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Symbol
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3178, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 603 strip of five with corner sheet selvage and half arrow at right, brilliant color and detailed impression

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PIECE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

This was held for generations after being purchased at the post office in the 1890s. A plate strip is an excellent alternative to a Mint N.H. plate block of this issue, which catalogues $70,000.00. We have not offered another imprint and plate number strip in any condition in more than 25 years.

Scott value as Mint N.H. imprint and plate number strip of three plus two singles

10,500
5,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
493
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 493, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., rich color, proof-like impression, exceptional centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The design of the 50c Trans-Mississippi is based on a drawing by Frederic Remington titled Gold Bug, which was published in 1897 in New York as part of a series of drawings. It depicts a single prospector in a barren landscape, hammer in one hand and a gold prospecting pan in the other, with his dog and two pack mules. The design was originally considered for the $2.00 (an essay is known) but it was ultimately used for the 50c.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

With 2007 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). Only two stamps grade higher (both Superb 98, one is the ex "Hanover" stamp which realized $47,500 hammer in Siegel Sale 1122). We have not offered another in this grade since 2010.

1,800
17,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
nh
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 325, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., with wide top plate no. 603 selvage, deep color and highly detailed impression, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,650
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
354°
PSE 80
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 354, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., wide margins and attractive centering, bright and fresh color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $1,900.00)

1,650
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
nh
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 602, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 603 horizontal pair with wide selvage, intense shade and detailed impression

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate

4,000
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
171°
PSE 98
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Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 171, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., rich color, proof-like impression, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND ONLY THIS STAMP HAS ACHIEVED IT.

The design of the 50c Trans-Mississippi is based on a drawing by Frederic Remington titled Gold Bug, which was published in 1897 in New York as part of a series of drawings. It depicts a single prospector in a barren landscape, hammer in one hand and a gold prospecting pan in the other, with his dog and two pack mules. The design was originally considered for the $2.00 (an essay is known) but it was ultimately used for the 50c.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $57,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded, and this is the only stamp to achieve it.

1,800
47,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1415, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 603 pair, with wide selvage, excellent centering, deep rich color, a couple trivial perf separations

EXTREMELY FINE. A SELECT QUALITY MINT NEVER-HINGED 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR.

With 1977 P.F. certificate

4,350
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 386, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with bottom left corner selvage, wonderful depth of color, Fine, an attractive position piece, with 2000 P.F. certificate for pair

1,800
500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
387
PSE 50
nh
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 387, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with right part arrow, rich color, detailed impression, Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VG 50)

1,800
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
nh
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1243, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Top imprint and plate no. 603 pair with wide selvage, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage, brilliant color, detailed impression, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1989 and 2013 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. singles with no premium for the position.

8,700
6,000
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