Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 November, 2021
Category — $1.00-$2.00 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 292-293)
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
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.
With 2003 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,400.00)
VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With copy of 2003 P.S.E. certificate for block
EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.
With 1987 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00). Only four grade higher (at 98)
FINE-VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
Ex "World's Fair" collection. With 1973 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, 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.
Ex "Alan". With 1998 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,500.00). Only three grade higher (all at 98)
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 2003 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,000.00)