US Stamps Price Scott 286: 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition: Farming in the West. Page 2

Costs of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #286 - 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition. Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2014, Sale 653, Lot 2393

1898, 2¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 286), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, one of the most appealing examples obtainable, a magnificent full wide top with full unblemished gum and strong intact perforations, certainly one of the most pleasing examples we have ever offered, Very Fine. Scott $750. Estimate $750 – 1,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, May 2014, Sale 653, Lot 2393

US$1,100.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott Cat. # 286: 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition. H.R. Harmer, May 2014, Sale 3005, Lot 1215

286, 1898 2c Trans-Mississippi, top left corner margin block of four, dazzling color, NH, F-VF, quite attractive (Scott $290 as singles)

H.R. Harmer, May 2014, Sale 3005, Lot 1215

US$90.00
Value of US Stamps Scott Catalogue # 286 - 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition. Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 410

**    2¢ Trans-Miss. (Scott 286), exceedingly well centered, post office fresh color, paper, and unblemished never hinged original gum, an Extremely Fine gem. SMQ $620 (photo). $72 Expertization: 1991 P.F. (with imprint) and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded XF-Sup 95.

Matthew Bennett International, May 2014, Sale 350, Lot 410

US$425.00
US Stamps Values Scott Catalog 286 - 2c 1898 Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 1311

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, intense color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ price $625.00)

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1067, Lot 1311

US$450.00
Values of US Stamps Scott # 286: 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition. Spink Shreves Galleries, Jan 2014, Sale 146, Lot 329

Scott #286, 2c Trans-Mississippi, lovely mint single with deep radiant color, exceptionally well centered and margined, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; 2013 PSE certificate (XF 90; SMQ price $245.00).

Spink Shreves Galleries, Jan 2014, Sale 146, Lot 329

US$190.00
Costs of US Stamp Scott Cat. #286: 2c 1898 Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 470

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 725 selvage, rich color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 470

US$200.00
US Stamps Values Scott Catalogue #286: 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3782

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Bottom imprint and plate no. 698 block of four, original gum, one stamp lightly hinged, other three Mint N.H., perfectly centered, Extremely Fine

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3782

US$425.00
Prices of US Stamps Scott Catalogue # 286 - 2c 1898 Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3781

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Mint N.H. with plate no. 644 and wide selvage at top, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ price $245.00)

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 3781

US$190.00
Values of US Stamps Scott Cat. #286: 2c 1898 Trans Mississippi Exposition. H.R. Harmer, Nov 2013, Sale 3004, Lot 1204

286, 1898 2c Trans-Mississippi, top imprint and plate no. 735 pair, excellent centering and vivid fresh color, NH, choice Very Fine (Scott value $145 as singles)

H.R. Harmer, Nov 2013, Sale 3004, Lot 1204

US$60.00
US Stamp Prices Scott # 286: 2c 1898 Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 873

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1057, Lot 873

US$180.00
Price of US Stamps Scott 286 - 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 362

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Tied by pre-date “Harrisburg Pa. Jun. 16 12:30 PM 1898” machine cancel on cover to “Blade” in Brooklyn N.Y., Harrisburg Paper Company return address, receiving backstamps of June 16 and 17, reduced at left FINE. THIS IS ONE OF TWO RECORDED PRE-FIRST DAY COVERS OF THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE — JUNE 16, 1898, IS THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE ISSUE. The official First Day of Issue of the Trans-Mississippi Issue was June 17, 1898. Two covers are known used on June 16: the cover offered here and one from Camden N.J. to Huntington Pa. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 62). With 1995 A.P.S. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 362

US$8,000.00
US Stamp Values Scott Cat. #286: 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 369

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Rich color, tied by “Exposition Sta., Omaha, Nebr., Aug. 5 1:30PM 98” duplex datestamp on blue Trans-Mississippi Exposition illustrated corner card cover depicting Montgomery Ward Building, to Lafayette Ind., receiving backstamp, stamp missing top left corner, otherwise Fine, attractive cover

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 369

US$180.00
Prices of US Stamp Scott 286: 1898 2c Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 365

2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Tied by “Washington D.C. Jun. 17 8:30 PM ’98” machine cancel on First Day of Issue cover to Otto Kemmler in Columbus Ohio, receiving backstamp of the following day, trivial edgewear VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COVER. The recipient, Otto Kemmler, was a former manager of the Ohio Journal of Philately. The cover has pencil notations on the back for all denominations of the series, which may have been enclosed. Henry Scheuer estimates that 12-20 First Day covers are known with the 2c Trans-Mississippi Issue, plus three covers with the 2c used in combination with other denominations. Illustrated in the Neil-Rosenthal book (p. 63). From the McCusker Americover ’95 auction where illustrated on the front cover. With 1995 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $14,000.00

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 365

US$3,000.00
US Stamp Value Scott Catalogue 286: 2c 1898 Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 390

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Tied by “New York U.S.A. 8-6 1898” oval datestamp on wrapper to Paris, France, purple “Marked Copy” handstamp, split along vertical fold, stamp with corner creases, still a Very Fine and scarce wrapper use

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 390

US$130.00
US Stamp Values Scott Catalog 286 - 2c 1898 Trans Mississippi Exposition. Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 373

2c Trans-Mississippi (Scott 286). Tied by “Omaha, Neb. Aug. 11 7-PM ’98” machine cancel addressed to “Indian Camp, Transmississippi Ex.”, with enclosure dated Aug. 14 reading “Guard So. Gate, Pass (5) if they have interpreter” and signed with blue “Captain 8th Infantry U.S.A., Officer in Charge” handstamp, Very Fine and rare Indian-related Trans-Mississippi cover and enclosure, the Indian Congress was held at the Exposition from August to October

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1056, Lot 373

US$475.00