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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
615
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 615, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright white paper, three wide margins, fresh and Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

3,750
700
616
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 616, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Disturbed original gum, rich color, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (DOG, XF 90; SMQ $1,600.00 as hinged)

1,100
650
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617
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 617, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine

1,100
600
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618
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 618, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, vivid shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine

1,100
500
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619
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 619, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color, proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine

3,800
2,300
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620
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 620, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Well-centered, rich color, light and unobtrusive cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Lyons, with 1999 P.F. certificate

600
500
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621
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 621, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, rich color, intense impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00). Only six have graded higher

1,500
3,750
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622
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 622, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, tiny natural straw inclusions not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates

1,500
1,400
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623
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 623, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Exceptional centering, rich color, unusually light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

825
1,600
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624
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 624, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Attractive shade, light circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with Brettl and Pfenninger backstamps

825
450
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625
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 625, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright white paper

FRESH AND FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $3,750.00)

7,000
2,200
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626°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 626, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, single small hinge mark, radiant color, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN UNUSUALLY WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00).

2,000
4,250
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627
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 627, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, well-centered, vivid color, tiny natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,750.00)

2,000
1,900
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628
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 628, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, nicely balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine

2,000
2,600
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629
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 629, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (no gum), brilliant color, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

1,000
1,500
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630
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 630, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (no gum), vivid color, choice centering and margins, small natural straw inclusion at top left, Very Fine and choice

1,000
500
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631
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 631, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a), $4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Unused (regummed), vibrant color, torn perf and small closed tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VG-F 60), this has nice centering and was significantly downgraded for the small faults

1,000
550
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632
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 632, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). With part imprint and "107" plate no. selvage at bottom, brilliant color, wide margins, four strikes of target cancel, Very Fine and choice, a stunning used $4.00 Columbian, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail without premium for the imprint selvage

1,050
1,600
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633
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 633, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Well-struck "New York Oct. 3 12:30 PM 93" duplex cancel, rich color, Extremely Fine

1,050
1,300
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634
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 634, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Well-centered, fresh color, New York circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,300
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635
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 635, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,400
4,000
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636
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 636, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, detailed impression on fresh paper, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,250.00)

2,400
2,400
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637
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 637, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong shade, Very Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

2,400
1,600
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638°
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 638, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Perfectly centered with wide margins approaching Jumbo proportions, intense shade and proof-like impression, neat registry cancel leaves design completely visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY USED DOLLAR VALUE COLUMBIAN.

The dollar-value Columbians are extremely difficult to obtain in superb used condition. Of the five different dollar denominations, a total of eight copies have been graded 98 and none have been graded higher (four $2.00 and two each of the $3.00 and $5.00). None of the $1.00 or $4.00 stamps have graded 98. The $5.00 denomination was not designed to pay any actual postage rate, and collectors protested the high cost. Only 21,844 were sold, and a small percentage of those were used, either on philatelic covers or on heavy registered parcels. The stamps on parcels or registered mail were frequently heavily cancelled, and the large package wrappers were susceptible to damage. The stamp offered here is a notable exception. It is lightly cancelled for a registered use, the paper is fresh and bright and it is perfectly centered. It is a true condition rarity.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $13,500.00). Only one other used stamp shares this grade, from our 2012 sale of the Natalee Grace collection.

1,400
10,500
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639
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 639, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Intense shade and impression, centrally-struck "New-York P.O. May 15 10AM " circular datestamp, faint thin at top, Very Fine appearance, with Brettl backstamp

1,200
450
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