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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1022
S
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1022, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "SPECIMEN" Black Handstamped Ovpt. (285S-293S), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "SPECIMEN" Black Handstamped Ovpt. (285S-293S)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "SPECIMEN" Black Handstamped Ovpt. (285S-293S). All nine values with large "SPECIMEN" handstamp, tropicalized original gum, some of these are quite brittle from acidification during their time in postal archives books, including a couple with small pieces of corners broken off (the high values are all intact) and some light toning, Fine appearing and rare set from the postal archives of Bechuanaland, last offered in a Siegel sale in 1978, 2c with 1977 B.P.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
1023
S
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1023, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c, 10c, 50c Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285S-E, 288S-E, 290S-E), 5c, 10c, 50c Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285S-E, 288S-E, 290S-E)5c, 10c, 50c Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285S-E, 288S-E, 290S-E). Original gum, h.r., rich colors on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine

750
300
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1024
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1024, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, beautifully centered with wide margins, couple tiny inclusion specks not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 2004 and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00)

330
2,700
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1025
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1025, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Wide top imprint and plate no. 603 pair, stamps Mint N.H., paper h.r. in ungummed selvage, small mark in gummed selvage likely knocks this out of the Mint N.H. category, rich color, two small toned spots in selvage, otherwise Fine, the stamps are sound and in Mint N.H. condition, Scott Retail as singles

3,600
950
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1026
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1026, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c, $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (291-292), 50c, $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (291-292)50c, $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (291-292). Bottom imprint and plate no. pairs, $1.00 either badly disturbed original gum with adherences or regummed, selvage probably reattached causing gum soaks, 50c original gum, h.r., diagonal crease at left, Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
950
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1027
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1027, 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., sharp impression on bright paper, Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,600
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1028
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1028, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, sharp proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,100
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1029
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1029, 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, detailed impression, Very Fine

1,500
700
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1030
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1030, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Slightly disturbed original gum, intense shade, well-centered with wide margins, Very Fine and choice

1,500
850
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1031
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1031, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Slightly disturbed original gum, detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate showing bottom plate number selvage and noting only original gum

1,500
1,100
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1032
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1032, 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, detailed impression, accompanying certificate notes lightly stained at left which has since been removed, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,200
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1033
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1033, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, centered to bottom right but perfs are well clear of design, Fine

1,500
650
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1034
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1034, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Near perfect centering with wide margins, neat New York oval cancel, small shallow thin spot at bottom right visible only in fluid, appears Extremely Fine

700
350
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1035
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1035, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Intense shade and impression, unobtrusive New York registry oval cancel, wide and balanced margins, Very Fine and choice

700
550
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1036
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1036, 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 circular datestamp cancel, detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine

700
350
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1037
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1037, 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, bright shade and crisp impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WELL-CENTERED WITH LIGHTLY HINGED GUM.

With 1980 and 2001 P.F. certificates

1,500
3,250
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1038
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1038, 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., attractive margins and centering, Fine

1,900
850
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1039
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1039, 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., crisp impression, fresh and Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate

1,900
700
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1040
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1040, 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, fresh and Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate for a block of four

1,900
950
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1041
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1041, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, radiant color, Fine

1,900
1,200
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1042
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1042, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, small h.r., rich color, Fine

1,900
750
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1043
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1043, 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, small tear at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine appearance, with 1979 P.F. certificate

1,900
425
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1044
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1044, 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., rich color, small thin spot, Fine appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,900
325
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1045
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1045, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, rich color and sharp impression, Fine, small backstamp, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

1,900
850
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1046
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1046, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., detailed impression, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance

1,900
375
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1047
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1047, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Crisp impression, neat strike of circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

1,075
500
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