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1893 Columbian Issue
 
 
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Lot 576
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1893, Columbians, $1 to $5 (Scott 241-245), regummed, a visually pleasing selection of all five dollar value Columbians; a few small faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $3,825.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 577

1893, Columbians, 1¢ to 50¢ (Scott 230-240), o.g., hinge remnants, premium quality group of 10 different values; all with brilliant color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,199.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $400.
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Lot 578

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh and choice top quality stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 photocopy of P.F. certificate for strip of three and 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $750.
Scott $97.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 579

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 580

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), o.g., never hinged, phenomenal GEM quality example; virtually perfect centering with luxuriant rich color printed on lily white paper; a great stamp for any collector building his set of Columbians one top quality stamp at a time, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,000.
Scott $140.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 581

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), o.g., never hinged, superior example with breathtaking color; unusually choice centering for this issue, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $450.
Scott $140.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 582

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, superior example with vibrant color printed on lily white paper; simply gorgeous, Extremely Fine.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 583

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, premium quality mint stamp with awesome rich color and detailed impression; seldom found so choice, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $350.
Scott $140.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 584

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, worthwhile example in a choice mint state; with gleaming rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $225.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 585

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown (Scott 237), o.g., never hinged, phenomenal color and impression; a spectacular example with boardwalk margins; seldom found this choice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $450.
Scott $250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 586

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown (Scott 237), o.g., never hinged, lovely example with excellent overall freshness, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 587

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., hinged, exemplary well centered example with breathtaking color; seldom found so choice, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $425.
Scott $200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 588

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., lightly hinged, select example of this challenging stamp; with the most incredible depth of color we have ever encountered on a 15¢ Columbian; a wonderful opportunity for the quality conscious collector, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 589
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1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), amazing example featuring boardwalk margins and gleaming bright color; certainly one of the finest known examples of this stamp in used condition, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $460.
Scott $72.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 590

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), o.g., never hinged, unbelievably fresh example in a marvelous mint state, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $800.
Scott $675.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 591
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1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), neatly struck duplex cancellation, extraordinary example featuring huge JUMBO margins and ravishing rich color; this awesome GEM quality stamp is a true condition rarity, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $500.
Scott $90.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 592
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1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), scarcer "German Sea Post" cancellation, phenomenal used example with a perfectly struck cancel; an eye catching stamp in flawless condition, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $90.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 593
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1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), neat strike of bold "New York" registry cancellation, luscious rich shade and boardwalk margins; a flawless top quality example in a quality seldom seen, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $90.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 594

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., lightly hinged, premium example with mouth watering rich color and detailed impression; a quality stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 595

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), superior example with sterling color and wide margins; a pleasing 50¢ Columbian, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2011 P.F. certificate for block/4 from which it came; top right stamp.
Scott $425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 596

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., very lightly hinged, lively bright shade; a premium example in flawless condition, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 597

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., previously hinged, attractive high quality stamp with vivid color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 598

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., previously hinged, deep rich color and crystal clear impression, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 599

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., previously hinged, very fresh and choice, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 600

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 $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 601

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., lightly hinged, captivating color; an exceedingly fresh example in choice condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 602

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., previously hinged, lovely fresh stamp with warm rich color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 603

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), slightly disturbed o.g., completely sound and very attractive stamp with radiating color, Very Fine, ex- Boyarsky, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 604

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., hinge remnant, fresh appearance; shorter perforations at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 605
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1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), black duplex cancellation, marvelous well centered example with heart pounding color, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 606

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., hinged, appealing example with alluring rich color and finely etched impression; very pretty $2 Columbian, Very Fine, with 2013 Weiss certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,000.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 607

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), disturbed o.g., nice inexpensive example of this dollar value from this popular set; tiny thin, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 608
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), regummed, impressive example of this difficult dollar value Columbian, Very Fine.
Scott $500 for no gum.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 609
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), great strike of black New York postmark, among the finest known used $2 Columbians; a fabulous well centered example nicely complimented by neat cancel; a true GEM deserving placement in a collection of distinction, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $3,250.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,700.
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Lot 610
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), neat face free black cancellation, choice centered example with delightful color; a most attractive stamp, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 611
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), purple double oval registry cancel, outstanding top quality example - nicely complemented by the colored cancel seldom seen on high value Columbians, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 612
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), double oval cancel, wonderfully fresh example with exceptional appearance; tiny faults, Very Fine to Extremely Fine centering.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 613

1893, Columbian, $3 olive green (Scott 243a), o.g., very lightly hinged, gorgeous deep rich color, well centered example, Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 614

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), o.g., lightly hinged, remarkably fresh and choice example in flawless condition; very attractive, Fine to Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 615

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), o.g., hinge remnant, lively color and impression; a pleasing $3 Columbian with excellent appeal, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $700.
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Lot 616

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), o.g., previously hinged, beautiful bright color; exceedingly fresh stamp that is completely sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $700.
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Lot 617

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), slightly disturbed o.g., gorgeous appearance; tiny perforation faults at top right and bottom right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 618
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1893, Columbian, $3 olive green (Scott 243a), black cancellation, completely sound example of the desirable olive green shade, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 619

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), o.g., lightly hinged, premium quality stamp featuring extremely large margins and exuberant color; scarce when found so choice, Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 620
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), unused without gum, awesome top quality example featuring incredible centering and extremely intense color; as pretty as they come, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,650.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 621

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), o.g., small hinge remnants, warm rich color and choice centering; a desirable $5 Columbian that would be a great fit for any collector who doesn't have thousands to spend; tiny thin spot present near the hinge area at top center, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 622
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), beautifully struck duplex cancellation, remarkably choice example with phenomenal color and impression; a flawless stamp that would enhance any serious collection, Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,350.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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