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Sale 1100 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday, 22 June, 2015

Category — 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
56
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 56, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)$5.00 Dark Green (263), $5.00 Dark Green (263)$5.00 Dark Green (263). Block of four, original gum, h.r. where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, rich color, natural gum bends and creases not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1894 $5.00 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

Very few blocks remain intact, as most have been broken to feed collector demand for singles. We have offered only two others, both with similar centering, in over a decade.

Ex Frelinghuysen. With 2012 P.F. certificate

22,000
6,250
57
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 57, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Block of four, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, bottom right stamp small toned spot on one perf at top not mentioned on accompanying certificates

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Apart from the block sold in the Whitpain collection (Siegel 977), this is the only other block of four we have offered in the past ten years. Only one full plate block exists. The Scott Catalogue assigns a paltry $1,000.00 premium for the block versus four singles, which in no way reflects its rarity.

With 1972 and 2008 P.F. certificates

10,000
4,500
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58
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 58, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)50c Orange (275), 50c Orange (275)50c Orange (275). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous fiery color, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

260
325
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59
ogbl
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 59, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Top imprint and plate no. 1199 block of six, original gum, top center stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., deep rich color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful plate block

650
850
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60
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 60, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Wide top left imprint and plate no. 601 block of ten, stamps Mint N.H., rich color, minor perf separations and strengthening in selvage only, Fine-Very Fine

740
375
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61
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 61, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286), 1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286)1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286). 1c bottom imprint and plate no. 598 block of six, 2c Mint N.H. top right corner imprint and plate no. 690 block of ten, few minor perf separations, Fine-Very Fine

1,190
275
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62
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 62, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. top right corner imprint and plate no. 729 block of four two extra stamps, radiant color, fresh and Fine, attractive position multiple, ex MLG, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as plate block of four and two singles

535
170
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63
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 63, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, extraordinarily wide and well-balanced margins, proof-like color and impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1988 and 2014 P.F. certificates

600
2,700
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64
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 64, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and attractively centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,400.00)

1,400
1,600
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65
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 65, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, top imprint selvage, crisp impression, Fine

1,400
900
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66
 
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 66, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Choice centering with balanced margins, detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.F. certificate

725
2,200
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67
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 67, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering with exceedingly wide margins, beautiful rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $2.00 IS THE MOST CHALLENGING OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN THIS SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1987 and 2014 P.F. certificates

1,900
5,500
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68
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Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 68, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 263-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 613 pair, rich color and detailed impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MINT-NEVER HINGED PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

This issue is unpriced as a plate number pair in Mint N.H. condition. Scott Retail as two singles

12,000
3,750
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