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1893 Columbian Issue




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Lot 4543

1893, 1¢ Columbian (Scott 230), o.g., never hinged, a sumptuous stamp with pulsating color and pristine paper, with margins as close to perfect as they come, Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,100.
Scott $33.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4544

1893, 2¢ Columbian (Scott 231), o.g., never hinged, a stunner with cool, clear color and proof-like impression; absolutely fresh with unrivalled centering, a Superb jumbo, a lucky 13 appear at this grade, with just three higher, in PSE's Population Report, with 2002 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $1,900.
Scott $31.
Estimate $1,500 - 1,800.
Current Bid $1,200
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Lot 4545

1893, 3¢ Columbian (Scott 232), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with exceptional detail, with perfectly balanced margins of white, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $675.
Scott $98.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 4546

1893, 4¢ Columbian (Scott 233), o.g., never hinged, a wonderful example with perfect impression in cool, clear color, plus outstanding centering just a hair from perfect, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $900.
Scott $140.
Estimate $600 - 900.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4547
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1893, 4¢ Columbian (Scott 233), top margin plate number 17 block of 8 with imprint and "D", beautifully colored and rich detail; lightly hinged on bottom stamps only; vertical crease through positions 3 & 6, diagonal crease in top right selvage tab (not affecting stamps), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4548

1893, 4¢ Columbian, blue color error (Scott 233a), o.g., never hinged, if ever you've wondered what the difference is, you can't miss it here; absolutely breathtaking color and incredible impression, all on immaculate paper with gum that's never hinged, Very Fine, one of the nicest we've seen—especially never hinged, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $32,500.
Estimate $25,000 - 30,000.
Current Bid $20,000
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Lot 4549

1893, 5¢ Columbian (Scott 234), top margin part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, with meticulous detail and attractive color; fresh as the day it was printed and perfectly margined, a Superb jumbo, only six stamps thus graded, with a single 100 higher, according to PSE's Population Report, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $4,500.
Scott $140.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,800
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Lot 4550

1893, 6¢ Columbian (Scott 235), bottom margin plate number 104 block of 6 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, a sensational plate with crisp color, rich detail, and exceptional centering on every stamp; bottom right stamp with a natural gum wrinkle at the right, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, one tasty morsel, with 2016 certificates from P.S.A.G. (clear) and P.S.E. (mentioning gum wrinkle).
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $900
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Lot 4551
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1893, 6¢ Columbian (Scott 235), a splendiferous stamp in cool color and proof-like detail, the double-oval New York Registry cancel at left allowing the vignette to show through, Superb, a great-looking stamp, PSE's Population Report notes just one 98, plus one higher—a 100J, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $725.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4552

1893, 8¢ Columbian (Scott 236), o.g., never hinged, bright color and deeply etched impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a proposing example, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $800
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Lot 4553

1893, 8¢ Columbian, right-reading impression on reverse (Scott 236 var), gum side clearly showing corners of four stamps; face printing Fine-Very Fine, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine example of the error, a seldom-seen Columbian variety.
Scott $140+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4554

1893, 15¢ Columbian (Scott 238), o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $275.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4555

1893, 30¢ Columbian (Scott 239), o.g., never hinged, an outstanding example in lovely, deep color, cleanly printed and near-perfectly centered on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, even prettier than its grade, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,050.
Scott $675.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4556

1893, 50¢ Columbian (Scott 240), o.g., never hinged, with deep detail and sumptuous color; fresh with superior centering, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,750.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $2,000
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Lot 4557

1893, 50¢ Columbian (Scott 240), o.g., never hinged, wonderfully centered on fresh paper, the design flawlessly printed in deep, bold color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $2,000.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4558

1893, 50¢ Columbian (Scott 240), o.g., lightly hinged, sharp color and impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $550.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $325
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Lot 4559
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1893, 50¢ Columbian (Scott 240), sound with exceptional centering, strong color, and an unobtrusive duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, signed D+H Stolow, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $450.
Scott $175.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4560

