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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 — 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
591
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 591, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered, brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

35
275
592
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 592, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H. full top imprint, plate no. 159 and letter "O O" block of eight, remarkably well-centered throughout, wonderfully bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, few 1c Columbian plate blocks are found in this select post-office fresh condition, ex Floyd and Killien

1,050
1,700
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593
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 593, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 195 and letter "V V" block of eight, deep rich color, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,050
750
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594
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 594, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $300.00)

35
400
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595
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 595, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)2c Columbian, Broken Frame Line (231 var), 2c Columbian, Broken Frame Line (231 var)2c Columbian, Broken Frame Line (231 var). Detailed impression clearly showing the frameline broken at lower right, huge Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this variety, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $205.00 as normal stamp with no premium for the variety)

0
325
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596
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 596, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Full sheet of 100 with imprint selvage at sides and two imprint, plate no. 57 and letter "L" blocks of eight at top, natural s.e. at bottom, nearly all stamps Mint N.H., plate blocks with single h.r. reinforcement in selvage, two stamps at bottom h.r., some expected perf separations incl. largely separated horizontally through the imprint row

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SHEET OF 100 OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE. THIS FORMAT WAS AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH THE PHILATELIC AGENCY IN WASHINGTON D.C.

The 3c Columbian stamps were printed from sheets of 100 and were separated into panes of 50 for distribution to post offices. The undivided full sheets, such as the one offered here, were only available from the Philatelic Agency in Washington D.C.

11,035
2,500
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597
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 597, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., extra wide and wonderfully well-balanced margins, pretty pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00)

160
1,100
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598
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 598, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., wide margins and precise centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00)

160
550
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599
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 599, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

160
400
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600
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 600, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color, small thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN COLOR ERROR.

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 1958 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

17,500
4,250
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601°
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 601, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Deep rich color, attractive margins and centering, bold duplex cancel, completely sound

VERY FINE. ONLY THIRTEEN USED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION AND ONLY TWO ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF USED UNITED STATES PHILATELY AND OF THE POPULAR COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

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 three panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from at least one additional pane. 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.

Our census of used Scott 233a, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/233a/233a.pdf , contains 13 stamps certified as No 233a. One additional stamp was previously certified as the error, but received a recent certificate as the Dark Ultramarine sub-shade. Only two stamps listed in our census are confirmed as sound -- the example offered here and the ex Natalee Grace example (Census No. 1). Census No. 7 may be sound but it has not been seen in many years.

Census No. 233a-CAN-04. With 2016 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail value is for an example with small faults

16,500
18,000
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602
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 602, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., beautifully centered, strong color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

180
275
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603
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 603, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins, choice centering and rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00)

160
475
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604
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 604, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color on fresh paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00)

9
300
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605
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 605, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a), 6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a)6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a). Mint N.H. with part imprint bottom selvage, gorgeous vibrant color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

160
400
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606
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 606, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., choice balanced margins, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

160
400
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607
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 607, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., choice centering, fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

285
600
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608
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 608, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Top imprint, plate no. 103 and letter "Y" strip of four, original gum, barely hinged, crisp shade and detailed impression, wide margins, left stamp small thin spot, appears Very Fine, ex Schwartz

625
275
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609
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 609, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Block of four, original gum, h.r. at right, rich color, well-balanced margins throughout, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty block, ex Schwartz

450
140
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610°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 610, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with wide margins, intense color on fresh paper

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

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00).

725
2,100
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611
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 611, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., choice margins and centering, rich color and fine impression, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

725
850
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612°
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 612, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Original gum, lightly hinged, magnificent wide margins and precise centering, rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00)

240
1,500
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613°
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 613, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep rich color and proof-like impression, mathematically precise centering with wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $8,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded in any condition category and only one other example has equaled this grade (a Mint N.H. copy).

500
6,500
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614
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 614, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, some natural gum skips, excellent centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $725)

500
375
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