Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 November, 2021

Category — 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1488
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Sale 1245, Lot 1488, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., magnificent centering, wide margins and intense shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MARVELOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. ONLY THREE GRADE HIGHER.

With 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,000.00). Only three grade higher (at 95J, 98 and 100) and only eight share this grade. We have offered only one other at this grade, in 2010.

1,300
9,000
1489
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Sale 1245, Lot 1489, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., deep rich color, unusually choice centering, light crease at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate noting "Apparent Centering: XF-Superb 95" and graded (VF 80; SMQ $1,500.00)

1,300
800
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1490
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Sale 1245, Lot 1490, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,300
1,000
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1491
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Sale 1245, Lot 1491, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, intense shade and impression, wide and beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)

450
1,800
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1492
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Sale 1245, Lot 1492, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

450
325
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1493
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Sale 1245, Lot 1493, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240). Slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

450
325
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1494
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1c-$5.00 Columbian (230-245). Unused set on old European album page, most no gum, $5.00 with part original gum, several well-centered, mixed condition, some small faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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1495
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Sale 1245, Lot 1495, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.. A WONDERFUL STAMP.

Ex Hall. With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90, SMQ $14,250.00). Only three grade higher (at 95, we have not sold one since 2012) and seven others share this grade. Apart from the example offered here we have not offered another at this grade since 2011.

3,400
8,500
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1496
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Sale 1245, Lot 1496, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, brilliant color, exceptional centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,750.00). Only three unused stamps grade higher (all hinged, at 98)

1,000
2,600
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1497
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Sale 1245, Lot 1497, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., bright shade, crisp impression, Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate

3,400
1,600
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1498
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Sale 1245, Lot 1498, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, well-centered, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 ogPH)

1,000
1,200
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1499
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Sale 1245, Lot 1499, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color, Fine, with photocopy of 1978 P.F. certificate for a block

1,000
425
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1500
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1500, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Bright shade, neat Baltimore registry oval cancel, thin spot at center, Extremely Fine appearance

525
200
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1501
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Sale 1245, Lot 1501, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., excellent centering, rich color on fresh paper, small natural inclusion in the right margin

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $3,750.00)

3,500
1,800
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1502
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Sale 1245, Lot 1502, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and crisp impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only five unused $2.00 Columbian stamps grade higher than this example (four hinged and one Mint N.H.)

1,050
3,750
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1503
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Sale 1245, Lot 1503, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., crisp impression, Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $1,700.00)

3,500
1,300
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1504
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Sale 1245, Lot 1504, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,500
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1505°
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1505, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Gorgeous color on fresh paper, wide and balanced margins, remarkable face-free strike of duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN, WITH A CANCEL ALLOWING AN UNOBSCURED VIEW OF THE "COLUMBUS IN CHAINS" DESIGN.

With 2021 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four used stamps grade higher (all at 98).

525
2,200
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1506
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1506, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Crisp impression, light strike of oval registry cancel, wide and well-balanced margins, thin spot at center, Extremely Fine appearance

525
250
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1507
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1507, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Deep rich color, choice centering, bold oval grid cancel and duplex datestamp, single pulled perf at top right, otherwise Extremely Fine

525
180
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1508
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1508, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Bright shade, bold oval grid cancel, light creases, Very Fine appearance

525
190
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1509
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Sale 1245, Lot 1509, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, almost perfect centering, bright and fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00)

1,400
3,750
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1510
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Sale 1245, Lot 1510, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually wide and beautifully balanced margins, intense color in a dark shade, proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ESPECIALLY EYE-APPEALING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ). The "XQ" denotes extraordinary quality.

