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Sale 1019 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 1-2 March, 2012

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue, Die Essays, Die Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
617
E
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 617, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue, Die Essays, Die Proofs1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a). Complete set, all but one are fully die sunk on approximately 80 x 67mm cards, only the 1c value is a hybrid, spectacular colors throughout, free of the toning spots sometimes encountered

VERY FINE. A FRESH AND PRISTINE SET OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI BI-COLOR DIE ESSAYS. IDEALLY SUITED FOR EXHIBITION.

Of the 166 sets printed in these colors, many were hybrids. This is a desirable set containing only one hybrid and is also more easily mounted in an album in these smaller sizes

3,125
2,500
618
P
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 618, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue, Die Essays, Die Proofs1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1). Complete set die sunk on approximately 202 x 155mm cards with full die sinkage, blazing colors, 4c, 5c and 50c with a few minor small spots well away from die sinkage area, $2.00 with inconsequential scuff near edge of card

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND FRESH COMPLETE SET OF FULL-SIZE LARGE DIE PROOFS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

We have offered surprisingly few complete sets over the years -- an average of less than one per year since 2000

6,050
5,750
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