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1893 Columbian Issue
 
 
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Lot 1909
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to $5 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 230P4-245P4), Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,110.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,140.
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Lot 1910

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), o.g., never hinged, massive jumbo margins all around; an unbelievable stamp in Post Office fresh condition, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $105.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1911

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), o.g., lightly hinged, massive jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine.
Scott $55.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1912

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, a fresh and pleasing mint stamp with enormous JUMBO margins; a nifty stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $228.
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Lot 1913

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, deep rich hue and sharp impression, large balanced margins, lovely example, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $165.
Scott $160.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $96.
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Lot 1914

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh stamp with clear impression; for some reason the 15 cent Columbian is one of the most difficult values to find in top condition, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 1915

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., never hinged (minor natural gum crease along bottom of stamp), Post Office fresh mint stamp in marvelous condition, Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1916

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), o.g., never hinged, tremendous example with well proportioned margins and gleaming fresh color; as fresh and choice on the back as it is on the front; simply gorgeous, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,050.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1917

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), o.g., never hinged, handsome mint stamp with warm rich color, in a wonderful mint state, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1918

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh stamp in immaculate condition; rarely found in this fabulous state of preservation, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $1,000.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1919

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., never hinged, among the finest known never hinged examples of this stamp; an incredible stamp featuring unusually large margins and eye-arresting color; this monumental mint stamp is in a category all its own, as it's in a wonderful state of preservation, unlike anything we've seen previously, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1920

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., never hinged, delightful top quality stamp in a most impressive Post Office fresh condition, Very Fine, as fresh and choice as the very first day it was issued—rare thus, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,160.
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Lot 1921

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh stamp; a stunning "fresh to market" stamp with sumptuous color printed on clean white paper; simply amazing quality, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,240.
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Lot 1922

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., hinged, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,050.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1923
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), unused without gum, magnificent top quality example, with prodigious margins, and electrifying color; a big time example, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $700.
Scott $550.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 1924

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., previously hinged, select stamp in flawless condition; exuberant color and wonderful overall freshness, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 1925

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., lightly hinged (gum creases), rich color and detailed impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1926
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), regummed over small thin, inexpensive stamp with beautiful appearance, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $156.
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Lot 1927
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), double oval New York registry cancel, handsome well margined example in flawless condition; beautiful large margins and smashing color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $825.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $720.
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Lot 1928
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), neat black cancellation, handsome example with extremely intense color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1929

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., never hinged, premium example with eye-arresting color and strong impression; it's hard to imagine how this stamp has remained in pristine never hinged condition over the last 124 years, Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
SMQ F 70; $1,850.
Scott $3,800.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1930

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., previously hinged, delightful fresh stamp that's impeccably fresh with wonderful eye appeal, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1931

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), disturbed o.g. from hinge removal, vivid fresh example in flawless condition; very pretty, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1932

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), disturbed o.g. due to small adherences, decent example of this popular issue; besides the slight adherence the stamp in completely sound, Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1933
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), unused without gum, a flawless example with radiating color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1934
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), New York registry cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ $775 VF-XF 85.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $570.
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Lot 1935
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), extremely light registry cancellation, pleasing example with intense color; quite unusual when found with such a light cancel; a pretty stamp; trivial pressed out crease at bottom left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1936
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), popular dollar value; faults, otherwise Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1937
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), neatly struck cancellation at top right corner, sensational top quality stamp, with gleaming rich color and excellent centering; a true condition rarity, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F.C. and 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,750.
Scott $800.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1938

1893, Columbian, $3 olive green (Scott 243a), disturbed o.g., deep rich color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate for block which was graded XF-Superb 95.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1939

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), o.g., never hinged, impeccably fresh $3 Columbian with gleaming rich color; a delightful stamp in immaculate condition, just like it was freshly broken from the sheet, Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 1940
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), regummed, very pleasing example of this popular stamp; vibrant rich color on lily white paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750 for without gum.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1941
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), regummed, some people argue $3 is the most difficult of the Columbian high values; a couple trivial inclusions, Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1942
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1893, Columbian, $3 olive green (Scott 243a), double oval New York registry cancel, magnificent example of the desirable olive green shade; a well margined stamp with excellent centering, Very Fine, with 1984 and 1995 P.F. certificates and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $825.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 1943
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), neatly struck black cancellation, sound and attractive stamp with warm rich color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1944

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), o.g., never hinged, extraordinary example of this rarely offered mint stamp; glowing rich color and sharp detailed impression; a First-Class example fresh to the market that would enhance any great collection, Fine to Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,900.
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Lot 1945

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), o.g., hinge remnant, lovely and attractive inexpensive example; small thin and translucent inclusion at bottom, Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1946

