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Sale 1240 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
336
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 336, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H. with plate no. 635 top selvage, brilliant color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

75
450
337
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 337, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)1c Trans-Mississippi (285), 1c Trans-Mississippi (285)1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Mint N.H., rich color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

75
350
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338
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 338, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c-5c Trans-Mississippi (286-288), 2c-5c Trans-Mississippi (286-288)2c-5c Trans-Mississippi (286-288). Four imprint and plate no. pairs, one each of 2c (top, hinged) and 4c (bottom, Mint N.H. with gum skips), 5c with both top and bottom pairs, top hinged only in selvage and bottom Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

1,270
250
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339
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 339, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., deep rich color, gorgeous centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

72
450
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340
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 340, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)4c Trans-Mississippi (287), 4c Trans-Mississippi (287)4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. bottom imprint and plate no. 634 block of four, brilliant color with just a hint of oxidation in top left stamp, well-centered, Very Fine, with clear 2020 P.F. certificate

1,550
750
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341
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 341, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph XF 90; SMQ $350.00)

140
325
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342
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 342, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. top right corner imprint and plate no. 609 block of eight, containing the plate block of six and an additional pair, wonderful depth of color and crisp impression

FINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

This issue is listed and collected as a top or bottom plate block of four or six. Top plate blocks of six in Mint N.H. condition are very rare -- we have offered only two others since 2005. This plate block of eight is the largest Mint N.H. plate number multiple listed in Power Search.

6,360
2,100
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343
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 343, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)10c Trans-Mississippi (290), 10c Trans-Mississippi (290)10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Jumbo margins and choice centering, rich color, wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00), this is the only used Scott 290 at the 95J grade with only three higher (all at 98)

35
650
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344
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 344, 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., intense shade and impression, remarkably bright paper and fresh

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

The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all United States postage stamps. Although Mint Never-Hinged examples have been supplied from blocks and sheets broken over the years, the centering of this example is unusually choice.

From the "Maine Find" offered in our 2000 Rarities sale and ex "Golden Oak". With 2000 and 2011 P.F. certificates.

3,750
9,000
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345
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 345, 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 on crisp paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2002 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

3,750
2,800
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346
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 346, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Barest trace of hinging if at all (one of four certificates states hinged), deep shade and sharp impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, remarkably fresh

EXTREMELY FINE BARELY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WIDELY REGARDED AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL UNITED STATES COMMEMORATIVE STAMP.

With 1978, 1989 and 1996 P.F. certificates as Mint N.H. With 2021 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

1,500
2,300
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347
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 347, 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 in one corner, deep shade on bright white paper, choice centering with balanced margins

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

With 1993 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,500
2,500
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348
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 348, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,500
1,500
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349
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 349, 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, uncommonly well-centered, intense color and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 and 2008 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,500
1,200
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350
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 350, 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, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,100
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351
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 351, 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, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
1,600
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352
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 352, 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, extra wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with copy of 1976 P.F. certificate

1,500
950
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353
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 353, 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., crisp impression, three wide margins, Very Fine and choice

1,500
850
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354
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 354, 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., detailed impression, fresh and Fine

3,750
1,200
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355
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 355, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, barely hinged, crisp impression, Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate noting "it is genuine" (implying Mint N.H.)

1,500
1,400
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356
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 356, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, intense shade, natural paper wrinkle at lower left, Fine

1,500
550
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357
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 357, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, intense shade and impression, fresh and Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate

1,500
700
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358
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 358, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, detailed impression, few faults including thin spot and corner creases, Very Fine appearance

1,500
375
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359
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 359, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unused (regummed), detailed impression, Very Fine

850
400
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360
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 360, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unused (regummed), intense shade, small thin speck, Fine appearance

850
350
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361
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 361, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unused (no gum), crisp impression, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance

850
350
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362
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 362, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unused (regummed), faint overall toning, reperfed, otherwise Very Fine

850
375
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363
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 363, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unused (regummed), detailed impression, well-balanced margins, Very Fine

850
500
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364
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 364, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Top imprint and plate no. 606 pair, original gum, barely hinged (if at all), fresh and Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

4,000
0
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365
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 365, 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 with horizontal guideline, original gum, bottom stamps small h.r., deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

An attractive block

7,000
3,750
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366
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 366, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper

FINE AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

5,750
1,900
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367
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 367, 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, uncharacteristically wide margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1981 and 2006 P.F. certificates

1,900
2,100
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368
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 368, 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, light crease at top left, Very Fine appearance

1,900
850
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369
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 369, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293), $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293)$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Well-centered, rich color, light New York registry oval cancel, Very Fine

1,050
1,300
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