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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 6 November, 2013

Category — Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
301
 
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 301, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & ProofsTrans-Mississippi International Exposition, Pass to Grounds, Trans-Mississippi International Exposition, Pass to GroundsTrans-Mississippi International Exposition, Pass to Grounds. Pass with green seal in background, made out to F .W. Bandhaus, signed on back by John Wakefield, secretary of the Exposition, an excellent frontispiece for a Trans-Mississippi collection or exhibit

E. 100-150
275
302
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 302, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & ProofsTrans-Mississippi/Exposition at Omaha/1898, Trans-Mississippi/Exposition at Omaha/1898Trans-Mississippi/Exposition at Omaha/1898. Large red three-line handstamp used as corner card on 2c entire cancelled by "Omaha Nebr. Oct. 9 7:30AM 96" duplex and used to Osborne Kans., clear strike of receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce early Trans-Mississippi-related cover mailed two years before the Exposition -- in 1895, two years after the Columbian Exposition, Congress stated its desire to hold an "exposition of all the products, industries, and civilization of the states west of the Mississippi River, made at some central gateway, where the world can behold the wonderful capabilities of these great wealth producing states..."

E. 150-200
350
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303
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 303, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & ProofsTrans-Mississippi and International Exposition, June to November, 1898, Omaha Nebraska, Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, June to November, 1898, Omaha NebraskaTrans-Mississippi and International Exposition, June to November, 1898, Omaha Nebraska. Five-line engraved advertisement on cover with 2c Bureau tied by light Omaha machine cancel to Howe Neb., 1897 receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, scarce pre-Exposition advertising cover

E. 150-200
110
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304
c
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 304, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & ProofsTrans-Mississippi International Exposition, Omaha, June-November 1898, Trans-Mississippi International Exposition, Omaha, June-November 1898Trans-Mississippi International Exposition, Omaha, June-November 1898. Elaborate illustrated cover produced by The Omaha Philatelist, a monthly publication, with vertical pair of 1c Blue (264) tied by "Omaha Nebr. Sta. A Nov. 14 1:30PM 97" duplex and used to Howe Neb., clear strike of receiving backstamp, reduced at left, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
140
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305
 
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 305, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & ProofsTrans-Mississippi -- "Omaha" Exposition Stamps, Trans-Mississippi -- "Omaha" Exposition StampsTrans-Mississippi -- "Omaha" Exposition Stamps. Printed notice from "Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1898", with table at top listing each denomination, its design and color, states "The issue of these stamps began June 10th, and will cease December 31st, 1898", also details how postmasters can go about requisitioning the stamps, light file folds, Very Fine, a wonderful collateral item, the stamps were not actually issued until June 17, and this notice reflects the delay

E. 150-200
375
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306
E
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 306, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & Proofs1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8-293E7), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8-293E7)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8-293E7). On approximately 98 x 83mm cards with full die sinkage, six are hybrids (incl. $1.00 and $2.00)

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY PRISTINE SET OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI BI-COLOR ESSAYS.

There were six different die proof printings from May 31, 1898, to August 4, 1899 -- two were definitely bicolored (166 total), and it is possible the January 23, 1899, printing of 50 proofs was also bicolored

3,125
3,000
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307
TC
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 307, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & Proofs50c Black, Small Die Trial Color Proof on Wove (291TC2b), 50c Black, Small Die Trial Color Proof on Wove (291TC2b)50c Black, Small Die Trial Color Proof on Wove (291TC2b). 40 x 29mm, crisp impression

VERY FINE. A RARE SMALL DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

This is the only trial color proof we have offered since keeping computerized records. The Scott Catalogue lists this on India, but it should be on wove, as all P2's are on wove

1,250
2,100
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308
P
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 308, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & Proofs1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2). Removed from original gray cards, $1.00 slightly reduced, others large margins

A SCARCE SET OF THE 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Approximately 85 sets were produced.

5,200
3,500
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309
S
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 309, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & Proofs50c Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (291S-E), 50c Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (291S-E)50c Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (291S-E). Purple "Specimen" overprint applied horizontally at bottom right, original gum, single hinge mark, fresh and Very Fine, rare, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, undercatalogued in Scott

300
600
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310
S
Sale Number 1056, Lot Number 310, Trans-Mississippi Exposition Ephemera, Essays & Proofs$1.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (292S-E), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (292S-E)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. E (292S-E). Clear purple "Specimen" overprint applied horizontally at bottom, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, Very Fine, scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, undercatalogued in Scott

600
900
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