Sale 1235 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 19-20 May, 2021
Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. THIS IS WIDELY REGARDED AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL UNITED STATES COMMEMORATIVE STAMP.
The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi is supposed to portray cattle in the American West and is labelled "Western Cattle In Storm" at bottom. However, the subject of the original painting by J.A. MacWhirter, who specialized in romantic landscapes and first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy at the age of 14, was of cattle in the West Highlands of Scotland.
With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $8,850.00)
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IN A WONDERFUL STATE OF FRESHNESS.
With 1993 and 2013 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 1999 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
With 1980, 2002 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,750.00). Only four grade higher (three at 98 and one at 100). This is also the only unused stamp (OG or NH) to receive a Jumbo designation.
VERY FINE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER PAIR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
An excellent opportunity to acquire an imprint and plate number pair -- a plate block of four catalogues $35,000.00
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL LIGHTLY HINGED ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
We are surprised this block has remained intact, given its superior quality
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,600.00). Only three grade higher (all at 98).
VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 1991 P.F. certificate