1893, $1 Columbian (Scott 241), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a pinnacle of perfection, fresh as the day it was printed, with vibrant color, full detail, and centering that can't be topped, Superb, a Top of the Pop, with just three stamps at this exalted grade in PSE's Population Report, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $8,100.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Current Bid $6,000
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Lot 4561

1893, $1 Columbian (Scott 241), o.g., lightly hinged, a gem with intense color and clean impression, Extremely Fine, with 2021 Crowe certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,150.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4562

1893, $1 Columbian (Scott 241), o.g., barest trace of hinge, a heart-stopper with the most sensuous color popping off the immaculate paper; rich detail in the engraving, all nicely centered, Very Fine, like Isabella's jewels, this one dazzles, with photocopy of 1983 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 2.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $700
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Lot 4563

1893, $1 Columbian (Scott 241), o.g. (sweated), with wonderful color, clear detail and nice centering, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. & 2021 Crowe certificates.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275
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Lot 4564

1893, $1 Columbian (Scott 241), o.g., lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with alluring color, nearly Very Fine, with photocopy of 1980 P.F. certificate for block of four.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $475
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Lot 4565

1893, $2 Columbian (Scott 242), o.g., never hinged, a great looker, with scintillating color on fresh paper; light pencil mark on gum (not mentioned on accompanying certificate) mentioned here for accuracy, Fine to Very Fine, a handsome addition to your Columbians, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $2,600.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,600
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Lot 4566

1893, $2 Columbian (Scott 242), o.g., hinged, gloriously printed in rich color on paper that looks like new; tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine, a great looking stamp.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4567

1893, $2 Columbian (Scott 242), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4568

1893, $2 Columbian (Scott 242), full bottom margin plate number 105 strip of 4 with imprint and "AA", o.g., very lightly hinged, in fresh color with clean detail; small thin position 2, separations rejoined between positions 2 & 3, Fine to Very Fine appearance, a very rare item.
Scott $8,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $4,500
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Lot 4569
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1893, $2 Columbian (Scott 242), phenomenally centered with deep color and rich detail; light Boston double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1998 and 2017 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,150.
Scott $525.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4570
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1893, $3 Columbian (Scott 243), unused without gum, looking like it came off the press yesterday, with outstanding color and deep lines, all near-perfectly centered on the whitest paper imaginable; one short perforation at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, one to take pride of place on any album page, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 4571

1893, $3 Columbian (Scott 243), o.g., hinged, in col color with detailed impression; fresh and pleasingly centered; tiny corner perforation crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 4572
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1893, $3 Columbian (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 $1,700 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,600
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Lot 4573

1893, $3 Columbian (Scott 243), with deep color and clean impression; neatly tied by New York Jun 3 '93 "PO" duplex, Fine to Very Fine, a handsome item, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $775 used off-piece.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4574

1893, $4 Columbian (Scott 244), o.g., never hinged, immaculately printed in bright color; paper fresh with all perforations sound; light horizontal gum bend, Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000.
Current Bid $3,500
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Lot 4575

1893, $4 Columbian (Scott 244), slightly disturbed o.g., fresh with enticing color and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2000 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $6,500 as o.g.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 4576

1893, $4 Columbian (Scott 244), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with immense color and rarely encountered centering, Extremely Fine, a grand stamp, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $4,150.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 4577

1893, $5 Columbian (Scott 245), o.g., hinged, with exceptional detail in clean color on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,500.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 4578

1893, $5 Columbian (Scott 245), o.g., previously hinged, with sublime color, detail and paper, impeccably centered; reperforated at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, a magnificent-looking stamp.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Current Bid $900
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Lot 4579
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1893, $5 Columbian (Scott 245), with strong detail showing though the double-oval Registry cancel; partial red transit at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,175.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $650
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