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Sale 1000 — Siegel Sale 1000

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1162
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1162, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with imprint selvage at top, phenomenally fresh color and detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, essentially perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. A VERY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

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 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $16,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and only three others share this desirable grade, a statistic which has not changed in over a year.

2,000
7,500
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