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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1887
 
Columbian Exposition Collateral Items. Fantastic array of items reportedly from the American Bank Note Company archives, this view is supported by handwritten page datelined "New York July 26 '92" listing 1c-30c denominations with description of design and in some cases source such as "2c Columbus asking aid of Isabella" (picture by Brozik), lists a 90c which is crossed out, also typed transcript of "as approved by Postmaster General in conference with Mr. MacDonough and General Hazen, September 30th, 4:30P.M.", also includes old photographs with pencil notations for 5c (possibly initialled by Macdonough), other photos include 8c, 15c, $1.00, $2.00, Isabella's portrait from the $4.00, few illustrations (photos, excerpts from publications etc.) that were not used such as one titled The Gunther Columbus from a 1542 painting, mutiny on board the Santa Maria, few of Columbus and the Egg, some wear, overall a wonderful group of collateral items relating to one of the most popular U.S. stamp issues, PDF is available at our website

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
1888
c
Columbian Exposition Post Cards and Tickets. Accumulation, including 12 tickets (some slight duplication) plus two Manhattan Day, one Chicago Day, one child and one for day of, also around 20 sets or part sets of postcards (most missing one or two but full sets could perhaps be made), usual small faults (mostly few bent corners or minor toned spots), Fine-Very Fine, an impressive assemblage

E. 500-750
1,500
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1889
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1889, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., essentially perfect centering with rich color, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $1,100.00), only seven grade higher

32
800
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1890
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1890, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian, Broken Hat (231 var), 2c Columbian, Broken Hat (231 var)2c Columbian, Broken Hat (231 var). Mint N.H., outstanding centering and margins, rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this popular Columbian variety, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00 without regard to the variety), SMQ does not separately price the Broken Hat but Scott assigns more than a five-times premium for the variety

160
950
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1891
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1891, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H., choice centering, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $675.00)

97
550
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1892
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1892, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Bottom imprint and plate no. 75 block of six, stamps are not hinged but some reinforcement of perf separations between right pair knocks those two stamps out of the Mint N.H. category, choice centering, rich color, natural gum creases, Extremely Fine plate block, with 2020 P.F. certificate calling all the stamps Mint N.H.

700
350
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1893
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1893, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c, 6c Columbian (233, 235), 4c, 6c Columbian (233, 235)4c, 6c Columbian (233, 235). Mint N.H., both with choice centering and margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, 4c with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90), 6c with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90), total SMQ if both were P.S.E. 90 is $625.00

280
475
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1894
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1894, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., deep rich color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem

140
550
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1895
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1895, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Bottom imprint, plate no. 133 and letter "I I" at left block of eight, original gum, lightly hinged, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine appearance

1,550
375
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1896
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1896, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate

450
350
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1897
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1897, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00-$2.00 Columbian (241-242), $1.00-$2.00 Columbian (241-242)$1.00-$2.00 Columbian (241-242). $1.00 unused (regummed), Very Fine, $2.00 original gum, Fine, attractive pair

1,550
700
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1898
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1898, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, three wide margins, Very Fine, with 1970 P.F. certificate

1,000
700
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1899
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1899, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mount glazed slightly disturbed original gum, bright color, well-centered with wide margins, Very Fine and choice

1,000
900
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1900
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1900, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Unused (regummed), rich color, Extremely Fine

500
425
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1901
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1901, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, h.r., rich color, well-centered with nicely balanced margins, couple tiny internal wrinkles, appears Very Fine, small dealer backstamp, with clear 1978 P.F. certificate

1,400
850
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1902
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1902, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Unused, described as original gum on old certificate but we feel it is regummed, rich color, Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate as "o.g. genuine", Scott value without gum

500
400
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1903
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1903, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine

500
650
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1904
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1904, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Bright shade nicely complemented by blue New York registry oval cancel, fresh and Very Fine, a very unusual color for the New York registry oval cancel, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott value for normal black cancel

1,050
400
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1905
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1905, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Block of four and vertical pair, tied by New York registry ovals on blue linen-lined piece, block with few perf separations prior to use

FINE. A RARE PIECE CONTAINING A USED BLOCK OF FOUR AND PAIR OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

A block of four may be the largest recorded used multiple. This is also desirable with the registry oval cancels, which indicates proper use. Ex Curtis.

6,550
2,000
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1906
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1906, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates

1,400
1,100
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1907
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1907, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Slightly mount glazed original gum, fresh color, attractive margins and centering, reperfed at bottom, appears Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate not mentioning reperfing

1,400
600
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1908
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1908, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unused (regummed), deep shade, Very Fine

700
600
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1909
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1909, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Wide margins, rich color, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel, tiny thin spot at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2020 P.F. certificate

775
400
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1910
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1910, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Mint N.H., with right selvage, brilliant color, unusually wide margins

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

7,000
6,250
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1911
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1911, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, rich color, attractive margins and centering, single irregular perf hole at upper left, light natural gum bend, still Extremely Fine

2,000
1,000
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1912
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1912, 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, small hinge remnant, outstanding bright pastel color, tiny natural margin inclusion at top right, Fine

2,000
600
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1913
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1913, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, deep rich color, well-centered, tiny thin spot at top left, appears Very Fine

2,000
700
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1914
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1914, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (regummed), rich color, small indent along bottom perf at center, appears Extremely Fine

1,000
700
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1915
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1915, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (no gum), wide margins, unpunched perf at top, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,000
650
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1916
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1916, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Choice centering, essentially complete and clearly struck "U.S. German Sea P.O." circular datestamp, reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, Scott value as ordinary cancellation

975
800
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1917
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1917, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, fresh and Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

2,300
1,200
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1918
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1918, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (regummed), remarkably well-centered, proof-like impression, small wood fiber inclusion at left, Extremely Fine

1,150
650
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1919
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1919, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Intense shade on bright paper, bold registry oval cancels and red cancel at top left, fresh and Fine, ex Hall, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,175
475
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1920°
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1920, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Block of four, bottom pair particularly well-centered, bold strikes of oval registry cancel, small thin spots in top pair, perf separations reinforced

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MOST ATTRACTIVE USED BLOCK OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Used blocks of the dollar-value Columbians are rare, and those with registry cancels indicating proper use on mail are exceedingly rare. A Power Search review, including our Rarities sales, found only three other used blocks offered in our auctions. Only one of those had oval registry cancels and this block is superior to that one in both centering and condition.

Ex Bechtel

15,000
5,250
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