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Siegel Sale 1000 continued...

1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1161 nh 10c Trans-Mississippi (290).> Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around<><>^EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS
MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT10c Trans-Mississippi (290). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $4,000.00). Only six have graded higher to date (Image)

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475.00

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1162 nh 50c Trans-Mississippi (291).> Mint N.H. with <imprint selvage at top,> phenomenally fresh color and detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, essentially perfectly centered with wide and balanced
margins<><>^EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUN50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with imprint selvage at top, phenomenally fresh color and detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, essentially perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. A VERY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $16,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and only three others share this desirable grade, a statistic which has not changed in over a year. (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1163° nh $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292).> Mint N.H. with <imprint selvage at top,> intense shade on bright paper, as fresh as the day it was printed, incredibly detailed impression which highlights every minute detail
of this wonderful engraving<><>^EXTREMEL$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Mint N.H. with imprint selvage at top, intense shade on bright paper, as fresh as the day it was printed, incredibly detailed impression which highlights every minute detail of this wonderful engraving

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WIDELY REGARDED AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL UNITED STATES COMMEMORATIVE STAMP EVER ISSUED. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE IMPRINT. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The $1.00 Trans-Mississippi's long-time popularity with collectors led to hinging of the vast majority of singles. Although blocks have been broken over the years to supply Mint N.H. singles, it seems that grading is always a compromise between perfect centering and margin width. Only in a few instances do we find the combination of Mint N.H. condition, Extremely Fine Gem centering and wide balanced margins. This stamp is one of those extremely rare examples combining everything that could be desired. It is one of only six examples that have achieved the grade of XF-Superb 95 in the P.S.E. Population Report, and only one has graded higher to date.

Ex Scarsdale. With 1999 and 2001 P.F. certificates, the former as a pair. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $25,000.00). Only six copies of this popular issue have achieved this grade to date and only one has graded higher (at 98). (Image)

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3,250.00

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1164 og $1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292).> Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins<><>^EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00
TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN CALL$1.00 Trans-Mississippi (292). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95, SMQ $3,400.00). Only two have graded higher to date. (Image)

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1,100.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1165° nh $2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293).> Mint N.H., radiant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins all
around<><>^EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ON$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (293). Mint N.H., radiant color and proof-like impression on bright paper, as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. A WONDERFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- THE COLOR IS BEAUTIFUL, THE PAPER IS FRESH, THE IMPRESSION IS INTENSE AND THE GUM IS ABSOLUTELY PRISTINE. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

According to Brookman, the design is based on the famed Eads Bridge that spans the Mississippi River at St. Louis. The river has long been considered the dividing line between East and West, and is a fitting theme for this issue.

All of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi stamps were printed in a single day's run on June 3, 1898. The $2.00 was printed in sheets that have narrower spacing between the horizontal rows than between the vertical columns. For this reason, it is extremely difficult to obtain stamps with top and bottom margins that equal the sides. This stamp essentially achieves that unnatural effect, which could only occur when the horizontal perforations were applied in such a way that the holes impinged on the space allocated to the rows above and below.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $55,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade. (Image)

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6,000.00

SOLD for $45,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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