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1893 Columbian Issue
 
 
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Lot 141
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1893, Columbians complete, large die proofs (230P1-245P1), complete set of large die proofs printed directly on full size card, still in original presentation album (separated from binder). 1¢ has slight edge marks from being the first page. Fresh and choice Very Fine.
Scott $7,000

A FRESH AND CHOICE SET OF THESE SCARCE LARGE DIE PROOFS, WITH VERY FEW BOUND SETS REMAINING.
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Lot 142

1893, 1¢ to 15¢ Columbians (230-238), original gum never hinged, average centering, bright fresh colors this set is from the Franklin D. Roosevelt collection sold at auction by H.R. Harmer Inc. in 1946 of which this was lot 217, included is the original lot folder, brochure, and stock card with the "From the Franklin D. Roosevelt collection," an excellent artifact from America's most famous philatelist.
Scott $1,597
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Lot 143

1893, 4¢ Columbian (233), original gum never hinged, incredible centering within humongous margins,beautiful shade. Extremely Fine, a fantastic jumbo.
Scott $150
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Lot 144

1893, 5¢ Columbian (234), original gum never hinged, flawless centering within very wide margins, prooflike color and impression on bright paper. Extremely Fine to Superb. SSV $950 (SMQ $900).
Scott $150

Expertization: with 1990, 2000, 2022 P.F. certificates, the last graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 145

1893, 15¢ Columbian (238), original gum never hinged, beautifully centered, bright fresh color and paper. Extremely Fine. SSV $1,850 (SMQ $1,700).
Scott $600

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
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Lot 146

1893, 30¢ Columbian (239), original gum, essentially perfectly centered, wide margins, vibrant color. Extremely Fine. SSV unpriced as 95J, $550 as regular 95 (SMQ $1,100).
Scott $225

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
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Lot 147

1893, 30¢ Columbian (239), original gum very lightly hinged, outstanding centering, gorgeous color on bright paper. An Extremely Fine gem.
Scott $225
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Lot 148

1893, 50¢ Columbian (240), original gum, perfectly centered, rich color. Negligible soiling upper right. Still Extremely Fine and it would seem points have been deducted from the grade. SMQ $650.
Scott $450

Expertization: with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
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Lot 149
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1893, 50¢ Columbian (240), wonderfully well centered, wide balanced margins, deep color and a fine impression. Extremely Fine seldom seen this choice used, only four graded higher with the highest being a 98. SMQ $1,200 .
Scott $175

Expertization: with 1999, 2022 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 150

1893, $1 Columbian (241), original gum very lightly hinged, if at all! well centered within balanced margins, bright color. Very Fine. SMQ $1,100.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: with 1999 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E certificate, the latter graded VF 80.
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Lot 151

1893, $1 Columbian (241), original gum hinge remnant, bright and fresh. F.-V.F.
Scott $1,000
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Lot 152

1893, $2 Columbian (242), original gum never hinged, essentially perfectly centered with lovely color and fresh paper. Tiny closed tear, almost entirely in the left center margin, which is basically invisible and not noted in earlier certificate. Otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $3,600

Expertization: with clear 1989 and 1997 P.F. certificates.
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Lot 153

1893, $2 Columbian (242), original gum, choice centering, wide margins, pretty shade. Vertical natural gum wrinkle. Very Fine.
Scott $1,100

Expertization: with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 154
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1893, $3 Columbian (243), unused, no gum, exceptionally fresh with brilliant color, attractive centering. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. SMQ $900.
Scott $750

Expertization: with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
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Lot 155

1893, $4 Columbian (244), disturbed original gum, very well centered, lovely color. Fresh Very Fine, pretty stamp.
Scott $2,100
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Lot 156
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1893, $4 Columbian (244), unused without gum, beautifully centered within very wide margins, pretty shade. Small stained spot removed (absolutely invisible to naked eye), skillfully reperfed at bottom. Extremely Fine appearance, most attractive.
Scott $1,100

Expertization: with 1993 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 157

1893, $5 Columbian (245), disturbed original gum, outstanding centering, deep color and a sharp impression. Extremely Fine and most handsome.
Scott $2,400

Expertization: with clear 1983 P.F. certificate, 2021 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 158
  Withdrawn