Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1234 — The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April, 2021

Leave Absentee Bids
*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid will be added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers are responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid you agree to the terms and conditions of sale.

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
232
ng
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 232, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Blue Columbian, Error of Color (233a), 4c Blue Columbian, Error of Color (233a)4c Blue Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Unused (no gum), deep rich color in the darker of the two shades, wide margins at sides, reperfed at top, small thin spots

FINE APPEARING UNUSED 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.

Scott value $17,500.00 with original gum

Bid on this lot

E. 3,000-4,000
Future Sale
233
ng
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 233, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Unused (regummed), detailed impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine

Bid on this lot

700
Future Sale
Back to Top
234
ng
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 234, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine example of this sub-shade, with 1981 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

700
Future Sale
Back to Top
235
ng
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 235, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244), $4.00 Columbian (244)$4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (regummed), radiant color, small picked-out inclusion at bottom center, otherwise Fine

Bid on this lot

1,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
236
og
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 236, 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, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine example of this shade, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
237
og
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 237, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (regummed), detailed impression, Fine

Bid on this lot

1,150
Future Sale
Back to Top
238
c
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 238, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245), 50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245). Five covers, each bearing a single dollar value, the $1.00 a dual franking with the 50c, $1.00 and $2.00 covers are registered uses on 2c and 1c Columbian entires to Germany, registry label affixed over $1.00 stamp and cover with minor edge wear, $2.00 with envelope fold not affecting stamp, $3.00 and $4.00 covers are local N.Y. City uses, small perf toned spot on $3.00, minor perf gum staining on $4.00, finally the $5.00 on cover from Detroit Mich. to Ontario, Canada, stamp with wide margins and Extremely Fine

A DESIRABLE COMPLETE SET OF DOLLAR-VALUE COLUMBIANS ON SEPARATE COVERS. THE TOP VALUE $5.00 IS PARTICULARLY CHOICE.

This would make an excellent set for display. Scott value $14,950.00

Bid on this lot

Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 238, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245), 50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245)
Image 2
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 238, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245), 50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245)
Image 3
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 238, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245), 50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245)
Image 4
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 238, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245), 50c-$5.00 Columbian (240-245)
Image 5
E. 5,000-7,500
Future Sale
Back to Top
239
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 239, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Top pane of 100 with imprint selvage at sides and two imprint, plate no. 67 and letter "P" blocks at top, original gum, about two-thirds of the stamps are Mint N.H., multiple h.r. on other stamps reinforcing some fairly significant perf separations including in the left plate block, which also has a defective stamp, the right plate block is intact with more minor separations in selvage and only one stamp hinged, two stamps near bottom of pane also defective from an adherence long ago removed, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce full pane of 100 of the 1c Columbian Issue, all of the 1c Columbians (and some of the 2c) were printed from sheets of 200 subjects and cut into two panes of 100 along the horizontal guide arrow, these full panes were only available from the Philatelic Agency in Washington D.C., Scott value approximately $3,500.00 as two hinged plate blocks and singles

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
Future Sale
Back to Top
240
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 240, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H. bottom right half-pane of 50 with imprint selvage at right and imprint, plate no. 151 and letter "M M" block at bottom, some perf separations and gum bends which do not affect the plate block, overall Fine, Scott value $3,990.00 as Mint N.H. plate block and singles

Bid on this lot

E. 1,500-2,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
241
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 241, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Top left half-pane of 50 with imprint selvage at left and imprint, plate no. 159 and letter "O O" block at top, original gum, all stamps Mint N.H. except for the two at bottom left which were stuck down and have faults, the plate block is fresh and intact with a natural gum crease and pencil Scott number notation in selvage, rest of the multiple is largely free of the separations that are often found, Fine-Very Fine, Scott value $3,593.00 as Mint N.H. plate block and singles (two hinged)

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
Future Sale
Back to Top
242
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 242, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230), 1c Columbian (230)1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 160 and letter "O O" block of eight, deep rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

