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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, 50c on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
428
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 428, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 50c on Cover50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Rich color, tied by well-struck Omaha Nebr. registry oval on folded cover to Fremont Nebr., neat purple "Registered, Omaha, Nebr. Jul. 18, 1899" three-line datestamp on back, Fine, unusual commercial use paying the 8c registry fee plus 21 times the 2c domestic rate

E. 500-750
550
429
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 429, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 50c on Cover50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Deep rich color, used with horizontal pair of 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), tied by light strikes of Omaha Nebr. registry ovals, purple "Registered, Omaha, Nebr. Jun. 7, 1899" three-line datestamp on folded cover to Fremont Nebr., light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine, unusual commercial use paying the 8c registry fee plus 23 times the 2c domestic rate

E. 500-750
700
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430
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 430, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 50c on Cover50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Horizontal pair, used with block of six and strip of three of 1c Trans-Mississippi (285), tied by "Heron Mont. Jan. 9, 1899" circular datestamps on registered cover to Nuremberg, Germany, New York registry label, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a very attractive cover, less than 40 covers are known with the 50c stamp, ex Rosenthal, illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 141)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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431
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 431, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 50c on Cover50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Two, used with three 10c Trans-Mississippi (290) and horizontal pair of Philippines, 1899, 10c Brown, Ty. I (217), cancelled or tied by blue grids, purple "Mil. Sta. No. 1, Philippine Isls., Registered, Nov. 29, 1899" double-circle datestamp on cover to Budapest, Hungary, French packet marking, receiving backstamp, light horizontal file fold at bottom well away from stamps, Very Fine, a colorful and rare use of the Philippine overprinted issue with the Trans-Mississippi stamps, less than 40 covers are known with the 50c stamp, ex Rosenthal, illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 141)

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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432
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 432, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 50c on Cover50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tied by registry oval, purple "Registered Jan. 16, 1899 Branch P.O. Station ?, New York P.O." five-line boxed datestamp on cover from Constantin Witt to 1st Lieut. Maus in Lichtenthal, Germany, receiving datestamp also ties stamp, second strike on back, stamp with tiny perf tear at upper left, Extremely Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
950
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433
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 433, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 50c on Cover8c-50c Trans-Mississippi (289-291), 8c-50c Trans-Mississippi (289-291)8c-50c Trans-Mississippi (289-291). Rich colors, tied by registry ovals, purple "Baltimore, Md. Reg. Div. Feb. 6, 1899" double-circle datestamp on cover to Brussels, Belgium, purple "Registered" and "Return Receipt" handstamps, receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap, minor wear, Very Fine, attractive use paying the 8c registry fee plus 12-times 5c UPU rate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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434
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 434, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 50c on Cover1c-50c Trans-Mississippi (285-291), 1c-50c Trans-Mississippi (285-291)1c-50c Trans-Mississippi (285-291). Brilliant colors, tied by "Heusler Ind. Jul. 29, 1898" circular datestamps on registered cover from Dr. Ernst H. C. Heusler to Rev. K. Wiegmann, Mt. Vernon Ind., receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE COVER BEARING THE FIRST SEVEN DENOMINATIONS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Less than 40 covers are known with the 50c 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.

With 1987 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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435
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 435, Domestic and Foreign Uses, 50c on Cover1c-50c Trans-Mississippi (285-291), 1c-50c Trans-Mississippi (285-291)1c-50c Trans-Mississippi (285-291). Rich colors, tied by "Heusler Ind. Nov. 30, 1898" circular datestamps 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 BEAUTIFUL COVER BEARING THE FIRST SEVEN DENOMINATIONS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Less than 40 covers are known with the 50c 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.

With 1983 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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