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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
680
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 680, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

67
600
681
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 681, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. block of four, exceptionally choice centering rarely seen in a block, post-office fresh color and paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; blocks unpriced in SMQ)

270
650
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682
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 682, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., magnificent color on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING CHART AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

Our review of the Trans-Mississippi Issue in the P.S.E. Population Report revealed just how spectacular this stamp truly is. There is only one other example from the entire series (either Mint N.H. or hinged) that has been graded Gem 100J - a Mint N.H. 1c. A further review shows that there are only seven stamps in the entire series (again, Mint N.H. or hinged) that have been awarded a Gem 100 grade.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98J, SMQ $3,600.00 as 98J)

67
10,000
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683
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 683, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., wide margins and outstanding centering, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED TWO-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00)

67
2,300
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684
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 684, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 694 block of six with wide selvage, radiant color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2016 P.F. certificate

750
700
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685
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 685, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., exceptional centering, beautiful rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

275
225
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686
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 686, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., wide margins, attractive color, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

425
190
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687
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 687, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 609 block of four, deep rich color, well-centered, light natural gum bend left pair, Very Fine and choice

3,400
800
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688
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 688, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 609 block of four with wide selvage, deep rich color, centered to bottom, Very Good

3,400
400
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689
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 689, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Top right corner selvage imprint and plate no. 609 block of ten, natural s.e. at left, top stamps Mint N.H., bottom stamps h.r., rich color and detailed impression, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, ex "Saddleback"

4,400
850
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690
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 690, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-balanced margins, crisp impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $950.00)

425
1,100
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691
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 691, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Original gum, choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00)

150
250
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692
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 692, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Bottom left corner selvage imprint and plate no. 604 block of ten, natural s.e. at right, original gum, few stamps Mint N.H., bright color and detailed impression, Fine, scarce large plate block, ex "Saddleback", Scott Retail as all hinged

4,150
500
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693
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 693, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H. block of four with top imprint selvage, deep rich color, fresh and Very Good-Fine, Scott Retail as singles without premium for the imprint

1,700
0
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694°
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 694, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Perfectly centered with wide margins, fresh color on bright paper, neat oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,800.00), this is the highest grade awarded in the P.S.E. Population Report and is equaled by only two other used examples, in fact there are no 10c Trans-Mississippi stamps graded higher than 98 in any condition, a feature shared only by the 50c and $2.00 values among the entire series

35
1,400
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695
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 695, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, single hinge mark, outstanding centering with balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00)

600
1,200
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696
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 696, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

600
400
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697
nhbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 697, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. horizontal block of six, wonderfully fresh, small separation between pos. 2 and 3, centered to bottom left but perfs essentially clear all around, few fingerprints on gum, reasonably attractive and a scarce Mint N.H. multiple, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

10,800
1,200
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