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Price History for Scott 121 in OG 85 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
121
30c
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
1
1
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
3184°
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3184, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright and fresh colors, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The rarity of centered original-gum examples of the 30c 1869 with grill is somewhat obscured by the availability of off-center copies of the 30c with and without grill. If the scope were narrowed to Scott 121 only, and only grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine were considered, we estimate that fewer than 15 examples would be counted. Among the qualifying stamps, this is without a doubt one of the finest two or three.

With 1986 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $32,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

5,000
45,000
2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1032
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1032, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, brilliant colors, perfectly centered with wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. A WONDERFUL STAMP IN TERMS OF GUM, COLOR, CENTERING, FRESHNESS OF PAPER AND IMPRESSION. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ADTE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The rarity of centered original-gum examples of the 30c 1869 with grill is somewhat obscured by the availability of off-center copies of the 30c with and without grill. If the scope were narrowed to Scott 121 only, and only grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine were considered, we estimate that fewer than 15 examples would be counted. Among the qualifying stamps, this is without a doubt one of the finest two or three.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $28,300.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

7,000
28,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1103°
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1103, 1869 Pictorial Issue and 1875-Re-Issue (Scott 112-133)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, brilliant colors, outstanding centering with wide and well-proportioned margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF 90 BY P.S.E.

The rarity of centered original-gum examples of the 30c 1869 with grill is somewhat obscured by the availability of off-center copies of the 30c with and without grill. If the scope were narrowed to Scott 121 only, and only grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine were considered, we estimate that fewer than 15 examples would be counted. Among the qualifying stamps, this is without a doubt one of the finest extant.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $17,000.00). Only two have been graded higher (at 90J and 95 -- the latter offered in our 2009 sale of the Beverly Hills collection). This is the only original-gum stamp to achieve a 90 grade

5,250
14,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
525
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 525, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions showing every nuance of the design, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $11,400.00)

8,000
9,500
2006-09-20
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 2
64
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 918, Lot Number 64, 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Original gum, brilliant colors and detailed impressions, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $11,400.00)

8,000
8,500
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