Sale 1244 — The Arthur S. Przybyl Collection of United States, Confederate States and Hawaii

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 November, 2021

Category — 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
320
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Sale 1244, Lot 320, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c-50c Columbian (230-236, 238, 240). 19 unused stamps, including four Mint N.H. 1c (one P.S.E. graded 85), two Mint N.H. 2c, two Mint N.H. and one hinged 3c (Mint N.H. P.S.E. graded 80, hinged graded 85), one Mint N.H. and one hinged 4c (hinged with part imprint selvage), two Mint N.H. 5c, one Mint N.H. and one hinged 6c, Mint N.H. 8c, two hinged 15c (one small perf flaw), finally hinged 50c, Fine-Very Fine, five certificates accompany

2,072
700
321
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Sale 1244, Lot 321, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)1c-50c Columbian (230-240). Blocks of four, including extra 2c and 6c, the 1c, 2c (one), 6c (one) and 8c blocks Mint N.H., one 5c stamp Mint N.H., 50c disturbed original gum, few h.r., deep rich colors, couple trivial flaws mostly confined to minor perf separations, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive assemblage of blocks of four of the Columbians through the 50c, ex Hall, Scott value in excess of

6,400
1,900
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322
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Sale 1244, Lot 322, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233). Bottom imprint and plate no. 19 block of six, original gum, bottom stamps Mint N.H., fresh color, choice centering, Extremely Fine

950
550
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323
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Sale 1244, Lot 323, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H. with part of left sheet selvage, deep rich color in the darker of the two recognized shades, bright paper, unusually wide margins, natural inclusion speck in top margin

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED 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.

Ex Hall. With 1970 and 1999 P.F. certificates.

32,500
18,500
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324
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Sale 1244, Lot 324, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., rich color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate

140
225
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325
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Sale 1244, Lot 325, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234). Block of four with part imprint selvage at right, original gum, faintly hinged at center, rich color and detailed impression, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, the right pair is particularly choice

225
200
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326
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Sale 1244, Lot 326, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)10c Columbian (237). Mint N.H., fresh color, precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

250
225
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327
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Sale 1244, Lot 327, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., vivid color and beautiful centering, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

675
475
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328
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Sale 1244, Lot 328, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)30c Columbian (239). Top imprint and plate no. 59 block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color, unusually choice centering, selvage slightly reduced

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Ex Fox and "Lake Shore".

7,500
2,700
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329
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Sale 1244, Lot 329, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240). Disturbed original gum, intense color, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

450
160
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330
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Sale 1244, Lot 330, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Original gum, vivid color, fresh and Fine, with photocopy of 2000 P.F. certificate for vertical pair (top stamp)

1,000
375
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331
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Sale 1244, Lot 331, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Block of four, original gum, bright color, bottom stamps horizontal crease at bottom, unpunched perfs and short perf at lower left, otherwise Fine, ex Hall

4,500
950
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332
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Sale 1244, Lot 332, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp impression, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,050
850
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333
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Sale 1244, Lot 333, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, deep rich color, attractive margins, Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,050
650
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334
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Sale 1244, Lot 334, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H. block of four, detailed impression, bottom right stamp corner crease at bottom right

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Ex Hall. Scott value as singles

14,000
3,250
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335
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Sale 1244, Lot 335, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, unusually well-centered with wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE WELL-CENTERED, MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate

4,350
4,000
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336
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Sale 1244, Lot 336, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression

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

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

4,350
2,100
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337
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Sale 1244, Lot 337, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, h.r., rich color, short perf at bottom, otherwise Fine

1,400
400
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338
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Sale 1244, Lot 338, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, rich color in the Olive Green shade, fresh and Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,400
800
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339
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Sale 1244, Lot 339, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Block of four, original gum, few h.r., deep Olive Green shade, attractive centering and margins, bottom pair horizontal crease, top left stamp short crease at top and small stain spot at lower right, some minor perf separations, otherwise Fine-Very Fine and presentable block

8,250
2,900
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340
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Sale 1244, Lot 340, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Mint N.H., brilliant color, attractive centering and margins

FINE AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2002 P.S.E. certificate

7,000
5,000
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341
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Sale 1244, Lot 341, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Block of four, original gum, couple large h.r. at top and h.r. sliver at bottom, bright color, centered to top

FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2015 P.F. certificate as No. 244 (there is no difference in Scott value between 244 and 244a)

10,000
4,000
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342
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Sale 1244, Lot 342, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Rose Carmine, Columbian (244a). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE ROSE CARMINE SHADE.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,700
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343
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Sale 1244, Lot 343, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., intense shade, attractive centering and margins.

VERY FINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

The rarity of the $5.00 Columbian in Mint N.H. condition is easily explained. For more than a century, collectors have proudly hinged this highest value of the Columbian set in their albums, and the vast majority of stamps have not escaped the hinge. Only the break-up of blocks, which rarely contain Mint N.H. stamps, has provided the few Extremely Fine Mint N.H. $5.00 Columbian stamps extant today.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

9,500
8,000
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344
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Sale 1244, Lot 344, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Disturbed original gum, h.r., intense shade, balanced and extra wide margins, particularly at top and bottom, Extremely Fine

2,300
1,100
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345
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Sale 1244, Lot 345, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, well-centered, single misaligned perf hole at lower left, appears Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

2,300
950
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346
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Sale 1244, Lot 346, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Block of four, original gum, intense shade, bottom left stamp tiny tear at bottom

FINE-VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The $5.00 Columbian, depicting "Columbus" is based on a portrait taken from a medal, possibly of Spanish origin. The same portrait design was used for the commemorative half-dollar issued for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. The vignette was engraved by Alfred Jones, the frame by George Skinner and Douglas S. Ronaldson, and the lettering by Ronaldson alone. A total of 27,350 stamps were printed from Plate 108, and according to Luff 5,506 were destroyed.

11,500
4,750
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347
 
Sale 1244, Lot 347, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, deep dark color on fresh paper, bold cancel still leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A MASSIVE USED $5.00 COLUMBIAN. RARE WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS.

Ex "Tahoe". With 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $2,275.00)

1,175
1,400
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