Sale 1134 — The Alan Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
243
og
Sale 1134, Lot 243, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, barely hinged, outstanding centering, deep rich color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

All of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi stamps were printed in a single day's run on June 3, 1898. The $2.00 was printed in sheets that have narrower spacing between the horizontal rows than between the vertical columns. For this reason, it is extremely difficult to obtain stamps with top and bottom margins that equal the sides.

With 1998 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,500.00). Only three have graded higher (all at 98)

1,800
5,250