United States Stamps & Postal History
April 22, 2020

We are pleased to present our April 22, 2020 sale of United States Stamps and Postal History, featuring the collection of Richard Carl. With 740 lots, we have nice sections of Stampless Covers, Free Franks and Autographed letters, Postmasters' Provisionals, an excellent range of imperf. Classics and other 19th Century used and unused, including Fancy Cancels, Civil War Patriotics, Territorial covers, 20th Century with Regular Issues and Commemoratives to $5, Large Die Proofs, Modern Errors and varieties. Back of the book includes Air Post, Postage Dues and more, followed by Confederate States, U.S. Possessions and Large Lots and Collections. Scattered throughout are many graded stamps and plate blocks. Printed catalogs are available on request.

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Lot #221
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 1c-$5, complete set, mostly l.h., fairly well centered, few minor flaws possible, generally fine-v.f.,
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Catalog #230-245
Catalog Value $6,599
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #222
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 2c brown violet, "Broken Hat" variety, n.h., well centered with jumbo margins, fresh and v.f., with 2005 PFC,
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Catalog #231var
Catalog Value $160
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #223
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 3c green, 5c chocolate, 6c purple, 8c magenta and 10c black brown, five values, n.h., all well centered, fresh and v.f., all except 6c with 1997-2004 PFCs,
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Catalog #232/237
Catalog Value $767
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #224
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 3c green, n.h., well centered with wide margins, with 1993 and 2018 PFCs, the latter graded "XF 90" (SMQ $185)
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Catalog #232
Unsold
Lot #225
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 4c ultramarine, n.h., well centered with wide margins, with 2019 PSAG certificate graded "90" (SMQ $350)
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Catalog #233
Unsold
Lot #226
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 5c chocolate, n.h., well centered with wide margins, with 2019 PFC graded "XF 90" (SMQ $450)
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Catalog #234
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #227
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 15c dark green, bottom imprint, plate no.58 and letter "M" block of eight, l.h. at top, bottom stamps n.h., fresh and fine,
Box *
Catalog #238
Catalog Value $5,500
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #228
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 30c orange brown, n.h., natural gum skips, fresh and well centered, wide margins all around, v.f.,
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Catalog #239
Catalog Value $675
Unsold
Lot #229
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 30c orange brown, n.h., well centered, v.f., with 2019 PSAG certificate,
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Catalog #239
Catalog Value $675
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #230
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 30c orange brown, bottom Plate No.59, American Bank Note Company imprint and letter "N" block of eight, l.h. at left, other stamps n.h., fine and scarce plate block,
Box *
Catalog #239
Catalog Value $10,500
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #231
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 50c slate blue, small h.r., fresh and fine, with photocopy of a 2014 PFC for a block of four from which it originated,
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Catalog #240
Catalog Value $425
Unsold
Lot #232
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 50c slate blue, n.h., well centered, v.f., with 1981 PFC and 2019 PSE certificate,
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Catalog #240
Catalog Value $1,250
Unsold
Lot #233
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 50c slate blue, bottom imprint, plate no.77 and letter "S" block of eight, h.r., somewhat disturbed original gum, pos.2 small thin at top, perf. separations and small penciled notation at bottom selvage, well centered, fine and presentable 50c Columbian plate block of eight (considerably rarer than plate block of six)
Box *
Catalog #240
Catalog Value $22,250
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #234
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, h.r., fairly well centered, hinge thin, otherwise v.f.,
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Catalog #241
Catalog Value $1,000
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #235
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, n.h., beautiful color, nicely centered, fresh and v.f., with 2011 PSE certificate,
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Catalog #241
Catalog Value $3,400
Price Realized
$4,250.00

Lot #236
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, purple Registry cancel, well centered, v.f., with 1990 PFC,
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Catalog #241
Catalog Value $525
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #237
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, perfectly struck New York Jan 1894 cancel, well centered and fresh, v.f. and beautiful stamp,
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Catalog #242
Catalog Value $525
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #238
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, used, nicely centered, v.f., with 1995 PFC,
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Catalog #242
Catalog Value $525
Unsold
Lot #239
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $3 yellow green, perfectly struck Washington Aug 19 1895 cancel, well centered and fresh, tiny natural and inconsequential inclusion speck, v.f. and beautiful stamp,
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Catalog #243
Catalog Value $750
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #240
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $3 yellow green, $4 rose carmine, h.r., very good to fine,
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Catalog #243,244
Catalog Value $3,350
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #241
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 rose, unused disturbed gum, tiny flaws, fine appearance
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Catalog #244
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #242
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 crimson lake, perfectly struck Tompkinsville, NY Mar 21 1894 cancel, well centered and fresh, minute thin speck and tiny closed perf. tear at bottom, beautiful stamp, v.f. appearance,
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Catalog #244
Catalog Value $950
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #243
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 rose carmine, used, well centered with even margins, with 1986 and 2018 PFCs, the latter graded "XF 90" (SMQ $2,150)
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Catalog #244
Unsold
Lot #244
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 crimson lake, lightly canceled, well centered, fresh and v.f., with 2002 PFC,
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Catalog #244
Catalog Value $950
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #245
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, bottom sheet margin "DD" imprint single, unused slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., exceptionally well centered amid large and even margins on all sides, two slightly shorter perforations at top, still a v.f. and most attractive $5 Columbian,
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Catalog #245
Catalog Value $2,300
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #246
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, l.h., wide margins, rich color, fine, with 2018 PFC,
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Catalog #245
Catalog Value $2,300
Unsold
Lot #247
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, used, near perfect centering, with 2019 PSAG certificate graded "90" (SMQ $2,850)
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Catalog #245
Unsold
Lot #248
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, New York town cancel, well centered, v.f., with 1979 and 2005 PFCs,
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Catalog #245
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #249
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, used, small faults, fine appearance,
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Catalog #245
Catalog Value $1,150
Price Realized
$300.00

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