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Price History for Scott 120 in Used 95 Grade

Scott No.
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Tot.
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20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
120
24c
147
9
10
22
1
9
3
12
0
7
0
12
4
2
1
0
0
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Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
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40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
120
24¢
Used
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$225
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$350
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$475
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$700
$800
$950
$1,250
$1,850
$2,500
$4,250
$8,500
$14,250
$17,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3337
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3337, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide and balanced margins, intense colors and impressions on bright paper, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

This marvelous used 24c 1869 defies the norms of this issue. Although the space between subjects on the 24c 1869 frame plate provided ample room for perforations, the National Bank Note Co. employees had difficulty applying lines of perforations in a uniform manner. Therefore, stamps with balanced margins on all four sides represent a tiny fraction of the original population. Surviving used examples also show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel high-denomination stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. In this stamp we have a degree of perfection rarely achieved by the manufacturer and a fortuitously merciful cancellation, leaving most of the design unobscured.

Ex Senchuk and Merlin. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $13,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade.

675
13,000
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
129
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 129, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 112-131)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide and balanced margins, intense colors and impressions on bright paper, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

This marvelous used 24c 1869 defies the norms of this issue. Although the space between subjects on the 24c 1869 frame plate provided ample room for perforations, the National Bank Note Co. employees had difficulty applying lines of perforations in a uniform manner. Therefore, stamps with balanced margins on all four sides represent a tiny fraction of the original population. Surviving used examples also show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel high-denomination stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. In this stamp we have a degree of perfection rarely achieved by the manufacturer and a fortuitously merciful cancellation, leaving most of the design unobscured.

Ex Senchuk. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $13,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade.

700
7,500
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1464
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1464, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide and balanced margins, intense colors and impressions on bright paper, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

This marvelous used 24c 1869 from the Senchuk collection defies the norms of this issue. Although the space between subjects on the 24c 1869 frame plate provided ample room for perforations, the National Bank Note Co. employees had difficulty applying lines of perforations in a uniform manner. Therefore, stamps with balanced margins on all four sides represent a tiny fraction of the original population. Surviving used examples also show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel high-denomination stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. In this stamp we have a degree of perfection rarely achieved by the manufacturer and a fortuitously merciful cancellation, leaving most of the design unobscured.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

775
14,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3195
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3195, 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Outstanding centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich colors on fresh bright paper, neat rosette cancel at bottom leaves the central vignette completely visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

The vignette of this design is based on a famous painting by John Trumbull that hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. This design has been widely used, including on the back of the 1976 $2.00 bill. The engraver of the stamp, James Smillie, was able to include all 42 people shown in the painting, no small feat when one considers the space is less than an inch wide and less than a half-inch tall. Surviving used examples also show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel high-denomination stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. Not so the example offered here.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95). With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,500.00 as 95, $13,000.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and only three others share this grade.

700
5,000
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
143
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 143, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue, Stamps and Inverts24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, cancelled solely by red cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,400.00 as 95, $13,000.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and only two others share this grade.

700
2,400
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
125
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 125, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Surviving used examples of high value 1869s often show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. Not so for the example offered here.

Ex Kirke. With 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,250.00). Only seven grade higher (four at 95J, two at 98 and one at 98J).

600
3,000
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
313
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 313, 24c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 120-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Bright colors, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F., 2005 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,250.00)

600
1,300
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2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
312
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 312, 24c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 120-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide and balanced margins, bright colors, bold red cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE CANCELED IN RED. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

Surviving used examples of high value 1869s often show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. Not so for the example offered here.

With 1999 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,250.00 for normal cancel). Only seven examples grade higher (highest is 98J). We have offered about half the stamps graded 95 or higher and only one other that we have encountered bears a red cancel

1,100
3,500
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1309
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1309, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide and balanced margins, bright colors, bold red cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE CANCELED IN RED. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.

Surviving used examples of high value 1869's often show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. Not so for the example offered here.

With 1999 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00). Only six examples have graded higher to date.

1,150
1,500
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3338
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3338, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of circle of wedges cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The vignette of this design is based on a famous painting by John Trumbull that hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. This design has been widely used, including on the back of the 1976 $2.00 bill. The engraver of the stamp, James Smillie, was able to include all 42 people shown in the painting, no small feat when one considers the space is less than an inch wide and less than a half-inch tall. Surviving used examples also show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel high-denomination stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. Not so the example offered here.

Ex Natalee Grace. With 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). Only five have graded higher (the highest at 98).

675
4,000
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2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
12
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 12, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of circle of wedges cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The vignette of this design is based on a famous painting by John Trumbull that hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. This design has been widely used, including on the back of the 1976 $2.00 bill. The engraver of the stamp, James Smillie, was able to include all 42 people shown in the painting, no small feat when one considers the space is less than an inch wide and less than a half-inch tall. Surviving used examples also show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel high-denomination stamps that were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. Not so the example offered here.

With 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,100.00). Only four have graded higher to date (the highest at 98).

700
1,900
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2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
131
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 131, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875 Re-Issue 24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Bright colors, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00)

775
1,500
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1030
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1030, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Exceptionally well-centered with wide and balanced margins, detailed impressions, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

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

775
2,000
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2311
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2311, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Exceptionally well-centered with choice balanced margins, rich colors, cork cancel to side of vignette

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND USED 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,900.00)

775
4,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
328
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 328, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Wide margins and choice centering, bright colors, bold red cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a fabulous stamp and very scarce in this grade with a red cancel, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00 for normal black cancel), Scott catalog applies a $500.00 premium for red cancel

1,200
6,250
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3196
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3196, 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet, Double Grill (120 var), 24c Green & Violet, Double Grill (120 var)24c Green & Violet, Double Grill (120 var). Clear second grill, bright color, exceptional centering for this scarce variety with wide and well-balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel leaves vignette clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST OF ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITH DOUBLE GRILL WE HAVE OFFERED DURING THE PAST 15 YEARS.

With 2010 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ as double grill)

2,200
1,500
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
465
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 465, 12c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 117-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Proof-like impression on bright paper, bold circle of wedges cancel, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, ex Vineyard, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

700
1,100
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1465
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1465, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1992 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,600.00)

775
1,100
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1361
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1361, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet, Double Grill (120 var), 24c Green & Violet, Double Grill (120 var)24c Green & Violet, Double Grill (120 var). Clear second grill, bright color, exceptional centering for this scarce variety with wide and well-balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel leaves vignette clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST OF ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WITH DOUBLE GRILL WE HAVE OFFERED DURING THE PAST 15 YEARS.

with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

2,250
1,800
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2313
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2313, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, choice centering, bold strike of segmented cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00), only eight have graded higher to date

775
1,100
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1311
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1311, 24c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 120-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors, wide margins, neat strike of quartered cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00 as 85, $1,500.00 as 90)

700
1,300
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-04-06
United States Stamps
413
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 413, 12c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 117-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Deep rich colors, wide beautifully balanced margins, cork cancel leaves the vignette clearly visible, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,050.00)

775
475
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