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Sale 1111 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 October, 2015

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
120
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 120, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c-30c Columbian (230-239), 1c-30c Columbian (230-239)1c-30c Columbian (230-239). Mint N.H., rich colors, 30c trifle heavy natural gum bend, 15c perfs barely in at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,500
325
121
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 121, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c-10c Columbian (230-234, 236-237), 1c-10c Columbian (230-234, 236-237)1c-10c Columbian (230-234, 236-237). Mint N.H., rich colors, each selected by the owner for superior centering and eye appeal, 8c slight offset on gum, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, 3c-10c with certificates

940
325
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122
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 122, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered, bright color on pristine white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00)

35
1,600
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123
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 123, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, wonderfully bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

35
500
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124
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 124, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., remarkably well-centered within uncharacteristically wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a striking stamp, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,400.00)

35
850
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125
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 125, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., extraordinarily wide margins, choice centering, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00)

35
600
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126
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 126, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, exceedingly fresh, gorgeous rich color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00)

105
1,700
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127
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 127, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., wide margins that are perfectly balanced all around, gorgeous color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), only four stamps grade higher

160
1,900
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128
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 128, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., extraordinarily wide and beautifully balanced margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a striking stamp, ex Dr. Killien, with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00)

160
850
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129
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 129, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., uncommonly wide and balanced margins, strong rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00)

160
550
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130
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 130, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., wide margins, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

160
400
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131
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 131, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., excellent centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

160
325
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132
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 132, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., superb centering with exceptionally wide margins all around, deep rich color and sharp detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED 5-CENT COLUMBIAN IN EVERY REGARD -- COLOR, CENTERING AND GUM.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,000.00)

160
2,000
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133
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 133, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., crisp impression, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $425.00)

160
350
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134
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 134, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-balanced margins, brilliant color, crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED 8-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $5,500.00). Only three grade higher

160
5,500
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135
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 135, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

160
350
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136
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 136, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., attractive centering, strong color and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

675
275
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137
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 137, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wonderful color and impression on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

675
275
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138
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 138, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered, beautiful rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MARVELOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN - AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $7,500.00). Only three grade higher

725
5,000
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139
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 139, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful Mint N.H. example of the 30c Columbian, with 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

725
1,200
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140
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 140, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $725.00)

500
500
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141
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 141, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bottom imprint, plate no. 77 and letter "S" block of ten with corner selvage at right, original gum, not hinged but with some slight disturbance, exceptionally deep shade

FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF TEN 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. The 50c was printed from a single plate of 100 subjects, and then divided into panes of 50 (5 x 10) for shipment and sale at post offices. Therefore this plate block represents the two full bottom rows of the right pane.

Scott Retail as plate block of eight and two singles

30,500
8,000
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142
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 142, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., fresh color, Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate for a block and 2003 P.S.E. certificate

3,750
475
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143
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 143, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

1,100
450
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144
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 144, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,100
400
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145
 
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 145, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Brilliant color, neat strike of "Stockbridge Mass. Apr. 15 12AM 1893" circular datestamp, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $750.00)

600
750
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146°
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 146, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). Only three have graded higher

1,150
5,250
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147
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 147, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, h.r., wonderfully fresh color and sharp impression, Very Fine

1,150
325
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148
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 148, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, well-centered, we believe it is reperfed (at least partially) at bottom but P.S.E. does not agree and it is not mentioned on either accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance and scarce in Mint N.H. condition, ex "Golden Oak", with 1978 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates as sound (VF 80; SMQ $5,400.00)

4,750
4,250
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149°
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 149, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, h.r., with bottom part imprint and plate no. 106 selvage, brilliant color, crisp impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE PART IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2015 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

1,500
2,400
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150
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 150, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, h.r., nicely balanced margins, fresh color and detailed impression, Very Fine

1,500
750
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151°
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 151, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN SUCH A HIGH GRADE.

The $4.00 Columbian depicts the two central figures in the story of Columbus -- Queen Isabella and Columbus himself. The portrait of Isabella is said to be based on a painting in Madrid, but its origins have been lost to history. The portrait of Columbus is based on a painting by the artist Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480-1556). This portrait of Columbus was painted in 1512 as a commission from Domenico Malpiero, a Venetian senator and historian, and was executed shortly after the death of Columbus in 1504. It is one of the earliest portraits of Columbus (none is known to have been painted in his lifetime). This image was also used for several stamps of Chile.

P.S.E. Encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $17,000.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 95) and only four others share this grade. In our opinion, this magnificent stamp, graded XF 90 strictly "by the numbers," is the equal of the $4.00 Columbian stamps graded XF-Superb 95.

7,000
16,500
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152
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 152, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, wide margins, rich color, tiny thin specks and reperforated at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

2,000
700
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153
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 153, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate

2,000
650
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154
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 154, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, small h.r., nice centering, bright color, miniscule perf tear at bottom right, Very Fine appearance

2,000
475
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155
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 155, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,600.00).

2,400
1,600
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156
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Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 156, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (no gum), sharp impression, Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,200
550
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