Sale 1019 — United States Stamps

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

Category — $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
560
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Sale 1019, Lot 560, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate

3,850
3,250
561
nh
Sale 1019, Lot 561, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh and Fine, with copy of 2004 P.F. certificate for plate block of ten

3,850
1,100
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562
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Sale 1019, Lot 562, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, choice centering with wide and well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1993 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,225.00). Only two have graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report, both at 98

1,100
2,700
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563
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Sale 1019, Lot 563, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, minor h.r., rich color, trivial toned speck at lower left in margin, still Fine and attractive

1,100
250
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564
 
Sale 1019, Lot 564, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Horizontal pair, bright color, attractive margins, tied by 1894 Philadelphia duplex cancel on piece, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,350
1,300
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565
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Sale 1019, Lot 565, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four, rich color, attractive centering, light strikes of double-circle datestamp cancel, top right stamp couple tiny thin spots

FINE-VERY FINE. A LIGHTLY-CANCELLED AND RARE USED BLOCK OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

This and the following high-denomination used blocks are from an old-time collection and have never before appeared at auction. A Power Search of our Rarities sales and our auctions for the past 16 years yielded only four other used blocks of four of the $1.00.

5,000
1,700
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566
 
Sale 1019, Lot 566, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245). Complete set of the dollar values, nice range of cancels incl. $1.00 with two strikes of bold "World's Fair Sta. Chicago Aug. 11 4 PM" duplex, $3.00 and $5.00 with registry ovals, $4.00 tied to small piece by Allegheny Pa. circular datestamp, couple small flaws, Fine-Very Fine appearance, attractive set

4,950
2,000
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567
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Sale 1019, Lot 567, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, barely hinged, wide balanced margins with part imprint selvage at bottom, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED PART IMPRINT EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,600
2,900
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568
 
Sale 1019, Lot 568, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strike of "New York Jan. 15 2:30 PM 94" circular datestamp, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY ONE OTHER HAS ACHIEVED THIS GRADE.

The $2.00 is one of the most difficult of all dollar-value Columbians to obtain in such superb condition. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $7,700.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and one of only two to achieve this grade. The other is currently part of the "Natalee Grace" Collection, available for collectors to view at the Exhibits section of our website.

675
7,000
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569
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Sale 1019, Lot 569, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Block of four, centrally struck target cancel and still retaining much of its original gum, fresh color, Fine, a rare used block, a Power Search review encompassing all our Rarities sales plus 16 years of auctions found only four other used blocks of the $2.00

5,500
1,900
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570
og
Sale 1019, Lot 570, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, choice margins and essentially perfectly centered, marvelous deep color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF THE SURVIVING ORIGINAL-GUM $3.00 COLUMBIAN STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00). Only three examples have graded higher to date

1,600
3,500
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571
 
Sale 1019, Lot 571, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Rich color, wide and well-balanced margins, neat strike of circular datestamp at lower left leaves design clearly visible, tiny natural inclusion in right margin, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

950
850
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572
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Sale 1019, Lot 572, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Block of four, choice centering with nicely balanced margins throughout, light strikes of oval registry cancel, light natural paper wrinkle top left stamp and couple small thin spots bottom left stamp, few minor perf separations

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE USED BLOCK OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

This and the other high denomination used blocks in this section are from an old-time collection and have never before appeared at auction. Used blocks of the dollar-value Columbians are rare, and those with registry cancels indicating proper use on mail are exceedingly rare. A Power Search of our Rarities sales and our auctions for the past 16 years yielded only four other used blocks of four of the $3.00.

10,000
3,250
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573
og
Sale 1019, Lot 573, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, h.r., brilliant color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2008 P.F. certificate

2,150
1,800
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574
og
Sale 1019, Lot 574, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, barest faint trace of hinging, brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE ROSE CARMINE SHADE.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

2,150
1,400
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575
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Sale 1019, Lot 575, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Block of four, vivid color, four bold strikes of New York oval registry cancel, also single stroke of blue crayon and small bit of orange cancel top left stamp, attractive centering with margins clear on all stamps, top pair with couple light creases, bottom right stamp tiny thin spot, hinge slivers reinforce some minor perf separations at edges

VERY FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE USED BLOCK OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

This and the other high denomination used blocks in this section are from an old-time collection and have never before appeared at auction. Used blocks of the dollar-value Columbians are rare, and those with registry cancels indicating proper use on mail are exceedingly rare. A Power Search of our past Rarities sales and our auctions of the past 16 years shows that this is only the fourth used block of the $4.00 we have offered in that time.

15,000
9,000
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576
 
Sale 1019, Lot 576, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Ample to wide margins, bold strike of duplex cancel, Fine

1,400
600
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577
bl
Sale 1019, Lot 577, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Block of four, bold strikes of Philadelphia oval registry cancel, small thin spot top right and small sealed tear bottom left stamps, bottom right stamp perfs trimmed at bottom, significant reinforced perf separations horizontal row and between two bottom stamps

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND AFFORDABLE USED BLOCK OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Used blocks of the dollar-value Columbians are rare, and those with registry cancels indicating proper use on mail are exceedingly rare. A Power Search of our past Rarities sales and our auctions of the past 16 years shows that this is only the fourth used block of the $5.00 we have offered in that time

15,000
2,600
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