Bid on this lot

1,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
243
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 243, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)2c Columbian (231), 2c Columbian (231)2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H. top imprint, plate no. 155 and letter "N N" block of eight, bright shade and crisp impression, fresh and Fine

Bid on this lot

1,100
Future Sale
Back to Top
244
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 244, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 57 and letter "L" block of eight, rich color, detailed impression, Fine-Very Fine

Bid on this lot

2,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
245
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 245, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Left pane of 50 with imprint at left and imprint, plate no. 57 and letter "L" block at bottom, most stamps are Mint N.H., small h.r. slivers reinforcing some perf separations on two right stamps of plate block and on two stamps at top, a few stamps with some minor climatic toning spots on gum including one stamp in plate block, small selvage fault at bottom left, top right stamp of plate block with small adherence, overall Fine and scarce pane of 50, most of the 2c and all of the 3c-$5.00 Columbian stamps were printed from plates of 100, then divided into panes of 50 for distribution to post offices, Scott value $5,145.00 as hinged plate block, plus two hinged and 40 Mint N.H. singles

Bid on this lot

E. 1,500-2,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
246
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 246, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)3c Columbian (232), 3c Columbian (232)3c Columbian (232). Block of 50 with imprint selvage at left, 34 stamps Mint N.H., h.r. straddling 16 stamps in second and third columns, reinforcing perf separations (essentially rejoined), rich color, overall Fine with some Very Fine, Scott value $3,875.00 as singles without premium for the imprint (which if separated would yield a nice Mint N.H. imprint pair or strip of four)

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
Future Sale
Back to Top
247
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 247, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Complete sheet of 100 with imprint selvage at sides and two bottom imprint, plate no. 18 and letter "D" blocks of eight, many stamps are Mint N.H. but there are substantial separations due to telescoping of the perfs (as often happens with Columbian multiples), some of these separations are reinforced with h.r., the two plate blocks have just a couple of small corner h.r. and are mostly intact with more minor separations

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SHEET OF 100 OF THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE. THIS FORMAT WAS AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH THE PHILATELIC AGENCY IN WASHINGTON D.C.

For the Columbian series, all of the 1c stamps and most but not all of the 2c stamps were printed from 200-subject plates, with horizontal guide arrows between the two panes of 100. The perforating machine simultaneously applied horizontal perforations and cut the 200-stamp sheets into panes of 100, normally leaving a trace of the guide arrow on the straight edge of each pane. Some of the 2c stamps and all of the 3c-$5.00 stamps were printed on smaller presses from plates of 100 subjects, with no guide arrows. When the perforating machine applied horizontal perforations to sheets from the 100-subject plates, the cutting blade, in the same position, removed either the top or bottom sheet margin (and plate number), depending on how the sheet was fed into the perforator, reducing by half the potential number of Columbian plate blocks that might have been available to collectors. This is also why so many Columbian stamps are reperforated at top or bottom rather than at the sides--10 stamps from every 100-subject sheet (or pane) would have a straight edge at either top or bottom. The 100-subject sheets were then divided into panes of 50 for distribution and sale at post offices. The undivided full sheets of 100, as offered here, were only available from the Philatelic Agency in Washington D.C. This is the only complete sheet we have offered in our sales since 1993 (twice).

Scott value approximately $10,000.00 as hinged plate blocks and mix of hinged and Mint N.H. singles

Bid on this lot

E. 3,000-4,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
248
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 248, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 20 and letter "D" block of eight, radiant color, two stamps at bottom center natural gum bend, Fine-Very Fine

Bid on this lot

3,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
249
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 249, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Bottom imprint, plate no. 10 and letter "B" block of eight, seven stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp small hinge mark, deep rich color and detailed impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

Bid on this lot

2,500
Future Sale
Back to Top
250
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 250, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Right pane of 50 with right imprint selvage, bottom imprint, plate no. 8 and letter "B" block of eight, fresh color, central 30 stamps Mint N.H., outer columns of 10 with h.r. along sides reinforcing some perf separations

