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1893 Columbian Issue




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Lot 3354
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to $5 complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 230P4-245P4), outstanding TOP QUALITY set of 16 different values; all selected for color, margins and appeal; rarely found so choice with incredible colors that are second to none, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,110.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 3355
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to 50¢ (Scott 230-240), o.g., most hinged, 239 regummed, 230 never hinged, fresh and affordable group of 11 different values, Fine.
Scott $1,353.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 3356
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1893, Columbians, 3¢ to 50¢ (Scott 232//240), including 232 (9), 233 (9 singles and 2 imprint pairs), 234 (2), 235 (2), 236 (2), 237 (3), 238, 239, 240 (2), 240 (3 used singles), some higher values used, mostly o.g., many never hinged, lovely group, mostly sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Unsold
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Lot 3357
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to 15¢ (Scott 230-238), o.g., hinged or never hinged, attractive group of 9 different values; all hinged except 231, 234 and 235 which are in immaculate mint condition; an excellent selection, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $838.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3358
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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to 10¢ (Scott 230//237), including 230 (2), 231 (2), 232 (3), 233 (3), 234 (3), 235, 236 and 237, mostly o.g., many never hinged, lovely group, mostly sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 3359

1893, Columbian, 2¢ brown violet (Scott 231), o.g., never hinged, gorgeous rich shade and finely detailed impression; a pristine mint stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, encased 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $350.
Scott $35.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3360

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), bottom right single, o.g., never hinged, magnificent corner copy, much nicer than the graded certificate of "XF-90" indicates, as the stamp is virtually perfectly centered amid enormous margins with gleaming rich color, Extremely Fine, 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-90J, 1 of 20 examples to achieve this grade.
SMQ $235.
Scott $110.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $190.
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Lot 3361

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), left margin single, o.g., never hinged, an unbelievable example with JUMBO margins and breathtaking rich color, a great stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $110.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 3362

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, well centered and fresh color; light crease and blind perf on top right stamp, light gum disturbance on lower right stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $420.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 3363

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), o.g., lightly hinged, tremendous showpiece with huge boardwalk margins and glowing fresh color, a premium TOP QUALITY stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP-95J, 1 of 8 examples at this lofty grade.
SMQ $275.
Scott $55.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3364

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), o.g., never hinged (minor gum bend), lively bright color and sharp clear impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $160.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $100.
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Lot 3365
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1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), top plate number and imprint strip of 4, o.g., hinge remnants in selvage only, left 2 stamps very lightly hinged, and the right 2 stamps are never hinged, incredible multiple, with breathtaking deep rich color printed on bright white paper, a magnificent showpiece, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3366

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), slightly disturbed o.g., Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90; $105.
SMQ XF 90; $105.
Scott $55.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3367

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., slightly disturbed gum, and hinge remnants re-inforcing horizontal and vertical perforations, lovely fresh plate; the bottom three stamps are marvelous large margined examples, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3368

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), o.g., never hinged, a solid stamp with outstanding color, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $160.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 3369
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1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), block of 4, o.g., bottom right stamp lightly hinged (other 3 stamps never hinged), vivid fresh shade; an impressive multiple, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $535 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3370

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh and choice example with enormous boardwalk margins, Extremely Fine, encased 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $675.
Scott $160.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3371

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3372

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., hinged, gigantic balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $53.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3373

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, well margined stamp in Post Office fresh condition, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2000 P.F. certificate for pair from which it came, this being the top stamp.
Scott $160.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3374

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown (Scott 237), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2016 P.F. certificates graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3375

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown (Scott 237), o.g., never hinged, wide margined right sheet margin single with sensual rich color, Very Fine.
Scott $285.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3376

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown (Scott 237), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), immense margins, and sensational color, the desirable deep shade, Extremely Fine.
Scott $100.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3377

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown and 15¢ dark green (Scott 237, 238), bottom margin single, the selvedge has become separated, o.g., lightly hinged if at all, pristine Post Office fresh stamp in immaculate condition, as fresh as the first day it was issued; 15¢ with a few trivial gum soaked perforations, otherwise Fine, each with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 3378

