Sale 921 — Superb Graded United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 18 October, 2006

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
581
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Sale 921, Lot 581, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with plate no. at bottom, choice margins and incredibly well-centered, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine, lovely example, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $255.00)

65
325
582
nh
Sale 921, Lot 582, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, brilliant color, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 206 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,400.00)

325
3,500
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583
og
Sale 921, Lot 583, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Original gum, with bottom plate no. 609 selvage, very lightly hinged, remarkably wide margins for this value and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $550.00)

200
450
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584
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Sale 921, Lot 584, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., intense color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,600.00)

425
1,200
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585
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Sale 921, Lot 585, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., lovely margins and exceptionally well-centered, intense color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate for block of four (bottom right) and 2006 P.F. certificate as single (XF 90; SMQ $1,600.00)

425
1,300
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586
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Sale 921, Lot 586, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., attractive margins and almost perfectly centered, fresh and bright, strong color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,600.00)

425
1,400
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587
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Sale 921, Lot 587, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION -- THIS STAMP WAS AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

With 1980 and 2005 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $28,000.00). The P.S.E. has only certified five Mint N.H. at this grade and none higher; to date this is the only example graded 95 by the Philatelic Foundation.

3,250
14,500
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588
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Sale 921, Lot 588, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., intense shade and sharp proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

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

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $10,000.00)

3,250
7,500
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589
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Sale 921, Lot 589, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, bright color and crisp impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,450.00)

2,100
0
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590
og
Sale 921, Lot 590, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide margins

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

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,250.00)

2,100
2,800
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