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE PANE OF 50 OF THE 5-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Scott value $6,760.00 as hinged plate block and mix of hinged and Mint N.H. singles

Bid on this lot

E. 3,000-4,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
251
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 251, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 104 and letter "Z" block of eight, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering, few perf separations at left, Very Fine-Extremely Fine and attractive Mint N.H. plate block

Bid on this lot

3,100
Future Sale
Back to Top
252
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 252, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235), 6c Columbian (235)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. left pane of 50 with left imprint selvage, bottom imprint, plate no. 104 and letter "Z" block of eight, small hinge mark in ungummed part of bottom selvage, bright color, some perf separations and Pos. 21 with small piece out at top, pencil notation in imprint selvage at bottom

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED COMPLETE PANE OF 50 OF THE 6-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Some of the 2c stamps and all of the 3c-$5.00 stamps were printed on presses that accommodated plates of 100 subjects, with no guide arrows. When the perforating machine applied horizontal perforations to sheets from the 100-subject plates, the cutting knife removed either the top or bottom sheet margin (and plate numbers), reducing by half the potential number of Columbian plate blocks that might have been available to collectors. The 100-subject sheets were then divided into panes of 50 for distribution and sale at post offices.

Scott value $8,980.00 as Mint N.H. plate block and singles

Bid on this lot

E. 3,000-4,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
253
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 253, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Left pane of 50 with left imprint selvage, bottom imprint, plate no. 132 and letter "I I" block of eight, many stamps are Mint N.H., natural crackly original gum, hinge reinforced mostly at right edge and some internally, perf separations including mostly separated between third and fourth rows (caused by telescoped perfs), tear in bottom imprint selvage, one stamp surface scuffs and two with small adherences, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, a scarce pane of the 8c Columbian Issue, Scott value approximately $5,200.00 as hinged plate block and mix of hinged and Mint N.H. singles

Bid on this lot

E. 1,500-2,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
254
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 254, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)8c Columbian (236), 8c Columbian (236)8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 130 block of six, brilliant color, natural gum bends, Very Fine and attractive plate block

Bid on this lot

1,650
Future Sale
Back to Top
255
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 255, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 100 and letter "Y" block of eight, deep rich color, centered to left

FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 10-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The higher-denomination Columbian plate blocks are very scarce in Mint N.H. condition.

Bid on this lot

8,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
256
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 256, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237), 10c Columbian (237)10c Columbian (237). Bottom right imprint, plate no. 102 and letter "Y" block of 20, thirteen stamps Mint N.H. including eight non-plate block stamps, few h.r. where perf separations reinforced, few other separations including bottom selvage along three stamps, top left stamp small tear, thin spot in imprint selvage, otherwise Very Good-Fine, a scarce and impressive multiple, ex "MLG", Scott value $6,860.00

Bid on this lot

E. 1,500-2,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
257
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 257, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Complete sheet of 100, imprint selvage at sides and two bottom imprint, plate no. 58 and letter "M" blocks of eight, original gum, nearly all stamps are Mint N.H. including both plate blocks, narrow h.r. slivers along edges of top row stamps, in right selvage and in ungummed portion of bottom selvage, these applied to sensibly reinforce the edges but there are some perf separations due to slight telescoping of perfs, most evident next to the two side imprints, deep rich color, unusually well-centered -- especially for a complete sheet

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SHEET OF 100 OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE. THIS FORMAT WAS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE PHILATELIC AGENCY IN WASHINGTON D.C. THIS IS THE FIRST COMPLETE SHEET WE HAVE OFFERED IN AT LEAST 30 YEARS.

