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1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue
 
 
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Lot 2023
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to $2 complete, large die proofs (Scott 285P1-293P1), reduced, each measuring approximately 76mm x 63mm, Very Fine centering.
Scott $7,950.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,600.
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Lot 2024
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1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢, bicolored die essay in red orange and black (Scott 287-E9), hybrid on 63 x 53 mm card; faint smudge on bottom edge, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2025
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1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange, large die proof (Scott 287P1), 93 x 73 mm on card with full die sinkage.
Scott $675.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2026

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh example with deeply saturated color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $108.
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Lot 2027

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, impressive mint example in pristine condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2028

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), o.g., never hinged, tantalizing fresh stamp in a wonderful state of preservation, with gleaming unblemished gum and electrifying color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 and 2007 P.F. certificates for this stamp when it was a top margin plate # single, the selvage having been subsequently removed.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2029

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), o.g., previously hinged, particularly choice top quality example of this popular stamp; well centered amid extra large margins, with captivating color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2030

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), o.g., previously hinged, superior 50c Trans with gleaming color and choice centering, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2031

"Western Cattle in Storm", etching by Edward J. Dillon, "After Painting by McWhirter", die-sunk on 195 x 146 mm card, Very Fine, a great collateral item for the Trans-Mississippi collector.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2032

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., never hinged, superior mint stamp in a condition seldom encountered; as fresh and choice as the very first day it was issued, with mouth-watering color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 2033

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., lightly hinged, remarkably fresh and choice top quality example of this popular stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2034
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), double oval cancel, fabulous jet black color; a sterling example of this popular issue, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $725.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 2035
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), magnificent jet black color, trace guide line at top; crease at top, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2036
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), interesting purple cancel, lovely well balanced margins; corner crease, small wrinkle and reperforated at right, lovely Very Fine appearance, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2037
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), unusually light black cancellation, incredibly fresh and choice example in sound condition, Fine.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2038
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black and $2 orange brown (Scott 292, 293), lovely inexpensive key values; natural straight edges at left and small faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,825.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $570.
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Lot 2039

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., never hinged, absolutely gorgeous never hinged stamp, with full and unblemished gum without a single skip or bend, Fine to Very Fine, a true condition rarity with color of great intensity—rare thus, with 1985 and 1995 P.F. certificates.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $5,100.
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Lot 2040
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), regummed, inexpensive stamp with beautiful appearance; light wrinkle and reperforated at left and bottom, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $875.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2041
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), light registry cancellations, lovely appearance, with radiant color; expertly repaired and sealed tear along left side, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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