Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

Category — 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
857
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 857, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292), $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292)$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IN U.S. PHILATELY.

With 1988 P.F. and 2001 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,150.00). Only one hinged and one used copy have graded higher to date.

1,250
5,250