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
1671°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1671, $1.00-$2.00 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 292-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression showing every nuance of the engraving, post-office fresh paper, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The $2.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue is widely regarded as being the most difficult denomination of the series to obtain with any decent-size margins. The margins are almost always narrow on the $2.00, making it difficult for collectors of Gem-quality stamps to fill this space in their albums.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,400.00). Only one example in any condition category has graded higher to date (hinged, at 98)

1,900
4,000