Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1943
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Sale 1230, Lot 1943, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, choice margins and centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $975.00)

600
2,700
1944°
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Sale 1230, Lot 1944, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade and impression, unusually wide and beautifully balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

1,500
3,500
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1945
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Sale 1230, Lot 1945, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, intense shade, Extremely Fine, ex "Laila", with 1981 and 2000 P.F. certificates

1,500
1,300
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1946
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Sale 1230, Lot 1946, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, intense shade and impression, wide margins, Very Fine

1,500
1,100
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1947
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Sale 1230, Lot 1947, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Disturbed original gum, h.r., detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine

1,500
1,300
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1948
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Sale 1230, Lot 1948, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum which has been slightly redistributed, rich color, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate as "o.g."

1,900
1,500
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1949
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Sale 1230, Lot 1949, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, paper h.r., rich color, Very Fine

1,900
950
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1950
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Sale 1230, Lot 1950, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, h.r., rich color, choice centering, sealed tear at top, faint natural wrinkle visible only in fluid, Extremely Fine appearance, signed in pencil, with 2003 Diena certificate

1,900
750
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1951
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Sale 1230, Lot 1951, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Original gum, h.r., rich color, Very Good

1,900
325
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1952
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Sale 1230, Lot 1952, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Unused (regummed), rich color, reperfed, Very Fine appearance

950
500
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1953
 
Sale 1230, Lot 1953, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Well-centered, deep rich color, oval registry cancel, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
450
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1954
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Sale 1230, Lot 1954, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Block of four, rich color, four strikes of New York oval registry cancel, well-centered throughout, each stamp affected by creasing as the block was apparently folded at one time, though creases are less obvious from front

VERY FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE USED BLOCK OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Used dollar-value 19th Century commemorative blocks are extremely scarce, if only for the fact that this $8.00 face-value postage is worth more than $200 in today's inflation-adjusted dollars. This block comes from an old-time collection. Power Search turned up only four or five other used blocks. Ex Curtis

6,000
2,300
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