EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT WIDE-MARGINED AND LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXCAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI, REGARDED BY MANY TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMP EVER ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES.
Ex Bowman. With 1988, 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (the latter graded XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00). We continue to be astonished that this did not receive a grade higher than 90 or at least the "Jumbo" appellation. In our opinion, this stamp rivals the 100J we sold for $20,000 (Sale 1025, lot 204) -- we'll let the bidders judge
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
Scott Catalogue assigns only a paltry $400.00 premium for a block of four versus four singles.
VERY FINE APPEARING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.
According to Johl, the 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country soon after release of the issue in May 1901, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut.
With 1989 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum