Sale 1014 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 12-14 October, 2011

Category — 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1625°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1625, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., wide margins and precise centering, beautiful deep shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

75
425
1626°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1626, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., wonderfully rich shade, unusually choice centering, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $750.00)

75
450
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1627°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1627, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, rich color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), this is one of only four to have achieved this grade with only four higher (all at 98J)

75
2,000
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1628°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1628, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $775.00)

75
500
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1629
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Sale 1014, Lot 1629, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. block of four, bright shade on crisp paper, choice centering, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

300
325
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1630°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1630, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 729 block of six with wide selvage, fresh color, remarkably choice centering with well-proportioned margins throughout, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85)

750
5,125
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1631°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1631, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, beautifully centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,400.00)

360
1,200
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1632
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Sale 1014, Lot 1632, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color on crisp paper, wide margins, tiny natural inclusion speck, Extremely Fine

360
300
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1633
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Sale 1014, Lot 1633, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with full corner margin selvage, wide nicely balanced margins, slightly oxidized, natural gum bend, Extremely Fine, ex Clifford Cole

360
850
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1634
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Sale 1014, Lot 1634, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1980 and 2004 P.F. certificates

360
600
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1635
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Sale 1014, Lot 1635, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., blazing color, unusually wide margins, Very Fine and choice, ex Odeneal, with 1983, 2007 and 2010 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

360
300
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1636
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Sale 1014, Lot 1636, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 634 selvage, crisp, well-centered, lovely soft color, Very Fine and attractive, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $350.00)

360
325
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1637°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1637, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,200.00), only five have graded higher to date

350
1,000
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1638°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1638, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,200.00), only five have graded higher to date

360
1,100
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1639°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1639, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)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 2010 P.F. (XF 90) and 2009 P.S.E. certificates which mention natural paper inclusion below right "5", which is barely visible from the front (XF 90; SMQ $825.00)

360
600
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1640
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Sale 1014, Lot 1640, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Top imprint and plate no. 614 block of four, stamps Mint N.H., trace of hinging at top of ungummed part of selvage, deep rich color, nice margins and centering, few minor perf separations at top right, Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged plate block

850
1,000
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1641
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Sale 1014, Lot 1641, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 609 selvage, choice centering with wide margins, intense shade and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1995 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,750.00)

525
3,500
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1642°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1642, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., beautiful rich color, choice centering for this difficult Trans-Mississippi denomination, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00)

525
950
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1643
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Sale 1014, Lot 1643, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Top right corner imprint and plate no. 643 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp small gum disturbance, rich color and choice centering, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,800
2,600
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1644
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Sale 1014, Lot 1644, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Wide bottom imprint and plate no. 609 block of four, original gum, attractively centered, some strengthened separations, slight stain on back of pos. 4 and couple gum soaked perfs in selvage beneath, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,950
450
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1645°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1645, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., gorgeous deep rich color and perfect impression which shows every nuance of the engraving, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STAMP IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A SUPERB STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Ex Scarsdale and Beverly Hills. 2000 and 2002 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $15,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date in any category and only six others share this grade

475
7,500
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1646°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1646, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., wide and balanced margins on bright paper, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00). Only seven have graded higher to date.

475
2,100
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1647°
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Sale 1014, Lot 1647, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with imprint selvage at top, fresh color and detailed impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. A VERY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set.

With 2003 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,400.00). Only five have graded higher to date and only four others share this grade

2,000
4,250
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1648
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Sale 1014, Lot 1648, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine

2,000
1,200
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1649
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Sale 1014, Lot 1649, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, very handsome wide margins and almost perfectly centered, magnificent color and impression, a very difficult stamp to find in this grade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)

650
1,300
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1650
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Sale 1014, Lot 1650, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, attractive margins and centering, rich Sage Green color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $725.00)

650
600
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1651
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Sale 1014, Lot 1651, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh, deep rich color, attractively centered, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

650
350
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1652
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Sale 1014, Lot 1652, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 603 horizontal pair with wide selvage, intense shade and detailed impression

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate

4,500
2,100
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