Sale 1166 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017
Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
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 1979 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $8,500.00). Only six Mint N.H. examples have graded higher (3 at 90, 3 at 95).