Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
291
E
Sale 895, Lot 291, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Essays on India (285E-293E). Die sunk on approximately 201 x 151mm cards with full die sinkage, deep rich colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY PRISTINE SET OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI BI-COLOR ESSAYS.

Of the 166 sets printed in these colors, many were hybrids. The set offered here is die sunk and in exceptionally fresh condition.

3,125
4,500
292°
ogbl
Sale 895, Lot 292, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Block of four, top stamps Mint N.H., bottom stamps lightly hinged, intense shade and imprssion, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE TOP STAMPS IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 1998 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

9,000
10,000
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293
og
Sale 895, Lot 293, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, very lightly hinged, fresh and bright color, perfectly centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

With 2005 P.F. certificate.

2,100
5,250
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294
og
Sale 895, Lot 294, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

2,100
3,500
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