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Sale 678

The Harold B. Nogle Collection
of the Origins and Progression of Plate Numbers


1893 Columbian Issue




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Lot 1030
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1893, 1¢-15¢ Columbians (Scott 230//238), 31 different plate number singles or pairs, #230 plate numbers 48 used, 65, 150, 159 pair, 162, 197 pair, 198 pair, #231 plate numbers 1, 2, 28 pair, 29 pair, 31, 42, 43 pair, 44, 60, 79, 81, 88, 90, 115 used, 119 pair, 122 pair, 142, 166, #232 plate numbers 57 used and 75, #233 plate number 47 single, #236 plate number 133, #237 plate number 99, #238 plate number 58. Condition is mixed, with occasional gum bends, skips or creases, Overall fresh and bright with diverse selection of these scarce plate numbers, o.g., hinged, Very Good to Very Fine, A quite remarkable collection, probably the only one of it's type currently on the market.
Scott $936+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1031

1893, 2¢ Columbian (Scott 231), plate number 183 and imprint single, o.g., never hinged (natural vertical gum skip), jumbo balanced margins, extremely fresh and choice, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1032

1893, $1 Columbian (Scott 241), bottom plate number 93 single, o.g., lightly hinged; a couple small gum creases, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce position, this being the only plate number of this high value.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1033

1893, $3 Columbian (Scott 243), top plate number 106 single, o.g., never hinged, lightly hinged in ungummed portion of selvage, wonderfully fresh and choice with sensational color printed on clean white paper, with multiple factors each adding to the increasing rarity, Fine to Very Fine, this may be the only never hinged example of this only plate number of this high value Columbian.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 1034

1893, $4 Columbian (Scott 244a), bottom plate number 107 single, o.g., lightly hinged, Choice Very Fine, exceptionally rare position piece, this being the only plate number of this high value, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 1035

1893, $5 Columbian (Scott 245), bottom plate number 108 single, o.g., hinge remnant; tiny thin at right and small gum crease lower left, otherwise Fine, a sensational example of this rare bottom plate number, this being the only plate number of this high value.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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