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Price History for Scott 288 in OGnh 85 Grade

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5c
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
199°
PSE 100
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Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 199, 1894-98 Bureau Issue thru Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with plate no. 618 and wide selvage at top, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED TO DATE. THIS IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY FOUR MINT NEVER-HINGED TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMPS IN ANY DENOMINATION TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The 1893 Columbian Issue, comprising 16 different denominations, created a backlash from collectors, who resented paying $16.34 for a complete set (the equivalent of $380 in today's dollars). For the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition, held in Omaha Nebraska, the number of stamps was reduced to nine denominations up to $2.00. The $3.80 cost for the set, while still expensive ($95 in today's dollars), was at least more manageable.

The Trans-Mississippi plates were laid out with narrower space between the horizontal rows than the space between the vertical columns. The mathematically balanced margins necessary to achieve a Gem 100 grade require extra space between the horizontal rows of perforations. Anyone who has examined Trans-Mississippi sheets and multiples can testify to the rarity of stamps with perfectly balanced margins all around.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced above the grade of 98; SMQ $11,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and one of only two examples to achieve this grade. The only other denomination represented by a Mint N.H. Gem 100 stamp is the 8c (two awarded, one of which is offered in the following lot).

330
27,000
2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4472
PSE 100
nh
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4472, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with plate no. 618 and wide selvage at top, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PERFECT GRADE OF GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED TO DATE. THIS IS ALSO ONE OF ONLY TWO MINT NEVER-HINGED TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMPS IN ANY DENOMINATION TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The 1893 Columbian Issue contains 16 different denominations, and at the time of their issue for the Columbian Exposition there was a backlash among collectors, who had to pay $16.33 to purchase a complete set (the equivalent of $372.36 in 2007 dollars). For the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition, held in Omaha Nebraska, the issue was restricted to nine denominations, with no denominations issued above $2.00. The $3.80 cost for the set, while still expensive ($93.53 in 2007 dollars), was at least more manageable.

The Trans-Mississippi plates were laid out with narrower space between the horizontal rows than the space between the vertical columns. The mathematically balanced margins necessary to achieve a Gem 100 grade require extra space between the horizontal rows of perforations. Anyone who has examined Trans-Mississippi sheets and multiples can testify to the rarity of stamps with perfectly balanced margins all around.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced above the grade of 98; SMQ $15,600.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade, which is the highest awarded to date. The only other denomination represented by a Mint N.H. Gem 100 stamp is the 8c (one awarded). One previously hinged $1.00 is graded 100, and it realized $45,000 hammer in our September 2008 auction.

400
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1414
PSE 95
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1414, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), only seven grade higher

300
3,000
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
487
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 487, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with top imprint selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00). Only seven grade higher

300
2,800
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2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1237
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1237, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00)

275
1,500
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1638°
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1638, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,200.00), only five have graded higher to date

360
1,100
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1637°
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1637, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,200.00), only five have graded higher to date

350
1,000
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2543
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2543, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (1c thru 10c, Scott 285-290)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, phenomenal centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00), only five have graded higher to date

360
1,700
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1157
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1157, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00). Only five have graded higher to date

360
1,200
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1156
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1156, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A WONDERFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00). Only five have graded higher to date.

360
1,400
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5804
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5804, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with imprint and wide selvage at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE

With 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,300.00). Only five have graded higher to date

400
1,500
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5645
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5645, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with imprint and wide selvage at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00). Only four have graded higher to date

360
1,600
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1089
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1089, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color, detailed impression on fresh paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00). Only four have graded higher to date.

360
1,200
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1822
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1822, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1993 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00). Only four have graded higher to date.

400
1,900
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
351
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 351, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with imprint and wide selvage at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE

With 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95). Only four have graded higher to date

400
2,000
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4473
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4473, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with imprint and wide selvage at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,450.00). Only four have graded higher to date.

400
2,300
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2007-06-16
2007 Rarities of the World
204
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 204, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,050.00). Only 18 have achieved this lofty grade, and only two have graded higher.

350
4,500
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2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
26
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 26, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., deep rich color on brilliant white paper, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

Ex Floyd. With 1984 and 2001 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,600.00). Only one stamp has graded higher than 95 in the P.S.E. Population Report.

325
3,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
322
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 322, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., with top plate no. 602 selvage, choice centering, unusually wide margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,050.00)

250
900
2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
297
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 297, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. , rich color and proof-like impression, Jumbo margins all around, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo)

325
850
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
353
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 353, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, extra wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

250
550
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3442
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3442, 1898 Trans-Mississippi, 1901 Pan-American Issues (Scott 285-299)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, extra wide and well-balanced balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

275
450
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1413
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1413, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $725.00)

275
500
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2015-10-27
United States Stamps
211
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 211, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $725.00)

275
600
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2014-03-24
United States Stamps
1317
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1317, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, sharp color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $700.00)

300
550
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1639°
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1639, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 602 selvage, handsome centering, beautiful color and impression on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. (XF 90) and 2009 P.S.E. certificates which mention natural paper inclusion below right "5", which is barely visible from the front (XF 90; SMQ $825.00)

360
600
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2010-02-23
The "Hampshire" Collection of United States Stamps
182
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 182, Trans-Mississippi Issue5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 602 selvage, handsome centering, beautiful color and impression on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

360
800
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4474
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4474, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., attractive margins and centering, sharp color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

400
750
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
843
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 843, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, intense color on bright crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

400
1,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
592
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 592, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with plate no. 602 selvage at top, bright shade on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, ex "Cloudrest", with 1996 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $425.00 without premium for the plate no.)

330
450
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
384
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 384, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H. with plate no. 618 selvage at bottom, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $425.00)

275
275
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1620
PSE 80
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1620, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)5c Trans-Mississippi (288), 5c Trans-Mississippi (288)5c Trans-Mississippi (288). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $310.00)

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250
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