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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1023
 
Trans-Mississippi Collateral. Four items, incl. letter complaining about about Catholic theme of 1c, bank check with design of 2c and unused 2c affixed to photo depicting the design, also 2c imprint and plate no. block of four and single on stamp dealer's patriotic cover (opened for display), Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
1024
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1024, Trans-Mississippi Issue1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Horizontal pair, tied by "Mil. Sta. No. 4 W.D.C. San Juan, Porto Rico Mar. 19, 1899" duplex cancel on soldier's letter to Norristown Pa., receiving backstamp, reduced at left, left stamp small toned spot at top, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
55
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1025
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1025, Trans-Mississippi Issue1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286), 1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286)1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286). Two 2c. tied by "Mil. Sta. No. 4 W.D.C. San Juan Porto Rico Feb. 14, 1899" duplex cancel on yellow cover to Philadelphia, purple company handstamp, New York and receiving backstamps, Very Fine

E. 150-200
120
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1026
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1026, Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (288), 2c Trans-Mississippi (288)2c Trans-Mississippi (288). Natural s.e. at left, tied by "Santiago de Cuba, Isla de Cuba Ago. 18, 1898" circular datestamp on red and blue Spanish-American War Flag Patriotic cover to Mich., New York and receiving backstamps, some edgewear incl. small piece out at top left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1027
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1027, Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 20, 1899" pmk. on red and blue Hats and Caps illustrated stamp collar cover to Goodspring Pa., stamp with small faults (probably from canceling machine), Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 100-150
110
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1028
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1028, Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Used with 1c Pan-American (294) and tied by "Chicago Ill. May 5, 1902" pmk. on 2c entire to Montevideo, Uruguay, New York and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Fine and colorful usage to a scarce destination

E. 150-200
75
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1029
bl
2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Pane of 50, right pane with imprints and plate nos. at top and bottom, natural s.e. at left and arrow at right, neat strikes of "Holton Kans." oval cancels, few faults to be expected from such a large used multiple incl. some perf separations, still Fine, this must have been used on a large parcel, possibly unique as a used pane

E. 500-750
700
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1030
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1030, Trans-Mississippi Issue4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Used with 1c Green (279) and tied by "Americus Ga. Nov. 16, 1898" duplexes on red and blue Spanish-American War Flag Patriotic cover to Austria, New York and receiving backstamps, 4c some slight oxidation, Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1031
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1031, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Choice centering, tied by "Coldwell ? Feb. 5, 1899" duplex on cover to Ecuador, barely reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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1032
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1032, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Tied by well-struck "Brooklyn N.Y. Flatbush Sta. Aug. 23, 1898" duplex on red and blue Spanish-American War Flag Patriotic cover to Basel, Switzerland, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
120
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1033
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1033, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Natural s.e. at left, tied by "Phila. Pa. Sta. J Sep. 3, 1898" duplex on red and blue Spanish-American War Flag Patriotic cover to Cornwall, England, missing top flap, small part of address scuffed out, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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1034
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1034, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Choice centering, natural s.e at right, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 7, 1898" pmk. on red and blue Spanish-American War Flag Patriotic cover to Germany, receiving backstamp, stamp with small faults at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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1035
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1035, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Vertical pair, cancelled by cork, "Wrentham Mass. Aug. 1, 1898" circular datestamp on red and blue Spanish-American War Flag Patriotic cover to Port Au Prince, Haiti, New York and receiving backstamps, top stamp small perf fault at top right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
0
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1036
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1036, Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-5c Trans-Mississippi (285-288), 1c-5c Trans-Mississippi (285-288)1c-5c Trans-Mississippi (285-288). Tied by well-struck "New York N.Y. Aug. 2, 1899" duplex cancels on cover to Frankfurt, Germany, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, beautiful four-color franking

