Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
417
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Sale 1062, Lot 417, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian, Broken Hat (231 var). Mint N.H., deep rich color, detailed impression clearly showing the variety, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ does not separately price the variety, SMQ $130.00 as normal 231)

150
275
418
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Sale 1062, Lot 418, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide margins, intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00)

110
1,100
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419
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Sale 1062, Lot 419, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., bright shade, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp

165
200
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420
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Sale 1062, Lot 420, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum which is very slightly disturbed, lightly hinged, the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper, well-centered with enormously wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR. A PHENOMENAL STAMP.

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.

Ex Zoellner. With 1984, 1998 and 2008 P.F. certificates

17,500
11,500
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421
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Sale 1062, Lot 421, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., brilliant color, crisp impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $875.00 as 95, $4,250.00 as 98), only seven have graded higher

165
950
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422
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Sale 1062, Lot 422, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., deep color, excellent centering, Extremely Fine

165
250
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423
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Sale 1062, Lot 423, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem

165
275
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424
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Sale 1062, Lot 424, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with great eye appeal, with 1979 P.F. certificate

300
400
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425
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Sale 1062, Lot 425, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98.

Along with the 10c value, this is among the couple most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in superb Mint N.H. condition.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $11,100.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and only five others share this grade

700
8,500
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426
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Sale 1062, Lot 426, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., wonderful warm shade on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

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

With 1975 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00)

750
1,600
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427
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Sale 1062, Lot 427, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1979 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,000
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428
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Sale 1062, Lot 428, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Unused (regummed), bright shade, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate as original gum, Scott Retail as no gum

525
500
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429
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Sale 1062, Lot 429, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Unused (regummed), rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1978 P.F. certificate as original gum, Scott Retail as no gum

550
650
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430
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Sale 1062, Lot 430, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, reperfed at bottom, Very Fine appearance, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, with 1978 P.F. certificate

5,250
1,200
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431
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Sale 1062, Lot 431, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (regummed), bright color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate as original gum, Scott Retail as no gum

1,050
1,000
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432
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Sale 1062, Lot 432, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,600
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