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Price History for Scott 12 in Used 98J Grade

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90J
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95J
98
98J
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100J
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5c
280
16
5
20
1
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1039
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1039, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge margins all around including significant portions of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant color on bright paper, unobtrusive strikes of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The 5c stamp was issued in 1856, five years after the 1c, 3c and 12c values and one year after the 10c were issued. It was typically used to pay the 5c shore-to-ship rate for mail sent overseas and also in multiples for the 10c transcontinental or 15c U.S.-French treaty rates. The short time frame of use and its use for specific limited purposes means that supplies were limited.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $9,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others.

700
5,250
2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2092
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2092, 5c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). C Relief, huge margins all around showing parts of three surrounding stamps, lightly cancelled by face-free circular datestamp, rich color and remarkably fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1856 5-CENT RED BROWN IN EXISTENCE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded, and only three others share it.

700
10,000
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
35
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 35, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Enormous margins all around, including right interpane margin with trace of centerline, bright shade, face-free strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $4,250.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and one of three to achieve it.

700
5,250
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3043
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3043, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Position 91L1, D Relief, huge margins all around including bottom left corner sheet margins, rich color on fresh paper, town datestamp cancel falls entirely in the margin leaving the design unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. THIS STAMP IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE AND HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

The 5c stamp was issued in 1856, five years after the 1c, 3c and 12c values and one year after the 10c were issued. It was typically used to pay the 5c shore-to-ship rate for mail sent overseas and also in multiples for the 10c transcontinental or 15c U.S.-French treaty rates.

The plate used to print the 5c 1856 imperforate and its Type I perforated counterparts has never been fully reconstructed, due to the lack of multiples or significant plating marks. However, 5c stamps with imprints or corner sheet margins can be reliably plated. It is an extremely difficult stamp to obtain in sound condition from the corner-margin positions. We record only thirteen copies with part of the imprint and only about a half-dozen with corner margins. Of those, only one other shows a significant portion of both of the corner margins.

Ex Mayer. With 1983 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $4,250.00 as 98). Only two examples have achieved this desirable grade with none higher.

750
10,000
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1156
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1156, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge margins all around incl. significant portions of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant color on bright paper, unobtrusive strikes of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $4,350.00 as 98)

900
7,000
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2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
36
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 36, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Enormous margins all around incl. trace of guide line at right, bright shade, face-free strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $5,100.00 as 98)

900
6,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
75
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 75, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Enormous margins all around, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, lightly struck black and red circular datestamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, CANCELLED IN RED AND GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Signed A. Brun. With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,500.00). Only five grade higher (all at 98J)

875
2,000
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2108
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2108, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Enormous margins all around, rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, lightly struck black and red cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Signed A. Brun. With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,350.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 98J) and only six others share this exalted grade.

825
2,400
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2017-10-24
United States Stamps
603
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 603, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Enormous margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,350.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 98J) and only five others share this desirable grade.

700
2,700
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1161
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1161, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Enormous margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,350.00). Only four have graded higher (all at 98J) and only three others share this desirable grade.

700
3,250
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3044
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3044, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Horizontal pair, choice even margins all around, deep rich color on fresh paper, central strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO A PAIR.

Used pairs of this issue are readily available as some were used to pay the 10c over 3,000 miles domestic rate or they can be cut down from a strip of three that typically paid the 15c rate to France. However, they invariably have faults or margins that are cut in due to the close spacing between subjects on the plate. This pair, with full margins and completely sound, is very much the exception and is a wonderful condition rarity.

With 2001 and 2006 P.F. certificates. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; pairs unpriced in SMQ). This is only pair in the P.S.E. Population Report to achieve this grade with none higher.

750
3,000
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
348
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 348, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). A Relief from the top row of the plate, huge margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, radiant color, light strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1986 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,250.00). Only three have graded higher to date (all 98J) and only three others share this grade.

750
3,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1040
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1040, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge margins all around including left sheet margin, rich color on bright paper, face-free circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

Ex Mayer. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,850.00).

700
3,500
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2109°
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2109, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). D Relief from the bottom row of the pane, huge margins all around including significant portion of adjoining stamps at sides, bright color, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,850.00). The highest grade awarded is a 98J

675
2,150
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2017-10-24
United States Stamps
604
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 604, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge margins all around including significant portions of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant color on bright paper, unobtrusive circular datestamps and portion of red postmark at left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE AND STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE FOR THE PERFECTIONIST.

With 1999 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,850.00). We cannot explain why this was not graded Superb 98J.

700
4,750
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2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
73
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 73, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge margins all around including significant portions of adjoining stamps at sides, radiant color on bright paper, unobtrusive circular datestamps and portion of red postmark at left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE AND STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE FOR THE PERFECTIONIST.

With 1999 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,850.00). We cannot explain why this was not graded Superb 98J.

850
4,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1104
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1104, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color on bright paper, neat "Nov. 10" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00)

700
1,300
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
84
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 84, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 8-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at left, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp leaves design clearly visible, bright shade and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00)

700
1,600
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2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1589
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1589, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins, rich color, bold strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex "Clipper City", small red backstamp not mentioned on certificates, with 1981 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00).

700
950
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2017-10-24
United States Stamps
605
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 605, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins all around, brilliant color on fresh paper, neat town datestamp with "Falls", Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of the 5c 1856 Issue, scarce used outside of New Orleans, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00)

700
950
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2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
13
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 13, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins, rich color, bold strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, small red backstamp not mentioned on certificates, with 1981 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00).

