Price History for US Scott 118 in Used 70 Grade

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
118
15c
157
10
3
21
1
17
5
1
10
2
17
2
1
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
118 (type I)
15¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$250
-
$400
$450
$575
$625
$800
$850
$1,150
$1,125
$1,750
$2,500
$4,750
$7,250
$12,000
$15,000
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  1. It is important to look at the individual data points listed below. Price swings up may be due to varieties such as broken hat or other positives such as cancels. Price swings down may be due to factors such as faults on items that would have graded higher if they were sound, and may not be considered as desirable as a sound copy in this grade.
  2. When looking at multiple grades on the graph, grades with the same population numbers may show overlapping.
  3. At the time of an auction, the SMQ value has already been published and is available to bidders. Increases or decreases in SMQ value prior to the auction may affect the price realized.

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
127
PSE 98J
 
Sale 1034, Lot 127, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 112-131)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, unobtrusive strike of quartered cork cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

In his book on the 1869 Pictorial Issue, Jonathan Rose notes that essays were made for both the Type I and II designs prior to the time the stamps were issued. The stamps were fed through the press twice -- first for the vignette and then for the frame. The challenge for the pressmen was to properly align the vignette when printing the frame. Apparently, the addition of the diamond marker at top center of the Type II design made it easier to accomplish this task. It also made any misalignment less noticeable. Type II stamps quickly replaced Type I.

With 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $12,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other (offered in our Kirke sale)

800
9,500
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3191
PSE 98J
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3191, 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Jumbo perfectly balanced margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions on crisp white paper, rosette and red cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $12,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

935
4,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
120
PSE 98
 
Sale 1231, Lot 120, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Exceptional centering with wide margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, unobtrusive cancel with rim of circular datestamp at edge -- leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

In his book on the 1869 Pictorial Issue, Jonathan Rose noted that essays were made for both the Type I and Type II designs prior to the time the stamps were issued. The stamps were fed through the press twice -- first for the vignette and then for the frame. The challenge for the printers was to properly align the vignette when printing the frame. Apparently, the addition of the diamond marker at top center of the Type II design made it easier to accomplish this task. It also made any misalignment less noticeable. Type II stamps appeared within days of the EDU for Type I and are much more common.

Ex Morton. With 2003 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $12,000.00). This is the only Scott 118 at this grade with just two graded higher (both 98J and both more heavily cancelled).

825
9,000
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
306
PSE 98
 
Sale 1219, Lot 306, 6c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 115-119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Exceptional centering with wide margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, unobtrusive cancel with rim of circular datestamp at edge -- leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

In his book on the 1869 Pictorial Issue, Jonathan Rose noted that essays were made for both the Type I and Type II designs prior to the time the stamps were issued. The stamps were fed through the press twice -- first for the vignette and then for the frame. The challenge for the printers was to properly align the vignette when printing the frame. Apparently, the addition of the diamond marker at top center of the Type II design made it easier to accomplish this task. It also made any misalignment less noticeable. Type II stamps appeared within days of the EDU for Type I and are much more common.

With 2003 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $12,000.00). This is the only Scott 118 at this grade with just two graded higher (both 98J and both more heavily cancelled).

800
6,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1267
PSE 95
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1267, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, faint cancel at left leaves entire design clearly visible, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). Only four grade higher (one at 95J, one at 98 and two at 98J)

825
3,000
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
119
PSE 95
 
Sale 1224, Lot 119, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Extra wide margins and choice centering, bright colors and proof-like impressions, unobtrusive cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL.

Small backstamp. With 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate (95J used). With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). We agree with P.S.A.G. on this one and we are vexed why P.S.E. did not apply the Jumbo appellation. Even so, only four grade higher in the P.S.E. Population Report

800
4,500
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2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1240
PSE 95
 
Sale 1221, Lot 1240, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Deep rich colors and sharp proof-like impressions, bright paper, beautiful centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cork cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2002 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). Only four grade higher (one at 95J, one at 98 and two at 98J)

800
3,500
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2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1192
PSE 95
 
Sale 1199, Lot 1192, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Enormous even margins all around, bright colors and proof-like impressions, fancy rosette cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A SUPERB STAMP THAT MUST SURELY RANK AMONG THE FINEST EXTANT.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only four have graded higher.

800
11,000
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2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
83
PSE 95
 
Sale 1163, Lot 83, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Gorgeous centering with wide margins, rich colors and proof-like impressions (actually we believe it is the Dark Brown & Blue shade, but not certified as such), neat strike of target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00). Only four have graded higher

850
2,400
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3540
PSE 95
 
Sale 1061, Lot 3540, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Enormous even margins all around, bright colors and proof-like impressions, fancy rosette cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A SUPERB STAMP THAT MUST SURELY RANK AMONG THE FINEST EXTANT.

Ex Scarsdale. With 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only four have graded higher.

