1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

Sale 3021 - The "Argent" Collection of 1875-1901 Mint United States Stamps
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  • Lot# : 687 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 285
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    285, 1898 1c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, a select mint single with outstanding centering, vivid color and unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine; 2007 PSE certificate (Scott $70)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 688 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 286
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    286, 1898 2c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, choice margins and impeccable centering, deep rich color, o.g., NH, great eye appeal; 2006 PF graded XF-S 95 certificate (margin has been reduced since certificate was issued) (SVG $650)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 689 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 287
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    287, 1898 4c Trans-Mississippi, top plate no 636 single, exemplary centering within wide well balanced margins, radiant color with no trace of the oxidation often seen, pristine o.g., NH, Extremely Fine gem for the finest collection - should grade quite well; 2003 PF certificate (margin has been reduced since certificate was issued) (Scott $275)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD

    Lot# : 690 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 288
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    288, 1898 5c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, well centered, deep shade on bright paper, o.g., NH, PO fresh and Extremely Fine; 1996 PF certificate (margin has been reduced since the certificate was issued)(Scott $250)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 691 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 289
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    289, 1898 8c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, very well centered, with prooflike color and impression. o.g., NH, Extremely Fine, it is generally agreed that the 8c value of this set is the most difficult of the lower values to find in premium condition with regard to centering; copy of 1994 PF certificate for the pair from which this single originated (margin has been reduced since the certificate was issued) (Scott $375)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 692 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 290
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    290, 1898 10c Trans-Mississippi, top margin imprint single, nicely centered single with vivid color, o.g., NH, a very light natural gum wrinkle, Very Fine and choice; 2003 PSE certificate (margin has been reduced since the certificate was issued)(Scott $380)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 693 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 291
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    291, 1898 50c Trans-Mississippi, exceptionally well centered within unusually large margins for this typically tight-margined issue, bright rich color, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine, difficult to locate this issue in choice condition, combining both superior centering and full o.g.; 1991 and 2000 PF certificates (Scott $1,650)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200 USD

    Lot# : 694 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 292
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    292, 1898 $1 Trans-Mississippi, particularly wide well balanced margins, crisp prooflike impression, pristine o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; a stellar example of what is widely considered America's most beautiful stamp; 2000 PF certificate (Scott $3,500)
    Start Price : 7,500 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 695 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue (285-293)

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    Catalog# : 293
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    293, 1898 $2 Trans-Mississippi, left margin single, very well centered for this typically poorly centered issue displaying rich color and sharp impression, unblemished o.g., NH, Extremely Fine and choice; truly scarce in this quality; 1999 PF certificate (Scott $5,500)
    Start Price : 10,000 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000 USD
    Hammer price : 10,000 USD
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