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USA 1898 #293 $2 Orange Brown VF MNH

Est. $3,000 - $3,500

A fantastic example of the USA 1898 #293 $2 Orange Brown VF MNH, with 2021 PSE certificate.  Very well centred with beautiful deep rich colour and crisp impression. Always a highly desirable stamp never hinged. Scott catalogue value of $5,750.

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Oakwood’s April Stamps & Postal History

April 21st – April 25th

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Auction Description:

‘Live-Internet’ Sale

Oakwood Auctions is proud to announce its largest stamp sale to date. There will be a fantastic offering over 5 days of Canadian, US, and British Commonwealth material, with some very rare items. There will be also be a very large worldwide component with many collections, accumulations and dealer stock. There will be something for every collector and dealer throughout the entire sale.
Each day will begin at 10:00am EST, and will finish when the last lot of the day has completed.

We are offering low opening bids and a competitive buyer’s premium (20%), making this appealing to the collector and dealer.


Day 1 – Thursday April 21 at 10:00am EST (Lots 1-516) will consist of worldwide coins and banknotes, and stamps from the Rest of the World from Africa to Israel. There are many better collections and accumulations throughout.

Highlights include:

  • Lot 225: A mint and used France 1849-1873 #1/#51 group in 102’s
  • Lot 362: Hamburg 1864-65 #21 9s Yellow Used
  • Lot 287: France 1878 #93 10c Black Red F MNH Left Wing Margin
  • Lot 417: Germany 1923 #267 800th on 500th Green, Inflation Surcharge, Tied on Piece

Day 2 – Friday April 22nd at 10:00am EST (Lots 517-1102), will consist of only British Commonwealth material from Aitutaki to Zululand. There are many rarer singles and better collections/accumulations throughout. There is a strong offering of Australia and States, Bermuda, British Africa, Ceylon, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, and so much more.

Highlights include:

  • Lot 655: Barbados 1873 #43 5sh Dull Rose MLH
  • Lot 694: Bermuda 1930 #95a 2sh 6p Pale Orange Vermillion & Black, Grey-Blue MLH
  • Lot 737: British Honduras 1888 #23 10c on 4p Violet Block of 12 MNH
  • Lot 774: Ceylon 1885 #121 10c on 16c Violet Used
  • Lot 798: Falkland Islands 1933 #65-#76 MLH
  • Lot 864: Ireland 1922 #38 10sh Gray Blue VF MNH

Day 3 – Saturday April 23rd at 10:00am EST (Lots 1103-1688), will consist of Canada and Great Britain singles. There are many rarer Victorian stamps, all the way through QEII. There are many better collections and accumulations throughout, with something for every collector and dealer.

Highlights include:

  • Lot 1376: Canada 1855 #7vi Used
  • Lot 1379: Canada 1859 #13a 6p Gray Violet Unused
  • Lot 1385: Canada 1868 #28a 12 1/2 Blue on Bothwell Paper Mint
  • Lot 1525: Newfoundland 1857 #7 Used
  • Lot 1605: Great Britain 1880 #56 2sh Pale Brown Used
  • Lot 1614: Great Britain 1876 #73 8p Orange Mint
  • Lot 1624: Great Britain 1882-83 #92a 1 Pound Brown Lilac Used

Day 4 – Sunday April 24th at 10:00am EST (Lots 1689-2301), will consist of Great Britain collections and accumulations, and singles/collections/accumulations from USA. This is bound to be a very exciting day as there are many, many fantastic lots throughout. There is lots of earlier and better material intended for the connoisseur collector.

Highlights include:

  • Lot 2131: USA 1857 #26 3c Dull Red Block of of Ten Mint w/ PSE Cert
  • Lot 2135: USA 1875 #40 P5 1c Bright Blue PSE 95
  • Lot 2144: USA 1861 #72 90c Blue Unused
  • Lot 2154: USA 1873 #O84 2c Rose Block of Four MNH
  • Lot 2164: USA 1868 #95a 5c Black Brown Used
  • Lot 2175: USA 1875 #109 24c Deep Violet Mint
  • Lot 2187: USA 1875 #132 90c Carmine and Black Unused
  • Lot 2193: USA 1870 #155 90c Carmine Unused
  • Lot 2200: USA 1875 #166 90c Rose Carmine Mint
  • Lot 2235: USA 1898 #292 $1 Black Mint w/ PSE Cert
  • Lot 2236: USA 1898 #293 $2 Orange Brown MNH w/ PSE Cert

Day 5 – Monday April 25th at 10:00am EST (Lots 2302-2793), consist of the Rest of the World, from Italy and States/Colonies to Yugoslavia, and worldwide collections. There is a strong offering of Italy including States and Colonies, Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, Russia, South America, Sweden and Switzerland.

Highlights include:

  • Lot 2319: Sardinia 1853 #4 5c Blue Green Fine Mint
  • Lot 2333: Italy 1862-1890 #17/#63 Mint/Used
  • Lot 2345: Italy 1890-1932 #58/#271 Mint/Used
  • Lot 2358: Italy 1979 #1292 2000 I Multi Perf Shift MNH
  • Lot 2435: Monaco 1885 #9 1fr Black Yellow VG-F MH
  • Lot 2556: Russia Space/Rockets Covers Collection
  • Lot 2639: Switzerland 1860’s-1950’s Collection Mint/Used

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