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Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
419
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 419, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, essentially perfect centering, bright and post-office fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,850.00), only two have graded higher

70
1,600
420
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 420, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., radiant color and crisp impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

70
600
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421
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 421, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

60
600
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422
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 422, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Bottom imprint and plate no. 698 block of four, original gum, one stamp lightly hinged, other three Mint N.H., perfectly centered, Extremely Fine

240
250
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423
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 423, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 614 block of four, rich color, top right stamp single short perf at top, otherwise Fine

1,600
200
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424
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 424, 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
475
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425
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 425, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00 as 90, $2,850.00 as 95)

380
1,100
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426
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 426, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Top imprint and plate no. 603 block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression, few sensibly reinforced perf separations at left

FINE. A SCARCE TOP IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Plate number 603 is the only plate number recorded for this issue. We have offered only three others from the top position since 2005

17,500
2,900
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427
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 427, 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 and impression, fresh, Very Fine and choice

1,400
1,400
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428
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 428, 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, well-balanced margins, natural perf disc inclusion at bottom right, appears Extremely Fine

1,400
600
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429
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 429, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, tiny perf thin at top, Extremely Fine appearance

1,400
800
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430
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 430, 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, three wide margins, fresh and Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

1,400
400
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431
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 431, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H. top imprint and plate no. 606 pair, intense shade and impression

FRESH AND FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE FROM THE TOP PLATE POSITION.

Power Search contains only two Mint N.H. imprint and plate number multiples -- both pairs -- including one from the top position and one from the bottom position. With 2007 P.F. certificate

8,250
0
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432
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 432, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide and balanced margins, detailed impression, bold registry oval cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, signed Brettl, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

700
750
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433
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 433, 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, fresh color, Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

1,800
650
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434
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 434, 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, rich color, expertly reperfed at right, appears Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

1,800
650
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435
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 435, 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, wide margins for this difficult issue but most recent certificate states reperfed at right, Very Fine appearance, with clear 2005 P.F. certificate, with 2018 P.F. certificate as reperfed

1,800
1,100
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436
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 436, 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 with wide selvage, original gum, h.r. incl. one in selvage where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, minor soiling between stamps and at upper right, otherwise Fine and scarce multiple, an excellent alternative to the plate block of four, which catalogues $100,000.00

9,000
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