Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996

Category — Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
174
ogbl
Sale 777, Lot 174, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Block of four, o.g., small hinge reinforcement, otherwise never hinged, Fine-Very Fine

5,500
0
175
 
Sale 777, Lot 175, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (292, 293). $1.00 in strip of four and single, used together with $2.00 and 50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 15c Indigo (274) and 4c Rose Brown (280) on large portion of package wrapper, tied together by multiple strikes of "Springfield Mass. Apr. 5 `99" duplex, ms. at bottom, "$7.69/3rd Class postage/`Pastoral' refused admission"

A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION OF THE THREE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI HIGH VALUES.

A note on back, written at a later date explains this notation: "This carried large Gold framed oil painting from Springfield to Greenfield." Evidently a commercial usage - as such, it is the highest-rated, non-philatelic Trans-Mississippi piece known to us

5,000
5,000
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176
ogbl
Sale 777, Lot 176, Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Top right margin block of four with plate no., top stamps o.g., Mint, bottom with small disturbance from hinge removal, plate no. single is Very Fine, others Fine

10,700
5,000
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