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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1381
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1381, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H. block of four, outstanding centering, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

140
200
1382
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1382, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian, "Broken Hat" (231 var), 2c Columbian, "Broken Hat" (231 var)2c Columbian, "Broken Hat" (231 var). Mint N.H., exceptionally wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

150
550
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1383
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1383, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. with bottom left corner selvage, extraordinarily wide margins, beautiful color and a sharp detailed impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great eye appeal, 1984 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00)

105
400
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1384
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1384, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner selvage, outstanding centering and Jumbo margins, marvelously bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $540.00)

160
500
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1385°
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1385, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H. block of four from the top of the sheet, natural straight edge at top, rich color, proof-like impression, top right stamp tiny natural inclusion

FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

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.

With 2014 P.F. certificate as a block of nine (five stamps removed). Scott Retail as singles

130,000
0
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1386
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1386, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Bottom part imprint selvage, faintest trace of hinging (if any), exceedingly well-centered, gorgeous rich color and a crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate for a plate block, 1993 P.F. certificate as a single (both stating "never hinged"), and a 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $250.00)

55
190
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1387
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1387, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. with bottom part imprint selvage, rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $925.00)

160
750
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1388
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1388, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner selvage, wide margins, excellent centering, brilliantly rich color, Extremely Fine, 2016 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00)

160
425
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1389
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1389, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. block of four, outstanding centering throughout, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, a lovely block, with 2015 .P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; blocks unpriced in SMQ), Scott Retail as singles

640
700
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1390
nhbl
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1390, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. block of four, choice centering, deep vibrant color, Extremely Fine

640
500
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1391
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1391, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, stunning proof-like color and impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 1989 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,600.00)

675
5,500
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1392
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1392, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. with bottom left corner selvage, Jumbo margins, outstanding color that is especially rich and intense, tiny gum skip and a few light gum bends not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,450
2,900
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1393°
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1393, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, lightly hinged, with bottom part imprint selvage, deep rich color, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO-MARGINED LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,150.00)

500
1,800
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1394
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1394, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, extra wide margins and beautiful centering, intense shade, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ)

500
500
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1395
og
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1395, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, intense shade, well centered with nicely proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

500
450
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1396°
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1396, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H. with selvage at left, beautifully centered and incredibly fresh and crisp, wonderful fiery color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $14,250.00).

3,750
0
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1397
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1397, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate

3,750
1,300
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1398
og
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1398, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,100
550
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1399
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1399, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Well-centered, oval registry cancel, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates

1,050
1,100
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1400
og
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1400, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, wide margins, tiny trace of a thin speck, Very Fine appearance

2,400
600
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1401
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1401, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Intense shade and impression, neat strike of 1895 Washington D.C. cancel, tiny natural inclusion in margin at upper left, Very Fine, purple backstamp, with 2015 P.F. certificate

1,200
1,100
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