certificate for block of four. With 2002 P.S.E. certificate for pair. We have offered only six other Mint N.H. examples since keeping computerized records, including another stamp from the block that yielded this example (the other ex Hoffman, Sale 956, lot 229).

32,500
6,750
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1812
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1812, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., detailed impression, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

180
450
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1813
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1813, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with choice margins, color and impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

165
475
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1814
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1814, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, strong color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

180
275
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1815
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1815, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., choice wide margins, wonderful deep rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine

165
190
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1816
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1816, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at left, intense shade and proof-like impression, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

720
100
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1817
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1817, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a), 6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a)6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem example of this shade variety, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $975.00)

165
650
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1818
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1818, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)6c-8c Columbian (235-236), 6c-8c Columbian (235-236)6c-8c Columbian (235-236). Blocks of four, original gum, three and two stamps Mint N.H. respectively, 6c with bottom "Z" selvage, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

985
225
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1819
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1819, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Block of four, top pair Mint N.H., bottom pair barely hinged, bright color, nice centering throughout, natural inclusion bottom right stamp is not visible on an album page, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

440
400
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1820
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1820, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 104 and letter "Z" block of eight, radiant color, fresh and Fine

3,600
450
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1821
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1821, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Bottom imprint, plate no. 104 and letter "Z" block of eight, original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color, few expertly rejoined perf separations, appears Extremely Fine

2,150
700
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1822
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1822, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)8c, 15c, 30c Columbian, Imprint and Plate No. Strips (236, 238, 239), 8c, 15c, 30c Columbian, Imprint and Plate No. Strips (236, 238, 239)8c, 15c, 30c Columbian, Imprint and Plate No. Strips (236, 238, 239). Imprint and plate no. strips of four, first with three stamps Mint N.H., rich colors, few minor perf separations, Fine-Very Fine appearance

3,550
500
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1823
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1823, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., choice margins and outstanding color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

165
275
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1824
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1824, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. block of four, rich color, choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

660
300
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1825
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1825, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 131 and letter "I I" block of eight, bright color, center left stamps vertical crease and internal perf separations, otherwise Fine

2,600
950
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1826
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1826, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

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

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 almost never is seen this way at top and bottom. It is easily one of the most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in this superb Mint N.H. condition.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,400.00). Only two have been graded higher (both at 98) and only six others share this grade.

300
3,500
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1827
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1827, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Bottom imprint, plate no. 99 and letter "Y" strip of four with narrow selvage, original gum, h.r., radiant color, Fine

625
170
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1828
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1828, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

700
900
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1829
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1829, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

700
350
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1830
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1830, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00)

225
1,500
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1831
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1831, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color, beautiful centering, crisp impression, Extremely Fine, a lovely block and scarce in this high quality, Scott Retail as singles

2,800
1,900
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1832
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1832, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Bright color and paper, neat strike of small circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, unusual cancel undoubtedly applied at a small-town post office, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00)

100
275
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