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)
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.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
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.