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Sale 1134 — The Alan Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 September, 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 — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
235
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 235, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

75
600
236
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 236, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988, 2004 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

67
650
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237
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 237, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, radiant color, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $875.00), only three hinged examples have been graded higher (all at 98J)

110
800
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238
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 238, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

100
350
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239
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 239, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Original gum, wide beautifully balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $725.00)

150
450
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240
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 240, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Original gum, lightly hinged, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp and exceedingly difficult to find in this condition, with 1991 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), this is the highest grade awarded to the 10c Trans-Mississippi in any condition, and it is shared by one other hinged, seven Mint N.H. and three used -- the 50c and $2.00 values also lack a stamp graded higher than 98

150
1,300
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241
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 241, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Unused (no gum), precise centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (NG, XF-Superb 95; unpriced in SMQ without gum, $1,600.00 as original gum), SMQ lists no-gum prices only for the $1.00 and $2.00 Trans-Mississippi, with prices for XF-Superb 95 approximately one-quarter the original-gum SMQ prices

E. 400-500
650
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242
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Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 242, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unused (no gum), bright shade and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $875.00)

800
1,800
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243
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 243, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, barely hinged, outstanding centering, deep rich color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

All of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi stamps were printed in a single day's run on June 3, 1898. The $2.00 was printed in sheets that have narrower spacing between the horizontal rows than between the vertical columns. For this reason, it is extremely difficult to obtain stamps with top and bottom margins that equal the sides.

With 1998 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,500.00). Only three have graded higher (all at 98)

1,800
5,250
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