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1893 Columbian Short Set (NH)

Weighted GPA : 91.79
% Complete:  100.00%
Set Rating: 91.79
% Jumbo: 9.09

Registrant's Email Address: gmahler2010@gmail.com

Owner's Comments:
This set of 16 stamps, issued to commemorate the 400 year anniversary since the discovery of America by Columbus, has and always will be my favorite set in all of U.S. philately. A few of these stamps have some of the most beautiful designs and art work ever issued by the U.S. The most striking in the set would have to be the 1 cent issue in Deep Blue with Columbus Sighting Land, the 3 cent issue in Green with Columbus' Flag Ship, the Santa Maria (my all time favorite in the set), the 4 cent issue in Ultramarine showing all three ships of his tiny fleet taking on the vastness and dangers of ocean travel, and lastly, the $5 dollar issue in Black with the profile bust of Columbus, the man brave enough to travel across the Atlantic no less than four times!! These four stamps if found mint, on bright white paper, with deep colors and sharp impressions, make for quite a sight matched only in beauty by some of the issues in the later Trans-Mississippi commemorative set.

Navarro.Gems
Item Scott No. Issue Date Denom Color PSE Grade Pop* Pop
Higher*
J Pop
Higher*
Condition Owner's Comments
1c 230  1893  1c  Deep blue  98  30  10  Mint OGnh  Cert. #00083962 
2c 231  1893  2c  Brown violet  98J  13  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01017011 
3c 232  1893  3c  Green  95  76  57  28  Mint OGnh  Cert. #00102076 
4c 233  1893  4c  Ultramarine  95  63  44  19  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01162819 
5c 234  1893  5c  Chocolate  98  24  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01061324 
6c 235  1893  6c  Purple  95  45  17  10  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01162819 
8c 236  1893  8c  Magenta  90  70  64  26  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01111232 
10c 237  1893  10c  Black brown  90  50  44  14  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01030959 
15c 238  1893  15c  Dark green  90  30  27  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01062864 
30c 239  1893  30c  Orange brown  90  31  67  10  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01017015 
50c 240  1893  50c  Slate blue  85  12  24  Mint OGnh  Cert. #01017016 

* Pop (population) values are the number of stamps graded by Scott number and condition for each item listed.
Pop Higher values represent the number of stamps which are worth more points in the Registry, taking into account bonus points for Jumbos whereas 80J = 83, 85J = 88, 90J = 93, 95J = 97, 98J = 99, 100J = 102. J Pop Higher values are the number of Jumbos graded higher for each item listed.