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Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — $1.00-$2.00 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 292-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1655°
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Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1655, $1.00-$2.00 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 292-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IN U.S. PHILATELY.

1988 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00). Only two hinged copies have graded higher to date. As an indication of how rare this stamp is in higher grades, only five stamps in any condition have graded higher than 95.

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