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Sale 983 — The Hampshire Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 February, 2010

Category — Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
178
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 178, Trans-Mississippi Issue1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., wonderfully rich shade, unusually choice centering, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

75
600
179
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 179, Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

75
800
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180
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 180, Trans-Mississippi Issue4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., blazing color, unusually wide margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Odeneal, with 1983 and 2007 P.F. certificates

360
350
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181
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 181, Trans-Mississippi Issue4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Bottom imprint and plate no. 636 block of four, original gum, small h.r. at bottom, some slight oxidation, natural paper crease affects top left stamp, Fine

950
300
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182
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 182, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 602 selvage, handsome centering, beautiful color and impression on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

360
800
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183
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 183, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c 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 $1,400.00)

525
1,000
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184
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 184, Trans-Mississippi Issue10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, appears Mint N.H., superbly centered, strong color and clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)

160
600
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185
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 185, Trans-Mississippi Issue10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Bottom imprint and plate no. 620 block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, lovely dark shade and proof-like impression, choice centering, some rejoined perfs in selvage, otherwise Very Fine

2,100
1,100
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186
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 186, Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). None has graded higher in any category.

650
4,750
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187
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 187, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., choice margins and essentially perfectly centered, guide line at top, intense shade on crisp white paper

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

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate.

3,400
3,500
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188
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Sale Number 983, Lot Number 188, Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1981 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,300
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