Sale 1240 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
296
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Sale 1240, Lot 296, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c Columbian (230). Top left half-pane of 50 with imprint selvage at left and imprint, plate no. 149 and letter "MM" at top, original gum, most stamps Mint N.H., hinged in the top and bottom rows and a couple other stamps, gum wrinkle affects positions 15 and 20, rich color on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
950
297
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3c Columbian (232). Sheet of 100 with two imprint, plate no. 76 and letter "R" at top, imprints at sides, most stamps Mint N.H., four stamps at bottom and top selvage with h.r., unfortunately there are extensive separations with a block of 35 at lower left separated and with other significant separations including in plate blocks, its current condition is stabilized to some extent as it is between two sheets of plexiglass, few small faults, still an impressive multiple, centering varies but we do see some well-centered singles so its value as a multiple is limited at best, Scott value as two hinged plate blocks, four hinged singles and 80 Mint N.H. singles

10,680
1,800
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298
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Sale 1240, Lot 298, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum described on accompanying certificate as disturbed but we feel this is overly harsh, rich color, certificate also notes a small corner crease which is limited to the corner perf tip and is difficult to detect, we believe reperfed at top which is not noted on certificate

FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 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 other 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 2002 P.S.E. certificate as described above

17,500
5,250
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299
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Sale 1240, Lot 299, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., well-centered with wide margins, deep rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

140
275
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300
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Sale 1240, Lot 300, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 104 selvage, rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

140
950
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301
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Sale 1240, Lot 301, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. block of four with left imprint selvage, pretty color, attractive centering, fresh and Very Fine position block, Scott value as singles without premium for the imprint

360
450
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302
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Sale 1240, Lot 302, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., excellent centering, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates

200
350
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303
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Sale 1240, Lot 303, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H. with bottom part imprint selvage, detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

675
450
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304
 
Sale 1240, Lot 304, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c-$4.00 Columbian (240-244). Rich colors, different cancels including target on $4.00, fresh and Fine sound group

2,975
0
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305
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Sale 1240, Lot 305, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, bright color, strong Fine, with 1980 and 2004 P.F. certificates

1,000
700
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306
 
Sale 1240, Lot 306, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Bright color, lightly struck target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

525
750
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307
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Sale 1240, Lot 307, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, sharp impression, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
1,000
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308
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Sale 1240, Lot 308, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderful deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,500
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309
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Sale 1240, Lot 309, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, wide margins and well-centered, tiny thin spot at top, small crease at bottom, appears Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,400
700
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310
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Sale 1240, Lot 310, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, h.r., strong color, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,200
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311
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Sale 1240, Lot 311, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade, crisp impression, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,300
1,700
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312
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Sale 1240, Lot 312, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, crisp impression, Very Fine

2,300
1,700
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313
 
Sale 1240, Lot 313, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Choice centering and margins, oval registry cancel, incredibly fresh on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

2,300
1,500
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