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1893 Columbian Issue continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
361 *    241 image1893, $1 Columbian (241), outstanding centering, bright fresh color, original gum, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine. SMQ $1,200.
Scott $1,100

Expertization: 1974, 1991 P.F. Certificates and 2009 P.S.E. Certificate, the last graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $1,100
SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
362 o    241 image1893, $1 Columbian (241), exceptionally well centered, brilliant color and paper, as fresh as the day it was printed, light town cancel, Extremely Fine. SMQ $900.
Scott $650

A SUPERB USED DOLLAR VALUE COLUMBIAN THAT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO IMPROVE UPON— GRADED HIGHER, AND DESERVEDLY SO BY THE PF.

Expertization: 2002 and 2006 P.F. Certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95 and 2011 P.S.E. Certificate geaded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $650
SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
363 **    242 image1893, $2 Columbian (242), virtually perfectly centered with generous margins and full crisp perforations all around, rich, warm color and crisp fresh paper, original gum, never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,000

AN INCOMPARABLE GEM, VIRTUALLY NON-EXISTENT IN SUCH EXQUISITE, TRULY NEVER HINGED CONDITION.

Expertization: 2001 P.F. and P.S.E. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $4,000
SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
364 *    242 image1893, $2 Columbian (242), perfectly centered, gorgeous color, original gum, Extremely Fine. SMQ $4,000.
Scott $1,150

A SUPERB MINT $2 COLUMBIAN, ONLY FOUR HAVE BEEN GRADED HIGHER BY THE PSE.

Expertization: 2009 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95. (Image)
Scott $1,150
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
365 **    242 image1893, $2 Columbian (242), pristine color and paper, full fresh original gum, never hinged, Fine, a scarce truly never hinged single. SMQ $2000.
Scott $4,000

Expertization: 2012 P.S.E. Certificate graded F 70. (Image)
Scott $4,000
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
366 o    242 image1893, $2 Columbian (242), nearly perfectly centered, extravagant margins, neat NY Registry cancel, fresh and choice Extremely Fine. SMQ $1,250.
Scott $650

Expertization: 2009 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $650
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
367 **    243 image1893, $3 Columbian (243), very well centered, lovely fresh color, original gum, never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $5,250

AN EXCEPTIONAL NEVER HINGED $3 COLUMBIAN-THE $3 IS AS DIFFICULT TO LOCATE IN THIS PRIME MINT CONDITION AS ARE THE $4 AND $5 COLUMBIANS.

Expertization: 1988, 1989 and 1992 P.F. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $5,250
SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
368 **    243 image1893, $3 Columbian (243), rather well centered, with brilliant color, and full fresh original gum, never hinged, F.-V.F., a handsome mint single which is a bit conservatively graded in our opinion. SMQ $1850.
Scott $5,250

A PRISTINE SCARCE MINT SINGLE OF THE $3 COLUMBIAN.

Expertization: 2000 and 2013 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded Fine 70. (Image)
Scott $5,250
SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
369 *    243 image1893, $3 Columbian (243), beautifully centered, bright color, certificate states minor natural wrinkles (invisible), original gum, fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine. SMQ $1,750.
Scott $1,600

Expertization: 2007 P.S.E. Certificate graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $1,600
SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
370 *    243a image1893, $3 Columbian (243a), stunning intense color and a sharp impression on bright paper, original gum, lightly hinged, well centered, Very Fine.
Scott $1,600

Expertization: 1993 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Berlin. (Image)
Scott $1,600
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
371 o    243 image1893, $3 Columbian (243), outstanding centering, bright fresh color, light double oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, a premium used single. SMQ $1,900.
Scott $900

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $900
SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
372 **    244 image1893, $4 Columbian (244), pastel shade, full fresh original gum, never hinged, Fine and handsome, a scarce never hinged mint single of this high value, only a total of 15 of the $4 never hinged have been graded., SMQ $2600.
Scott $7,500