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), disturbed o.g., beautiful inexpensive example; tiny thin speck at bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1947
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1893, Columbian, $4 rose carmine (Scott 244a), regummed, lovely inexpensive example; reperforated at top, light inclusion at top, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $510.
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Lot 1948
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), light New York circle date cancels, phenomenal example with near perfect centering and gleaming rich color; a true condition rarity destined for placement in a collection of distinction, Extremely Fine, with 1967 P.F. certificate and 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $2,150.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 1949
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), beautiful "Hoboken, NJ" town cancellation, exceedingly fresh example nicely complimented by a town cancel instead of the usual heavy registry postmark; two nibbed perfs, one along the left side, the other at top left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 1950

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), o.g., never hinged, a phenomenal mint, never hinged stamp; prooflike color and impression; a great stamp in a quality seldom seen, Fine to Very Fine, a true condition rarity, as high-value Columbians are rarely found in pristine mint condition, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $10,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $9,600.
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Lot 1951

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), o.g., previously hinged, impeccably fresh example with well proportioned margins and clearly etched impression, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 1952

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), disturbed o.g. from hinge removal, impressive stamp with generous margins and intense Jet-Black color; premium $5 Columbian in flawless condition, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 1953

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), disturbed o.g., premium quality $5 Columbian with dazzling color; completely sound stamp with good looking appearance, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 1954
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), trace of cancellation along bottom left corner, absolutely stunning top quality example in flawless condition; with extremely intense color and detailed impression; one could search for years to find another used $5 Columbian with such wonderful attributes, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1955

1893, Columbian, 1¢ deep blue and 2¢ brown violet (Scott 230, 231), left or right sheet margin blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, vivid rich colors; both blocks are incredibly fresh and choice, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $280 for singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1956

1893, Columbian, 1¢ deep blue (Scott 230), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, stunning GEM quality mint block in a marvelous state of preservation; immaculate condition both front and back - with full and unblemished gum; as most multiples of this quality have long ago been broken for choice singles, finding one in this condition is a wonderful opportunity, Extremely Fine.
Scott $140 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 1957

1893, Columbian, 2¢ brown violet (Scott 231), top right corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, massive balanced margins all around; the freshest and choicest example one could imagine; a true GEM of philately destined for a collection of distinction, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $575.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 1958

1893, Columbian, 2¢ brown violet (Scott 231), top margin imprint block of 4, o.g., never hinged, vivid fresh color; premium position block in pristine condition, Fine.
Scott $140 as singles.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $72.
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Lot 1959

1893, Columbian, 2¢ brown violet (Scott 231), block of 9 with part imprint at right, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh; an immaculate mint block with lots of eye appeal, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $315.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $204.
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Lot 1960

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), block of 6, o.g., never hinged, exquisite top quality multiple in a wonderful mint state, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $630.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1961
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1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), block of 16, o.g., hinge remnants (10 stamps never hinged), eye catching large multiple with alluring rich color and some nicely centered stamps, Fine.
Scott $1,275 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1962

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), block of 9, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh block that would yield lovely singles if broken up; perforation separations at right, torn perf at top of right center stamp, light gum disturbance on top right and right center stamps, light fingerprint on left center stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,440.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1963

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), block of 12, with part imprint in right side selvage, o.g., never hinged, nice big block featuring beautiful color of great intensity, Fine.
Scott $1,920 for singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1964
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1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), bottom plate block of 8, o.g., lightly hinged (6 stamps never hinged), outstanding top quality plate with wide selvage, fabulous centering, and exquisite color; a true showpiece, Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1965

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), top plate block of 8 and letter "D", o.g., previously hinged, nice inexpensive example of this lovely plate block; reinforced perf separations at center and two thins in top two stamps at left, otherwise Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1966

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, captivating fresh color and sharp impression; a superior multiple with the left two stamps being particularly choice, Extremely Fine.
Scott $640 for singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1967

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), block of 4, o.g., never hinged (top left stamp with natural gum crease), appealing multiple with exquisite color - a brilliant shade printed on clean white paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $640 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1968
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1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), block of 4, o.g., 3 stamps hinged, top left stamp never hinged, marvelous deep shade; a sterling example featuring electrifying color, Very Fine.
Scott $325 for singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 1969

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), bottom plate block of 6, slightly disturbed o.g., remarkable example of this rare multiple; a lovely wide selvaged plate with captivating color; among the choicest available, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 1970

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, striking multiple with eye arresting color, as if it just came off the printing press; a sound and attractive example of this terribly elusive block, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 1971

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), bottom pair with plate number and part imprint, disturbed o.g.; small repaired selvage tear at bottom left, tiny inclusion on left stamp, Very Good to Fine, this is the only reported plate number of this exceptionally rare complete plate number pair.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,560.
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