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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2290
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2290, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

320
140
2291
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2291, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 739 block of four with wide selvage, radiant color, choice centering, Very Fine

375
300
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2292
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2292, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Original gum, magnificent margins and centering, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

140
200
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2293
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2293, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Block of four, left stamps Mint N.H., right stamps h.r., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

980
375
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2294
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2294, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Block of four, original gum, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., top right stamp small gum soak, otherwise Very Fine, an unusually well-centered block

980
800
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2295
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2295, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., intense color, fresh and Very Fine, with copy of 2000 P.F. certificate for pair

350
0
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2296
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2296, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Original gum, h.r., fabulous Jumbo margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, one of the largest examples of this stamp that we have ever seen

140
450
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2297
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2297, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Top imprint and plate no. 602 block of four, three stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp lightly hinged and with small surface scrape, perfs in at bottom, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,115
120
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2298
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2298, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., well-centered, strong color, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

550
300
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2299
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2299, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color and proof-like impression, natural gum wrinkle at left, few minor perf separations, bottom right stamp small perf flaw at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,200
550
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2300
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2300, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., choice wide margins and almost perfectly centered, magnificent intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,650.00)

500
1,600
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2301
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2301, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., very attractively centered and excellent margins, proof-like impression, Very Fine

500
400
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2302
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2302, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 617 pair, fresh, Fine-Very Fine and attractive, there appears to be an error in the catalog value as the Scott Retail for this pair is same as two Mint N.H. singles, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,000
750
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2303
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2303, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine

775
1,100
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2304
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2304, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 620 block of four, incredibly well-centered, beautiful impression, minor bit of natural short gumming at top right of top right stamp and tiny moisture spots on gum of top pair, otherwise Extremely Fine, a superbly-centered plate block and one of the finest despite tiny gum imperfections described on certificate, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
4,750
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2305
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2305, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, minor h.r., Very Fine and choice

700
0
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2306
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2306, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, rich color and crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

700
525
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2307
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2307, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

700
475
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2308
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2308, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Disturbed original gum from hinge removal, wonderfully well-centered, tiny trivial soiled perf at top, otherwise Extremely Fine

700
400
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2309
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2309, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ON UNUSUALLY BRIGHT AND FRESH PAPER. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMP DESIGNS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

With 2001 P.F. certificate for block of four and 2006 P.F. certificate as single (XF 90; SMQ $10,400.00)

3,250
7,500
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2310
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2310, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,400
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2311
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2311, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, h.r., essentially perfectly centered, fresh and crisp, intense shade, Extremely Fine

1,250
0
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2312
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2312, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, fresh, Very Fine and choice

1,250
1,000
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2313
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2313, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh and Very Fine

1,250
1,300
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2314
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2314, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, tiny h.r., Very Fine

1,250
850
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2315
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2315, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, h.r., wide margins, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,250
900
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2316
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2316, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, faint corner crease at bottom left not mentioned on earlier certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1989 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

1,250
750
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2317
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2317, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, h.r., tiny corner margin crease, nearly Fine appearance

1,250
550
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2318
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2318, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Block of four, original gum, h.r. at bottom, sharp proof-like impression, choice centering, bottom right stamp trivial gum soak at top right

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

The demand for choice singles has left very few blocks of this quality intact.

5,750
3,750
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2319
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2319, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with perfectly-balanced margins

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

The spacing between subjects on the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi plate was slightly narrower between horizontal rows than between vertical columns. Therefore, stamps with equal margins on all four sides, such as the one offered here, are rare.

2,250
0
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2320
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2320, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, faintly hinged if at all, well-centered with wide side margins, deceptively reperfed at left, Very Fine and choice appearance

2,250
800
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2321
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2321, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, natural s.e. at left, strong color on fresh paper, Fine

2,250
575
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2322
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2322, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, h.r., rich color, light crease, otherwise Fine

2,250
450
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