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1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue
 
 
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Lot 2702
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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to $2 complete (Scott 285-293), neatly struck cancellations, lovely complete set; #293 with natural straight edge at left; small faults, Fine appearance.
Scott $2,067.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2703

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), o.g., never hinged, dazzling rich shade; a pristine fresh example, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 2704

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), o.g., previously hinged, trace arrow and guideline at bottom, Extremely Fine.
Scott $90.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2705

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, extremely fresh mint stamp in immaculate condition, Very Fine, with 1993 P.F.C. and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $450.
Scott $380.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2706

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., barest trace of hinge, phenomenal example with brilliant color and razor sharp impression; although the certificates states "previously hinged", the hinge mark is nearly impossible to detect; a gorgeous "Cattle In Storm", Very Fine, with 1993 P.F.C. and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,100.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 2707

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), disturbed o.g., intense shade and impression, with two large margins, a lovely example for the budget minded collector! Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2708
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), neat black cancellation, exquisite top quality example with dead-on perfect centering and supreme rich color; if this stamp didn't have a tiny perf crease it would be graded GEM-100 and have an SMQ value of $11,750.00; a wonderful opportunity to acquire the nicest appearing example known to mankind; tiny corner perf crease at the top right - keeps this stunning example from perfect GEM status, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90 also mentioning "Apparent centering GEM-100".
SMQ XF 90; $1,500.
Scott $700.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 2709
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), face free cancellation confined to the bottom right corner, steep impression and dazzling color; an extremely desirable Cattle in the Storm stamp as it normally is found obliterated by registry cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,500.
Scott $700.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2710
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), neat black cancellation, good looking example of this popular stamp; deep rich color and completely sound in all respects, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $700.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2711
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), duplex cancel, deep jet black color upon contrasting white paper within neatly balanced large generous margins; small thin at lower right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2712
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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 2713
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), light face free cancel, sharp etched impression; light horizontal wrinkle, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2714
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), lightly struck registry cancellation, ravishing rich color; a beautiful example of this popular stamp with wonderful centering and sumptuous color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,500.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2715
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), bold New York Registry cancel, wonderfully fresh and choice used example of this difficult stamp; with alluring color; trace of a corner crease, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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