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Sale 1175 — The George "Buddy" Byers Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 8 March, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
575
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 575, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c-4c Trans-Mississippi (285-287), 1c-4c Trans-Mississippi (285-287)1c-4c Trans-Mississippi (285-287). Imprint and plate no. blocks of four of 1c and 4c, plate block of six of 2c, 1c-2c Mint N.H., 4c small h.r. and oxidized around edges of stamps, also small natural paper crease, overall Fine trio, 2c with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

2,150
450
576
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 576, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Top imprint and plate no. 614 block of four, stamps Mint N.H., trace of hinging at top of ungummed part of selvage, deep rich color, nice margins and centering, few minor perf separations at top right, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
550
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577
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 577, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Bottom imprint and plate no. 643 block of six, original gum, barest trace of hinging at top left (appears Mint N.H.), rich color, Fine

3,250
0
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578
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 578, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Bottom imprint and plate no. 620 block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, lovely dark shade and proof-like impression, choice centering, some rejoined perfs in selvage, otherwise Very Fine, ex "Hampshire"

2,100
500
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579
nhbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 579, 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 wide left arrow selvage, proof-like impression, excellent centering, Very Fine, a handsome position piece, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

1,700
1,100
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580
ogbl
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 580, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Top right imprint and plate no. 603 block of 10 with wide selvage, natural s.e. with part arrow at left, original gum, h.r. at left has been removed and brushed to appear as Mint N.H. (and sold by a dealer that way to Mr. Byers), centered to left, gum bends and perf separations as would be expected on such a multiple

A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF TEN OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THIS POPULAR ISSUE.

This is the largest multiple we have offered since keeping computerized records. Ex "MLG" collection.

32,400
4,250
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581
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 581, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Bottom imprint and plate no. 603 pair, original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and impression, fresh and Fine

1,800
325
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582
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 582, 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, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression

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

The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue is widely considered to be the most beautiful stamp in United States philately.

5,250
2,200
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583
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Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 583, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). With top imprint selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, Fine

1,900
450
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584
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 584, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, centered to top but perfs clear, Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

1,900
450
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585
og
Sale Number 1175, Lot Number 585, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, h.r., well-centered, thin spot at top, appears Very Fine

1,900
400
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