Lot 284 ETrans-Miss. set complete, bicolor essay, die with black vignette on India, die sunk on full card (201 x 152mm), the complete set of nine "normal" bicolors, rich intense colors, each card fresh and free from usual toning or other small flaws associated with these full card essays, Extremely Fine and choice, one of the finest sets we have ever encountered.
Scott No. 285-E8//293-E7 $4,950.
A REMARKABLE SUPERB SET OF THE 1898 TRANS MISSISSIPPI BICOLOR ESSAYS.
Lot 2851898, 1¢ Trans-Miss., o.g., never hinged, precision centering within evenly balanced margins, bright and fresh with intensely rich color, Superb, a wonderful never hinged gem with only two examples grading higher; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $1,850).
Scott No. 285 $68.
AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
Lot 2861898, 8¢ Trans-Miss., right margin single with part arrow, o.g., never hinged, precision centering, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 1991 & 2003 P.F., 2016 P.S.E. and 2012 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter Graded (95, SSV $4,250).
Scott No. 289 $425.
AN OUTSTANDING GEM NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 8¢ TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.
Lot 2871898, 50¢ Trans-Miss., bottom margin pair with plate number "603" and imprint, o.g., lightly hinged, well centered, rich deep color and exceptional freshness, Very Fine and choice, an attractive plate number pair; with 1990 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 291 $1,800.
Lot 2881898, $2 Trans-Miss., remarkably choice centering with deep rich color, cancelled by Des Moines Jun. 19 cds, fresh and Extremely Fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 293 $1,100.
A HIGHLY DESIRABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WITHOUT THE NORMALLY HEAVY OVAL CANCEL.
Lot 289 o1898, $2 Trans-Miss., exceptional centering within large margins, rich color on bright paper, barred oval cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $8,750).
Scott No. 293 $1,100.
A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE $2 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI IN THIS QUALITY, ONE OF ONLY 6 EXAMPLES GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. WITH NONE GRADED HIGHER.