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1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue




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Lot 4618
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1898, Trans-Miss. bicolor essays, 1¢ to $2 complete (Scott 285-E8 - 293-E7), exceptionally fresh with colors that pop, each on India sunk on 108 x 125 mm card, Extremely Fine, a lovely look at what might have been.
Scott $6,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 4619
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1898, Trans-Miss. bicolor essays, 1¢ to $1, 6 different (Scott 285-E8//292-E6), India on card, 1¢ 4¢ & 8¢-50¢ each approximately 77 x 65 mm with full die sinkage, wonderfully bright and fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,300.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 4620

1898, 1¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 285), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent beauty, almost perfectly centered within large margins, and with bright fresh color on lily white paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $625.
Scott $75.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4621

1898, 1¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 285), o.g., never hinged, sharpness of both color and impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, an alluring example, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $625.
Scott $75.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4622

1898, 1¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 285), full wide top margin plate number 600 block of 6 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, a sought-after wide top, pristine with intense color and deeply engraved detail, Very Fine, unpriced as a plate block in SMQ, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80.
Scott $800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4623

1898, 4¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 287), o.g., never hinged, an attention-grabber, with bright color (not a hint of oxidation) and deep impression, all on day-one fresh paper, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $330.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4624
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1898, 5¢ Trans-Miss. bicolor essay, dim dusky blue frame with black vignette (Scott 288-E5), die on India, die sunk on card, 191 x 145 mm, nice color; minor corner flaws, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4625

1898, 5¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 288), top margin plate number 618 single, o.g., never hinged, eye-poppingly fresh and bright, a wonderfully centered positional, the XQ designation well deserved, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90 XQ.
SMQ XF 90J; $1,050.
Scott $300.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4626

1898, 5¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 288), o.g., never hinged, in deep color and full detail; paper fresh with pleasing margins, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4627
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1898, 5¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 288), fresh and bright, with strong color and a light duplex cancel that allows the vignette to shine, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $400.
Scott $25.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4628

1898, 8¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 289), o.g., never hinged, a lovely stamp with intense color; paper fresh and nicely margined, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $430.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4629
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1898, 10¢ Trans-Miss. bicolor essay, dull dusky violet blue frame with black vignette (Scott 290-E4), die on India, die sunk on card, 205 x 153 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4630

1898, 10¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, easy on the eyes, with wonderful color, deep lines, and flawless centering, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $950.
Scott $425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4631

1898, 10¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 290), full wide top margin plate number 620 single, o.g., never hinged, a great positional, with proof-like detail and the most impressive color imaginable; fresh and sound, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2014 P.S.E. certificate for imprint and plate number pair.
Scott $425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4632

1898, 10¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 290), o.g., never hinged, an immaculate stamp with rich color and razor-sharp detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 1984 and 2020 P.F. certificates.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4633

1898, 50¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 291), o.g., never hinged, fresh and clean with deep, bold color and razor-sharp detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 4634

1898, 50¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 291), o.g., previously hinged, a heart-pounding stamp with exceptional color depth and razor-sharp detail; well-balanced margins of fresh paper; reperforated at left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4635
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1898, 50¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 291), in deep color with clean detail; paper pristine with interesting double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,100.
Scott $175.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4636

1898, $1 Trans-Miss. (Scott 292), o.g., never hinged, a stellar example of this iconic stamp, with bold color, sharp lines and superior centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2002, 2009 and 2020 P.F. certificates, the last graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $5,400.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $4,500 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,300
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Lot 4637

1898, $1 Trans-Miss. (Scott 292), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a Post Office fresh beauty with exceptional color and detail; sold per the certificate which states "previously hinged", but the evidence isn't readily apparent, Extremely Fine, with 1978 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,500.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 4638

1898, $1 Trans-Miss. (Scott 292), o.g., hinged, a breathtaking example with impeccable color, impression and centering; small thin at lower left corner perforation tip, Extremely Fine, just a beautiful stamp, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 4639
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1898, $1 Trans-Miss. (Scott 292), fresh with grand color and razor-sharp detail; cancelled by unobtrusive double-oval, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4640

1898, $2 Trans-Miss. (Scott 293), o.g., previously hinged, fresh with luxuriant color and wonderful detail, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $2,250.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,800 - 2,200.
Current Bid $900
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Lot 4641

1898, $2 Trans-Miss. (Scott 293), o.g., never hinged, a great looker, with warm color and fresh paper; natural wrinkle at bottom left; reperforated at left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 4642
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1898, $2 Trans-Miss. (Scott 293), an attractive example on pristine paper and with a light double-oval Registry cancel; reperforated at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2015 Weiss certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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