They require a story on my new findings. Broken hat on third figure to the left of Columbus. The 2c brown violet stamp (Scott 231) featured a depiction of the landing of Columbus and is shown below. This variety is relatively common and it is little more valuable than the regular stamp. We previously tipped this plate flaw in the July 16, 2007, and March 2, 2015, Stamp Market Tips. 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. But I still need to do more research on the stamp> My goal is to research one hundred thousand stamps or 231s. LOL, stamp collecting is fun! It is time to tip it again. Free shipping . See how the brim of his hat is broken? "Broken Hat' variety. 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. 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 Mouse over to Zoom-Click to enlarge ... 1892 2 cent Landing of Columbus Stamps / Scott #231 Columbian Expo. An interesting example is the ‘broken hat’ variety. That would make my find of this stamp the earliest recorded broken hat. RichardBabcock, Oct 4, 2020 #3 + Quote Reply. Helping you find out the value of your stamps and giving you information on how to sell them. A popular variety of the two cent denomination is known as the "Broken Hat" variety. 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). According to my book the first broken hat was on the second figure from the left not the third to the left of Columbus. Then I will write the history of the stamp. It is a variation of Scott 231 referred to as Scott 231C. Opens image gallery. It doesn't have it's own Scott number. The sixteen Columbian stamps were issued in denominations ranging from one cent to five dollars. Though Douglas Ronaldson engraved the frames for both stamps, there are differences. Landing of Columbus. 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. $6.50 0 bids. Picture Information. Look to the central figure on this next stamp; not Columbus but the figure next to him. Add to Cart. Issued in conjunction with the Columbian Exposition of 1893 commemorating the 400th anniversary of the landing of Columbus. Stamporama began with 6 members in January 1996 with one idea -- trading duplicates among the members. Lot of 19 - 1893 COLUMBIA EXPO -SCOTT-No.231 - "BROKEN HAT" 2-cents stamps used. Figure near Columbus has a white wedge in brim of hat. Image not available. 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. 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. So i will make them wait. That is the broken hat stamp. 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.