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1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue
 
 
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Lot 693

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ dark yellow green (Scott 285), bottom plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, desirable multiple in immaculate mint condition with full and unblemished gum, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 694

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), o.g., never hinged, phenomenal top quality example with beautiful centering, extra large margins, and luscious rich color - without the slightest trace of any oxidation, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 695

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), o.g., never hinged, handsome well margined example with lively color, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2007 P.F. certificate for block of four and 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 696

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 $275.
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Lot 697

1898, Trans-Miss., 4¢ orange (Scott 287), top plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, exceedingly fresh multiple and a handsome top position, Fine.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 698

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged, lovely example with razor sharp impression; as pretty on the front as it is on the back - with fully unblemished gum, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2012 Weiss certificate graded VF-XF 85.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 699

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 $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 700

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue (Scott 288), top left corner margin block of 6, o.g., never hinged, overall very well centered block with breathtaking fresh color; the bottom two stamps are particularly choice examples that would grade high if submitted individually for graded certificates, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 701

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), o.g., never hinged, delightful example with iridescent color; a very pleasing top margin imprint single, Very Fine, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate for pair, from which this stamp was taken - left stamp from the pair.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 702

1898, Trans-Miss., 8¢ violet brown (Scott 289), o.g., never hinged, particularly choice example with supple color and well incised impression, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $450.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 703

1898, Trans-Miss., 10¢ gray violet (Scott 290), o.g., previously hinged, unbelievable large margined example with alluring rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, SMQ value is for VF-XF and is worth considerably more than given normal SMQ value as Jumbo, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 704

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), o.g., lightly hinged, handsome example with warm rich color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $625.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 705
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1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), neat duplex cancellation, outstanding well centered and completely sound top quality example; seldom encountered in such choice quality, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $500.
Scott $175.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 706
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1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green (Scott 291), neat black cancellation, outstanding color and centering; a magnificent used 50¢ Trans, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $500.
Scott $175.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 707

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., previously hinged, handsome example of this popular Cattle In Storm issue with exceedingly fresh color, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 708

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., hinge remnant, sharp impression, choice centering with wide balanced margins all around; tiny perf thin at top, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 709

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., hinged, completely sound and attractive example of the Cattle In Storm, with incredible depth of color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $850.
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Lot 710

1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), o.g., hinged, fresh and affordable example with dazzling rich shade; four trivial light creases, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 711
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), extremely light black cancellation, delightful used example of this popular stamp; dazzling color printed on clean white paper, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 712
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1898, Trans-Miss., $1 black (Scott 292), neat registry cancellation, beautiful well centered example with tremendous eye appeal; faint paper wrinkles only show in fluid as the stamp is drying, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $550.
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Lot 713

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., never hinged, an incredibly fresh and choice example in a condition rarely encountered; with breathtaking color along with full and unblemished gum; quite scarce in pristine mint condition, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,500.
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Lot 714

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., lightly hinged, extremely handsome example with tantalizing rich color, wide margins and impressive centering; an exemplary stamp that would enhance any serious collection, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1984 A.P.S. cert.; with 2003 P.S.E. cert.; and with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $2,250.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 715

1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), o.g., previously hinged, flawless example with lively color, Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 716
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), neat duplex cancellation, nice appearing stamp with radiating color; small thins show in fluid, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 717
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), St. Louis circular postmark, popular high value; very shallow thin and straight edge at left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 718
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), New York double oval cancel, great appearance; light diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 719
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1898, Trans-Miss., $2 orange brown (Scott 293), light black cancellation, lovely appearing example with brilliant color; small shallow thin spot, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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