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1893 1¢-50¢ Columbian Issues

Lots 1875-1884 Lots 1885-1894 Lot 1895

Lot 1875 P   

1893 Columbian complete, large die proofs on India, die sunk of card (227x136mm), each with die number and A.B.N.Co. imprint below, in original gold gilt full leather bound presentation album with each card sign by the designer and picture engraver in pencil, some minor faint card toning on first two cards (1¢ & 2¢ issues) with others in bright pristine condition appearing as if they where printed yesterday, only the slightest edge wear to cover, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 230P1-245P1    $12,300.

A REMARKABLE INTACT PRESENTATION ALBUM OF THE COLUMBIAN LARGE DIE PROOFS SIGNED BY BOTH THE DESIGNER AND ENGRAVER OF EACH ISSUE.

Realized: $12,000

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Lot 1876 /   

1893, 1¢ Columbian, Corner margin imprint block of 4 showing crazy perfs in margin from paper fold, corner margin vertical strip of 4 showing crazy perfs in margin from paper fold, o.g., one stamp h.r., others never hinged, Fine and unusual.
Scott No. 230    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $270

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Lot 1877 P   

1893, 2¢ Columbian, large die trial color on card, in light brown (74x61mm), bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. 231TC1d    $850.

Realized: $1,050

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Lot 1878    

1893, 2¢ Columbian, "broken hat" variety, o.g., never hinged, deep rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine; with 2007 W. Weiss certificate.
Scott No. 231 var.    $150.

Realized: $260

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Lot 1879 P   

1893, 3¢ Columbian, large die trial color on card, in sepia (69x54mm), few tiny tone spots and mounting adhesion on reverse, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 232TC1d    $850.

Realized: $650

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Lot 1880 E   

1893, 4¢ Columbian, incomplete design essay, die on thin white wove card in dusky red (42x36mm), slight card tone ar right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 233-E2b    $800.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1881 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, large die proof, die sunk on card, with C-265 and A.B.N.Co. imprints below (81x68mm), small tone spot, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 234P1    $700.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1882    

1893, 6¢ Columbian, o.g., never hinged, virtually perfect centering amid evenly balanced margins, rich bright color and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine to Superb, a lovely gem never hinged stamp.
Scott No. 235    $165.

Realized: $300

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Lot 1883    

1893, 8¢ Columbian, printed on both sides, o.g., never hinged, clear impression on reverse, fresh and Very Fine, a rare variety, due to the controversy of whether it is a true error, it is being offered on its own merits; with 1979 P.F. certificate stating "it is a genuine variety printed on both sides".; with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 236    Estimate $200 - 300.

This variety was discovered on one sheet in the 1970's. It has been argued by some that the impression on the reverse is a secondary or right reading offset while others believe it must be a true printed on both sides variety.

Realized: $270

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Lot 1884    

1893, 10¢ Columbian, bottom margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, bold gray black color, well centered amid wide margins, quite fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 237    $300.

Realized: $400

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Lots 1875-1884 Lots 1885-1894 Lot 1895

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