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Sale 1179 — United States and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 March, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% 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 — $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2257
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2257, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, with part imprint selvage at right, wonderful depth of color, well-centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,000
950
2258
og
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2258, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (DOG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00 as original gum)

1,000
2,000
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2259
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2259, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Fine, with 1986 Pinchot certificate

1,000
325
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2260
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2260, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color, trivial natural inclusions, Fine

1,000
500
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2261
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2261, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Beautifully centered with balanced margins, rich color, neat strike of Hoboken N.J. circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

Ex Bowman. With 2000 P.F., 2008 and 2018 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,600.00). Only one grades higher (at 95J) and only five others share this desirable grade.

525
1,300
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2262
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2262, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Wide margins and well-centered, fresh bright color, corner strike of circular datestamp cancel leaves the central vignette fully visible, Extremely Fine, a lovely $1.00 Columbian

525
425
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2263
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2263, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered with wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,050
0
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2264°
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2264, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,050
0
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2265
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2265, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, rich color, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, small natural straw fiber inclusion at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,200
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2266
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2266, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, crisp impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,050
600
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2267
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2267, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Unused (no gum), detailed impression, outstanding margins and centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987 P.F. (as used) and 2018 P.S.E. certificates (Unused NG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

500
750
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2268
og
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2268, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,350
2,400
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2269
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2269, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, nicely centered, pretty color, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,350
850
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2270
og
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2270, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, h.r., bright shade, three wide margins, Fine

1,350
650
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2271
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2271, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Attractive margins and centering, neat strike of town datestamp, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

750
550
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2272
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2272, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Rich color, attractive margins and centering, Milton Fla. circular datestamp cancel, Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate

750
0
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2273
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2273, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

2,000
900
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2274
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2274, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Beautifully centered, rich color, neat registry oval cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; $1,425.00)

950
850
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2275
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2275, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Well-centered, bright color, New York registry oval cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

950
850
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2276°
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2276, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

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

Ex Minervino. With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,300
2,800
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2277
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2277, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, h.r., well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, Brun backstamp

2,300
1,900
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2278
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Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2278, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused, accompanying certificate states regummed (we are not convinced), three wide margins, tiny tear at bottom left, appears Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as no gum

1,150
600
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2279
og
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2279, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). With bottom letter "D D" selvage, disturbed original gum, h.r. (we would have called it slightly disturbed), detailed impression, few perf separations at bottom sensibly reinforced (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, F 70; SMQ $1,200.00 as original gum and $500.00 as no gum)

2,300
800
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2280
og
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2280, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade, Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,300
800
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2281
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2281, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Remarkably well-centered with balanced margins, bold color and proof-like impression, lightly cancelled

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HANDSOME USED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The dollar-value Columbians are extremely difficult to obtain in superb used condition. This denomination was not designed to pay any actual postage rate, and collectors protested the high cost. Only 21,844 were sold, and only a small percentage of those were used, either on philatelic covers or on heavy registered parcels. The stamps on parcels or registered mail were frequently heavily cancelled, and the large package wrappers were susceptible to damage. The stamp offered here is a notable exception. It is lightly cancelled and has balanced margins.

P.S.E. Encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,750.00). Only two examples grade higher (both 98, one ex "Natalee Grace" and the other offered in Siegel Sale 1140, Lot 638).

1,150
5,000
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2282
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2282, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Attractive margins and centering, intense shade, face-free strike of duplex cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,150
1,000
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