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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 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 293
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 549, 1893 Columbian and 1898 Trans-Mississippi IssuesThe earliest documented use of the $2, The earliest documented use of the $2The earliest documented use of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi issue--an outstanding cover from the classic era of United States commemorative issues

$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), rich color, tied by clear "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 24 3-30PM 1898" wavy-line machine cancel on immaculate cover to Mr. E. J. Clinton in Ocean City, New Jersey, clear "Ocean City N.J., Rec'd Jun. 26, 1898" receiving datestamp on back

Very Fine. This is the earliest recorded use of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi--one of the most important cover rarities of the early United States commemorative issues.

The Trans-Mississippi Exposition was open to the public from June 1 to November 1, 1898. The stamps were not ready in time for the opening, and the official First Day of Issue was June 17.

First Day covers with the Trans-Mississippi Issue are rare. The following quantities are recorded or estimated by Henry Scheuer: 1¢: 4-5 used alone (plus 4 in combination); 2¢: 12+ used alone (plus 3 in combination); 4¢: One used alone (plus 3 in combination); 5¢: One used alone (plus 3 in combination); 8¢: Two used alone (plus one in combination); 10¢: One used alone (plus one in combination); 50¢: One (used alone); $1.00: One (used alone); $2.00: None known. In the absence of a $2.00 First Day Cover after 121 years, this June 22 cover is of paramount importance and likely to remain the earliest documented use.

Ex Dr. Jerome Motto ("Vanguard" collection, Rumsey Sale 11, 4/26-29/2001, lot 3633, where acquired by William H. Gross). With 2001 P.S.E. certificate.

E. 20,000-30,000
15,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 550, 1893 Columbian and 1898 Trans-Mississippi IssuesSpectacular registered cover to France with three-color Trans-Mississippi franking, including the $2, Spectacular registered cover to France with three-color Trans-Mississippi franking, including the $2Spectacular registered cover to France with three-color Trans-Mississippi franking, including the $2.00 Eads Bridge

$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), choice centering with well-proportioned margins, used with two 1¢ Trans-Mississippi (285) and 4¢ Trans-Mississippi (287), latter straight edge at right, tied by "New York" oval cancels, purple "Registered Oct. 31, 1898, Branch P.O. Station S, New York, N.Y." boxed datestamp on large blue linen-lined cover to Paris, France, New York registry label, "New York, N.Y. Reg'y Div. 10-31 1898" oval datestamps on back, Paris (November 9) receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left, missing 1.5 inches of back at left

Very Fine--the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi stamp is Extremely Fine. A colorful and rare franking. This is the only recorded use of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi issue to France.

Illustrated in Neil, The Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898 (p. 161).

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1215, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, rich color, Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,200
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1216, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps lightly hinged, deep rich color

FINE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WITH THE BOTTOM STAMPS IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

Scott Retail as singles

14,600
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 331, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, h.r., rich color, Very Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

1,800
900
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 332, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, centered to top but with three wide margins, fresh and Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,800
500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 333, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Choice centering with well-balanced margins, deep rich color, bold cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful used example of this issue, difficult to obtain with such choice centering, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
600
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1399, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 613 selvage, rich color and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

5,500
4,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1400
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1400, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Choice centering and margins, detailed impression on fresh paper, corner strike of circular datestamp cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WITH A VIGNETTE-FREE CANCEL.

With 2003 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only six grade higher (all at 95) -- in our opinion, this stamp deserves a grade of XF-Superb 95

1,050
3,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1890, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, barely hinged at top right, top sheet selvage with imprint, perfectly centered, remarkably wide margins framing the design with white even borders, intense color and incredibly detailed impression showing the city buildings in the background, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2018 P.F. certificate

1,800
2,100
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