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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3658
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3658, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $260.00)

37
350
3659
nhbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3659, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Three items: left margin imprint pair, block of four with imprint and plate no. 196, and ordinary block, all stamps Mint N.H., intense shades, Very Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

375
200
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3660
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3660, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 160 and letter "O O" block of eight, brilliant color, Very Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. plate block, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,050
425
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3661
ogbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3661, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Top imprint, plate no. 160 and letter "O O" block of eight, seven stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp lightly hinged, detailed impression, folded along center vertical perfs, otherwise Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

725
225
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3662
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3662, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Wide margins, perfectly centered, rich color, unobtrusive cancel leaving the entire design visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $400.00), only five have graded higher

0
400
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3663
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3663, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H.. Jumbo margins, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, accompanied by another Mint N.H. single with wide margins and a monstrously huge used 2c with margins even bigger than the featured item in this lot (minor edge thin and small tear)

E. 200-300
200
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3664
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3664, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Bottom imprint, plate no. 74 and letter "Q" block of eight, three stamps lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, wonderfully choice centering, with 2009 P.F. certificate

850
425
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3665
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3665, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Original gum, perfectly centered, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp which has attained the ultimate grade of Gem 100, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in this grade, $290.00 as 98), only four Mint N.H. stamps have graded 100 or 100J and only two hinged have graded 100 and 100J

37
650
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3666
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3666, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., wide margins and nearly perfect centering, bright shade and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

110
350
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3667
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3667, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 57 and letter "L" block of eight, unusually choice centering, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unpunched perf at center not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

2,100
2,100
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3668
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3668, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 76 and letter "R" block of eight, brilliant color, small perf thin between top two stamps, Very Fine appearance

2,100
700
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3669
ogbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3669, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c-6c Columbian (233-235), 4c-6c Columbian (233-235)4c-6c Columbian (233-235). Blocks of four, original gum, some h.r., 5c block has a well-centered Jumbo stamp at top left, a couple small thins (not the 5c Jumbo), the lot also includes five singles each of 5c and 6c (two 5c Mint N.H.), Fine-Very Fine

1,520
325
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3670
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3670, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., wide and well-proportioned margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem

165
0
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3671
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3671, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., bright color, wide margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $675.00)

165
475
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3672
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3672, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at left, h.r. in selvage only, radiant color, wide margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $675.00)

165
500
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3673
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3673, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Hoffman, with 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

165
325
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3674
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3674, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with wide margins, beautiful color and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $440.00)

55
325
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3675
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3675, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at left, Jumbo margins, bright shade, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 90, $675.00 as 95)

165
300
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3676
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3676, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. vertical pair, top stamp "3-leafs" variety, intense shade, bottom stamp natural gum skips, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the variety

330
0
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3677
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3677, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. block of four, Fine-Very Fine

660
140
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3678
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3678, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Bottom imprint, plate no. 20 and letter "D" strip of four, original gum, bright color, wide selvage and each stamp has wide margins, certificate notes slightly round corner in left selvage, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

400
180
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3679°
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3679, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Wide margins and choice centering, deep color in the more intense of the two shades, bold duplex cancel, small filled thin at bottom right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY THIRTEEN USED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF USED UNITED STATES PHILATELY AND OF THE POPULAR COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

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 three panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from at least one additional pane. 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.

Our census of used Scott 233a, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/233a/233a.pdf , contains 13 stamps certified as No 233a. One additional stamp was previously certified as the error, but received a recent certificate as the Dark Ultramarine sub-shade. This is one of the best centered of the examples contained in our census.

Census No. 233a-CAN-06. With 1978 P.F. certificate not mentioning the filled thin

16,500
0
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3680
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3680, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression, perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT COLUMBIAN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1995 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,900.00). Only seven have graded higher

165
2,300
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3681
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3681, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, Jumbo margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85J; SMQ $310.00 as 85, $535.00 as 90)

165
350
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3682
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3682, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., huge margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $310.00 as 85, $535.00 as 90)

165
200
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3683
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3683, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. with bottom "Z" imprint selvage, uncommonly wide margins and choice centering, gorgeous pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

165
350
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3684
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3684, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

165
275
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3685
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3685, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., wide margins, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, with 1981 and 2005 P.F. certificates

165
150
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3686
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3686, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, bright shade, detailed impression, neat strike of Indianapolis Ind. oval handstamp, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING CHART AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Only two used examples of the Columbian Issue have been awarded this perfect grade -- the 6c offered here, and a 10c offered in our Kirke sale.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $725.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible and this is the only example to achieve it. The next-highest grade awarded is a 98 (one copy).

25
4,500
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3687
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3687, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. with part imprint in top selvage, nearly perfect centering and wide balanced margins, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,325.00)

165
300
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3688
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3688, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., vibrant color on fresh paper, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

165
250
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3689
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3689, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at left, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $210.00)

165
160
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3690
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3690, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Block of four, original gum, pos. 1 and 4 Mint N.H., rich color and exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

435
0
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3691
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3691, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. block of four with imprint in left selvage, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

660
150
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3692
nhbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3692, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. block of four with right selvage, fresh and crisp, marvelous color, Fine-Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

660
0
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3693
ogbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3693, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Two blocks of four, original gum, one with plate no. 130 and part imprint, other has slight thins in top two stamps and hinge marks, Very Fine

500
160
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3694
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3694, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Bottom imprint, plate no. 129 and letter "I I" strip of four, original gum, the plate no. strip of three is Mint N.H., far right stamp lightly hinged, deep rich color, left margin selvage with few perf flaws at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2007 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as three Mint N.H. and one hinged single

547
0
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3695
ogbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3695, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Top imprint, plate no. 129 and letter "I I" block of eight, original gum, right block of four Mint N.H., left block of four lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, left pair with few reinforced perf separations, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty plate block, ex Saddleback, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,550
1,100
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3696
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3696, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Original gum, barely hinged, wonderfully well-centered, in the preferred Gray Black shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

100
450
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3697
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3697, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, detailed impression, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate

300
300
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3698
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3698, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Crisp shade and proof-like impression, wide margins and gorgeous centering, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00), only four have graded higher

9
180
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3699
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3699, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with balanced margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,325.00)

700
1,100
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3700
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3700, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Original gum with very slight disturbance, gargantuan Jumbo margins almost perfectly balanced in width, intense color, couple slight gum creases barely visible on face, Extremely Fine Gem, a striking example of this Columbian Issue, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, XF-Superb 95J)

225
500
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3701
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3701, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Geisler, with 1981 P.F. certificate

200
190
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3702
ogbl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3702, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Bottom imprint and plate no. 58 block of six from the left pane, original gum, lightly hinged, essentially perfectly centered, wonderful color and crisp impression, couple tiny hinge reinforcements, tiny natural inclusion in margin of top center stamp, selvage slightly reduced, still Extremely Fine, an exceptionally choice 15c Columbian plate number block

4,000
2,000
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3703
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3703, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with Jumbo margins, bold strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $775.00 as 95, $1,750.00 as 98), only one has graded higher

82
650
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3704
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3704, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., bright color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00).

750
1,500
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3705
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3705, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color nicely complemented by bright paper, unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, ex Schwartz, with 2008 P.F. certificate

240
225
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3706
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3706, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright white paper, most recent certificate notes natural paper wrinkle at left, still Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates

750
300
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