Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
832
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Sale 953, Lot 832, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., pretty shade, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

80
800
833
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Sale 953, Lot 833, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 590 block of four, intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering throughout, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb Mint N.H. plate block, with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates

400
1,400
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834
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1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. pane of 50 with imprint and plate no. 590 at top and bottom and natural s.e. at left, deep rich color, generally nice centering, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, an attractive pane in wonderful condition

4,490
1,700
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835
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1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. pane of 50 with imprint and plate no. 598 at top and bottom and natural s.e. at left, brilliant color, few light natural gum bends, fresh and Fine, an attractive pane

4,490
900
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836
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Sale 953, Lot 836, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, beautifully centered with wide margins

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

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,450.00)

400
4,000
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837
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Sale 953, Lot 837, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 636 selvage, wonderfully bright color and exceptionally choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate for imprint and plate no. block of four (bottom right stamp) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate for this single (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00), for our money this is a better stamp than some we have seen graded 95

400
1,200
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838
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Sale 953, Lot 838, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with imprint at bottom, brilliant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $700.00)

400
550
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839
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Sale 953, Lot 839, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Described on 2008 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H. and on 2007 P.S.E. certificate as previously hinged (we see no evidence of hinging), brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H., with 2007 P.S.E. certificate as previously hinged and graded Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in this high grade (SMQ $1,100.00 as 98 hinged); if this were to receive a Mint N.H. P.S.E. certificate with this grade, then the SMQ price would be $15,600.00 as 98, Scott Retail as hinged

140
0
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840
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Sale 953, Lot 840, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., bright vivid color on crisp paper, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

400
300
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841
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Sale 953, Lot 841, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Original gum, single hinge mark, vivid color, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

140
225
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842
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Sale 953, Lot 842, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Bottom imprint and plate no. 634 block of four, three stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp barely hinged, dazzling color, choice centering throughout, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the plate block

1,340
1,400
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843
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Sale 953, Lot 843, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, intense color on bright crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

400
1,000
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844
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Sale 953, Lot 844, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered, strong color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

600
1,600
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845
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Sale 953, Lot 845, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., unusually choice margins and centering, Very Fine, handsome example, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

600
450
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846
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Sale 953, Lot 846, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Original gum, remarkably wide margins for issue, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $410.00)

200
350
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847
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Sale 953, Lot 847, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 604 selvage, wide margins, beautiful impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate for top imprint and plate no. pair

550
850
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848
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Sale 953, Lot 848, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $630.00)

180
600
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849
 
Sale 953, Lot 849, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Rich color and proof-like impression nicely complemented by magenta cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $160.00)

32
275
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850
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Sale 953, Lot 850, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Top margin imprint and plate no. 603 pair, both stamps are Mint N.H., barest trace of hinging in the selvage only, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE PAIR. EXCEPTIONALLY WIDE MARGINS AND CHOICE CENTERING FOR THIS ISSUE.

With 1989 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two N.H. singles.

4,200
4,250
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851
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Sale 953, Lot 851, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Top imprint and plate no. 603 pair, original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice

1,950
1,800
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852
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Sale 953, Lot 852, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered, fresh color and fine impression, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

700
800
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853
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Sale 953, Lot 853, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

700
700
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854
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Sale 953, Lot 854, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and centering, particularly choice deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

700
525
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855
 
Sale 953, Lot 855, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Wide margins and nearly perfect centering, bright color and detailed impression, bold strike of New York oval cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $470.00)

190
275
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856
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Sale 953, Lot 856, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade on bright paper, wide margins and nearly perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN WIDELY DESCRIBED AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN U.S. PHILATELY.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,100.00). In our opinion this meets the P.S.E. criteria for an XF-Superb 95 grade

1,250
2,800
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857
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Sale 953, Lot 857, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IN U.S. PHILATELY.

With 1988 P.F. and 2001 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,150.00). Only one hinged and one used copy have graded higher to date.

1,250
5,250
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858
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Sale 953, Lot 858, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and uncommonly well-centered, fresh, intense color, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,000
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859
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Sale 953, Lot 859, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, h.r., detailed impression on bright paper, Fine

1,250
700
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860
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Sale 953, Lot 860, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unused (no gum), bright shade and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

650
1,400
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861
 
Sale 953, Lot 861, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Bright shade on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, neat strike of target cancel at bottom right leaves design clearly visible, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

650
1,100
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862
 
Sale 953, Lot 862, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide margins and exceptional centering, intense color, light New York oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. and 1993 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00)

650
550
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863
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Sale 953, Lot 863, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and with far better than typical centering, pristine color

EXTREMELY FINE. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MORE BEAUTIFUL SURVIVING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1994 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,550.00)

2,250
2,600
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864
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Sale 953, Lot 864, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, crisp impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

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

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,550.00)

2,250
2,900
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865
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Sale 953, Lot 865, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, lovely margins and centering for this tightly-spaced Trans-Mississippi top value, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,700
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866
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Sale 953, Lot 866, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful warm shade on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,750.00)

2,250
1,900
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867
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Sale 953, Lot 867, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, choice wide margins, wonderful unadulterated dark color that has not been affected by oxidation which is often the case, Very Fine and choice, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
1,600
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868
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Sale 953, Lot 868, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and wonderful deep rich color, light creasing along top, Very Fine appearance

2,250
800
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