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Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
382
nh
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 382, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,600.00). Only two have graded higher (one at 100 and one at 100J) and only three others share this desirable grade

67
2,100
383
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 383, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Original gum, single hinge mark, radiant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others, only one Mint N.H. example has achieved this grade with none higher, so for a collector who values centering this is as good as it gets

110
950
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384
nh
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 384, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with plate no. 618 selvage at bottom, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $425.00)

275
275
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385
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 385, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Original gum, lightly hinged, with bottom plate no. 609 selvage, exceptionally wide margins for this difficult Trans-Mississippi value, nearly perfectly centered, rich color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $725.00)

150
475
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386
nh
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 386, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. imprint and plate no. 609 strip of three, intense shade and impression, well-centered, pos. 3 with natural s.e. and short gum at top, small nick in top selvage, Very Fine centering

1,275
450
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387
nhbl
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 387, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. horizontal block of nine with left selvage, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive multiple, Scott Retail as singles

3,825
550
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388
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 388, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2006 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), only one has graded higher and two others share this grade

150
700
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389
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 389, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $475.00), only four have graded higher

150
350
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390
nhbl
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 390, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H. block of four with arrow selvage at left, proof-like impression, excellent centering, Very Fine, a handsome position piece, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,700
1,600
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391
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 391, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, single hinge mark, rich color, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only four others. By way of comparison, for Mint N.H. copies this is also the highest grade awarded with only two at this grade

600
2,600
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392
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 392, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, detailed impression, wide margins, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

600
400
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393
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 393, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, attractively centered, tiny surface scuff at top, Very Fine appearance, with clear 1985 P.F. certificate, 2011 P.F. certificate mentioning the tiny scuff no longer accompanies

600
225
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394
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 394, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, .lg, intense shade and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1980 and 2002 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,750.00). Only three have graded higher (two at 98 and one at 100). This is also the only unused stamp (OG or NH) to receive a Jumbo designation.

1,400
2,800
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395
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 395, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, well-centered, intense shade, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates showing top plate no. selvage (since removed)

1,400
1,200
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396
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 396, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,400
700
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397
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 397, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

1,400
700
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398
ogbl
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 398, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Block of four, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, sensible hinge reinforcements at sides

FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2010 Weiss certificate. Scott Retail as four singles.

5,600
2,350
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399
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 399, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Deep shade on bright paper, neat strike of duplex cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

725
500
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400
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 400, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unobtrusive strike of duplex cancel, three wide margins, fresh and Fine, with 2013 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $475.00)

725
350
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401
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 401, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, wide margins for this difficult issue

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

1,900
1,600
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402
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 402, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Bottom imprint and plate no. 613 pair, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, right stamp sealed tear at top, left stamp sound, Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate

5,500
1,100
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403
ogbl
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 403, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Block of four, original gum, strong color and impression

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Scott Catalogue assigns only a $400.00 premium for a block versus four singles.

8,000
2,600
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