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Trans-Mississippi Issue
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
c
Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 100, Columbian Color Error Strip, Trans-Mississiippi Issue RaritiesThe magnificent Trans-Mississippi Complete Set cover to England with all nine values, totaling $3, The magnificent Trans-Mississippi Complete Set cover to England with all nine values, totaling $3The magnificent Trans-Mississippi Complete Set cover to England with all nine values, totaling $3.80 postage--a spectacular cover, which is one of three known with the entire set

DESCRIPTION

1¢-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293), the complete set of nine values, $1.00 well-centered, $2.00 centered to top, lightly cancelled and tied by New York Station P double-oval cancels, purple framed “REGISTERED/ OCT 7 1898/BRANCH P.O./STATION P/NEW YORK P.O.” registry datestamp on large blue cover with printed addess to The Bank of British North America, in London, England, the name “C. A. Hoare” is written above the bank name, sender’s ship directive “Per S.S. Etruria”, red and black London receiving datestamps (Oct. 15 and 17), transit and receiving backstamps, red wax seals

PROVENANCE

* Ethel B. McCoy (collection sold privately)

* Dr. Alfred S. Martin, Siegel Auction Galleries, 3/30/2005, Sale 893, lot 156, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* United States Specialist, October 1972

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (1986)

CONDITION NOTES

* Very Fine appearance; all stamps have slight creasing or small fault; left side of cover has been refolded underneath to reduce size for exhibit page, some mounting glue stains on back

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/100.pdf

E. 40,000-50,000
40,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2013-11-06
The World's Fair Collection - 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 374, Complete Set of 1c-$2.00 on Cover1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293). Complete set, rich colors, tied by "Madison Square Branch" registry oval, purple "Registered, Jul. 18, 1898 Madison Square Branch, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp on back of registered cover to Munich, Germany, G. B. Calman return address, horizontal file fold at bottom well away from stamps, minor edgewear, the 1c, 4c and 5c with negligible creases during use

FINE-VERY FINE CENTERING AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. ONE OF THREE RECORDED COVERS BEARING A COMPLETE SET OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. A SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION ITEM AND ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT UNITED STATES COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE COVERS EXTANT.

Although it has been reported that four covers exist with all nine values of the Trans-Mississippi Issue, we have been able to locate only three covers. The Neil-Rosenthal book, The Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898, states more than once that four covers are known, but the census on page 167 lists the October 7 cover to London twice among the four entries. While it is possible that a fourth cover exists, we do not have any record of it. The three we record are: 1) July 18, 1898, New York Madison Square Branch to Munich, Germany, G. B. Calman corner card, ex Rosenthal, the cover offered here; 2) Oct. 4, 1898, Exposition Sta. Omaha Neb. datestamp, to St. Johns, Newfoundland, ex Saffin, Christie’s Sep. 1982; and 3) Oct. 7, 1898, New York Sta. P to London, England, ex McCoy and Dr. Martin (Siegel Sale 893, lot 156, realized $47,500 hammer).

Ex Rosenthal. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 160). With 1986 P.F. certificate.

E. 30,000-40,000
40,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2005-03-30
The Dr. Alfred S. Martin Collection, Part 1
c
Sale Number 893, Lot Number 156, Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293). The complete set of nine values, $1.00 well-centered, $2.00 centered to top, all have slight creasing or small fault, lightly cancelled and tied by New York Station P oval cancels, purple "Registered, Oct. 7, 1898, Branch P.O. Station P, New York P.O." boxed datestamp on large blue cover with printed addess to The Bank of British North America, London, England, sender's ship designation "Per S.S. Etruria", red and black London receiving datestamps (Oct. 15 and 17), transit and receiving backstamps, red wax seals, left side of cover has been refolded underneath to reduce size for exhibit page, some mounting glue stains on back

FINE-VERY FINE CENTERING AND OVERALL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. ONE OF THREE RECORDED COVERS BEARING A COMPLETE SET OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. A SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION ITEM AND ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT UNITED STATES COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE COVERS EXTANT.

Although it has been reported that four covers exist with all nine values of the Trans-Mississippi Issue, we have been able to locate no more than three covers. The Neil-Rosenthal book, The Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898, states more than once that four covers are known, but the census on page 167 lists this October 7 cover to London twice among the four entries. While it is possible that a fourth cover exists, we do not have any record of it. The three we record are 1) Oct. 4, 1898, Exposition Sta. Omaha Neb. datestamp, to St. Johns, Newfoundland, ex Saffin, Christie's Sep. 1982; 2) Oct. 7, 1898, New York Sta. P to London, England, the cover offered here, ex McCoy; and 3) Date unknown, New York Madison Square Branch to Munich, Germany, G. B. Calman corner card, ex Rosenthal.

Illustrated in The United States Specialist, October 1972. Ex Ethel B. McCoy. With 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 25,000-35,000
47,500
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