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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1403
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1403, 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 plate no. 710 selvage, bright color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 XQ) and 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (95 ogNH)

82
375
1404
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1404, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

82
450
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1405
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1405, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

82
375
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1406
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1406, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi, Complete Plate Number Pairs Collection (285-286), 1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi, Complete Plate Number Pairs Collection (285-286)1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi, Complete Plate Number Pairs Collection (285-286). Top and bottom imprint and plate no. pairs, representing the complete set of plate numbers issued for the 1c and 2c Trans-Mississippi, the 1c includes 14 plates and all are present as both top and bottom pairs (plus an extra plate no. 592 top), the 2c includes a hefty 121 plates and each plate is also represented by top and bottom pairs, a mix of centering and gum condition to be expected with a good number from each Mint N.H., many are quite well centered and overall the group is very fresh

A RARE COMPLETE ASSEMBLAGE OF TOP AND BOTTOM IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIRS FOR THE ONE-CENT AND 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE -- REPRESENTING ALL PLATES THAT WENT TO THE PRESS.

Scott Retail exceeds $26,500.00 -- calculated as a combination of Mint N.H. plate no. and imprint pairs (for completely Mint N.H. items), Mint N.H. singles (for pairs where hinging is in the selvage only) and hinged imprint and plate no. pairs

E. 5,000-7,500
5,750
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1407
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1407, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286), 1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286)1c, 2c Trans-Mississippi (285-286). Mint N.H., 1c with wide top imprint selvage, 2c with full bottom imprint selvage, choice centering, Extremely Fine, 1c with 2009 P.S.E. certificate, 2c with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $250.00)

155
170
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1408
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1408, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 719 selvage, brilliant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

72
400
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1409
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1409, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., radiant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

72
600
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1410
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1410, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Rich color, neat wavy-lines machine cancel, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00), only five grade higher (four at 98 and one at 100)

2
425
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1411
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1411, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color, phenomenal centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 and 2017 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00)

330
2,200
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1412
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1412, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 and 2015 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

330
300
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1413
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1413, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

330
300
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1414
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1414, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), only seven grade higher

300
3,000
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1415
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1415, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

300
1,600
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1416
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1416, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Rich color, neat strike of Venezuela circular datestamp, Very Fine, unusual cancel on this issue, with 2006 P.F. certificate

25
100
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1417
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1417, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., rich color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

430
300
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1418
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1418, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Choice centering with wide margins, bold strikes of Lynn Mass. registry oval cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

47
350
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1419
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1419, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90 no longer accompanies -- when we sold this in our Sale 904 we commented that it should have graded 95

425
1,900
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1420
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1420, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with balanced margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

380
950
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1421
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1421, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

140
300
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1422
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1422, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Original gum, barely hinged, rich color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

140
225
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1423
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1423, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, fresh and bright color and detailed impression on bright paper, virtually perfect centering with remarkably wide margins, full and intact perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SET TO FIND WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

After the $2.00, the 50c is the most difficult value of the set to find in well-centered condition with wide margins.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

600
2,700
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1424
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1424, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00)

140
2,000
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1425
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1425, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). With wide top plate no. 603 selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and choice centering, rich color and intense impression, a few perf separations at right, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $975.00, which does not reflect the value of the plate number selvage)

600
1,700
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1426
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1426, 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. with wide left selvage, detailed impression, fresh and Fine

3,750
1,500
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1427
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1427, 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, sharp impression, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,500
900
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1428
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1428, 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, Fine

1,500
650
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1429
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1429, 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, unused (no gum), top pair particularly well-centered and with wide margins, that pair is Extremely Fine, bottom left stamp small filled thin spot, bottom right stamp light wrinkle visible when drying, those two appear Fine, Scott Retail as four singles without gum

3,400
2,500
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1430
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1430, 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
650
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1431
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1431, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (292-293), $1.00, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (292-293)$1.00, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (292-293). Fresh colors, unobtrusive cancels, both with faint creases, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,750
700
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1432
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1432, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, perfectly centered, fresh color and sharp detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI IN PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1999 P.F. and 2000 A.P.S. certificates

1,900
2,900
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1433
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1433, 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 Very Fine, with photocopy of 1980 P.F. certificate for a block of four

1,900
650
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1434
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1434, 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, fresh color, reperfed at right, appears Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,900
550
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