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Sale 1174 — The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
74
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 74, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, unobtrusive target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. Encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00), only two have graded higher and only three others share this grade

0
275
75
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 75, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, perfect strike of World's Fair duplex datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 PSAG certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

0
190
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76
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 76, 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). Deep rich color, detailed impression clearly showing the frameline broken at lower right, huge Jumbo margins with perfect centering, target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this collectible variety, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as "Broken Frame Line" variety, SMQ $600.00 as normal), this is the highest grade on record for any used 2c Columbian with only four others sharing this grade

0
425
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77
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 77, 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). Huge margins and near mathematical perfect centering, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of the "Broken Frame Line" plate variety, ex Kirke, with 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ as "Broken Frame Line" variety, SMQ $400.00 as normal), Scott Retail for this variety is 1.5x the normal used stamp

0
275
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78
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 78, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Near perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich color and sharp impression, neat circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a delightful used example in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $875.00), this is the highest grade awarded and one of only five to achieve this grade

8
550
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79
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 79, 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)

8
200
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80
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 80, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly struck "U.S. German Sea P.O., Jul. 6 '93 11 AM" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, this datestamp was used on board the German steamers of the North German Lloyd and HAPAG lines on their way between New York and Germany, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $250.00 with no premium for the cancel)

72
600
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81
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 81, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Beautifully centered with wide margins, rich color, perfectly struck boxed "Registered" cancel showing the full word, Extremely Fine, with 1990 and 2010 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

90
200
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82
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 82, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bold shade, choice centering within wide and balanced margins, neat registry oval cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only three have graded higher

175
600
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83
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 83, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Deep shade on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, perfect strike of "U.S. German Sea P.O., Jul. 20 '93 4 PM" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, this datestamp was used on board the German steamers of the North German Lloyd and HAPAG lines on their way between New York and Germany, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 with no premium for the cancel)

175
1,800
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84
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 84, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Uncharacteristically wide Jumbo margins with excellent centering, deep rich color, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 27, 1894" circular datestamp, with 1995 P.F. certificate, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $725.00)

175
400
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85
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 85, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Choice centering and well-proportioned margins, intense shade and impression, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

175
250
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86
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 86, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Intense shade and proof-like impression, neat strike of receiving circular handstamp, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

175
300
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