Sale 1017 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 13-15 December, 2011

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
715
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Sale 1017, Lot 715, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-293). $2.00 unused (regummed), $1.00 slightly disturbed original gum, others original gum, $2.00 perf flaw at left and reperfed (as is $1.00), Fine-Very Fine appearance

3,085
1,200
716
og
Sale 1017, Lot 716, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)1c-$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (285-292). Original gum, bright colors, few small imperfections, Fine-Very Fine part set to the $1.00

2,260
950
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717
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 717, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. with plate no. 710 in wide top selvage, rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate

72
550
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718
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 718, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with top right corner sheet selvage, radiant color, Very Fine

72
110
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719
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Sale 1017, Lot 719, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Four Mint N.H. imprint and plate no. pairs, plate nos. 619, 623, 719 and 725, rich colors, better centering than normally seen, Very Fine

640
250
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720
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 720, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with top left corner sheet selvage, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice

330
550
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721
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Sale 1017, Lot 721, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., wide margins, bright color with just a hint of oxidation near top, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate

330
325
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722
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 722, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

330
450
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723
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Sale 1017, Lot 723, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., pretty color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

330
300
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724
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Sale 1017, Lot 724, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Six singles, incl. one with imprint selvage at bottom, disturbed original gum, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

990
275
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725
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Sale 1017, Lot 725, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Barest trace of a previous hinge (Mint N.H. according to 1989 P.F. certificate), extra wide and balanced margins, precise centering on bright paper, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, a lovely 10c Trans-Mississippi, the so-called "Dead Horse" design, with 1989 P.F. (as Mint N.H.) and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $275.00)

150
600
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726
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Sale 1017, Lot 726, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., detailed impression on fresh paper, wide to huge margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. certificate

4
400
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727
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 727, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H. with top right corner sheet selvage, intense shade and proof-like impression, Very Fine

450
190
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728
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 728, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression, essentially perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB 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. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

With 2000 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,400.00)

1,900
7,500
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729
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Sale 1017, Lot 729, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, bright shade, detailed impression, three Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $725.00 as 85, $900.00 as 90)

625
475
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730
 
Sale 1017, Lot 730, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Uncharacteristically wide margins and excellent centering, rich color, lightly struck oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

210
400
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731
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Sale 1017, Lot 731, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide beautifully proportioned margins, negligible light natural wrinkle at right is not visible from the front

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1983 and 1992 P.F. certificates, neither mentioning the paper wrinkle. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,150.00)

3,250
3,250
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732
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 732, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H. with bottom left corner sheet selvage, detailed impression

VERY FINE A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED CORNER SELVAGE SINGLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Scarce and desirable with the corner sheet selvage

3,250
1,300
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733
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Sale 1017, Lot 733, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum lightly hinged, detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,225.00)

1,050
1,200
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734
ogbl
Sale 1017, Lot 734, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Block of four with top right corner sheet selvage and plate no. 606, original gum, lightly hinged, few sensibly reinforced perf separations at right

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE CORNER SHEET SELVAGE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WITH PLATE NUMBER.

Scott Retail with no premium for the plate number or selvage.

5,000
5,250
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735
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Sale 1017, Lot 735, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color

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

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,800
2,300
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736
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Sale 1017, Lot 736, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, pretty color, thin spot at top, Fine appearance

1,800
500
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737
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Trans-Mississippi Issue Balance. 27 items, incl. two imprint and plate no. pairs of 1c and five of 2c, few corner sheet selvage singles, blocks of four with plate no. of 1c and 4c (latter oxidized), also singles of 5c and 8c, many Mint N.H., overall Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately

3,775
800
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