Sale Number: 645
Sale Date: Saturday, April 20, 1985
1985 Rarities of the World

Columbian Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
191 P 1c-$5.00 Columbian Large Die Proofs Printed Directly On Card (230P1 var-245P1 var). Approximately 81/2 X 51/2", 1c, 8c and $4.00 light card soiling, negligible on last two, Very Fine Set (Image Magnifier)

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8,650 4,250
192 P 1c-$5.00 Columbians, Small Die Proofs (230P2-245P2). Complete Set on Small Gray Cards from a Roosevelt Album, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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9,300 4,500
193 ogbl 1c-8c Columbians (230-236). Imprint and Plate Number Blocks of Eight or Ten, mint except 1c and 2c hinge reinforcement in selvedge on one stamp, few have some close perfs., otherwise Fine-Very Fine

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11,225 4,000
194 og 2c Columbian, Imperforate (231b). Vertical Strip of Three, Fresh, original gum, defects as always (mostly bottom stamp), Fine-Very Fine Appearance, The Finer of the two Known Strips of Three (Image Magnifier)

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1,800 1,900
195 og 8c Columbian (236). Complete Sheet of 50, including Bottom Imprint, "II" and Plate Number 130 Block of Eight, Virtually All Mint, minor reinforcement in side selvedge, mixed centering, Most Fine-Very Fine

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3,430 1,550
196 ogbl 15c Columbian (238). Mint Top Imprint and Plate Number 5 Block of Eight, two at left touch, others Fine (Image Magnifier)

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8,250 3,750
197 ogbl 15c Columbian (238). Bottom Imprint and Plate Number 58 Block of Eight, hinge remnants, selvedge bit reduced, perfs. Close at left, Fine (Image Magnifier)

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8,250 2,200
198 c 50c Columbian (240). Well-centered, on Neat Hotel Corner Card Cover tied by "World's Fair Station Sep 15 1893" pmk, Fresh and Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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1,750 3,250
199 ogbl $1.00 Columbian (241). Block, Fresh, Rich Color, Well-centered, lightly hinged, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,800 3,250
200 c $1.00 Columbian (241). Tied on cover by "New York Jan. 3 94" Grid Duplex, cover professionally "freshened," Very Fine Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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1,900 800
201 ogbl $2.00 Columbian (242). Block, Brilliant Original Gum, minor hinge remnants, Wonderful Deep Rich Color, Very Fine, A Very Handsome Dollar Value Columbian Block (Image Magnifier)

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5,250 4,500
202 og $3.00 Columbian (243). Rich Color, Well-centered, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 2,500
203 og $3.00 Columbian (243). Bottom Imprint, "BB" and Plate Number 106 Strip of Four, Fresh, Bright Color, hinge remnants, end stamps thin spots, Fine-Very Fine Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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14,500 6,750
204 ogbl $3.00 Columbian (243). Block, Fresh, hinge remnants, three with tiny thins, otherwise Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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11,500 3,750
205 bl $3.00 Columbian (243). Block, Well-centered, Choice Dark Shade, neat Three Ring Target cancel, top left stamp trivial corner perf. crease and toning speck, otherwise Very Fine, Beautiful Block (Image Magnifier)

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5,000 4,000
206 c $3.00 Columbian (243). Well-centered, tied by Lynn, Mass. pmk. on Registered 30c Brown on Oriental Buff Entire (U338) to Colorado, stamp has minor corner crease, cover tiny mend at bottom, Extremely Fine Appearance, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,500 1,300
207 Pbl $4.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (244P4). Top Imprint, "CC" and Plate Number 107 Block of Eight, Large Margins, Wonderfully Fresh, negligible extraneous printing ink specks, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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6,250 3,500
208 og $4.00 Columbian (244). Choice Color and Margins, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 2,700
209 og $4.00 Columbian (244). Bottom "CC" Margin Single, Fresh and Bright, very light hinge mark, Large Margins, Very Fine, Beautiful Stamp, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 3,000
210 ogbl $4.00 Columbian (244). Block, Three Mint (other barest trace of hinging), Fresh Bright Color, one with tiny translucent speck, Fine, Exceptionally Handsome (Image Magnifier)

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15,500 6,500
211 bl $4.00 Columbian (244). Block, Deep Rich Color, light Four Ring Target cancel in center of block, some negligible perf. strengthening, bottom left stamp tiny margin fault, otherwise Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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6,500 4,750
212 Pbl $5.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (245P4). Top Imprint, "DD" and Plate Number 108 Block of Eight, Fresh, Large Margins, Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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8,000 4,750
213 og $5.00 Columbian (245). Exceptionally Well-centered, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 3,000
214 og $5.00 Columbian (245). Well-centered single with Part Bottom Imprint, gum trifle glazed from mount (not mentioned on accompanying P.F. Certificate), Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 2,600
215 og $5.00 Columbian (245). Wonderfully Fresh, Large Margins, without gum, Fine & Choice, with P.F. Certificate which notes "regummed" (the regumming has been subsequently removed) (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 900
216 og $5.00 Columbian (245). Mint Vertical Pair with Left Imprint Margin, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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7,500 5,500
217 ogbl $5.00 Columbian (245). Bottom Imprint, "DD" and Plate Number 108 Block of Eight, traces of original gum, some slight telescoping of horizontal perfs., minor strengthened separations, top right stamp couple blunted perfs. and some very minor gum soaks, (this is certainly one of the most attractive of the few $5.00 Columbian Plate Number Blocks of Eight in Existence), A Legendary Rarity, The "Piece de Resistance" of any Plate Number Block Collection (Image Magnifier)

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165,000 90,000
218   $5.00 Columbian (245). Tied by Extra Bold New York "J" Double Oval on Small 1894 Reg. Cover to N.H., Very Fine, Rare and Attractive, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 2,900
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