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Symbol
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2021-04-29
The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 280, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Top imprint and plate no. 613 block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, selvage reduced somewhat from original size, few perf separations, small faint thin at lower right

FINE-VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE FROM THE TOP POSITION.

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.

There are perhaps three imprint and plate number blocks of six in existence. The imprint and plate number block of four format is also extremely scarce, especially from the top position.

100,000
22,000
United States
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
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 98, Columbian Color Error Strip, Trans-Mississiippi Issue RaritiesThis is the only $2, This is the only $2This is the only $2.00 Trans-Mississippi plate number block of six--one other plate block of 25 is known to survive--making it the rarest of all non-error United States commemorative plate blocks

DESCRIPTION

$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), block of six from top of left pane with “BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING” imprint and plate number 613, original gum, previously hinged, astoundingly well-centered, deep rich color

PROVENANCE

* “Ambassador” collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, 5/2/1966, Sale 300, lot 337

* Arthur J. Kobacker, Christie’s Robson Lowe sale, 9/25/1991, lot 536, to Weills for Dr. Test

* Dr. Charles E. Test, “Westport” collection, Christie’s Robson Lowe sale, 2/2/1994, lot 24, to William H. Gross

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (1994)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine; very slightly oxidized color at left and right

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/98.pdf

E. 200,000-300,000
135,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 900, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Top imprint and plate no. 613 block of four, original gum, bottom right and top left stamps h.r., rich color, selvage reduced, few expertly rejoined perfs between left stamps

FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE TOP IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE FROM THE TOP POSITION.

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.

There are perhaps three imprint and plate number blocks of six in existence. The imprint and plate number block of four format is also extremely scarce, especially from the top position.

With 2017 P.F. certificate

100,000
42,500
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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
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 51, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue: Issued Stamps$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Block of four, original gum, bottom right stamp barest trace of hinging and bottom left stamp stands a decent chance of a Mint N.H. certificate, top pair small h.r, strong color and impression, nice centering and margins

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Scott Retail as hinged block

8,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 403, 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, original gum, strong color and impression

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Scott Catalogue assigns only a $400.00 premium for a block versus four singles.

8,000
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 717, $1.00-$2.00 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 292-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Block of four, original gum, bright color, top pair well-centered (the top right stamp particularly so), few tiny edge tears at bottom of bottom pair

A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WITH TWO SOUND VERY FINE STAMPS.

Scott Catalogue assigns only a scant $400.00 premium for a block of four versus four singles. This block will likely not stay intact

8,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 78, Trans-Mississippi and Pan American Issues$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Block of four, original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, magnificent centering, few perf separations at right expertly reinforced

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Scott Catalogue assigns only a paltry $400.00 premium for a block of four versus four singles.

8,000
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
Trans-Mississippi Issue
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 400, 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, original gum, strong color, reperfed at right, top stamps each with a faint thin speck, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce block, with 2014 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,000
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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 517, 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, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

8,000
6,000
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