Sale 1107 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 July, 2015

Category — 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
323
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Sale 1107, Lot 323, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, with right part imprint selvage, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate for block of four

500
700
324
ogbl
Sale 1107, Lot 324, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240). Bottom imprint, plate no. 77 and letter "S" block of eight, original gum, fresh intense shade, exceptionally well-centered, small and trivial perf reinforcement, position 3 has small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE AND RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The 50c Columbian is far rarer as a plate number block of eight than six. We located only ten plate blocks of this size using Power Search.

29,500
10,500
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325
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Sale 1107, Lot 325, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c, $1.00 Columbian (240-241). Original gum, former slight gum disturbance from hinge removal, latter lightly hinged, strong colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,600
550
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326
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Sale 1107, Lot 326, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245). All appear to be original gum but disturbed to varying degrees, couple h.r. and small faults, generally Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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327
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Sale 1107, Lot 327, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245). $1.00 and $4.00 unused (no gum), others regummed or disturbed original gum, few faults, generally Fine or better appearance, one 2000 P.F. certificate accompanies

E. 500-750
1,600
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328
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Sale 1107, Lot 328, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H. with right selvage, beautiful fiery color, fresh and crisp, Fine and attractive, with 1992 P.F. certificate for top right corner margin block of four

3,750
1,600
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329
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Sale 1107, Lot 329, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Slightly disturbed original gum, bright color, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

1,100
550
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330
 
Sale 1107, Lot 330, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Bright shade, corner strike of double oval cancel leaves the Isabella portrait unobscured, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $650.00)

600
500
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331
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Sale 1107, Lot 331, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245). $1.00 original gum (small paper remnant), $2.00 original gum, $4.00 disturbed original gum, other two unused (regummed), $2.00 perfs close at right, others Fine-Very Fine, $2.00 and $4.00 with 1983 and 1992 P.F. certificates respectively, $3.00 and $5.00 with 1996 A.P.S. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
1,850
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332
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Sale 1107, Lot 332, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245). $1.00, $2.00 disturbed original gum, $4.00 original gum, other two unused (regummed), $2.00 small thin spot, $4.00 thin spot and corner repair, $5.00 reperfed at bottom, Fine-Very Fine appearance

6,200
1,300
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333
 
Sale 1107, Lot 333, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245). $4.00 edge of town circular datestamp, others New York oval registry cancels, $2.00 crease, couple others incl. $5.00 tiny thin (latter also reperfed at right), Fine appearance

4,275
950
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334
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Sale 1107, Lot 334, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, small h.r., deep rich color, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh)

1,150
650
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335
 
Sale 1107, Lot 335, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Deep shade and detailed impression, neat strike of 1898 San Francisco circular datestamp, single slightly short perf at bottom right, appears Very Fine, ex Schwartz, with clear 2008 P.F. certificate

600
265
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336
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Sale 1107, Lot 336, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, bright color and paper, detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,100
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337
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Sale 1107, Lot 337, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, bright color, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,500
900
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338
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Sale 1107, Lot 338, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (appears Mint N.H.), pastel color, fresh and Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,500
800
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339
 
Sale 1107, Lot 339, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Rich color, part strike of registry oval cancel leaves design completely visible, Very Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

825
575
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340
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Sale 1107, Lot 340, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., exceptionally well-centered and wide margins, rich color, vertical crease at left, Extremely Fine appearance

2,000
600
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341
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Sale 1107, Lot 341, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Pale Aniline Rose, Columbian (244a). Original gum, radiant color in this distinctive sub-shade, nicely balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,900
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342
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Sale 1107, Lot 342, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Slightly disturbed original gum, vivid color with three extra wide margins, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate as "unused original gum"

2,000
900
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343
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Sale 1107, Lot 343, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, well-centered, two tiny thin specks, Very Fine appearance

2,400
750
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344
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Sale 1107, Lot 344, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Slightly disturbed original gum, attractively centered, couple minor margin scuffs and some offset specks on gum, otherwise Very Fine

2,400
600
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345
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Sale 1107, Lot 345, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, detailed impression, bright shade, Fine, small backstamp, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

2,400
900
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346
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Sale 1107, Lot 346, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Block of four, disturbed original gum, intense shade and impression, beautifully centered and well-balanced margins, top right stamp has two toned perfs at right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

A scarce multiple with such choice centering.

12,000
2,900
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