800
3,500
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3192
PSE 95
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3192, 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Beautifully centered with wide margins, cork cancel with trace of red transit datestamp at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only four have graded higher

800
2,100
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2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1260
PSE 95
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1260, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 113-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Brilliant colors, wide and balanced margins, cork cancel leaves vignette clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00)

800
2,600
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
456°
PSE 95
 
Sale 1019, Lot 456, 12c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 117-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Gorgeous centering with wide margins, rich colors and proof-like impressions (actually we believe it is the Dark Brown & Blue shade, but not certified as such), neat strike of target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only four have graded higher to date and seven others share this grade.

750
3,000
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1082
PSE 95
 
Sale 1000, Lot 1082, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Choice balanced margins, attractive colors and impression, bold circle of wedges cancel and bit of red transit at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00)

750
1,700
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5465
PSE 95
 
Sale 997, Lot 5465, 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 118-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Gorgeous centering with wide margins, rich colors and proof-like impressions (actually the Dark Brown & Blue shade, but not certified as such), neat strike of target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only three have graded higher to date and seven others share this grade.

750
1,900
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1029
PSE 95
 
Sale 978, Lot 1029, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Brilliant colors, choice centering with wide margins, neat strike of rosette cancel and also part of red cancel at lower left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,150.00). Only three have graded higher to date.

750
1,300
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2185
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1179, Lot 2185, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Incredibly wide Jumbo margins and choice centering, bright colors on fresh paper, cork duplex circular datestamp and a trace of red transit at bottom left, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,350.00)

800
1,100
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
1276
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1276, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, Jumbo margins all around, bold strike of large grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00 as 90, $1,400.00 as 95)

750
1,100
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2013-07-16
United States Stamps
242
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1050, Lot 242, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, radiant colors, long and full perforations, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00 as 90, $4,000.00 as 98)

800
1,400
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
457
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1019, Lot 457, 12c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 117-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Unbelievably wide Jumbo margins and with excellent centering, light circular datestamp and target cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT JUMBO-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE..

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00 as 90, $4,000.00 as 95).

800
1,500
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
407
PSE 90J
 
Sale 984, Lot 407, 12c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 117-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Incredibly wide Jumbo margins with exceptionally handsome centering, bright colors on fresh paper, cork duplex circular datestamp and a trace of red transit at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL JUMBO-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL TYPE I.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,600.00 as 90, $3,250.00 as 95)

750
1,300
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4239
PSE 90J
 
Sale 967, Lot 4239, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Incredibly wide Jumbo margins with exceptionally handsome centering, bright colors on fresh paper, cork duplex circular datestamp and a trace of red transit at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL JUMBO-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL TYPE I.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 90, $4,850.00 as 95)

750
1,500
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2389
PSE 90J
 
Sale 962, Lot 2389, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Unbelievably wide Jumbo margins and with excellent centering, light circular datestamp and target cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT JUMBO-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE..

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 90, $4,600 as 95).

750
2,800
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
484
PSE 90J
 
Sale 953, Lot 484, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, Jumbo margins all around, bold strike of large grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00 as 90, $4,000.00 as 95)

750
1,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-12-14
United States Stamps
214
PSE 90
 
Sale 1247, Lot 214, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors and crisp impressions, choice centering, bold strike of segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine, ex "Cloudrest", with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
118
15c
155
10
3
21
1
17
5
1
10
2
16
2
1
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
118 (type I)
15¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$250
-
$400
$450
$575
$625
$800
$850
$1,150
$1,125
$1,750
$2,500
$4,750
$7,250
$12,000
$15,000
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P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of December 13th, 2021
850
900
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
1113
PSE 90
 
Sale 1067, Lot 1113, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 112b-133a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Brilliant colors, choice centering, neat segmented cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,400.00)

800
700
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2012-10-25
The Cloudrest Collection of United States Stamps
4060
PSE 90
 
Sale 1033, Lot 4060, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 113-131)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors and crisp impressions, choice centering, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,400.00)

800
750
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
522
PSE 90
 
Sale 921, Lot 522, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, clear strike of circle of V's cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,550.00)

750
1,600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2290
PSE 85J
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2290, 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 118-121a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Brilliant colors, choice centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of cork cancel at top, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, this issue is rarely found with such Jumbo margins, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $950.00 as 85, $1,600.00 as 90), in our opinion this is undergraded

750
900
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-07-26
United States Stamps and Postal History
750
PSE 85
 
Sale 1262, Lot 750, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Well-centered, wide margins, fresh color, portion of circle-of-wedges cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

850
950
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
50
PSE 85
 
Sale 1174, Lot 50, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue (Scott 112-123)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, choice centering, lightly stuck cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

800
650
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
70
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1262
PSE 70
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1262, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 113-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, neat cork cancel at center and also part of red transit marking at bottom, Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $325.00)

800
225