Lot of 19 - 1893 COLUMBIA EXPO -SCOTT-No.231 - "BROKEN HAT" 2-cents stamps used. $6.50 0 bids. A popular variety of the two cent denomination is known as the "Broken Hat" variety. It is time to tip it again. The 2017 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers values the Broken Hat variety at $60 in unused original gum condition, $3.50 in used condition, and $175 in mint never-hinged condition. This variety is relatively common and it is little more valuable than the regular stamp. Stamporama began with 6 members in January 1996 with one idea -- trading duplicates among the members. Today Stamporama has over 2200 members from 49 US states, 9 Provinces and Territories of Canada, 6 states of Australia and 66 total countries worldwide. Second broken hat plus broken hat and broken frame line, plus another broken hat. We have members from 8 to 87, whose interests cover the entire range of stamps and stamp collecting, from cancellations to Back of the Book. In the regular stamp, the man immediately to Columbus’s left in the image has a solid form hat; in the variety, a small ‘v’ appears cut from the hat’s top. First Day of Issue Cards - Some damaged which I know will make them worthless, mostly 60s+, some addressed so I don't expect much value here It is a variation of Scott 231 referred to as Scott 231C. Issued in conjunction with the Columbian Exposition of 1893 commemorating the 400th anniversary of the landing of Columbus. Free shipping . "Broken Hat' variety. That is the broken hat stamp. Though Douglas Ronaldson engraved the frames for both stamps, there are differences. We previously tipped this plate flaw in the July 16, 2007, and March 2, 2015, Stamp Market Tips. Then I will write the history of the stamp. Broken hat on third figure to the left of Columbus. That would make my find of this stamp the earliest recorded broken hat. Opens image gallery. According to my book the first broken hat was on the second figure from the left not the third to the left of Columbus. So i will make them wait. It doesn't have it's own Scott number. Landing of Columbus. See how the brim of his hat is broken? Image not available. An interesting example is the ‘broken hat’ variety. One of the envelops has 100+ used "Landing of Columbus", a bunch marked as "broken hat" Most of the envelopes are marked with the Scott's numbers so most likely dups of what are already in the book. But I still need to do more research on the stamp> My goal is to research one hundred thousand stamps or 231s. Look to the central figure on this next stamp; not Columbus but the figure next to him. Helping you find out the value of your stamps and giving you information on how to sell them. Picture Information. Figure near Columbus has a white wedge in brim of hat. The 2c brown violet stamp (Scott 231) featured a depiction of the landing of Columbus and is shown below. Add to Cart. A plate flaw that developed during the printing process resulted in a variety of the issue known as the "broken hat," referring to a nick in the hat brim of the third figure standing to the left of Columbus (see below). They require a story on my new findings. Mouse over to Zoom-Click to enlarge ... 1892 2 cent Landing of Columbus Stamps / Scott #231 Columbian Expo. RichardBabcock, Oct 4, 2020 #3 + Quote Reply. Damage to one transfer roll resulted in a chevron-shaped notch in the hat of the third man on Columbus' right on some copies of this stamp. The sixteen Columbian stamps were issued in denominations ranging from one cent to five dollars. LOL, stamp collecting is fun!