Sale Number: 913
Sale Date:
2006 Rarities of the World

1893 Columbian Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
780 nhbl 3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom left corner imprint, plate no. 76 and letter "R" block of ten, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Scott Retail as plate block of eight and two Mint N.H. singles (Image Magnifier)

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2,470 6,250
781 nhbl 3c Columbian (232). Mint N.H. bottom imprint, plate no. 56 and letter "L" block of eight, rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT COLUMBIAN.

This was recently broken from a sheet, and so has not been subjected to the stresses and potential mistreatment from handling that many other plate blocks have experienced. (Image Magnifier)

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2,200 Current Sale
782 og 4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Original gum which is very lightly hinged, the more intense of the two error shades, fresh and bright paper

VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT SOUND 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. There are two slightly different shades of the 4c error, this being the deeper of the two.

This stamp is remarkable for its pristine gum, its rich color and its overall freshness. Most examples of this rarity do not approach its freshness.

With 1975 and 1984 P.F. certificates. (Image Magnifier)

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18,500 12,500
783 og $2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, choice centering with well-balanced margins

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

Small purple backstamp. With 1989 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,250 2,600
784 og $3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, sharp proof-like impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,900 1,900
785 og $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, barely hinged, brilliant color in the true Olive Green shade, almost perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE OLIVE GREEN COLOR.

With 2000 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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1,900 Current Sale
786 ng $4.00 Columbian (244). Unused (no gum), radiant color, perfectly centered with enormous margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

We consider this stamp to be highly desirable by virtue of its color and huge margins.

With 1988 P.F. certificate. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo) (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 4,500
787   $4.00 Columbian (244). Brilliant color, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, neat strike of "Detroit Mich. Jan. 22, 1894" cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1989 P.F. certificate as on piece (which accompanies) (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 5,000
788 og $5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with balanced margins

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

With 1994 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90) (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 5,250
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