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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
697
P
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 697, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2). Complete set on intact Roosevelt presentation album page with "1898" yeardate label below, brilliant colors, few light glue marks on card and a few proofs

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE ON AN INTACT PAGE FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM

It is believed that only approximately 85 were produced. Of these, many pages were taken apart. The last intact set we offered (outside of a complete album) was in 2000, and this is the first on an intact page since we started keeping computerized records.

5,850
4,250
698
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 698, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293). Complete set of plate no. singles, original gum, 50c h.r., 1c, 2c, 4c and 10c Mint N.H., 4c selvage detached, $2.00 nicely centered but has small margin tear at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, $1.00 with 1985 P.F. certificate noting "few perfs sensibly strengthened and selvage trimmed at top"

4,930
2,600
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699
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 699, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.A.G. certificate

75
120
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700
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 700, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Bright shade, unobtrusive strike of duplex cancel of New York, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $190.00 as 95, $830.00 as 98), only two have graded higher to date and only two others share this grade

7
300
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701
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 701, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with wide selvage and imprint at top, pretty color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $230.00)

75
300
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702
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 702, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. horizontal strip of three with right half-arrow selvage, wonderful rich color, left stamp tiny natural perf. "dimple", Very Fine-Extremely Fine, right stamp exceptionally nice

225
750
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703
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 703, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

360
350
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704
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 704, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., rich color, Fine

525
190
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705
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 705, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. wide top imprint and plate no. 609 pair, fresh and attractively centered, incredibly deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as two Mint N.H. singles (hinged imprint and plate no. pair priced at $425.00)

1,050
1,100
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706
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 706, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Neat strike of Boston oval registry cancel, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00), only two have graded higher to date

35
325
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707
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 707, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Perfectly centered with wide margins, rich color and sharp proof-like impression, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

35
110
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708
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 708, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, handsome centering, deep rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

650
700
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709
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 709, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, single hinge mark, attractive shade with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

650
800
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710
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 710, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

650
850
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711
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 711, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

650
550
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712
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 712, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Detailed impression on crisp paper, wide margins and choice centering, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

210
250
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713
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 713, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Wide margins and choice centering, detailed impression, guide line at top, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

210
250
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714
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 714, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Rich color, neat strike of New York oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $270.00)

210
160
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715
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 715, 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., crisp impression, fresh and Fine, with copy of 1998 P.F. certificate for block

3,400
1,300
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716
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 716, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, h.r., bright shade on crisp paper, Very Fine and choice, an attractive stamp

1,100
800
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717
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 717, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Incredibly well-centered with choice wide margins, guide line at top, Chicago circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE DATESTAMP CANCEL.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

650
2,200
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718
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 718, 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 beautiful centering, post office fresh paper, light cancel blends in with the design, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

650
700
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719
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 719, 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 white paper, beautifully balanced margins, neat central strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

650
650
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720
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 720, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Attractive centering, cork cancel, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2009 P.F. certificate

650
275
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721
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 721, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Face-free strike of circular datestamp, small thin spot, affixed to reproduction of "Western Cattle in Storm" after painting by McWhirter, Very Fine, even though this is not an original print it does wonderfully show the design and is a beautiful frontispiece for an album

E. 300-400
425
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722
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 722, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Mint N.H., detailed impression, well-proportioned margins

A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

6,000
3,250
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723
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 723, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, bright color, faint gum soak at top center, otherwise Very Fine

1,900
950
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724
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 724, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Wide beautifully balanced margins, bright color, bold circular datestamp cancel, guide line at top, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
950
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725
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 725, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Choice centering with wide margins, duplex cancel, dark color, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,050
1,100
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726
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 726, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, bold oval duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce in the higher grades, with 1998 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,050
2,100
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727
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 727, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Beautifully centered with deep rich color, unobtrusive grid cancel leaving the vast majority of the vignette distraction free, Very Fine and choice, an exceptionally handsome used example of this difficult issue

1,050
850
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728
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 728, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Deep rich color, well-centered, unobtrusive part strike of circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a lovely lightly cancelled stamp, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
950
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729
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 729, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Bold strike of New York duplex cancel, Very Fine

1,050
550
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