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Sale 107: Gems of Philately

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1893 Columbian Issue

Lots 2247-2256 Lots 2257-2265

Lot 2247 P   

1893, Columbians complete, large die proofs, die sunk on card, presentation album, printed directly on cards (220x143mm), matched set each with A.B.N.Co. imprint below, bound into black leather gold-stamped presentation album, entitled "First Impressions Columbian Stamps U.S.A.", some minor edge toning at top of the first 1¢ card, couple cards showing small natural paper inclusion's all well away from design, album with some internal bind splitting, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 230P1-245P1    $16,550.

AN EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION ALBUM OF THE COLUMBIAN LARGE DIE PROOFS ON CARD.

The Columbian large dies mostly come as hybrids with only a select few sets on India die sunk on card or directly on card as offered here. This presentation album may be the only surviving intact.

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Current Opening Bid: $6,250

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Lot 2248    

1893, 3¢ Columbian, bottom margin plate block of 8 with plate number 56 and imprint, full never hinged o.g., rich color, well centered throughout, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 232    $2,000.

A CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3¢ COLUMBIAN WHICH IS CERTAINLY THE FINEST KNOWN.

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Lot 2249    

1893, 4¢ Columbian, o.g., never hinged, brilliant color on bright paper, large evenly balanced margins and perfect centering, a Superb gem, a striking stamp, to date only three stamps have graded higher; with 2012 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $2,150).
Scott No. 233    $150.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,050

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Lot 2250    

1893, 5¢ Columbian, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid oversized evenly balanced margins, rich deep color and a crisp detailed impression on remarkably fresh paper, a Superb jumbo, this being one of six examples to receive this grade with only one example higher (a 100); with 2002 P.F. & 2008 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (Superb 98J, SMQ $6,500).
Scott No. 234    $150.

A MAGNIFICENT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ COLUMBIAN ISSUE - A SUPERB GEM WITH FEW EQUALS.

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Lot 2251    

1893, 6¢ Columbian, top right corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, precision centering with huge beautifully balanced margins around, wide sheet selvage, rich intense color enhancing a sharp detailed impression, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, a wonderful position single, with only eight examples grading higher; with 1992 P.F. & 2005 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $3,500).
Scott No. 235    $150.

A MAGNIFICENT JUMBO MARGIN NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6¢ COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,900

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Lot 2252    

1893, 6¢ Columbian, bottom margin plate "104" number strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright color, well centered throughout, Extremely Fine, a beautiful plate strip; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 235    $700.

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Lot 2253    

1893, 10¢ Columbian, o.g., never hinged, precision centering amid huge evenly balanced margins all around, rich color enhancing a sharp proof-like impression, remarkable freshness, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo; with 2006 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $4,750).
Scott No. 237    $265.

A REMARKABLE JUMBO MARGIN NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1893 10¢ COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

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Lot 2254    

1893, 15¢ Columbian, o.g., never hinged, precision centering amid beautifully balance margins, rich vibrant color on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a truly wonderful and rare never hinged example in this gem condition; with 2019 P.S.E. encapsulation Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $5,600).
Scott No. 238    $600.

ONE OF THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 15¢ COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,500

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Lot 2255    

1893, 30¢ Columbian, o.g., never hinged, deep radiantly rich color, perfect centering within evenly balanced margin all around, bright and exceptionally fresh, Superb, to date only three stamps have graded higher; with 2010 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $8,500).
Scott No. 239    $675.

AN OUTSTANDING NEVER HINGED GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 30¢ COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

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Lot 2256    

1893, $1 Columbian, o.g., hinge remnant, perfectly centered amid evenly balanced margins, striking rich intense color on bright fresh paper, Superb, a truly stunning gem, this being one of only three examples to grade as such with none higher; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $7,500).
Scott No. 241    $1,000.

ONE OF THE FINEST MINT EXAMPLES OF THE $1 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

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