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Sale 1199 — Gem-Quality United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 May, 2019

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1300
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1300, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., bold color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

32
250
1301
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1301, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Perfect centering with Jumbo margins, neat "Merrill (N.Y.) Feb. 23, 5PM 1894" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00), only one is graded higher (at 100) and three others share this grade

0
800
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1302
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1302, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian, Broken Frameline (231 var), 2c Columbian, Broken Frameline (231 var)2c Columbian, Broken Frameline (231 var). Mint N.H., detailed impression clearly showing the frameline broken at lower right, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $375.00 as normal stamp with no premium for the variety), the variety is listed in Scott but unpriced as Mint N.H., Scott Retail as normal

31
375
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1303
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1303, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. with "No. 57" top plate number selvage, beautiful centering, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

97
250
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1304
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1304, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. with "No. 57" bottom plate number selvage, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2001 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,000.00)

97
1,600
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1305
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1305, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., wide and balanced margins, precise centering, bold color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

97
550
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1306
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1306, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., brilliant color, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00)

140
900
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1307
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1307, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., wide margins with excellent centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $800.00)

140
950
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1308
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1308, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

140
200
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1309
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1309, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., near perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

140
700
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1310
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1310, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., beautiful color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00)

140
950
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1311
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1311, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., precise centering with wide and balanced margins, wonderful rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. (as block of four from which this came) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

140
1,400
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1312
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1312, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., beautiful centering with wide margins, bold color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), in our opinion, this is undervalued in SMQ

250
2,000
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1313
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1313, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., excellent centering with wide margins, strong color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

675
1,700
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1314
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1314, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Original gum, h.r., wide margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $425.00)

200
225
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1315
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1315, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Wide margins and precise centering, deep rich color, light circular datestamp cancel leaves design fully visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful used 15c Columbian, with 1987, 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

72
400
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1316
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1316, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly bold color on fresh paper, near perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $700.00)

225
425
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1317
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1317, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Outstanding centering with wide margins, gorgeous color, neat "West Union" circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only three grade higher, this is the most attractively cancelled used 30c we have offered graded 95 or better

90
1,200
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1318
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1318, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Gorgeous centering with unusually wide margins, neat cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, difficult to obtain in such choice condition -- the highest grade awarded is a 98 (one copy) followed by two at 95J, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

90
600
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1319
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1319, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on crisp paper, exceptionally choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a handsome stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00)

425
1,300
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1320
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1320, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Gorgeous centering, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unobtrusive duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

175
350
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1321
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1321, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Well-balanced margins top to bottom and side to side, rich color, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel leaves design fully visible, most recent certificate mentions tiny picked out inclusion on back -- which is visible only on the back, appears Extremely Fine, with 1994 and 1999 P.F. certificates

525
225
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1322
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1322, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" denotes "extraordinary quality"

1,050
1,900
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1323
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1323, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Wide margins, deep rich color, corner strike of circular datestamp leaves entire design unobscured, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 and 1999 P.F. certificates

525
375
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1324
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1324, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Near perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, radiant color, corner strike of violet cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 OLIVE GREEN COLUMBIAN ISSUE WITH A VIOLET CANCEL.

The dollar-value Columbians are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade. The $3.00 offered here is extraordinary not only for its precise centering and wide margins, but for the vignette-free violet cancel.

With 1989 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,850.00). Only three examples of the $3.00 Olive Green Columbian grade higher (at 98) -- none with a colored cancel

750
3,500
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1325
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1325, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, rich color, long and full perforations, trace of magenta cancel at top and at right

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 OLIVE GREEN COLUMBIAN ISSUE WITH A MAGENTA CANCEL.

The dollar-value Columbians are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade. The $3.00 offered here is extraordinary not only for its precise centering and wide margins, but for the light magenta cancel.

With 2008 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,850.00). Only three examples of the $3.00 Olive Green Columbian grade higher (at 98) -- none with a colored cancel

750
3,750
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1326
og
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1326, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a), $4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, beautiful warm color on fresh paper, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE ROSE CARMINE SHADE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded in any category in the P.S.E. Population Report. Only two other hinged stamps share this grade.

2,000
4,500
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1327
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1327, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Wide margins and well-centered, bright color, light strike of circular datestamp cancel, small natural straw inclusion at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 and 2000 P.F. certificates

950
500
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1328
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1328, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, with plate no. 108 selvage at bottom, choice centering with wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY BEAUTIFUL AND WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates

2,300
4,250
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1329
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1329, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Jumbo margins, intense shade on bright fresh paper, rim of circular datestamp and small part of quartered cork cancels struck at far left and right leave the Columbus vignette untouched, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. and P.F. certificates

1,150
1,500
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1330
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1330, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c-50c Columbians, Superb Graded Balance (230-237, 240), 1c-50c Columbians, Superb Graded Balance (230-237, 240)1c-50c Columbians, Superb Graded Balance (230-237, 240). Choice group of used stamps, including 1c-10c and 50c, all but the 4c are P.S.E. graded, 10c graded XF 90 and 50c graded VF-XF 85, the others graded XF-Superb 95, neat cancels, fresh and Extremely Fine, 50c with additional P.F. certificate, total SMQ $1,735.00

E. 750-1,000
950
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