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., very lightly hinged, bold prooflike color; an impressive large margined stamp, Very Fine, with 1993 and 2002 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3379

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), bottom margin single with part imprint, o.g., lightly hinged, outstanding large margined stamp with fabulous deep color, just a great stamp, Extremely Fine.
Scott $240.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3380

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., barest trace of hinge, rich color and razor sharp impression, a gorgeous example, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3381
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1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), expertly regummed, magnificent rich shade, a choice centered 50¢ Columbian with nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine, 2013 P.S.E. graded "XF 90" certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3382

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., hinged, desirable top quality example with fiery bright color and finely etched impression; a remarkable $1 Columbian, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 3383

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., hinged, Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 3384

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., heavy hinge remnants, deep saturated color; small thin spot, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3385
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), regummed, a sound and attractive $1 Columbian with warm rich color, Very Fine.
Scott $500 for no gum.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3386
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), neat duplex cancellation, deep vibrant shade, pretty stamp; light horizontal crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3387
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), socked on nose cancel, deep rich color, well centered; small thin, corner crease at lower right, blind perf at top, centered Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $110.
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Lot 3388

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), disturbed o.g. (natural gum crease), large margins and resplendent color; very pleasing and affordable stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3389
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), regummed, dazzling color; a very pretty stamp; tiny thin spot at left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525 for no gum.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 3390
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), regummed, lovely appearing stamp with dynamite color; tiny shallow thin spots show in fluid, otherwise Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $180.
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Lot 3391
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), light cancel and lovely bright color; light crease and small faults at top, centered Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $140.
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Lot 3392
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), neatly struck cancellations, nicely centered with vivid color, outstanding appearance; thins and creases, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3393

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), disturbed and glazed o.g., vivid fresh color, an attractive example; tiny thin spot, generally Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 3394
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), regummed, well centered with vibrant color; trace of a tiny perf crease along bottom left corner; reperforated at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $750 for no gum.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3395
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), regummed, intense color, a nice "looker" that more than adequately fills the space, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $750 for no gum.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3396
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), lightly struck face free black cancellation, exceptional appearing example with splendid rich color and superior centering; shallow thin spot at bottom only shows when the stamp is dipped in fluid, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $825.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3397
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), socked on nose cancel and well centered; a couple tiny thin specks, Very Fine.
Scott $825.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3398
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), regummed over tiny fault, extraordinary appearing example with tremendous color and wonderfully balanced margins; tiny thin speck at bottom right corner; reperforated at top, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000 for no gum.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 3399
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), regummed, a brilliant fresh stamp with deep rich color; flawless example, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000 for no gum.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 3400

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), slightly disturbed o.g., stuck to small portion of album page at top, rich crimson shade; a decent example that could use some TLC in order to remove it from the small piece from which it is stuck to; otherwise a completely sound $4 Columbian, Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 3401

1893, Columbian, $4 rose carmine (Scott 244a), disturbed o.g., handsome rose carmine shade with delicate fresh color; slight horizontal crease; small thins at lower left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3402
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), deep rich color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 3403
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), regummed, stunning example with breathtaking rich color; a handsome large margined stamp that could easily pass as original gum, Extremely Fine, encased 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,650 for no gum.
Scott $1,200 for no gum.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 3404

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), incredibly FRESH example with sheet margin at left; a pristine example that may be in fact never hinged, but with a minor spot of gum irregularity which would probably force the experts to consider this beautiful stamp hinged; small thin spot present along the left side of the selvage at left, in no way affects the stamp in any way, otherwise Fine.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 3405

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), o.g., hinge remnants (minor gum bends), exceptionally fresh example with crystal clear impression, Fine.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 3406
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), regummed, well centered stamp with beautiful color of great intensity; reperforated at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 3407
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), lightly struck black registry cancellation, remarkably fresh and choice example with crisp clear impression; tiny shallow thins that only show in fluid, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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