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Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

Category — Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
277
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 277, Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. wit top right corner selvage, brilliant color, unusually choice centering, tiny natural gum skip not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

80
160
278
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 278, Trans-Mississippi Issue4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

400
1,000
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279
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 279, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., intense shade nicely complemented by bright paper, beautiful centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

400
0
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280
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 280, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., bright shade, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

600
750
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281
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 281, Trans-Mississippi Issue10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., remarkably detailed impression on post-office fresh paper, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
1,400
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282
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 282, Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., intense color on crisp paper, long and full perforations all around

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

With 2000 P.F. certificate

2,100
0
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283
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 283, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

3,750
6,750
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284
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Sale Number 956, Lot Number 284, Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, wide margins, long and full perforations all around

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

6,500
14,000
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