Sale 975 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 June, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1610
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1610, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., nearly perfect centering, beautiful deep shade and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

80
500
1611
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1611, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. with left half-arrow selvage, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $230.00)

80
250
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1612
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1612, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. with plate no. 592 at top, attractive wide margins and centering, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

80
275
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1613
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1613, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with plate no. 630 at top, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1983 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

80
400
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1614
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1614, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

80
550
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1615
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1615, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Bottom imprint and plate no. 698 block of four, original gum, one stamp lightly hinged, other three Mint N.H., perfectly centered, Extremely Fine

250
350
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1616
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1616, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with wide margins, bright color on post-office fresh paper

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

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,550.00)

400
1,700
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1617
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1617, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with plate no. 599 at bottom, vibrant color on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

400
700
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1618
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1618, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N..H., wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1980 and 2004 P.F. certificates

400
500
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1619
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1619, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1993, 2003 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95).

400
1,500
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1620
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1620, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $310.00)

400
250
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1621
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1621, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful Jumbo margins and attractively centered, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $240.00 as 90, $450.00 as 95)

130
300
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1622
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1622, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., exceptional centering for this difficult Trans-Mississippi denomination, strong color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,650.00)

600
850
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1623
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1623, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins, almost Very Fine

600
250
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1624
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1624, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Original gum, lightly hinged, with bottom plate no. 609 selvage, exceptionally wide margins for this difficult Trans-Mississippi value, nearly perfectly centered, rich color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $590.00), one of only six in this grade with just one higher (at 98)

190
500
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1625
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1625, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of four, slightly glazed original gum, rich color, Fine

2,000
600
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1626
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1626, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H. with plate no. 604 at bottom, wide margins, beautiful color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

550
900
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1627
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1627, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., incredibly fresh with attractive margins, intense color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate for block of four

550
375
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1628
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1628, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, very handsome wide margins and almost perfectly centered, magnificent color and impression, a very difficult stamp to find in this grade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00)

700
1,200
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1629
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1629, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, handsome margins and centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

700
800
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1630
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1630, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, uncommonly wide margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

700
500
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1631
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1631, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, plate no. 603 at bottom, intense color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $760.00)

700
900
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1632
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1632, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Bottom imprint and plate no. 603 pair, original gum, Fine

1,950
700
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1633
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1633, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Uncharacteristically wide margins and excellent centering, rich color, lightly struck oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

190
300
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1634
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1634, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Jumbo margins, oval registry cancel, two tiny tears at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, this issue is scarce with such enormous margins, with 2006 P.F. certificate

190
90
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1635
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1635, 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., intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, long and full perforations all around

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $3,050.00)

3,900
2,300
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1636
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1636, 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 proof-like impression, almost perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,300.00). Only two hinged examples have graded higher to date (none in Mint N.H. condition have graded higher).

1,250
2,400
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1637
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1637, 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, remarkably wide margins, guide line at top, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
900
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1638
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1638, 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, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp

1,250
850
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1639
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1639, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Deep shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of target cancel at bottom right, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful used example of this issue, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

650
900
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1640
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1640, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide margins with pleasing centering, light target cancel at top right corner, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 and 2009 P.F. certificates

650
750
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1641
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1641, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Well-centered, double oval cancel, Very Fine

650
300
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1642
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Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1642, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, intense shade and impression, much better centering than normally found

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

The $2.00 Trans-Mississippi is rarely found with wide balanced margins.

2,100
2,200
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1643
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1643, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Unusually precise centering, deep rich color with oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
850
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