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The MLG Collection


1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue
 
 
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Lot 15

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ dark yellow green (Scott 285), First Day, New York, NY, horizontal pair paying the letter rate, tied by two strikes June 17, 1898 New York Station "P" duplex cancel on an exceptionally clean locally addressed cover, Very Fine, with a photocopy of a 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

A RARE FIRST DAY COVER—IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE ARE FEWER THAN FOUR OR FIVE FRANKED WITH ONLY THE ONE-CENT AND FOUR MORE USED IN COMBINATION (THREE OF WHICH ARE ON OFFER HERE).

The Trans-Miss. Exhibition opened in Omaha, Nebr. on June 1, but the stamps were not ready in time for the opening. They were first placed on sale in Washington D.C. and New York City on June 17, but were not available at the exhibition in Omaha until June 23. Covers are reported to have been seen from Harrisburg, Pa. dated as early as June 14.

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Lot 16

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ dark yellow green (Scott 285), First Day, Washington, D.C., paying the printed matter rate, tied by a light June 17, 1898 Washington D.C. slogan cancel on a non-philatelic, unsealed cover to Helena, Mont. from a D.C. Patent Attorney; backstamped Helena on Jun 21; light soiling and stamp damaged from being affixed too close to the edge of the cover, otherwise Fine, rare single franking usage, less than 5 reported.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

ANOTHER RARE ONE-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI FIRST DAY COVER, THIS ONE A LEGITIMATE COMMERCIAL PRINTED MATTER FRANKING.

The Trans-Miss. Exhibition opened in Omaha, Nebr. on June 1, but the stamps were not ready in time for the opening. They were first placed on sale in Washington D.C. and New York City on June 17, but were not available at the exhibition in Omaha until June 23. Covers are reported to have been seen from Harrisburg, Pa. dated as early as June 14.

Realized $1,400.
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Lot 17

1898, Trans-Miss., 2¢ copper red (Scott 286), First Day, Baltimore, MD, Advertising envelope, 2¢ tied by a choice strike June 17, 1898 Baltimore, Md. Barry machine cancel on an exceptionally clean advertising cover with pre-printed address in red to the Turner Looker Co., distillers, in Cincinnati, O., Very Fine and choice, Back of the cover features a logo and advertising for "Old Larabie" whiskey, it is believed that possibly 20 single franking FDCs of the 2¢ value exist., with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott $8,000.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000

The Trans-Miss. Exhibition opened in Omaha, Nebr. on June 1, but the stamps were not ready in time for the opening. They were first placed on sale in Washington D.C. and New York City on June 17, but were not available at the exhibition in Omaha until June 23. Covers are reported to have been seen from Harrisburg, Pa. dated as early as June 14.

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Lot 18

1898, Trans-Miss., 2¢ copper red (Scott 286), First Day, Washington, D.C., 2¢ tied by June 17, 1898 Washington D.C. Barry machine cancel on a clean cover to Myerstown, Pa.; backstamped Harrisburg, Pa./Transit c.d.s. the next day; mild vertical bends, reduced slightly at right, otherwise Very Fine, it is believed that possibly 20 single franking FDCs of the 2¢ value exist.
Scott $8,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

The Trans-Miss. Exhibition opened in Omaha, Nebr. on June 1, but the stamps were not ready in time for the opening. They were first placed on sale in Washington D.C. and New York City on June 17, but were not available at the exhibition in Omaha until June 23. Covers are reported to have been seen from Harrisburg, Pa. dated as early as June 14.

Realized $2,300.
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Lot 19

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢, 4¢ & 5¢ (Scott 285, 287, 288), First Day, 1¢, 4¢-5¢, Washington, D.C., P.O. Department envelope, Registered usage, each value tied by a light Washington D.C. double oval on a legal size Post Office Department Official Business cover sent registered to Wrentham, Mass.; postmarked with a faded magenta "Registered, Washington D.C., Jun 17, 1898" c.d.s., no receiving postmark; 1¢ has a straight edge, 5¢ a small hole at bottom edge, couple file folds at left, Fine to Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $75,000.
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000

A UNIQUE COMBINATION WITH THE BONUS THAT IT IS PROPERLY FRANKED WITH 2¢ FOR POSTAGE AND 8¢ FOR REGISTRATION.

The Trans-Miss. Exhibition opened in Omaha, Nebr. on June 1, but the stamps were not ready in time for the opening. They were first placed on sale in Washington D.C. and New York City on June 17, but were not available at the exhibition in Omaha until June 23. Covers are reported to have been seen from Harrisburg, Pa. dated as early as June 14.

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Lot 20

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢-5¢ (Scott 285-288), First Day, 1¢-5¢, Camden, NJ, to India, including two each of the 2¢ & 5¢, tied by light June 17, 1898 Camden, N.J. "Rec'd." on a 4¢ stamped envelope (U324) sent registered cover to Ootacamund, India, magenta boxed "Registered, Jun 17, 1898, Camden, N.J." postmark on reverse, New York Exchange Office registration label on the front, backstamped New York (Jun 18), London (?) (Jun 25), Indian "Sea Post Office" (Jul 10), and Ootacamund (Jul 11); one 5¢ has a straight edge and the cover has been folded down (pre-use) from a size 22 entire, Very Fine. This cover was prepared by Camden, N.J. collector, Dr. George D. Woodward, Ex-Berkun, with 1999 P.F. certificate noting tiny flaws on "the 4¢ and 5¢" [we are unable to find anything wrong with the 4¢].
Scott $75,000.
Estimate $40,000 - 60,000

ANOTHER IMPORTANT COMMEMORATIVE FIRST DAY COVER—ONE OF THE LARGEST COMBINATION COVERS WITH MULTIPLE EXAMPLES TO A FOREIGN DESTINATION.

The Trans-Miss. Exhibition opened in Omaha, Nebr. on June 1, but the stamps were not ready in time for the opening. They were first placed on sale in Washington D.C. and New York City on June 17, but were not available at the exhibition in Omaha until June 23. Covers are reported to have been seen from Harrisburg, Pa. dated as early as June 14.

Realized $32,500.
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Lot 21

1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to 10¢ (Scott 285-290), First Day, 1¢-10¢, Washington, D.C., to Germany, each tied by a light Washington D.C. double oval on a registered cover to Metz, Germany with a light strike of a violet "Registered, Jun 17, 1898, Washington D.C., Sub-Station No. 29, No. (manuscript) 766" postmark at the bottom; at the lower right is a New York Exchange Office registration label, and the cover is backstamped New York (Jun 18) and Metz (Jun 26); the 8¢ has a straight edge and there are minor mounting remnants on the reverse, Very Fine. This cover was prepared by J. Murray Bartels, whose "702 14th St." return address is just visible below the 1¢ stamp, Ex-McCoy, Harter, "World's Fair Collection", with 1987 & 2013 P.F. certificates.
Scott $75,000.
Estimate $40,000 - 60,000

A UNIQUE FIRST DAY COVER AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL RECORDED COMMEMORATIVE FIRST DAY COVERS.

The Trans-Miss. Exhibition opened in Omaha, Nebr. on June 1, but the stamps were not ready in time for the opening. They were first placed on sale in Washington D.C. and New York City on June 17, but were not available at the exhibition in Omaha until June 23. Covers are reported to have been seen from Harrisburg, Pa. dated as early as June 14.

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