Price History for Scott 121b in Used 85 Grade
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Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
- 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.
- When looking at multiple grades on the graph, grades with the same population numbers may show overlapping.
- 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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EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT IN EXISTENCE. ONLY THREE OF THE 40 RECORDED USED COPIES ARE CENTERED AND SOUND. A PHENOMENAL CONDITION RARITY.
Our recently updated census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at the N.Y. Public Library). Of the ten used "centered" copies, only three are sound. The other two were offered in our sales of the Zoellner and Twigg-Smith Collections.
Census No. 121b-CAN-11. Ex "Country Gentleman" and Drucker. With 1946 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $125,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 90).
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE FINEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERTS CANCELLED IN RED.
The red Leaf cancel was used in New York City on Supplementary Mail. It is scarce on the 30c 1869, and only five of the 40 recorded 30c used Inverts are cancelled in red.
Our recently updated census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller Collection at the New York Public Library).
Census No. 121b-CAN-28. Ex Colonel Green and Rose. With 1981 and 1997 P.F. certificates. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Fine 70). Scott Retail without premium for red cancellation.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT WITH WIDE-SPACED TOP AND BOTTOM MARGINS AND PART OF A RED FOREIGN TRANSIT MARKING.
Our recently updated census of the 30c 1869 Invert, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/121b/121b.pdf , contains a total of 46 stamps, including 7 unused and 39 used. The stamp offered here is one of five in the Wide-Spaced centering category (see Chronicle No. 138, May 1988, page 123). The Wide-Spaced stamps have extra wide top and bottom margins. Three of the five Wide-Spaced stamps are centered slightly to left, as is this copy.
Census No. 121b-CAN-WS04. Ex Hansen. 1978 and 2005 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $92,000.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade. That said, this Wide-Spaced stamp with rich colors deserves a higher grade in our opinion (VF 80)