Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1421
nh
Sale 1120, Lot 1421, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Mint N.H., well-centered within uncommonly wide margins, extraordinarily fresh, rich color and deeply-etched impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A HANDSOME AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

This stamp was once part of a famous block of ten (position 8) containing eight Mint N.H. examples that was offered in the 1989 Chrisite's sale of the Weill Brothers' stock. All of the stamps in that block are incredibly fresh and pristine. The six middle stamps are particularly well centered and margined. The block was broken up right after the sale. The majority of Extremely Fine Mint N.H. singles of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi offered in the last 25 years emanated from that block.

With 1991 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $8,500.00)

6,000
8,500