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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=Trans-Mississippi Issue, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 286, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 897, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Used with two each 3c and 5c Battleship Documentary Revenues on registered cover from New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland, New Orleans Jul. 1, 1898 registered datestamp, transited New York with registry label applied over 2c Trans-Mississippi, London registered handstamps, Edinburgh and New York backstamps, Very Fine and most unusual use to pay the 8c registry fee plus double the 5c UPU rate, despite the illegality of using revenue stamps as postage this cover passed through both New Orleans and New York without complaint by postal clerks, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 750-1,000
375
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1125, Caribbean2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by Spanish oval cancel and "Morovis 17 May 99" circular datestamp on cover addressed to San Juan, Vega Baja backstamp and "Mil. Sta. No. 4 W.D.C. San Juan Porto Rico Rec'd May 18 99", stamp with just a hint of toning along edges, Very Fine appearance, a scarce use of captured Spanish postmark devices on a U.S. stamp, mailed within Puerto Rico, the overprinted stamps were introduced in March 1899 but were apparently not available to the sender of this cover, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 500-750
500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2345, 1870 and Later Issues2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Chicago Ill. Jun. 17 5-PM 1898" machine datestamp and flag cancel on First Day of Issue cover to local street address, opened unevenly at right where edge restored, stamp with small scuffs at left and minor soiling around perfs from gum

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Henry Scheuer estimates that 12-20 First Day covers are known with the 2c Trans-Mississippi Issue, plus three covers with the 2c used in combination with other denominations. Scott Retail $8,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2017-10-24
Classic Bureau Issues featuring Dr. Heimburger and Brody Collections
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 58, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by Spanish oval and "Morovis 17 May 99" circular datestamp on cover addressed to San Juan, Vega Baja backstamp and "Mil. Sta. No. 4 W.D.C. San Juan Porto Rico Rec'd May 18 99", stamp with just a hint of toning along edges, Very Fine appearance, a scarce use of captured Spanish postmark devices on a U.S. stamp, mailed within Puerto Rico, the overprinted stamps were introduced in March 1899 but were apparently not available to the sender of this cover

E. 500-750
750
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2017-10-24
Classic Bureau Issues featuring Dr. Heimburger and Brody Collections
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 59, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Used with two each 3c and 5c Battleship Documentary Revenues on registered cover from New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland, New Orleans Jul. 1, 1898 registered datestamp, transited New York with registry label applied over 2c Trans-Mississippi, London registered handstamps, Edinburgh and New York backstamps, Very Fine and most unusual use to pay the 8c registry fee plus double the 5c UPU rate, despite the illegality of using revenue stamps as postage this cover passed through both New Orleans and New York without complaint by postal clerks, the Battleship Revenue stamp was designed by R. Ostrander Smith

E. 500-750
950
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2017-10-24
Classic Bureau Issues featuring Dr. Heimburger and Brody Collections
c
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 60, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Covers2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by flag machine cancel on William Stahl ornate advertising cover to Perth, Canada, design depicts "Excelsior Spraying Outfits" and a man spraying trees from a horse-drawn carriage, stamp with minor flaw in top right corner, cover light corner crease, still Very Fine, an outstanding design

E. 300-400
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 401, Columbian, 1894-95 Bureau, Trans-Mississippi, Pan-American Issues2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Bright color, wide margins, piece out at top left corner, tied by pre-date "Camden N.J. Jun. 16 6-PM 1898" flag machine cancel on cover to Rev. Dr. S. F. Forgeus, c/o Pa. Ind. Ref'y, Huntingdon Pa., typed return address from S. Marx at 2445 No. 20th St. in Philadelphia, backstamps including Philadelphia (June 16, 9PM) and receiving (June 17), minor edgewear

VERY FINE COVER DESPITE STAMP FLAW. THIS IS ONE OF TWO RECORDED PRE-FIRST DAY COVERS OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE -- JUNE 16, 1898 IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE ISSUE.

The official First Day of Issue of the Trans-Mississippi Issue was June 17, 1898. Two covers are known used on June 16: one from Harrisburg Pa. to Brooklyn (offered in Siegel Sale 1056, lot 362, realized $8,000 hammer) and the cover offered here.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
9,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 813, Columbian and Later Issues2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Hazelton, Pa. Aug 7, 1898" duplex on illustrated cover of Remington Hammerless Double Barrel Gun, with additional gun illustration and advertising on back, sent to Binghamton, N.Y., Very Fine, a particularly striking illustrated gun cover

E. 200-300
325
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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 362, Pre-First Day and First Day Covers2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by pre-date "Harrisburg Pa. Jun. 16 12:30 PM 1898" machine cancel on cover to "Blade" in Brooklyn N.Y., Harrisburg Paper Company return address, receiving backstamps of June 16 and 17, reduced at left

FINE. THIS IS ONE OF TWO RECORDED PRE-FIRST DAY COVERS OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE -- JUNE 16, 1898, IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE ISSUE.

The official First Day of Issue of the Trans-Mississippi Issue was June 17, 1898. Two covers are known used on June 16: the cover offered here and one from Camden N.J. to Huntington Pa.

Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 62). With 1995 A.P.S. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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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 365, Pre-First Day and First Day Covers2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Washington D.C. Jun. 17 8:30 PM '98" machine cancel on First Day of Issue cover to Otto Kemmler in Columbus Ohio, receiving backstamp of the following day, trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COVER.

The recipient, Otto Kemmler, was a former manager of the Ohio Journal of Philately. The cover has pencil notations on the back for all denominations of the series, which may have been enclosed.

Henry Scheuer estimates that 12-20 First Day covers are known with the 2c Trans-Mississippi Issue, plus three covers with the 2c used in combination with other denominations.

Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 63). From the McCusker Americover '95 auction where illustrated on the front cover. With 1995 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $14,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
3,000
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