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Sale 1156 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3400
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3400, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c-$5.00 Columbian (230-245), 1c-$5.00 Columbian (230-245)1c-$5.00 Columbian (230-245). Complete set of singles plus blocks of four of 1c-8c, lower values mostly original gum, of the top values $1.00 and $3.00 original gum, others regummed, bright colors, some faults to be expected, overall Fine or appear so

7,700
2,200
3401
og
Columbian Issue Gem Balance. Nine stamps incl. 1c-4c, 6c-30c, either Mint N.H. or lightly hinged, each chosen individually for their excellent centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, eight P.F. or P.S.E. certificates accompany incl. 3c (P.S.E. Mint N.H., XF 90) and 6c (P.S.E. Mint N.H., VF 80)

1,115
700
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3402
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3402, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., extra wide and beautifully balanced margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

35
375
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3403
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3403, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, nicely proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

160
300
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3404°
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3404, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H, 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, margins clear of design all around

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE 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 copy of 2014 P.F. certificate for an irregular block of nine

32,500
0
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3405
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3405, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., outstanding balanced margins, deep rich color on post office fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

160
650
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3406
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3406, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., deep shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a lovely stamp, with 2003 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

160
650
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3407
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3407, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a), 6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a)6c Red Violet, Columbian (235a). Mint N.H., bright color, balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. (for a block) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

160
250
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3408
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3408, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., choice centering with Jumbo margins, vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,275.00)

160
1,400
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3409
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3409, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Original gum, lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 XQ), the "XQ" denotes extraordinary quality

52
550
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3410
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3410, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., attractive centering and margins, detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

285
0
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3411
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3411, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., well-centered, deep rich color, small natural inclusion on back is not visible on an album page, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

675
0
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3412
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3412, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., outstanding centering and margins, vivid color on bright paper

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

With 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00).

725
1,900
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3413
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3413, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., intense shade, fresh and Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

725
180
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3414
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3414, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Original gum, lightly hinged, fiery color on fresh paper, essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

240
350
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3415
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3415, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, barely hinged, intense shade, well centered with nicely proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1982 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

500
275
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3416
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3416, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, extra wide margins and well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2016 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85), really should have been called a Jumbo

500
400
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3417
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3417, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, beautifully centered with wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,150
1,300
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3418
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3418, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, bright color, Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,500
550
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3419
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3419, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Slightly disturbed original gum, bright color, tiny toned spot on one perf at upper left, appears Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,000
650
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3420
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Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3420, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins

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

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,400
3,250
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