Sale 976 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 29 September-2 October, 2009
Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 1993 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00). Only four have graded higher to date.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER TO DATE AND ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.
Collectors in pursuit of superb 19th Century commemorative stamps are well aware of the challenge in locating the 8c Trans-Mississippi with wide margins and choice centering. An examination of 8c multiples will reveal the fact that the space between horizontal rows was narrower than the space between vertical columns. Wide top and bottom margins that match the sides could only occur when the horizontal perforations were misapplied to a row, thereby impinging on the space allocated to the rows above and below.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $26,400.00).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only five have graded higher to date.
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 1983 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
Scott Catalogue assigns only a $600.00 premium for a block of four versus four singles.