Expertization: 2000 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded F 70. (Image)
Scott $7,500
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
373 *    244 image1893, $4 Columbian (244), outstanding centering, pretty pastel shade, original gum, a bit disturbed, fresh and Extremely Fine. SMQ $4,200.
Scott $2,100

Expertization: 2008 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $2,100
SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
374 o    244 image1893, $4 Columbian (244), well centered, gorgeous fresh color, unobtrusive target cancel, choice Very Fine. SMQ $1,100.
Scott $1,150

Expertization: 2007 P.S.E. Certificate graded VF 80. (Image)
Scott $1,150
SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
375 *    245 image1893, $5 Columbian (245), lower right corner margin single with full selvage, absolutely perfectly centered with a finely etched, prooflike impression and full, lightly hinged original gum, there is a small natural paper inclusion on the back, a few perfs between the stamp and the right selvage are reinforced, and there is a small thin at the right edge of the corner selvage, none of which affects the quality or grade of the stamp itself, which is positively Superb. SMQ $16,250.
Scott $2,500

A MATCHLESS AND SIMPLY SPECTACULAR MINT SINGLE OF THIS ICONIC COMMEMORATIVE; OF THE OVER 300 $5 COLUMBIANS GRADED BY PSE, NOT A SINGLE ONE HAS BEEN GRADED HIGHER THAN THIS SUPERB 98 — WITH ONLY TWO OTHER MINT EXAMPLES JUDGED ITS EQUAL NUMERICALLY, THOUGH WE FEEL THE CORNER MARGINS PUT THIS STAMP IN A CLASS BY ITSELF.

Expertization: 1993 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded Superb 98.

Provenance: "Beverly Hills".

Any collector wishing to build a superb set of Columbians must begin (or end) with this stamp.
(Image)
Scott $2,500
SOLD for $13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
376 **    245 image1893, $5 Columbian (245), exceedingly well centered, as fresh as the day it was issued, with intense color, and full unblemished never hinged original gum, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, SSV $17,500, SMQ $11,000.
Scott $11,000

A MAGNIFICENT POST OFFICE FRESH MINT NEVER HINGED SINGLE THAT WOULD BE THE CORNERRSTONE FOR A GEM NEVER HINGED SET OF COLUMBIANS-ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER BY THE PSE, INCLUDING THE 95 NH MINT SINGLE SOLD IN MBI SALE 332 FOR $92,000! NOTE-THIS STAMP IS GRADED EVEN HIGHER BY THE PF.

Expertization: 2001 and 2006 P.F. Certificates, the latter graded VF-XF 85 and 2013 P.S.E. Certificate graded VF 80.

Provenance: Gorham. (Image)
Scott $11,000
SOLD for $8,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
377 **    245 image1893, $5 Columbian (245), prooflike color and impression, flawless never hinged original gum, Fine, quite rare in this pristine state of preservation.
Scott $11,000

Expertization: 2002 and 2010 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VG 50. (Image)
Scott $11,000
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
378 *    245 image1893, $5 Columbian (245), well centered, rich color, prooflike impression, original gum, lightly hinged, trivial tiny corner perf crease (not mentioned in the more recent certificate), still Very Fine, handsome example of this popular high value. SMQ $2,600.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: 2000 and 2010 (clear) P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF 80. (Image)
Scott $2,500
SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
379 *    245 image1893, $5 Columbian (245), perfectly centered, intense color, a single improved perforation at upper left, of little consequence, still original gum, Extremely Fine, most attractive.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: 1994 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $2,500
SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
380 o    245 image1893, $5 Columbian (245), outstanding centering and freshness, neat Hoboken c.d.s., couple trifle nibbed perfs at upper right, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, an exceptionally attractive used single. SMQ $1,900.
Scott $1,300

Expertization: 2002 and 2010 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VF-XF 85. (Image)
Scott $1,300
SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction

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