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1893 Columbian Issue
 
 
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Lot 2634

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh and choice multiple with excellent eye appeal, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2635

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), left sheet margin vertical strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, outstanding multiple featuring GEM quality singles - all with wonderfully large margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $560 for singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2636

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), top plate block of 8, o.g., never hinged, extremely wide top position with brilliant color and gleaming fresh gum; minor reinforced perf separations at center, Very Good.
Scott $3,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2637

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., never hinged, tremendous color printed on clean white paper; a remarkably fresh top quality example that would enhance any collection, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $925.
Scott $600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2638

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., never hinged, incredible bright color; a pristine mint example, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2639

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., barest trace of hinge, premium example with warm rich color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2640
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1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), neat black cancellation, awesome rich color; an outstanding well centered example, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $450.
Scott $175.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2641
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1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), extremely desirable example of this seldom offered plate block; an impressive wide bottom position with gleaming color and clearly etched impression; a flawless example missing from even the most advanced plate block collections, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $10,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Realized $5,000.
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Lot 2642

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., never hinged, phenomenal top quality example in immaculate mint condition; a large margined stamp with dynamite color printed on lily white paper; a true condition rarity as this stamp is as fresh and choice as the first day it was handed over the post office counter, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,000.
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Lot 2643

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., never hinged, desirable example of this exceedingly difficult never hinged stamp; breathtaking fresh color; immaculate both front and back, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2644
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), neat duplex cancel, a beautiful example with rich and dazzling color; a very pretty stamp; thin spot at top right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2645
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), NEW YORK "REG" cancel, an attractive, fresh and affordable example with scintillating color; small faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2646

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), lively rich color and sharp detailed impression, Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2647

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., lightly hinged, an attractive example boasting detailed impression and rich color; a tiny thin noted for accuracy, Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2648
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1893, $2 Columbian (Scott 242), neat black "San Francisco" cancellation, lively bright shade, impressive example with a town cancel instead of the heavy registry cancels that normal occur on these higher value Columbians, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2649

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), o.g., very lightly hinged, handsome example with the deepest and richest color obtainable on this issue; simply gorgeous, Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 2650

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), disturbed o.g., a fresh example with extremely intense color, a delightful stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2651
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), neat black cancellation, astounding high quality example of this tough used stamp; near perfect centering and radiating color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,900.
Scott $750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2652
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), fancy flag cancellation, brilliant fresh example with excellent eye appeal; tiny perf fault at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2653

1893, Columbian, $4 rose carmine (Scott 244a), o.g., lightly hinged, phenomenal rose carmine shade; a beautiful example with choice centering in flawless condition, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,250.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 2654

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), o.g., hinged, handsome example with warm rich color; extremely fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2655
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), double oval REG cancel, great appearance and well centered; faults, Very Fine to Extremely Fine centering.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2656
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), light double oval cancel, inexpensive example of this popular issue; faults, Fine centering, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2657

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), o.g., hinged, scintillating color and clearly etched impression; a very pleasing example; tiny thin spot in top margin, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2658
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), bold duplex cancellation, among the most attractive example obtainable; a choice well centered example featuring large margins and incredible depth of color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,900.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,400.
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