Price History for US Scott 12 in OG

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
12
5c
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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
12
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$6,500
-
$12,500
-
$18,750
-
$30,000
-
$42,500
-
$62,500
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-
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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
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
1138
PSE 90
og
Sale 1090, Lot 1138, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)5c Red Brown (12). C Relief, original gum, barest trace of hinging, large to huge margins all around incl. trace of the adjoining stamp at right, intense color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE TWO FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT FACE-DIFFERENT DESIGNS TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

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.

With the exception of some rare types of the 1c and 10c, such as Scott Nos. 5 and 16, the 5c stamp is the most difficult denomination to obtain with four margins in sound original-gum condition. The spacing between stamps was very narrow, leaving little margin for error when separating the stamps, which explains why so few examples are known with four margins. When other factors such as gum, color and impression are taken into consideration, the rarity and beauty of the stamp offered here may be fully appreciated. The only stamp that rivals this example was in our sale of the Scarsdale collection (Sale 918, lot 9, realized $57,500 hammer).

Ex Seymour and Whitman. With 1985, 1990, 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $60,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only original-gum example to achieve this grade (the next highest is VF 80 and the P.S.E. Population Report lists only four original-gum stamps in any condition).

30,000
37,500
2013-05-22
United States Essays, Proofs and Stamps
78
PSE 90
og
Sale 1044, Lot 78, 1851-60 Issues (Scott 5A-46)5c Red Brown (12). C Relief, original gum, barest trace of hinging, large to huge margins all around incl. part of the adjoining stamp at right, intense color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE TWO FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT FACE-DIFFERENT DESIGNS TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

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.

With the exception of some rare types of the 1c and 10c, such as Scott Nos. 5 and 16, the 5c stamp is the most difficult denomination to obtain with four margins in sound original-gum condition. The spacing between stamps was very narrow, leaving little margin for error when separating the stamps, which explains why so few examples are known with four margins. When other factors such as gum, color and impression are taken into consideration, the rarity and beauty of the stamp offered here may be fully appreciated. The only stamp that rivals this example was in our sale of the Scarsdale collection (Sale 918, lot 9, realized $57,500 hammer).

Ex Seymour and Whitman. With 1985, 1990 and 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $60,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only original-gum example to achieve this grade (the next highest is VF 80).

30,000
37,500
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5163
PSE 90
og
Sale 997, Lot 5163, 5c 1856 Issue (Scott 12)5c Red Brown (12). C Relief, original gum, barest trace of hinging, large to huge margins all around incl. portion of the adjoining stamp at right, intense color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE TWO FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT FACE-DIFFERENT DESIGNS TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

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.

With the exception of some rare types of the 1c and 10c, such as Scott Nos. 5 and 16, the 5c stamp is the most difficult denomination to obtain with four margins in sound original-gum condition. The spacing between stamps was very narrow, leaving little margin for error when separating the stamps, which explains why so few examples are known with four margins. When other factors such as gum, color and impression are taken into consideration, the rarity and beauty of the stamp offered here may be fully appreciated. The only stamp that rivals this example was in our sale of the Scarsdale collection (Sale 918, lot 9, realized $57,500 hammer).

Ex Seymour and Whitman. With 1985, 1990 and 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $60,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only OGph example to achieve this grade (the next highest is VF 80).

30,000
47,500
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2009-01-27
The Alan B. Whitman Collection of Outstanding U.S. Stamps
19
PSE 90
og
Sale 968, Lot 19, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)5c Red Brown (12). C Relief, original gum, barest trace of hinging, large to huge margins all around incl. portion of the adjoining stamp at right, intense color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT FACE-DIFFERENT DESIGNS TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

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.

With the exception of some rare types of the 1c and 10c, such as Scott Nos. 5 and 16, the 5c stamp is the most difficult denomination to obtain with four margins in sound and original-gum condition. The spacing between stamps was very narrow. This left little margin for error when separating the stamps, and it explains why so few examples are known with four margins. When other factors such as gum, color and impression are taken into consideration, the rarity and beauty of the stamp offered here may be fully appreciated.

Ex Seymour. With 1985, 1990 and 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only OGph example to achieve this grade.

30,000
52,500
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2008-05-08
The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps
20
PSE 90
og
Sale 956, Lot 20, 1851-56 Issue5c Red Brown (12). Large even margins all around, part original gum, bright color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND FULL-MARGINED PART ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.

Sound, original-gum examples of the 5c 1856 Issue are extremely rare, and probably fewer than six exist with margins around the entire design.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 POG; $55,200.00 as OGph). Scott Retail as with gum

30,000
17,000
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