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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1829
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1829, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c-50c Columbian (230-240), 1c-50c Columbian (230-240)1c-50c Columbian (230-240). Unused set complete through the 50c, mostly Mint N.H. but 30c and 50c are lightly hinged, choice centering and margins throughout, fresh colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a high quality set bought individually from dealers known for quality, 5c, 30c and 50c with older certificates

2,158
850
1830°
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1830, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom left corner imprint, plate no. 76 and letter "R" block of ten, unusually choice centering, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 2018 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as plate block of eight and two singles

2,195
1,700
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1831°
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1831, 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 2018 P.F. certificate

32,500
9,500
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1832
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1832, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H., detailed impression, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00)

140
600
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1833
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1833, 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. Scott Retail as hinged

10,500
5,000
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1834
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1834, 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, P.S.E. certificate notes reperfed at left (we concur), Extremely Fine appearance, with 2000 P.F. (clear) and 2018 P.S.E. certificates

1,250
750
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1835
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1835, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c-$3.00 Columbian (240-243), 50c-$3.00 Columbian (240-243)50c-$3.00 Columbian (240-243). Brilliant colors, each with a neat cancel, fresh and Very Fine, 50c and $2.00 with P.S.E. certificates

1,975
900
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1836
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1836, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Attractive margins and nicely centered, deep rich color, bold nearly complete strike of "United States Sea P.O. Sep. 20, 1893" circular datestamp, Very Fine, scrace cancel on this issue and especially desirable fully struck on stamp, Power Search reveals that every other Columbian we have offered with a similar cancel is struck with the "U.S. German Sea P.O." variety, this is the only example we have offered with the "United States Sea P.O." variety, with 1997 P.F. certificate

525
950
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1837
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1837, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Bright color, cancelled by an unusual "14" in fancy oval of Guatemala, creased, Fine appearance, the only such example we have seen

525
90
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1838
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1838, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., bright color, three wide margins, few slightly shorter perfs at bottom, still Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
375
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1839
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1839, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,000
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1840
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1840, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 1977 and 2000 P.F. certificates

1,050
700
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1841
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1841, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep rich color, fresh and Fine

1,050
550
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1842
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1842, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color, clearly struck New York registry oval datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, a Power Search review will show how infrequently this cancel is struck on a Columbian Issue stamp with such clarity, small blue backstamp, with 1990 P.F. certificate

525
750
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1843°
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1843, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Disturbed original gum, rich color, intense impression, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins

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

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00). Only six grade higher

1,500
1,900
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1844
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1844, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, intense shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine example of this shade, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,350
1,000
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1845
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1845, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine

1,350
700
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1846
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1846, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Disturbed original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,350
1,000
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1847
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1847, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Wide margins and well-centered, rich color, light registry oval cancel struck in corner leaving design fully visible, tiny tear at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Extremely Fine, with clear 1986 P.F. certificate

750
500
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1848
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1848, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN SUCH A HIGH GRADE.

The $4.00 Columbian depicts the two central figures in the story of Columbus -- Queen Isabella and Columbus himself. The portrait of Isabella is said to be based on a painting in Madrid, but its origins have been lost to history. The portrait of Columbus is based on a painting by the artist Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480-1556). This portrait of Columbus was painted in 1512 as a commission from Domenico Malpiero, a Venetian senator and historian, and was executed shortly after the death of Columbus in 1504. It is one of the earliest portraits of Columbus (none is known to have been painted in his lifetime). This image was also used for several stamps of Chile.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $16,000.00). Only five have graded higher (all at 95) and only five others share this grade. In our opinion, this magnificent stamp, graded XF 90 strictly "by the numbers," is the equal of the $4.00 Columbian stamps graded XF-Superb 95.

7,000
19,000
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1849°
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1849, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, brilliant color, wide margins and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00)

2,000
3,750
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1850
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1850, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and sharp proof-like impression, Very Fine, a pretty stamp

2,000
950
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1851
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1851, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, h.r., radiant color, short perf at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

2,000
1,100
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1852
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1852, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Intense shade on bright paper, wide margins, unobtrusive cancel, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

950
650
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1853
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1853, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Brilliant color, attractive margins and centering, bold machine cancel, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

950
700
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1854
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1854, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, h.r., intense shade, unpunched perf at bottom, Fine

2,300
950
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1855
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1855, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade, mild gum crease, otherwise Very Fine

2,300
650
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1856
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1856, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (no gum), wide margins and choice centering, proof-like impression on bright white paper, tiny internal crease only visible in fluid, Extremely Fine appearance

1,150
500
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1857
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1857, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Crisp impression, light strike of New York registry oval cancel, Very Fine, 1996 P.F. certificate

1,150
650
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1858
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1858, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Intense shade and impression, bold strike of New York registry oval cancel, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,150
650
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1859
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1859, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Crisp shade, sharp impression, light Massachusetts circular datestamp, pinpoint thin speck, Very Fine appearance

1,150
500
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