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Price History for Scott 292 in Used 85 Grade

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Condition
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70J
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75J
80
80J
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85J
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90J
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95J
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98J
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100J
292
$1
141
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
204
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 204, 1894-98 Bureau Issue thru Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, neat strike of circular datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING CHART, AND THIS STAMP IS THE ONLY $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE. A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS WIDELY REGARDED AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL UNITED STATES COMMEMORATIVE STAMP EVER ISSUED.

The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful designs in U.S. philately. According to Brookman, the picture 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.

The dollar-value Trans-Mississippi stamps are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade.

With 1999 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $11,700.00 as 98). This is the only dollar-value stamp of either the Columbian or Trans-Mississippi issues to be awarded the highest grade possible of Gem 100 Jumbo in any category (used, hinged or Mint N.H.).

650
20,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
496
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 496, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Essentially perfect centering with wide margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, very light duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful designs in U.S. philately. According to Brookman, the picture 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 cattle in the West Highlands of Scotland.

The dollar-value Trans-Mississippi stamps are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade.

With 2000 and 2009 P.F. certificates. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $11,750.00). Only one used stamp grades higher (the Gem 100 Jumbo offered in our 2012 Rarities sale). The P.S.E. Population Report also lists one other Superb 98, but that stamp has a P.F. certificate calling an ink covered scrape

700
8,500
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3419
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3419, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins on all sides, deep shade and proof-like impressions which shows every nuance of the detailed engraving, clear and unobtrusive strike of "Baltimore Md. Reg." oval registry cancel, P.F. certificate states that the ink at lower left is not part of the cancel but was applied to cover an abrasion (we disagree with this opinion and think that the ink is either from the cancel or the stamp printing), P.S.E. certificate states "it is genuine", Extremely Fine Gem, ex Tahoe, with 2012 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $11,750.00), as a sound 98 this is the second highest grade awarded, exceeded only by the Gem 100 Jumbo sold in our 2012 Rarities of the World sale

650
2,900
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2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
88
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 88, Trans-Mississippi Issue$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins on all sides, deep shade and proof-like impressions which shows every nuance of the detailed engraving, clear and unobtrusive strike of "Baltimore Md. Reg." oval registry cancel, full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE LOFTY GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE, AND THIS STAMP IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The dollar-value Trans-Mississippi stamps are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade. The $1.00 offered here is extraordinary not only for its precise centering and wide margins, but the clearly-struck cancel leaves the entire design visible.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $7,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and this is the only stamp to achieve this grade.

650
15,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
130
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 130, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Intense shade and proof-like impression, light registry oval cancels, exceptionally choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN GRADED HIGHER.

The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi has been called the most beautiful stamp in United States philately. With 2001 and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only four have graded higher.

700
2,100
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
402°
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 402, Columbian, 1894-95 Bureau, Trans-Mississippi, Pan-American Issues$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Intense shade and proof-like impression, neat strikes of Philadelphia Pa. registry oval cancels, unusually choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY THREE USED EXAMPLES HAVE GRADED HIGHER.

The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi has been called the most beautiful stamp in United States philately. With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only three have graded higher.

725
4,250
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1666°
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1666, $1.00-$2.00 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 292-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strikes of Boston oval cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE USED EXAMPLE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.

1990 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only one used copy has graded higher (at 98), and only five others share this desirable grade.

650
2,500
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2593
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2593, Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strikes of Boston oval cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE USED EXAMPLE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.

With 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,450.00). Only one used copy has graded higher (at 98), and only four others share this desirable grade. As an indication of how rare this stamp is in higher grades, the highest grade awarded to date to a Mint N.H. copy is 95, and only one used and two original-gum copies have graded higher than 95.

650
4,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1430
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1430, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide and balanced margins, detailed impression, bold registry oval cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, signed Brettl, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

700
650
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1397
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1397, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Deep shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of target cancel at bottom right, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful used example of this issue, with 2007 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

700
1,200
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2018-07-25
United States Stamps
432
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 432, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide and balanced margins, detailed impression, bold registry oval cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, signed Brettl, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

700
750
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2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2323
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2323, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Intense shade and impression, unobtrusive strike of registry oval cancel with blue crayon, wide margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, ex "Golden Oak", with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

700
850
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2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
77
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 77, Trans-Mississippi and Pan American Issues$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide and balanced margins, detailed impression, neat oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT WIDE-MARGINED AND LIGHTLY-CANCELLED EXCAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI, REGARDED BY MANY TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMP EVER ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES.

Ex Bowman. With 1988, 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (the latter graded XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00). We continue to be astonished that this did not receive a grade higher than 90 or at least the "Jumbo" appellation. In our opinion, this stamp rivals the 100J we sold for $20,000 (Sale 1025, lot 204) -- we'll let the bidders judge

725
1,800
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2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
137
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 137, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 289-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide and balanced margins, detailed impression, neat registry oval cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1988 and 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00), we are surprised this did not grade higher

725
1,600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1398
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1398, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Well-balanced margins, crisp shade and impression, light registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $850.00)

700
700
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2324
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2324, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unusually wide margins, intense color, light registry oval cancel, guideline at top, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $850.00)

700
650
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2015-07-28
United States Stamps
395
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 395, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide margins, oval numeral grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00)

725
700
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2595
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2595, Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unusually wide margins, oval numeral grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $950.00)

650
650
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
862
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 862, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Wide margins and exceptional centering, intense color, light New York oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. and 1993 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00)

650
550
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2325
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2325, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Bright shade, light duplex cancel, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $700.00)

700
475
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
134
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 134, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Bold color, sharp impression on fresh paper, lightly struck New York circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $700.00)

700
650
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
400
PSE 75
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 400, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Unobtrusive strike of duplex cancel, three wide margins, fresh and Fine, with 2013 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $475.00)

725
350
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