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Sale 1056 — The World's Fair Collection - 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue

Sale Date — Wednesday, 6 November, 2013

Category — Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
436
 
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 436, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$1.00, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (292-293), $1.00, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (292-293)$1.00, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (292-293). Tied by neat strike of "Heusler Ind. Jul. 1, 1898" circular datestamp on small piece, $2.00 centered to top, Fine-Very Fine, part of a group prepared by Dr. Ernst Heusler of Heusler, Indiana, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
437
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 437, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Choice centering, tied by "Heusler Ind. Dec. 1, 1898" circular datestamp on registered cover from Dr. Ernst H. C. Heusler to Rev. Ferdinand Busser, Mansfield O., purple "Registered, Dec. 5, 1898, Mansfield Ohio" three-line receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE SINGLE FRANKING OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Perhaps 20 covers are known with the $1.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue, including approximately 14 with single frankings. This cover is part of a group prepared by Dr. Ernst Heusler of Heusler, Indiana. According to web sources consulted, the town was probably named for Dr. Heusler, who was the first postmaster when the post office was established in 1893.

Ex Rosenthal. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 150). With 1987 P.F. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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438
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 438, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Rich color and proof-like impression, tied by "Heusler Ind. Dec. 5, 1898" circular datestamp on registered cover from Dr. Ernst H. C. Heusler to Rev. Ferdinand Busser, Mansfield O, purple "Registered, Dec. 10, 1898, Mansfield Ohio" three-line receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE SINGLE FRANKING OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Our Levi records contain seven covers with single frankings of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue. This cover is part of a group prepared by Dr. Ernst Heusler of Heusler, Indiana. According to web sources consulted, the town was probably named for Dr. Heusler, who was the first postmaster when the post office was established in 1893.

Ex Rosenthal. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 161). With 1985 P.F. certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
16,500
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439
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 439, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover4c, 8c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (287, 289-293), 4c, 8c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (287, 289-293)4c, 8c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (287, 289-293). Tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. Sep. 22 9PM 98" duplexes on cover to Berlin, Germany, addressed to Ernst Wolff, additional machine cancel ties three stamps at top, New York and receiving backstamps, trivial edge tear at right

VERY FINE. A MARVELOUS AND COLORFUL COVER BEARING THE FIVE HIGHEST DENOMINATIONS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

The Neil-Rosenthal book records approximately 20 examples of the $2.00 on cover (one is on piece, one was used in 1964 and two may be duplicated). The Levi records contain 14 -- seven are single frankings and three bear the entire set. This is closer to a full set than any of the other four.

Ex William West (Ward sale, April 29, 1943, lot 1600). With 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
11,500
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440
 
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 440, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Rich color, used with 4c, 8c, 50c and $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (287, 289, 291, 292), tied by registry ovals and "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 12-9 1898" double-oval datestamp on cover front only to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, addressed to Laemmert & Co. (publishers), 8c small faults from placement at edge of cover, slightly age toned

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE COMBINATION FRANKING, INCLUDING THE THREE HIGHEST DENOMINATIONS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

This is the only example of the $1.00 or $2.00 used to South America. Virtually all foreign destinations known are in Europe.

With 1987 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
12,000
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441
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 441, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Detailed impression, tied by New York registry oval on illustrated corner card cover for "Hensel, Bruckmann & Lorbacher, Parcel Agency for the German Mail" to Munich, Germany, addressed to D. Heinemann, purple "Registered, Jul. 22, 1898, Branch P.O. Station P., New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp, New York registry label, receiving backstamp (Aug. 1)

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.

The sender, Hensel Bruckmann & Lorbacher, is still in business as freight forwarders.

Ex Saffin and Rosenthal. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 151).

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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442
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 442, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Tied by light strike of purple registry oval, matching "Registered, Dec. 28, 1898 1.00 P.M., Sub-Station No. 42, P.O. Boston, Mass." four-line datestamp on cover to Freiburg, Germany, receiving backstamp, trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SINGLE FRANKING OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Perhaps 20 covers are known with the $1.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue, including approximately 14 with single frankings.

With 1986 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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443
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 443, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Used with two 1c Trans-Mississippi (285), s.e. at right, tied by registry ovals, purple "Registered, Aug. 18, 1898, Branch P.O. Station S, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp on cover to Muhlhausen, Germany, part-printed "Per Steamer Campania" at upper left, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE USED ON COVER.

Perhaps 20 covers are known with the $1.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue.

Ex Rosenthal. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 148). With 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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444
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 444, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Cancelled by New York registry oval on cover to Budapest, Hungary, addressed to the famous Hungarian philatelist Lajos Richter in the hand of Constantin Witt, purple "Registered, Dec. 3, 1900, Branch P.O. Station K, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp on back, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE SINGLE FRANKING OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Our Levi records contain seven covers with single frankings of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue.

Ex Rosenthal. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 161). With 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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445
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 445, Domestic and Foreign Uses, $1.00-$2.00 on Cover$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Well-balanced margins, rich color, tied by registry oval, purple "Baltimore Md., Reg. Div. Aug. 26, 1898" double-circle datestamp on cover to Basel, Switzerland, Maryland Export & Commission Co. return address, New York registry label, receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE ON COVER. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE USED TO SWITZERLAND.

Our Levi records contain seven covers with single frankings of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
8,500
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