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)
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.
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
Ex Fox and "Lake Shore".
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
Ex Hall. Scott value as singles
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
FRESH AND FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate
FINE AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
With 2002 P.S.E. certificate
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)
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE ROSE CARMINE SHADE.
With 2002 P.F. certificate
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
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.
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)