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1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue




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Lot 1333
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1898, Trans-Miss., 2¢ copper red, die essay with black vignette on India, die sunk on card (Scott 286-E8), reduced, measuring 74mm x 65mm, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1334
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1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown, die essay with black vignette on India, die sunk on card (Scott 289-E4), reduced, measuring 75mm x 64mm, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1335
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1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ green, die essay with black vignette on India, die sunk on card (Scott 291-E8), reduced, measuring 75mm x 64mm, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1336
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 brown, essay die with black vignette on India, die sunk on card (Scott 293-E7), reduced, measuring 74mm x 64mm, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1337

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to $2 complete (Scott 285-293), o.g., hinge remnants, attractive appearing set, generally fresh and bright, most low values well centered with minor faults, dollar values solid very fine, overall Very Fine.
Scott $4,253.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $950.
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Lot 1338
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to $2 complete (Scott 285-293), scarce used set, low values generally very good, 10¢ and up F-VF or better; generally sound but couple with slight faults, $2 light corner crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,067.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1339
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to 10¢ (Scott 285-290), o.g., mostly lightly hinged, 1¢, 2¢ and 5¢ never hinged, attractive group selected for freshness and centering, an excellent start on a lovely set, mostly Very Fine or better, 285 with 2006 P.S.E., 287 with 2006 P.F., 288 with 2002 P.F., 289 with 2007 P.S.E. graded F-VF 75 and 290 with 1991 P.F. certificates.
Scott $745.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1340

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), o.g., never hinged, fresh and well centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $425.
Scott $275.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1341

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), o.g., never hinged, pleasingly fresh stamp with fiery bright color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $425.
Scott $275.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1342

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1343

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1344

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), top imprint single, o.g., never hinged, fresh and lovely, Very Fine, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1345

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, fresh, beautiful color and impression, particularly well centered for this stamp, an outstanding example, conservatively graded Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $650.
Scott $380.
Estimate $600 - 700.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1346

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $380.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1347

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, excellent large even margins, choice example of this difficult stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $975.
Scott $550.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1348

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,650.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1349

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, large margins, deep color, lovely example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1350

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., never hinged, gorgeous appearance; faint diagonal crease at top left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 1351

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, bright paper makes for lovely contrast, large margins, pretty example of this favorite stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 1352

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g. (small paper hinge remnant), a nicely centered, remarkably fresh mint example, virtually Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1353

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and bright, excellent contrast, almost Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $725.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1354

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., barest trace of hinge, exceptionally fresh, deep black color and bright white paper create a striking contrast, Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 1355

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., hinged, large margins, an excellent appearing example; light vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1356

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., hinged, nice appearing example of this attractive stamp; small hinge thins, otherwise Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1357

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., hinged, well centered and attractive appearing; hinge thins, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1358

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), disturbed o.g., perfectly centered and matchless appearance; tiny thin along left edge, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1359
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), unused without gum, fresh, desirable example of this iconic stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1360
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), light oval registry cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1361

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., never hinged, fresh, lovely color and impression, large margins, Very Fine and attractive, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,000.
Realized $4,750.
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Lot 1362

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and vibrant example of this attractive stamp, nearly Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1363

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 1364

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., hinge mark; slightly oxidized, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1365

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., a pretty mint example, fresh and reasonably well centered, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1366

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), disturbed o.g., sharp completeness of color and impression within tightly balanced margins; small thins, attractive Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1367
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), purple fancy rosettes, nicely centered with attractive cancels, excellent used example, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,100.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1368
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to 5¢ (Scott 285-288), blocks of 4 (1¢ & 2¢ with imprint and/or plate numbers which were folded over), o.g., some hinged, 1¢ never hinged (upper left stamp short perfs), 4¢ two never hinged, 4¢ brilliant sharp color! Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1369

1898, Trans-Miss., 2¢ copper red (Scott 286), full wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, immaculate block, post office fresh with brilliant color, highly scarce and desirable wide top plate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 1370

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), full wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, scarce wide top, attractive plate, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1371

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), block of 4, somewhat dullish o.g., never hinged, deep rich scintillating color and impression within near-perfect margins; perf separations makes it easy to break this beauty into four premium examples, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,720.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1372

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), bottom plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, brilliantly fresh and exceptionally well centered for this difficult issue, exquisite block, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1373

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), block of 4, o.g., bits of hinge remnant on top two stamps, bottom stamps lightly hinged with the lower right stamp appearing as never hinged, sharp rich jet-black color and impression; top left stamp with a sharply impressed watermark which may contain a hidden thin speck, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $2,700.
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