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Sale 904 — Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
290
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 290, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

70
575
291
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 291, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with imprint at top, choice margins and phenomenal centering, fresh, deep rich color, Extremely Fine gem

65
575
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292
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 292, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with plate no. at top, brilliant color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

65
240
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293
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 293, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., bright color, detailed impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

65
375
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294
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 294, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with imprint at top, vibrant color, framed by wide even margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

325
3,500
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295
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 295, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

325
750
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296
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 296, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color, choice centering, post-office fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

325
425
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297
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 297, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. , rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins all around, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo)

325
850
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298
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 298, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

475
825
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299
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 299, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 -- we cannot find a reason why this stamp was denied a grade of XF-Superb 95)

425
1,700
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300
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 300, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., pretty color, detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2002 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,750
3,250
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301
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 301, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., beautiful impression showing every nuance of the engraving, almost perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 -- this is a solid 95 in our opinion)

3,250
8,000
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302
og
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 302, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1985 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

2,100
2,700
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