1,400
2,800
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1511
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Sale 1245, Lot 1511, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, well-centered, we believe it is reperfed at bottom but P.S.E. does not agree and it is not mentioned on either accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance and scarce in Mint N.H. condition, ex "Golden Oak", with 1978 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates as sound (VF 80; SMQ $5,250.00)

4,350
3,250
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1512
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Sale 1245, Lot 1512, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., bright color, Very Fine, a scarce stamp in Mint N.H. condition, with 2002 and 2016 P.F. certificates

4,350
2,600
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1513
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Sale 1245, Lot 1513, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., bright color, fresh and Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

4,350
1,100
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1514
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Sale 1245, Lot 1514, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, small h.r., rich color, small natural gum wrinkle at top right, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $1,450.00), this was likely downgraded due to the small natural gum wrinkle

1,400
850
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1515
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1515, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Vivid color, wide beautifully balanced margins, lightly cancelled by double-oval handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS, LIGHTLY CANCELLED AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Approximately half the quantity of $3.00 Columbian stamps was issued compared to each of the $1.00 and $2.00. We do not know the distribution of quantity for the two shades. Sales of the Columbians were disappointing to the post office, as collectors complained about the high price of the stamps. Plans to print additional quantities were cancelled. There was speculation in the dollar-value Columbians at the time they were issued, and the quantity which were used was fairly small.

Ex Kirke. With 1990 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,850.00). Of the Yellow Green shade $3.00 Columbian, only two grade higher (at 98).

775
2,800
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1516
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Sale 1245, Lot 1516, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Pale Aniline Rose, Columbian (244a). Mint N.H., brilliant color in the aniline-ink shade, attractive margins and centering, bright and fresh

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED $4.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE PALE ANILINE ROSE SHADE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate. 2008 P.F. certificate graded F-VF 75 no longer accompanies. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $7,250.00).

7,000
5,750
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1517
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Sale 1245, Lot 1517, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, beautiful warm color on bright paper, precise centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE ROSE CARMINE SHADE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to the Rose Carmine sub-shade, Scott 244a, in any category in the P.S.E. Population Report. Only three other hinged stamps and one Mint N.H. share this grade.

2,000
5,750
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1518
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Sale 1245, Lot 1518, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN THE ROSE CARMINE SHADE.

With 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

2,000
1,600
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1519
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Sale 1245, Lot 1519, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

2,000
2,200
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1520
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1520, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Bright shade, light strike of red cancel, few natural inclusions, single short perf at top right, otherwise Very Fine

975
600
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1520A
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Sale 1245, Lot 1520A, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00-$5.00 Columbian (244-245). Unused (regummed), well-centered, $4.00 with wide margins, each with small faults, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance

Sale 1245, Lot 1520A, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)
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2,150
1,200
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1521
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Sale 1245, Lot 1521, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright white paper, fresh in ever respect

FINE. A LOVELY MINT NEVER-HINGED $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

As the top value of the popular Columbian issue, the $5.00 has been proudly hinged into albums for more than 125 years, leaving few Mint N.H. examples available to today's collectors.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate

9,500
5,250
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1522
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Sale 1245, Lot 1522, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum which is called slightly disturbed only on most recent certificate, intense shade and proof-like impression, outstanding centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1994 and 2007 P.F. certificates as "previously hinged" (XF-Superb 95). With 2015 P.S.E. certificate stating "slightly disturbed o.g." (DOG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,500.00 for original gum)

2,300
4,250
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1523
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Sale 1245, Lot 1523, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep shade, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate

2,300
2,000
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1524
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Sale 1245, Lot 1524, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, nicely centered, rich shade and detailed impression, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

2,300
1,900
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1525
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Sale 1245, Lot 1525, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Disturbed original gum, intense shade, Very Fine and choice, with 1981 P.F. certificate as "original gum"

2,300
1,500
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1526
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Sale 1245, Lot 1526, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, barest trace of what may be hinging, deep shade, straight edge at top, Very Fine, a rare dollar-value Columbian which retains its straight edge (most have been reperfed)

2,300
500
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1527
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Sale 1245, Lot 1527, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Unused (regummed), nicely centered with well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (RG, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,350.00)

1,150
850
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1528
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1528, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Crisp impression, light strike of target cancel, single perf added at lower right, otherwise Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate as sound

1,175
750
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