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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 = 289a, Symbol IN ("H")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3139, 1894-98 Issue thru Pan-American Issue8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, few natural gum creases as found on most examples of this rare error, which originated from one pane of 50

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING AND VERY RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY MAJOR ERROR OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Datz states that 25 pairs are known (including blocks).

Ex "Laila". With 2000 P.F. certificate.

27,500
9,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 506, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). With right selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, wide margins, few natural gum creases as almost always, pencil notation in selvage has been erased but leaves minor indentation

EXTREMELY FINE. A DESIRABLE PAIR OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY, WITH WIDE SHEET SELVAGE AT RIGHT, FROM THE McCOY STRIP.

According to the Neil-Rosenthal book (pp. 115-118), one pane of 50 was discovered by Robert Watts, a stamp clerk at one of the sales windows at the Philadelphia General Post Office, who found it between the wrapping paper of a bundle of stamps. He sold it for double face value ($8.00) to Herman Lewis, a locksmith in Philadelphia. Lewis soon sold it to William S. F. Pierce, who broke it into three pieces: a vertical strip of ten with sheet margin and full arrow at right, a vertical block of 20 containing both plate blocks, and a vertical block of 20 with natural straight edge at left.

The strip of ten was reportedly sold for $15.00 and was taken to Europe when the owner moved there. It returned to the U.S. in the 1930's, when it was broken. Ethel McCoy owned the vertical strip of four with arrow, and the pair offered here was part of that strip. The vertical block of 20 with straight edge at left was sold to Arthur E. Tuttle, a Philadelphia stamp dealer, who retailed them for $10.00 per pair. The block of 20 with both plate numbers was retained by Pierce, who later sold the top and bottom plate blocks to Albert Batchelder of the New England Stamp Co. for $175.00.

With 1992 P.F. certificate. Illustrated as part of the McCoy strip in the Brookman book on page 181.

27,500
23,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2014-10-21
The William Fekete Collection
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 425, Columbian, 1st Bureau, Trans-Mississippi and Pan-American Issues8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). With right selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, wide margins, few natural gum creases as almost always

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE PAIR OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY, WITH WIDE SHEET SELVAGE AT RIGHT.

According to the Neil-Rosenthal book (pp. 115-118), one pane of 50 was discovered by Robert Watts, a stamp clerk at one of the sales windows at the Philadelphia General Post Office, who found it between the wrapping paper of a bundle of stamps. He sold it for double face value ($8.00) to Herman Lewis, a locksmith in Philadelphia. Lewis soon sold it to William S. F. Pierce, who broke it into three pieces: a vertical strip of ten with sheet margin and full arrow at right, a vertical block of 20 containing both plate blocks, and a vertical block of 20 with natural straight edge at left.

The block of ten was reportedly sold for $15.00 and was taken to Europe when the owner moved there. It returned to the U.S. in the 1930's, when it was broken. The vertical block of 20 with straight edge at left was sold to Arthur E. Tuttle, a Philadelphia stamp dealer, who retailed them for $10.00 per pair. The block of 20 with both plate numbers was retained by Pierce, who later sold the top and bottom plate blocks to Albert Batchelder of the New England Stamp Co. for $175.00. The pair offered here comes from the first block.

27,500
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 332, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, few natural gum creases as found on most examples of this rare error, which originated from one pane of 50

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING AND VERY RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY MAJOR ERROR OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Datz states that 25 pairs are known (including blocks).

Ex "Laila". With 2000 P.F. certificate.

27,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2009-04-27
The "Laila" Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 972, Lot Number 3272, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, few natural gum creases as found on most examples of this rare error, which originated from one pane of 50

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING AND VERY RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY MAJOR ERROR OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Datz states that 25 pairs are known (including blocks). With 2000 P.F. certificate.

19,000
19,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
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Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 353, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). Original gum, lightly hinged, incl. sheet margin at top, few light natural gum bends -- much less noticeable than usually found on all existing pairs

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING AND SUPERB FRESH CONDITION. ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE EXAMPLES OF THE ONLY MAJOR ERROR OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Datz states that 25 pairs are known. We have only offered one other since 2002.

27,500
31,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2008-10-28
The Perry Hansen Collection of U.S. Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 963, Lot Number 901, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue Singles (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). Original gum, lightly hinged, natural s.e. at left showing trace of guideline, few light natural gum bends -- much less noticeable than usually found on all existing pairs

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE ONLY MAJOR ERROR OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Datz states that 25 pairs are known. This is the first we have offered since February 2002.

Ex Waterhouse. With 1992 P.F. certificate

27,500
23,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2002-02-27
Outstanding U.S. Stamps
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Sale Number 843, Lot Number 1685, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (1c to 10c)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). Original gum, lightly hinged, incl. sheet margin at top, few light natural gum bends -- much less noticeable than usually found on all existing pairs

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING AND SUPERB FRESH CONDITION. ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE EXAMPLES OF THE ONLY MAJOR ERROR OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Datz states that 25 pairs are known.

19,000
18,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2000-05-13
2000 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 275, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, few natural gum creases as found on most examples of this rare error, which originated from one pane of 50

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING AND VERY RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY MAJOR ERROR OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Datz states that 25 pairs are known (including blocks).

19,000
11,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
1999-09-28
U.S. Stamps & Covers
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Sale Number 814, Lot Number 2757, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue, including Scott 289a8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a)8c Trans-Mississippi, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (289a). Horizontal guide line, original gum, lightly hinged, slight horizontal crease near center line between stamps -- probably from sheet handling and much less noticeable than the usual creasing that affects these errors

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING AND SUPERB FRESH CONDITION. THE ONLY MAJOR ERROR OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Datz states that 25 pairs are known.

19,000
0
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21 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3


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