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Sale 1224 — 2020 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30 June-1 July, 2020

Category — Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
163°
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 163, Columbian Issue5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at right, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO, PART IMPRINT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT COLUMBIAN. A STUNNING STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $4,500.00). Only one stamp grades higher and five others share this desirable grade. We have offered half of the stamps in that population and none have a part imprint.

140
5,000
164
ogbl
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 164, Columbian Issue10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Bottom imprint, plate no. 101 and letter "Y" block of eight, original gum, bottom stamps and selvage Mint N.H., top stamps lightly hinged, intense shade, attractive centering and margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

4,500
2,600
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165°
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 165, Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., gorgeous deep color and proof-like impression, essentially perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Along with the 10c value, this is among the couple most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in this superb Mint N.H. condition.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $11,500.00). Only two grade higher

675
12,500
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166
c
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 166, Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Tied by "New York Sub. Sta. 95" registry oval on registered cover to Sumatra, Dutch Indies, purple "Registered, Aug. 15, 1898, Sub Sta. No. 95, New York P.O." four-line boxed datestamp, purple London transit, blue crayon registry numbers, arrival backstamp (Sep. 23) vertical file fold well away from stamp, stamp with tiny painted over scuff at upper right

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE ON A COVER TO SUMATRA.

This is the only dollar-value Columbian cover to Sumatra listed in the 2013 Ludeman Columbian Dollar-Value Cover Census. Ex "World's Fair". With 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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167
c
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 167, Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, used with 15c Columbian (238) and 50c Columbian (240), cancelled by corks, light strike of New London (Conn.) duplex datestamp (Dec. 8, 1893?) on "Office of Inspector of Machinery, U.S. Navy, Columbian Iron Works, Baltimore Md." penalty corner card cover to Chief Engineer J. A. B. Smith, Baltimore Md., endorsed "From Crocker House" at left which was a hotel built in 1873 in New London, cover with few expertly sealed tears and mends

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. UNUSUAL AND RARE USE OF COLUMBIAN DOLLAR VALUES ON A NAVY DEPARTMENT PENALTY ENVELOPE.

Ex Wunsch and "World's Fair". With 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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168°
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 168, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually well-centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2020 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

4,250
10,000
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169
og
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 169, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO A $3.00 COLUMBIAN. ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

The $3.00 Columbian is one of the most difficult of the dollar values to obtain in such choice condition. Only 24,713 were issued, which is approximately half the number of the $1.00 and $2.00. The margins are generally narrow on this denomination. The stamp offered here is the exception to the rule.

With 1998 and 2004 P.F. and 2020 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $11,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other (recently offered in our sale of the Edward Morton Collection). The highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. example is 95.

1,350
22,000
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170
ogbl
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 170, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Block of four, disturbed original gum, rich color and sharp impression

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

8,250
3,000
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