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Sale 1224 — 2020 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30 June-1 July, 2020

Category — Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
176
E
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 176, Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a). On approximately 152 x 90mm cards with full die sinkage, $1.00 the scarcer Dull Violet frame, rich colors, cards with some light toning, 4c light wrinkling

A DESIRABLE COMPLETE SET OF THE BEAUTIFUL TRANS-MISSISSIPPI BI-COLOR ESSAYS.

Of the 166 sets printed in these colors, many were hybrids. The essays offered here are all die sunk.

8,800
2,400
177
nh
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 177, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (ogNH 95). With 1991 and 2003 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (with right selvage which accompanies)

430
3,750
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178
ogbl
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 178, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Wide top imprint and plate number 609 block of four, barest trace of previous hinge, gorgeous centering throughout with wide margins on each stamp, deep rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Gray

1,950
3,250
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179°
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 179, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H., sharp proof-like impression, choice centering and margins

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

With 2020 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

3,750
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180°
og
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 180, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, detailed impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98; SMQ $8,850.00). Only one hinged stamp grades higher (at 100). The highest Mint N.H. is also Superb 98

1,500
10,000
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181
og
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 181, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, h.r., detailed impression on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

With 1990 and 2012 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). By way of comparison only five grade higher in the P.S.E. Population Report

1,500
2,500
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182
og
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 182, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Bottom imprint and plate no. 606 pair, original gum, very lightly hinged, beautifully centered, incredibly sharp proof-like impression, few trivial perf separations at bottom edge of selvage sensibly reinforced

VERY FINE AND CHOICE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

Ex Clippert. With 1981 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,600
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183
ogbl
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 183, Trans-Mississippi Issue$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, top left stamp small gum wrinkle

FRESH AND FINE-VERY FINE LIGHTLY HINGED BLOCK OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue, depicting "Western Cattle in Storm" is widely considered to be the most beautiful stamp in United States philately.

7,000
3,250
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184°
og
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 184, Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). With top plate no. 613 selvage, original gum, barely hinged, exceptional centering and margins, deep rich color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PLATE NUMBER EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WITH BARELY HINGED GUM.

The $2.00 Trans-Mississippi Issue is widely regarded as being the most difficult denomination of the series to obtain with any decent-size margins. The margins are almost always narrow on the $2.00, making it difficult for collectors of Gem-quality stamps to fill this space in their albums.

With 2020 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 XQ)

1,900
6,250
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185
 
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 185, Trans-Mississippi Issue$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Intense color on fresh paper, beautiful centering with wide and well-proportioned margins, New York registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS GORGEOUS STAMP 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. This stamp essentially achieves that unnatural effect, which could only occur when the horizontal perforations were applied in such a way that the holes impinged on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

Brookman notes "the $2.00 is not easy to obtain well-centered as many of these stamps seem to be perforated close to the top and its color is such that it cancels rather badly. This combination makes fine used copies difficult to obtain. I consider it more difficult to obtain in choice used condition than any of the high values of the Columbian issue."

With 1998 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). Only one grades higher (at 98) and five others share this desirable grade.

1,050
4,750
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