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Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2550
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2550, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., bright shade, detailed impression, three Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $3,100.00 as 85, $5,650.00 as 90)

2,000
0
2551
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2551, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, bright color, wide balanced margins, tiny gum soak on perf tip at bottom right of little consequence, Extremely Fine

650
400
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2552
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2552, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (described on 2000 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H.), intense color on crisp paper, long and full perforations all around, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 and 2008 P.F. certificates

650
1,000
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2553
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2553, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00)

650
1,100
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2554
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2554, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, wide balanced margins, trace of guide line at bottom, Very Fine and choice

650
375
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2555
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2555, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Bottom imprint and plate no. 603 pair, original gum, single h.r., rich color, Very Fine

1,850
650
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2556
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2556, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Block of four, original gum, bottom pair lightly hinged, top pair h.r. and pencil notation on gum of top left stamp, lovely color and crisp impression, Fine and attractive original gum block

3,000
1,000
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2557
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2557, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H. with wide plate no. 606 selvage at bottom, intense shade and impression

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINED PLATE NUMBER SINGLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate

3,400
2,600
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2558
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2558, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., detailed impression, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,150.00)

3,400
0
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2559
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2559, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). With wide plate no. 606 selvage at top, original gum, long but narrow h.r., attractive centering and detailed impression, small natural wood fiber inclusion in perf at top, Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the position

1,100
600
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2560
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2560, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, two small h.r., guideline at top, deep shade, wide beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine

1,100
950
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2561
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2561, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, intense shade, nearly Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, F-VF 75; SMQ $740.00)

1,100
550
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2562
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2562, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, deep shade and crisp impression, wide margins, slight gum soak at top right, Very Fine appearance, with 1993, 2003 and 2009 P.F. certificates

1,100
550
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2563
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2563, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Bottom imprint and plate no. 606 horizontal pair, original gum, single h.r., deep shade and proof-like impression, wide margins and nicely centered, single tiny filament adhered to paper under right "$1" of right stamp before printing and remains there

VERY FINE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

This pair is remarkably fresh and bright, having been part of an old-time collection for many years.

3,000
1,900
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2564
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2564, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Block of four, original gum, bottom pair h.r., intense shade and detailed impression, right two stamps each with tiny thin speck

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

This block was part of an old-time collection for many years and, as a result, is much fresher and brighter than the average $1.00 Trans-Mississippi

5,500
2,100
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2565
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2565, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, slightly disturbed from hinge removal, nice centering with wide margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice

1,900
1,400
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2566
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2566, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, intense color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,000
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2567
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2567, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Unused (regummed), deep rich color, reperfed, Extremely Fine appearance

900
550
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2568
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2568, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, fresh and Fine

900
450
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2569
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Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2569, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Bottom imprint and plate no. 613 horizontal pair, extra wide selvage, original gum, relatively lightly hinged, strong color and impression, attractive centering

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

This pair was part of an old-time collection for many years and, as a result, is much fresher and brighter than the average $2.00 Trans-Mississippi

The Scott Catalogue premium for an imprint and plate number pair versus two singles seems inadequate ($4,750.00 vs. $3,800.00). The premium for a plate block of four versus a block of four is more than ten times. A review of Power Search revealed only one other imprint and plate no. pair offered in our sales since 1998

4,750
2,200
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2570
ogbl
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2570, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Block of four, original gum, h.r., lovely bright color, nicely centered for this challenging issue, almost imperceptible natural light paper wrinkle top right stamp

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

This block was part of an old-time collection for many years and, as a result, is much fresher and brighter than the average $2.00 Trans-Mississippi

Scott Catalogue assigns only a $650.00 premium for a block versus four singles

8,250
3,000
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2571
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2571, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Brilliant color and precisely balanced margins, light strike of just the rim and two letters of a circular datestamp, trace of guideline at top

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. THIS STAMP IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE WITH CHOICE CENTERING AND A LIGHT CANCEL.

While the top value of the Trans-Mississippi Issue is occasionally found well-centered, it invariably has a heavy cancel. This sound example with a light cancel is a true condition rarity.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00). This likely would have been graded 95 without the trace of the guideline at top, which is, of course, a completely natural occurrence and does not detract from the beauty of this stamp

1,100
3,250
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