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Sale 90: Gems of Philately

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1893-98 Issues

Lots 211-220 Lots 221-223

Lot 211 o   

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red, block of 4, New York registry oval cancels, wonderfully well centered throughout, rich bright color, Extremely Fine, an extremely rare high value Columbian multiple in such exceptional condition as most multiples of this caliber have been broken for singles; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 242    $5,500.

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Lot 212    

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red, well centered amid large margins, tied by Baltimore, Md. oval handstamps on registered corner card cover to Bucharest, Romania, purple "Registered, Baltimore, Md., Apr 30, 1894" straight line date stamp and "A.R." return receipt handstamp, New York registry exchange etiquette and reverse with N.Y. transit date stamp and receiving date stamps, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 242    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A WONDERFUL ON COVER SOLO USAGE OF THE 1893 $2 COLUMBIAN ISSUE TO THE UNCOMMON DESTINATION OF ROMANIA.

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Lot 213 o   

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake, exceptional centering amid evenly balanced margins, gorgeous deep rich color, a Superb gem, the highest grade used example and the sole example to receive this grade; with 2018 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SSV $13,500).
Scott No. 244    $950.

WITHOUT QUESTION - ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

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Lot 214 o   

1894, $1 black, type I, duplex cancel, perfectly centered amid uncommonly wide margins, deep color, Extremely Fine to Superb, rarely encountered so large; with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (95, SSV $3,000).
Scott No. 261    $350.

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Lot 215    

1895, 4¢ dark brown, diagonal bisects, two covers, one with top left diagonal half and other with bottom right diagonal half with full selvage at bottom, each tied across the cut by bold strike of "Wadham's Mills N.Y. Apr. 1 12PM 1898" cds, with second strikes at left, on cover to West New Brighton N.Y., each with manuscript "Out of 2's and 1's G.H.P." by postmaster at spot where rest of stamp would have been, Apr. 4th receiving backstamps, bottom half with original letter stating in part "I send you per this mail all the provisionals I can get or ever hope to get…", and with 2003 A.P.S. and 2008 P.F. certificates, Very Fine and exceptional matched pair of diagonal bisects, ex-Whitpain.
Scott No. 269 var.    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE MATCHED PAIR OF 4¢ 1895 BUREAU ISSUE BISECTS DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF 1¢ OR 2¢ STAMPS AT WADLAM'S MILLS, ONLY FOUR IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED.

This matched pair of Wadham's Mills N.Y. bisect covers used on the same day were offered in the Whitpain collection realizing $2,645 each in 2009. All four covers have the matching notation by the postmaster noting the 1¢ and 2¢ stamp shortage.

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Lot 216 o   

1895, $5 dark green, light oval cancel, perfectly centering amid oversized and beautifully balanced margins, intensely rich color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, the being the only example to receive this grade with only four examples grading higher (all 98); with 2012 P.F. & 2013 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $5,500).
Scott No. 278    $600.

AN OUTSTANDING USED LARGE MARGINS EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5 MARSHALL ISSUE.

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Lot 217    

1898, 5¢ dark blue, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered with large evenly balanced margins, rich bright color on bright paper, Superb, one of five examples grading as such with only one higher; with 2016 P.S.A.G. & P.S.E. certificates, both Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $3,750).
Scott No. 281    $100.

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Lot 218    

1898, 10¢ brown, type I, o.g., never hinged, perfect centering within beautifully balanced margins, Post Office fresh with deep rich color not normally encountered on this often pale color issue, Extremely Fine to Superb, a very difficult issue to obtain in choice never hinged condition, with only three examples obtaining this grade with only two examples grading higher; with 2019 P.F. certificate Graded (XF-S 95, SSV $4,750).
Scott No. 282C    $525.

ONE OF THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1898 10¢ BUREAU TYPE I ISSUE.

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Lot 219    

1898, 15¢ olive green, o.g., never hinged, precise centering within evenly balanced margins, rich deep color and remarkable freshness, Extremely Fine to Superb, a difficult Bureau issue to obtain in choice never hinged condition, with only six examples obtaining this grade with only one example grading higher; with 2017 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $4,500).
Scott No. 284    $475.

A STUNNING NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 15¢ BUREAU ISSUE.

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Lot 220 E   

1898 Trans-Miss. set complete, bicolor essay, die with black vignette on India, die sunk on card (190x127mm, slightly reduced), each with blue control number on reverse, the complete set of nine "normal" bicolors, rich intense colors; 10¢ with two minor small stain spots outside of die area, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 285-E8//293-E7    $6,750.

A GORGEOUS SET OF THE 1898 TRANS MISSISSIPPI BICOLOR ESSAYS.

Of the 166 sets printed in these colors, many were hybrids. This is a wonderful set, with no hybrids and perfect fresh colors.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,800

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