E. 200-300
240
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1037
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1037, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c-8c Trans-Mississippi (288-289), 5c-8c Trans-Mississippi (288-289)5c-8c Trans-Mississippi (288-289). Two 5c, tied by "Hallock Minn. Jan. 18, 1899" duplexes on general merchant's corner card cover to Linkoping, Sweden, New York registry label also ties stamps, New York backstamp, Very Fine, attractive and scarce usage, illustrated in Brookman

E. 300-400
650
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1038
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1038, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Two, used with 8c Trans-Mississippi (289) and tied by ovals on Aug. 1898 red and blue Spanish-American War Flag Patriotic registered cover to St. Johns, Newfoundland, purple Boston registry datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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1039
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1039, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Plate no. at bottom, rich color, choice centering, tied by "Exposition Sta., Omaha Nebr. Oct. 21, 1989" duplex cancel on Horticultural Building corner card cover to Des Moines Ia., fresh and Very Fine, late use of this cancel on a beautiful cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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1040
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1040, Trans-Mississippi Issue1c, 8c Trans-Mississippi (285, 289), 1c, 8c Trans-Mississippi (285, 289)1c, 8c Trans-Mississippi (285, 289). Horizontal pair of 1c, vertical pair and single of 8c, tied by "Boston Mass. 5-6" oval handstamps on 5c Blue entire to St. John's, Newfoundland, "Huguenot Ga. May 2, 1899" circular datestamp and matching target, stamp dealer's return address at top left, faint vertical file fold between stamps, Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 200-300
150
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1041
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1041, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Tied by "Madison Square Branch" oval cancel on 5c Blue on amber entire to Copenhagen, Denmark, New York registry label also ties stamp, purple May 10, 1901 origination backstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 100-150
115
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1042
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1042, Trans-Mississippi Issue10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Used with 8c Trans-Mississippi (289) and 5c Dark Blue (281), tied by "St. P. Minn. Rec'd., St. Anthony Hill Sta. Jul. 25, 1900" circular datestamps on registered cover to Sweden, purple three-line registry handstamp, New York registry label affixed partly over 8c and 10c stamps, New York and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 150-200
120
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1043
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1043, Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Rich color, tied by neat strike of "Military Sta., Santiago De Cuba, Jan. 4, 1899" duplex on red and blue Eagle and Shield Spanish-Americasn War Patriotc cover with printed address to Malden Mass., Linnell correspondence, fresh and Fine, beautiful cover

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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1044
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1044, Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Used with 4c Trans-Mississippi (287) and tied by handstamps, "Huguenot Ga. Mar. 19, 1900" circular datestamp, on stamp dealer's illustrated corner card cover to Crawfordsville Ind., few trivial toned spots, Very Fine

E. 300-400
425
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1045
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1045, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Tied by "Evansville Ind. Dec. 1, 1898" flag machine cancel on Post Office Department Official Money Order Business imprint cover from Madisonville Ky. to Evansville Ind., neat strike of "Madisonville Ky. Nov. 26, 1898" duplex does not tie stamp, which was affixed over duplex and cancelled on arrival, stamp has small corner crease, Very Fine, a remarkable usage

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1046
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1046, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Tied by purple "Boston (Sta. No. 20) Mass., Jan. 6, 1928" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Cincinnati O., purple "Via Air Mail", "Special Delivery" and "Fee Claimed by Office of First Address" handstamps, blue pen "SP" also ties stamp, addresses crossed out, stamp with small tear at top right, appears Fine

E. 750-1,000
850
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1047
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 1047, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Horizontal pair, tied by "Heusler Ind. Dec. 3, 1898" circular datestamp on registered cover to Floraville Ill.

EXTREMELY FINE PAIR AND COVER. ONE OF THE FINEST COVERS KNOWN BEARING A MULTIPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

This cover is part of a group prepared by Dr. Ernst Heusler of Heusler, Indiana. According to web sources consulted, the town was probably named for Dr. Heusler, who was the first postmaster when the post office was established in 1893.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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