Sale 1019 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 1-2 March, 2012

Category — 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
536
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Sale 1019, Lot 536, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)1c-50c Columbian (230-240). Complete set to the 50c in blocks of four, range of cancels with registry, killers and town datestamps, some flaws to be found incl. perf separations and light creasing, Fine appearing and scarce set of used blocks

4,131
850
537
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 537, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., gorgeous color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with enormous margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00 as 95, $1,600.00 as 98)

40
250
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538
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Sale 1019, Lot 538, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., wide margins and precise centering, rich color on post office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1981 P.F. certificate

40
170
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539
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Sale 1019, Lot 539, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2003 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,700.00 as 98), only three have graded higher to date

40
1,400
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540
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Sale 1019, Lot 540, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)2c Columbian, "Broken Hat" (231 var). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate for block

150
375
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541
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Sale 1019, Lot 541, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., post-office fresh color on bright white paper, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00 as 95, $2,500.00 as 98)

110
425
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542
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Sale 1019, Lot 542, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. with part imprint at left, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

110
325
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543
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Sale 1019, Lot 543, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., wide margins, fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

180
225
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544
 
Sale 1019, Lot 544, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian (233). Brilliant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $575.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade

9
850
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545
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Sale 1019, Lot 545, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., wide margins and gorgeous centering, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

180
350
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546
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Sale 1019, Lot 546, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, magnificent deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00 as 95, $5,300.00 as 98), this is one of five in this grade with only seven higher

180
1,300
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547
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Sale 1019, Lot 547, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., lovely bright color, precise centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

180
300
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548
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 548, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., huge balanced margins, perfectly etched impression and rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00 as 95, $6,000.00 as 98). Only eight have graded higher to date (highest is 98J)

300
1,500
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549
og
Sale 1019, Lot 549, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)15c Columbian (238). Original gum, single hinge mark, beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine

225
450
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550
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 550, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., wonderful color and impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins, long and full perforations, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

750
850
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551
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Sale 1019, Lot 551, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., fiery color on bright white paper, wide balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

750
800
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552
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 552, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp

750
325
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553
og
Sale 1019, Lot 553, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)30c Columbian (239). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00 as 95, $1,750.00 as 98)

240
700
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554
og
Sale 1019, Lot 554, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep rich color and proof-like impression, mathematically precise centering with wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,500.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date in any category and only one other example has achieved this grade (a Mint N.H. copy).

500
4,250
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555
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Sale 1019, Lot 555, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, rich color, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

500
700
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556
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Sale 1019, Lot 556, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering with wide margins, incredibly deep shade, Extremely Fine, ex Puliafito, with 1995 P.F. certificate

500
500
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557
og
Sale 1019, Lot 557, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate

500
500
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558
 
Sale 1019, Lot 558, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240). Well-centered with wide margins, light circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

200
275
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559
 
Sale 1019, Lot 559, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240). Well-centered, faint corner cancel leaves design clearly visible, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

200
180
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