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Price History for Scott 289 in OGnh 100 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
289
8c
98
0
1
1
1
1
1
8
0
4
0
20
2
1
0
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
200°
PSE 100
nh
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 200, 1894-98 Bureau Issue thru Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with wide imprint selvage at top, brilliant color, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONE OF ONLY TWO TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE. 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.

Collectors in pursuit of superb 19th Century commemorative stamps are well aware of the challenge in locating the 8c Trans-Mississippi with wide margins and choice centering. An examination of 8c multiples will reveal the fact that the space between horizontal rows was narrower than the space between vertical columns. Wide top and bottom margins that match the sides could only occur when the horizontal perforations were misapplied to a row, thereby impinging on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $20,000.00 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 5c (two awarded, one of which is offered in the previous lot).

500
35,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
275
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 275, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on crisp paper, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER AND ONLY FOUR OTHERS SHARE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

Collectors in pursuit of superb 19th Century commemorative stamps are well aware of the challenge in locating the 8c Trans-Mississippi with wide margins and choice centering. An examination of 8c multiples will reveal the fact that the space between horizontal rows was narrower than the space between vertical columns. Wide top and bottom margins that match the sides could only occur when the horizontal perforations were misapplied to a row, thereby impinging on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $19,000.00).

450
8,000
2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1090
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1090, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with imprint at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Collectors in pursuit of superb 19th Century commemorative stamps are well aware of the challenge in locating the 8c Trans-Mississippi with wide margins and choice centering. An examination of 8c multiples will reveal the fact that the space between horizontal rows was narrower than the space between vertical columns. Wide top and bottom margins that match the sides could only occur when the horizontal perforations were misapplied to a row, thereby impinging on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $26,400.00). Only two have graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only four others share this grade.

525
12,000
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1823
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1823, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on crisp paper, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER TO DATE AND ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

Collectors in pursuit of superb 19th Century commemorative stamps are well aware of the challenge in locating the 8c Trans-Mississippi with wide margins and choice centering. An examination of 8c multiples will reveal the fact that the space between horizontal rows was narrower than the space between vertical columns. Wide top and bottom margins that match the sides could only occur when the horizontal perforations were misapplied to a row, thereby impinging on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $26,400.00).

600
15,500
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2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
171
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 171, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with imprint at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE AND ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

Collectors in pursuit of superb 19th Century commemorative stamps are well aware of the challenge in locating the 8c Trans-Mississippi with wide margins and choice centering. An examination of 8c multiples will reveal the fact that the space between horizontal rows was narrower than the space between vertical columns. Wide top and bottom margins that match the sides could only occur when the horizontal perforations were misapplied to a row, thereby impinging on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $33,000.00). The most recent realization for a Superb 98 was $42,500 hammer in December 2008.

600
25,000
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4475
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4475, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with wide selvage at top, deep rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE AND ONLY TWO OTHERS SHARE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

Collectors in pursuit of superb 19th Century commemorative stamps are well aware of the challenge in locating the 8c Trans-Mississippi with wide margins and choice centering. An examination of 8c multiples will reveal the fact that the space between horizontal rows was narrower than the space between vertical columns. Wide top and bottom margins that match the sides could only occur when the horizontal perforations were misapplied to a row, thereby impinging on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $33,000.00). The most recent realization for a Superb 98 was $47,500 hammer (this Fall season)

600
42,500
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2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
27
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 27, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., rich color and sharp proof-like impression on crisp white paper, framed by ultra-wide balanced margins on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP STANDS ALONE IN HAVING ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STAMP.

Collectors in pursuit of superb 19th Century commemorative stamps are well aware of the challenge in locating the 8c Trans-Mississippi with wide margins and choice centering. An examination of 8c multiples will reveal the fact that the space between horizontal rows was narrower than the space between vertical columns. Wide top and bottom margins that match the sides could only occur when the horizontal perforations were misapplied to a row, thereby impinging on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

We have never seen another Mint Never-Hinged example of the 8c Trans-Mississippi with the dimensions and centering of this stamp.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $8,500.00)

475
32,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
172
PSE 95J
nh
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 172, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., intense shade and detailed impression on post-office fresh paper, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $9,000.00 as 95, $33,000.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade and only five have graded higher to date.

600
3,250
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
489
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 489, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 609 selvage, choice centering with wide margins, intense shade and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1995 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00)

430
3,000
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1391
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1391, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 609 selvage, rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

The two most challenging Trans-Mississippi denominations to obtain in Extremely Fine grade are the 8c and the $2.00. The spacing between horizontal rows on the sheet is narrower than the spacing between vertical columns, making it difficult to obtain stamps with balanced margins.

With 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00)

375
4,750
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1641
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1641, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 609 selvage, choice centering with wide margins, intense shade and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 1995 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,750.00)

525
3,500
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1158
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1158, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., absolutely eye-catching color in a soft shade, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, IN A DISTINCTIVE SHADE. TRULY A CONDITION RARITY.

The two most challenging Trans-Mississippi denominations to obtain in Extremely Fine grade are the 8c and the $2.00. The spacing between horizontal rows on the sheet is narrower than the spacing between vertical columns, making it difficult to obtain stamps with balanced margins.

The stamp offered here is likely from the fourth and final printing in October 1898 as identified by Randy Neil in his book on the Trans-Mississippi Issue. He identifies the color as Dull Brownish Purple, which is not listed as a sub-shade in Scott Catalogue.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate as normal shade (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,750.00). Only eight have graded higher to date and only three others share this grade.

525
3,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2313
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2313, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with wide top imprint selvage, rich color and proof-like impression, part of adjoining stamp at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent Mint Never-Hinged imprint example of this challenging commemorative issue, we consider this stamp to be far more desirable than its numerical grade would imply, with 1998 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

375
850
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2312
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2312, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with plate no. 609 top selvage, lovely rich color on bright paper, well-centered for this issue, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

375
1,100
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2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
473
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 473, 1898 Trans-Mississippi and 1902 Pan-American Issues (Scott 285-299)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with wide right selvage, deep shade and impression, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

450
900
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3787
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3787, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 286-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H. with wide top imprint selvage, rich color and proof-like impression, part of adjoining stamp at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent Mint Never-Hinged imprint example of this challenging commemorative issue, we consider this stamp to be far more desirable than its numerical grade would imply, with 1998 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

450
1,000
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1642°
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1642, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., beautiful rich color, choice centering for this difficult Trans-Mississippi denomination, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00)

525
950
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2010-02-23
The "Hampshire" Collection of United States Stamps
183
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 183, Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., exceptional centering for this difficult Trans-Mississippi denomination, strong color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,400.00)

525
1,000
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1622
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1622, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., exceptional centering for this difficult Trans-Mississippi denomination, strong color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,650.00)

600
850
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
844
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 844, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered, strong color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

600
1,600
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
298
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 298, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

475
825
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3443
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3443, 1898 Trans-Mississippi, 1901 Pan-American Issues (Scott 285-299)8c Trans-Mississippi (289), 8c Trans-Mississippi (289)8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Mint N.H., deep rich color, nicely centered with wide margins, fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $650.00)

75
300
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