Lot 167 o1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta, neat target cancel, rich vivid color, large well balanced margins and exceptional centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wonderful used gem; with 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $250).
Scott No. 236 $12.
Lot 1681893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green, tied by "Newark, N.J., Reg" registry oval on registered cover with printed Gartner & Co., Patent Solicitors corner card to London, England, purple "Registered, Jan 12 1893, Newark N.J." three-line postmark, New York (1.14) transit backstamp and New York "City" registry label (FX-NY1b) label affixed, red London (1.23) arrival, Very Fine and choice; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 238 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED ON COVER USE OF THE 15¢ COLUMBIAN.
The 15¢ Columbian is not present on any first day covers. This is from a new find, predating the earliest documented use in Scott of Jan. 26th 1893.
Lot 1691893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue, o.g., never hinged, choice centering and beautifully balanced margins, deep color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 240 $1,450.
Lot 170 o1893, Columbian, $5 black, choice centering with strong impression and color, cancelled by neat New York Registry oval, Extremely Fine, a choice used example of this classic commemorative; with 1984 and 2016 P.F. certificates, the later Graded (XF 90, SSV $3,000).
Scott No. 245 $1,200.