For the Columbian series, all of the 1c stamps and most but not all of the 2c stamps were printed from 200-subject plates, with horizontal guide arrows between the two panes of 100. The perforating machine simultaneously applied horizontal perforations and cut the 200-stamp sheets into panes of 100, normally leaving a trace of the guide arrow on the straight edge of each pane. Some of the 2c stamps and all of the 3c-$5.00 stamps were printed on smaller presses from plates of 100 subjects, with no guide arrows. When the perforating machine applied horizontal perforations to sheets from the 100-subject plates, the cutting blade, in the same position, removed either the top or bottom sheet margin (and plate number), depending on how the sheet was fed into the perforator, reducing by half the potential number of Columbian plate blocks that might have been available to collectors. This is also why so many Columbian stamps are reperforated at top or bottom rather than at the sides--10 stamps from every 100-subject sheet (or pane) would have a straight edge at either top or bottom. The 100-subject sheets were then divided into panes of 50 for distribution and sale at post offices. The undivided full sheets of 100, as offered here, were only available from the Philatelic Agency in Washington D.C.

Scott value $70,400.00 as Mint N.H. plate blocks and singles (10 singles hinged)

Bid on this lot

E. 30,000-40,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
258
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 258, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238), 15c Columbian (238)15c Columbian (238). Top imprint and plate no. 58 block of six, top right and center stamps lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper

FINE-VERY FINE TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

This is the first top position plate block of any size we have offered since our 2009 "MLG" sale.

Bid on this lot

4,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
259
nhbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 259, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H. block of 25 with right imprint selvage and stellar plate crack, deep rich color, extraordinarily choice centering throughout, some perf separations

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-CENTERED LARGE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Scott value $16,875.00 for Mint N.H. singles without premium for the imprint

Bid on this lot

E. 7,500-10,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
260
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 260, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239), 30c Columbian (239)30c Columbian (239). Bottom imprint, plate no. 59 and letter "N" block of eight, original gum, several stamps in bottom row Mint N.H., top row stamps glazed gum, gorgeous color, attractive centering and margins, some minor perf separations

VERY FINE APPEARING PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

A Power Search review found fewer than fifteen 30c Columbian plate blocks in this more desirable eight-stamp size.

Bid on this lot

10,500
Future Sale
Back to Top
261
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 261, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bottom imprint, plate no. 77 and letter "S" block of eight, original gum, three stamps on bottom row Mint N.H., deep rich color, some reinforced perfs between stamps at right

VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE WITH SEVERAL MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

The 50c Columbian is the first value of the series that was printed in much more limited quantities, with 243,750 copies versus more than 617,000 of the 30c and millions of each of the 1c-15c (or more than a billion in the case of the 2c). It is scarce as a plate block -- especially in the larger eight-stamp size -- and it exists only from the bottom position due to the way the sheets from the 100-subject plates were cut and perforated (the $4.00 also exists only as a bottom plate block -- all the other Columbian values have top and bottom plate blocks).

With 2008 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

21,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
262
og
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 262, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bottom imprint, plate no. 77 and letter "S" strip of four, original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, top left stamp small toned spot from gum at top, second spot in selvage at center, second stamp from right tiny tear at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The left stamp shows a clear plate scratch at top in "Postage". This has been plated to Position 47 of the left pane.

Ex Schwartz.

Bid on this lot

3,250
Future Sale
Back to Top
263
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 263, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Block of 15 in 5 x 3 format, original gum, three middle stamps in bottom row Mint N.H. as well as one stamp in the second row (position 9), others lightly hinged or h.r., intense shade, well-centered nearly throughout, small thin spot straddles positions 2-3, some minor perf separations

VERY FINE. AN UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTERED LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN, WITH SEVERAL MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS.

Scott value $10,150.00 as singles

Bid on this lot

E. 4,000-5,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
264
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 264, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241), $1.00 Columbian (241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Top imprint and plate no. 93 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, few perf separations expertly reinforced

FINE. A RARE TOP POSITION IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

According to Brookman, only 55,050 copies of the $1.00 Columbian were issued. It was sold out before all of the other dollar values, probably because it was the most affordable of the dollar-value stamps. Speculation soon drove the price to $5.00 but it soon fell again, to about $1.50.

Power Search, which includes all of our auctions from 1994 onwards plus our Rarities sales from 1964 and select older name sales, contains only four other plate blocks of the $1.00 Columbian from the top position (including the half-pane of 25), most with similar centering.