700
950
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
330
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 330, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins all around, brilliant color on fresh paper, neat town datestamp with "Falls"

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00)

700
1,200
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1162
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1162, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge bottom left corner margins, deep rich color, town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00)

700
1,200
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2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2095
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2095, 5c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). B Relief, large to huge margins, rich color, lightly cancelled by New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

700
2,400
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2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2094
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2094, 5c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). C Relief, large margins including right interpane and centerline margin, rich color, lightly cancelled by New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING CENTERLINE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Ex Caspary. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00). The grade and SMQ value for 95 does not factor the centerline margin into the equation.

700
2,600
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2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1013
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1013, 1851 Issue (Scott 7-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins, deep rich color, light New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A LOVELY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

700
1,600
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2014-09-16
United States Stamps
78
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 78, 1c-12c 1851 Issue (Scott 5A-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, intense shade and impression, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1856 5-CENT RED BROWN WITH HUGE EVEN MARGINS ON ALL SIDES. CONSERVATIVELY GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

In our opinion, this stamp should have been graded at least Superb 98. Unlike many examples of the 5c 1856, this stamp has evenly-cut, essentially parallel margins, forming a true rectangular frame around the perimeter of the design. We cannot imagine grading this stamp at any number less than 98. To draw your own conclusion, use Power Search to find other examples graded 95 or better, and make your comparison.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00)

700
2,000
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
349
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 349, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Huge bottom left corner margins, deep rich color, town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00)

750
1,400
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
135
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 135, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression, unusual cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00)

950
1,700
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
134
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 134, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins, rich color, bold strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Small red backstamp not mentioned on certificates. With 1981 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00).

950
1,600
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
504
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 504, 1847 and 1851-57 Issues5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). A Relief from the top row of the plate, large even margins all around, rich color on bright paper, lightly struck New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00)

900
2,600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1163
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1163, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Enormous top and bottom margins including likely sheet margin at top and significant portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color, town cancel, Extremely Fine, a striking stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,550.00)

700
850
2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2098
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2098, 5c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). D Relief, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at top, neatly cancelled by black town circular datestamp and red grid leaving Jefferson's face unobscured, deep rich color and very fresh, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Caspary, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,600.00)

850
1,200
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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1430
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1430, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Enormous top and bottom margins incl. likely sheet margin at top and significant portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color, town cancel, Extremely Fine, a striking stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,325.00 as 90, $2,150.00 as 95)

700
850
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1058
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1058, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge Jumbo margins showing parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, rich color, light Charleston S.C. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00 as 90, $2,150.00 as 95)

775
1,200
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
93
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 93, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins showing parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, rich color, 1857 Charleston S.C. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; $1,000.00 as 90, $2,150.00 as 95)

825
800
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
83
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 83, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins, detailed impression on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,375.00)

700
600
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
11
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 11, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Full to large margins all around, deep rich color on bright paper, lightly struck circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,375.00)

675
850
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1164
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1164, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins all around, deep rich color on bright paper, light strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,375.00)

700
750
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2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2100
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2100, 5c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). C Relief, large to huge margins showing part of adjoining stamp at left, rich color, lightly struck New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,375.00), this is a very strong 90 and certainly comparable to several graded XF-Superb 95 in past years

700
1,400
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2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2099
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2099, 5c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). B Relief, large even margins all around, lightly cancelled by red grid, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,375.00), considering the margin width and red cancel, this stamp is far more desirable than its numerical grade of 90 would indicate

850
2,800
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5165
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5165, 5c 1856 Issue (Scott 12)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Full to large margins all around, deep rich color, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

825
800
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1157
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1157, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12 var), 5c Red Brown (12 var)5c Red Brown (12 var). Large balanced margins, deep rich color, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

900
750
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
137
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 137, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Deep Red Brown (12 var), 5c Deep Red Brown (12 var)5c Deep Red Brown (12 var). Large margins, intense color in the darker of the two recognized shades, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF90; SMQ $1,350.00 as normal shade)

950
1,000
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
136
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 136, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Ample to mostly large margins for this tightly spaced 1856 value, wonderful deep rich color and attractively cancelled by a red grid, clean impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE CANCELLED IN RED.

With 2000 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00 as used with a non-premium cancel)

1,100
1,350
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2007-02-27
United States Stamps
1420
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1420, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Massive margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and left and sheet margin at right, bright color and detailed impression, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, very faint crease entirely in top left margin, Extremely Fine appearance, a huge stamp, accompanied by large piece from which this originated, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate, despite the minor crease they still graded this VF-XF 85 Jumbo

950
1,100
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
85
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 85, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins to full, rich color, neat New Orleans circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $850.00)

700
475
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
84
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 84, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins, rich color, light circular datestamp cancel leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $850.00)

700
450
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
352
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 352, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large to full margins, bright color, light strike of red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce cancelled by anything other than a New Orleans circular datestamp, especially pretty with red cancels, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $825.00)

900
950
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1159
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1159, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins, unobtrusive circular datestamp, pen ms. "70 70" notation on back, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $810.00)

900
650
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
138
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 138, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Large margins, attractive large margins, neat New Orleans 1857 circular datestamp and red New York transit, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,000.00 without premium for the red cancel)

1,100
800
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1137
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1137, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12), 5c Red Brown (12)5c Red Brown (12). Well-proportioned margins, neat New Orleans circular datestamp, fresh color, Very Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (VF 80; SMQ $760.00)

900
400
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