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Columbian & Trans -Mississippi Issues
 

 Page last updated: 8-21-2018

The Columbian Issue

Columbian Plate Proofs

230P3-245P3 – Columbian issue India paper plate proofs

A complete of plate proofs on India paper. Columbian India paper plate proofs are very scarce. For every set that comes to the market you will find 20 card proof sets available. $3,250.00

Columbian Cardboard Plate Proofs

 230-245P4 - Complete set
A complete set of the 1893 Columbian issue plate proofs on cardboard. This set is comparable to the india paper plate proof set which was sold in our newsletter no. 51. The colors are vibrant throughout, nice even margins, and free of any faults. Only about one in twenty sets seen in the market today will approach this quality.  $2,500.00

Columbian India Paper and Cardboard Plate Proof Blocks

235P3 – Block of four
6c Purple plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. Order by position. $550.00 each

236P3 – Block of four
8c Magenta plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. $550.00

240P3 – Block of four
50c Slate black plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. $300.00

  241P3 – Single 8047
$1.00 Salmon, plate proof on India paper, sound. SCV: $250.00 Net $100.00

230P4 – Blocks
1c Blue plate proof on card block of four. Order by position. $130.00

236P4 – Block of four
8c Magenta plate proof on card block of four. $925.00

237P4 – Block of four
10c Black-brown plate proof on card block of four. $550.00

Image 242P4 - Block of four
$2.00 Brown-red plate proof on card block of four, XF. $1,050.00

245P4 – Block of four
$5.00 Black plate proof on card block of four. $2,150.00

Columbian Specimens

238S-E – With hand stamped “Specimen”
15c Dark green with dull purple hand stamp (Type “E”) applied on the diagonal in the center of the stamp, OG and reasonably centering for this. Catalogs: $400.00 Net $300.00


The Trans-Mississippi Issue

Essays

288-E5 8049
5c Dim dusky blue frame with black vignette full size die essay pulled on India paper and removed from the card blotter. SCV: $750.00 Net $500.00

290-E4
10c Dull dusky violet blue frame with black vignette full size die essay pulled on india paper and die sunk on card. $450.00

Proofs

288P1 - Large die proof
5c dull blue die proof pulled on india paper and die sunk on card blotter. Brilliant color and impression $495.00


Specimens

  285SE – 293SE 8050
Complete set of nine values all containing a “Type F” specimen overprint in purple. An above average set for centering, OG, a few values with hinge thins. Ex-Heimburger SCV: $3,500.00 Net $2,750.00

 

 



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