Sale 982 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 December, 2009

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5637
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1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293). Accumulation of nearly 70 items, incl. singles with seven 4c, ten 5c, six 8c, eleven 10c, eight 50c, four $1.00 no gum and seven $2.00 (five original gum, two regummed), 5c and 50c blocks of four, imprint and plate no. blocks of four of the 4c, also 50c with "Specimen" ovpt., somewhat mixed condition, largely Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail well in excess of $30,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
5638
 
50c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (291-293). Four, six and seven respectively, all used, also three used 1c imprint and plate no. pairs, mixed condition and minor flaws, Very Good-Very fine appearance, Scott Retail over $11,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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5639
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Sale 982, Lot 5639, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. with wide imprint at top, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color, detailed impression, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,200.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only eleven others share this exalted grade.

75
2,100
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5640
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Sale 982, Lot 5640, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 590 selvage, balanced margins, outstanding color and impression, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

75
450
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5641
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Sale 982, Lot 5641, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. wide bottom imprint and plate no. 605 block of four, Fine-Very Fine

410
225
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5642
nhbl
2c, 4c Trans-Mississippi (286-287). Mint N.H., former block of four, all well-centered, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

660
325
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5644
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Sale 982, Lot 5644, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with wide margins, bright color on fresh paper

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

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00)

360
1,600
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5645
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Sale 982, Lot 5645, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with imprint and wide selvage at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00). Only four have graded higher to date

360
1,600
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5646
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8c, 50c Trans-Mississippi (289, 291). Former bottom imprint and plate no. 609 pair, latter top imprint and plate no. 603 pair, Mint N.H. except 50c reinforced selvage, Fine, Scott Retail $5,050.00 as Mint N.H. singles

E. 500-750
750
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5647
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Sale 982, Lot 5647, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Block of four with reattached top imprint and plate no. 620 selvage, stamps original gum with bottom pair Mint N.H., well-centered with strong color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as two hinged and two Mint N.H. singles

1,270
1,500
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5648
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Sale 982, Lot 5648, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, nicely centered with attractive bright color, Very Fine

650
350
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5649
 
Sale 982, Lot 5649, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Wide margins and choice centering, detailed impression, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

210
700
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5650
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Sale 982, Lot 5650, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, barely hinged, almost perfect centering with wide margins

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

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,950.00). Only two hinged examples have graded higher to date (none in Mint N.H. condition have graded higher)

1,100
2,800
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5651
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Sale 982, Lot 5651, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, attractive margins and centering, clear impression, Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, F-VF 75; SMQ $540.00 as 70, $1,000.00 as 80)

1,100
650
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5652
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Sale 982, Lot 5652, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, pencil mark on back, Fine

1,100
600
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5653
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Sale 982, Lot 5653, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Vertical pair, unused (no gum), Fine

1,000
1,000
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5654
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$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Six unused (regummed or no gum), other part original gum, one s.e., mixed condition, Fine-Very Fine appearance

4,750
2,900
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5655
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Sale 982, Lot 5655, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression showing every nuance of the engraving, post-office fresh paper, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The $2.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue is widely regarded as being the most difficult denomination of the series to obtain with any decent-size margins. The margins are almost always narrow on the $2.00, making it difficult for collectors of Gem-quality stamps to fill this space in their albums.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,600.00). Only one example has graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report.

1,900
3,750
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5656
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Sale 982, Lot 5656, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, unusually wide and balanced margins, deep rich color without any oxidation as sometimes seen on this value

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

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $2,700.00)

1,900
2,000
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5657
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Sale 982, Lot 5657, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, small h.r., nice margins and attractively centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 1971 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,100
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5658
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Sale 982, Lot 5658, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, natural s.e. at left, strong color on fresh paper, Fine

1,900
650
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5659
ogbl
Sale 982, Lot 5659, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Block of four, original gum, nicely centered for this challenging issue, rich color, clear impression

FINE-VERY FINE BLOCK OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

In response to the demand for high-grade singles of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi, almost all perfectly-centered blocks have been broken. This well-centered block is probably the best that survives.

8,250
3,750
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