Bid on this lot

45,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
265
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 265, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245), $1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245). Blocks of four, original gum, $1.00 slightly disturbed and couple h.r., $2.00 top pair lightly hinged and bottom pair Mint N.H., natural gum crease thru right pair is also evident on front in cross-lighting, $3.00 minor h.r., $4.00 lightly hinged, bottom pair light crease and one stamp small natural fiber inclusion, $5.00 one stamp small h.r., left pair light natural gum creases, top right stamp natural small straw inclusion, each block is well-centered, only the $1.00 qualifies as slightly less so

FRESH AND VERY FINE SET OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE DOLLAR VALUE COLUMBIANS.

$4.00 with 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott value $43,350.00 as hinged blocks of four except $2.00 as two hinged and two Mint N.H. singles

Bid on this lot

Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 265, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245), $1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245)
Image 2
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 265, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245), $1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245)
Image 3
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 265, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245), $1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245)
Image 4
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 265, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245), $1.00-$5.00 Columbian (241-245)
Image 5
E. 15,000-20,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
266
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 266, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Block of four, original gum, intense shade and impression, unusually choice centering, bottom stamps with horizontal crease, few perf separations sensibly and expertly reinforced

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN THE OLIVE GREEN SHADE.

Ex Schwartz.

Bid on this lot

8,250
Future Sale
Back to Top
267
og
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 267, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Pale Aniline Rose, Columbian (244a), $4.00 Pale Aniline Rose, Columbian (244a)$4.00 Pale Aniline Rose, Columbian (244a). Bottom imprint, plate no. 107 and letter "C C" strip of four, original gum, very lightly hinged, brilliant aniline shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE PALE ANILINE ROSE SHADE. ONE OF THE FINEST POSITION MULTIPLES OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

The $4.00 Columbian, depicting "Isabella--Columbus," is based on an unknown portrait of Queen Isabella and a portrait of Columbus from a painting by Lorenzo Lotto. The vignette was engraved by Alfred Jones and the frame and lettering by George H. Seymour. 26,350 stamps were printed from Plate 107, and according to Luff 3,357 were destroyed.

All of the Columbians printed from 100-subject plates (2c thru $5.00) are known with both top and bottom imprint and plate numbers except for the 50c and the $4.00, from which only bottom imprint and plate numbers are known. Depending on how the sheet was fed into the perforator, either the top or bottom selvage was cut away and a straight edge was left in its place. For the 50c and $4.00, it appears that the entire supply was fed into the perforator in the same manner, preserving the bottom selvage and eliminating all top imprint and plate numbers (or any kind of top selvage).

From our 1992 Rarities of the World sale. With 2006 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

40,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
268
og
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 268, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Bottom imprint, plate no. 108 and letter "D D" strip of four, original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade and detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult multiple

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER STRIP OF FOUR OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The $5.00 bottom imprint, plate number 108 and letter "D D" block of eight is believed to be unique (ex "MLG", Siegel Sale 971). Therefore, a strip of four is the only practical means to show the complete imprint and plate number with plate letter. This choice $5.00 Columbian imprint and plate number strip is one of the two finest, second only to the Mint N.H. strip last sold in our 2015 Rarities of the World sale for $100,000 hammer.

Ex Schwartz. With 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

55,000
Future Sale
Back to Top
269
ogbl
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 269, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Block of four with plate no. 108 and part imprint at bottom, original gum, h.r., beautiful shade with remarkably detailed impression, perf separations sensibly reinforced where selvage is partly separated, bottom left stamp with small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE WITH PLATE NUMBER AND PART IMPRINT.

If the two stamps had not been removed at right, this would be a full plate block of six worth $200,000 or more. In any case, this plate number and part imprint block is rare and very exhibit-worthy.

Ex Schwartz. Scott value as a block with no premium for the position.

Bid on this lot

11,500
Future Sale
Back to Top
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy