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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1953, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Well-centered, deep rich color, oval registry cancel, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

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1,050
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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
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3189, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Horizontal pair, crisp impression, unobtrusive strikes of New York registry oval cancels, Very Fine and attractive, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value as singles

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1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
185
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 185, Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Intense color on fresh paper, beautiful centering with wide and well-proportioned margins, New York registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS GORGEOUS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

All of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi stamps were printed in a single day's run on June 3, 1898. The $2.00 was printed in sheets that have narrower spacing between the horizontal rows than between the vertical columns. For this reason, it is extremely difficult to obtain stamps with top and bottom margins that equal the sides. This stamp essentially achieves that unnatural effect, which could only occur when the horizontal perforations were applied in such a way that the holes impinged on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

Brookman notes "the $2.00 is not easy to obtain well-centered as many of these stamps seem to be perforated close to the top and its color is such that it cancels rather badly. This combination makes fine used copies difficult to obtain. I consider it more difficult to obtain in choice used condition than any of the high values of the Columbian issue."

With 1998 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). Only one grades higher (at 98) and five others share this desirable grade.

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
498
PSE 95
PF 95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 498, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Rich intense color on bright paper, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue with well-balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of oval duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP, WITH GORGEOUS COLOR, CHOICE CENTERING, UNOBTRUSIVE CANCEL AND OVERALL FRESHNESS, IS ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

The design of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi depicts the Eads bridge, which spans the Mississippi River at St. Louis. The original engraving was used on the admission ticket to the Republican Convention of 1896, which nominated William McKinley as candidate for president. The stamp, issued during the McKinley Administration, illustrates the natural boundary between East and West and so was appropriate for the Trans-Mississippi issue.

All of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi stamps were printed in a single day's run on June 3, 1898. The $2.00 was printed in sheets that have narrower spacing between the horizontal rows than between the vertical columns. For this reason, it is extremely difficult to obtain stamps with top and bottom margins that equal the sides. This stamp essentially achieves that unnatural effect, which could only occur when the horizontal perforations were applied in such a way that the holes impinged on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

Brookman notes "the $2.00 is not easy to obtain well-centered as many of these stamps seem to be perforated close to the top and its color is such that it cancels rather badly. This combination makes fine used copies difficult to obtain. I consider it more difficult to obtain in choice used condition than any of the high values of the Columbian issue."

With 2018 P.F. (XF-Superb 95), 2017 P.S.A.G. (95 used) and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used $2.00 Trans-Mississippi, with only five others equal

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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1047, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Crisp impression, neat strike of circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

1,075
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United States
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

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United States
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

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3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1893, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Rich color, bold duplex cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

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475
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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
367
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 367, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Rich color, detailed impression, choice centering for this difficult issue, neat registry oval cancels

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only six have graded higher (all at 95)

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1,000
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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
368
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 368, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Crisp impression, faint cancel at right leaves entire design clearly visible, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1998 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only six have graded higher (all at 95)

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