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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
264
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 264, 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. with part imprint at right, deep rich color in the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY A VERY FEW MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR. NEVER-HINGED COPIES IN THE FIRST, DEEPER SHADE, ARE INCREDIBLY RARE.

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. There are two slightly different shades of the 4c error, this being the deeper of the two.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from other 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 1977 P.F. and with 2002 P.F. certificate

32,500
16,000
265
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 265, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. with bottom letter "D" selvage, deep shade, almost perfectly centered with immense margins at top and bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates

140
550
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266
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 266, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., detailed impression on bright white paper, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp with great eye appeal, with 2000 P.F. certificate

140
275
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267
nhbl
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 267, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H. bottom margin imprint, plate no. 8 and letter "B" block of eight, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 5-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The 5c is extremely rare as a Mint N.H. plate block of eight. With 2001 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,500
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268
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 268, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., stunning bright color and incredibly detailed impression, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

140
325
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269
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 269, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., deep shade and proof-like impression on crisp paper, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

250
650
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270
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 270, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 100 and letter "Y" strip of four, beautifully centered, crisp impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful imprint and plate number multiple, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,350
550
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271
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 271, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great eye appeal, with copy of 2000 P.F. certificate for block of four

675
600
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272
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 272, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., intense shade nicely contrasted by bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,100
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273
ogbl
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 273, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bottom imprint and plate no. 77 block of six, three stamps Mint N.H. including two side stamps at top and bottom right stamp, others lightly hinged, deep rich color, beautiful centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN IN EXTRAORDINARILY FRESH CONDITION.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

11,500
0
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274
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 274, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., near-perfect centering, beautiful bright color and sharp proof-like impression on fresh and crisp paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,400
2,700
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275
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 275, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H. with bottom letter "A A" selvage, rich color, post-office fresh, sharp proof-like impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A STAMP WITH FANTASTIC EYE APPEAL.

With 1991 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

3,500
8,500
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276
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 276, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Mint N.H., dark shade, post-office fresh, accompanying certificate notes a natural inclusion at top center which we have difficulty locating

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE PREFERRED OLIVE GREEN SHADE.

Most of the relatively few known Mint Never-Hinged examples of the $3.00 Columbian are Yellow Green, not the more intense Olive Green color of Scott 243a. The last example we offered in Mint N.H. condition was in 2010, and we have offered only four others since keeping computerized records.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

4,250
10,500
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277
nh
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 277, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H, $5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., choice centering, proof-like impression on bright white paper, post-office fresh, tiny natural inclusion at left (not mentioned on certificate)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

The rarity of the $5.00 Columbian in Mint N.H. condition is easily explained. For more than a century, collectors have proudly hinged this highest value of the Columbian set in their albums, and the vast majority of stamps have not escaped the hinge. Only the break-up of blocks, which rarely contain Mint N.H. stamps, has provided the few Extremely Fine Mint N.H. $5.00 Columbian stamps extant today. We have offered perhaps a half-dozen in the past eight years, and several were off-center.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

9,500
11,500
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