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Price History for Scott 286 in OGnh 98 Grade

Scott No.
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60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
286
2c
218
0
1
1
0
0
2
13
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13
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24
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
682
PSE 100J
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 682, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., magnificent color on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING CHART AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

Our review of the Trans-Mississippi Issue in the P.S.E. Population Report revealed just how spectacular this stamp truly is. There is only one other example from the entire series (either Mint N.H. or hinged) that has been graded Gem 100J - a Mint N.H. 1c. A further review shows that there are only seven stamps in the entire series (again, Mint N.H. or hinged) that have been awarded a Gem 100 grade.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98J, SMQ $3,600.00 as 98J)

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10,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
483
PSE 98J
nh
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 483, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,600.00). Only two grade higher (one at 100 and one at 100J) and only three others share this desirable grade

67
3,500
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
382
PSE 98J
nh
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 382, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $3,600.00). Only two have graded higher (one at 100 and one at 100J) and only three others share this desirable grade

67
2,100
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
272
PSE 98J
nh
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 272, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and perfect centering, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT TWO-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex Beverly Hills. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,650.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share this grade.

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3,500
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1087
PSE 98J
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1087, Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and perfect centering, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT TWO-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,500.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only two others share this grade. Considering how common the basic 2c Trans-Mississippi stamp is, this low population speaks volumes about the difficulty of finding truly superb examples of this issue in Mint N.H. condition.

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
683
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 683, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., wide margins and outstanding centering, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED TWO-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00)

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2,300
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
169°
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 169, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., radiant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a surprisingly difficult issue to find in such a high grade, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), only five have graded higher (four at 98J and one at 100) and only six others share this grade, this is a very small population of high-grade stamps considering how plentiful the 2c stamps are; this demonstrates how difficult they are to find in such superb condition

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2,700
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
622
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 622, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with bottom imprint selvage, wide margins and exceptional centering, rich color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), this is one of only four to have achieved this grade with only four higher (all at 98J)

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1,400
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1627°
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1627, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, rich color and proof-like impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), this is one of only four to have achieved this grade with only four higher (all at 98J)

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2,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1409
PSE 95
nh
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)

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600
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1408
PSE 95
nh
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)

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400
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2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
321
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 321, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., with bottom plate no. 629 selvage, exceedingly well-centered, wide margins, gorgeous rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

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475
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2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
351
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 351, 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)

60
500
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2018-07-25
United States Stamps
421
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 421, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

60
600
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2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2308
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2308, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, deep rich color on fresh paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

60
475
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2017-10-24
United States Stamps
882
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 882, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988, 2004 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

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850
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2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
220
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 220, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., radiant color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

67
600
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2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
236
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 236, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988, 2004 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

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650
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2014-03-24
United States Stamps
1311
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1311, 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 selvage, intense color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)

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450
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2013-07-16
United States Stamps
423
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 423, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, deep rich color on fresh paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $690.00)

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450
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1628°
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1628, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $775.00)

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500
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1153
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1153, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., radiant color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

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425
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1152
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1152, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

75
425
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2010-02-23
The "Hampshire" Collection of United States Stamps
179
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 179, Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

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800
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1614
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1614, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

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550
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1613
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1613, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with plate no. 630 at top, rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1983 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $840.00)

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400
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2625
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2625, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00)

80
850
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2309
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2309, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with wide bottom imprint selvage, wide margins and choice centering, pristine color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $250.00)

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350
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3781
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3781, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 286-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with plate no. 644 and wide selvage at top, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $245.00)

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190
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2010-06-24
United States Stamps
2372
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2372, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., wide margins and well-centered, intense shade, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $230.00)

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275
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
701
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 701, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with wide selvage and imprint at top, pretty color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $230.00)

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300
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4467
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4467, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with plate no. 644 with wide selvage at top, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $285.00)

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225
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2626
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2626, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., pretty margins and exceptional centering, bright color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, lovely quality, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $285.00)

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275
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
781
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 781, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 739 selvage, handsomely centered, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $270.00)

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275
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
780
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 780, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with top imprint selvage, essentially perfect centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $270.00)

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275
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2006-10-23
United States Stamps
2581
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 923, Lot Number 2581, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., choice centering, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $255.00)

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225
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
581
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 581, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with plate no. at bottom, choice margins and incredibly well-centered, bright and crisp, Extremely Fine, lovely example, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $255.00)

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325
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2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
24
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 24, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H. with imprint at bottom, bright color and sharp impression, choice centering with balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $210.00)

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190
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
293
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 293, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., bright color, detailed impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2005-12-12
United States Stamps
2196
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 2196, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Mint N.H., detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85)

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