Price History for US Scott 125 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
125
1c
18
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
0
1
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
125
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$1,500
-
$2,500
-
$4,000
-
$5,500
-
$8,650
-
$12,000
-
$22,500
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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
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-01-27
The Alan B. Whitman Collection of Outstanding U.S. Stamps
162
PSE 95
og
Sale 968, Lot 162, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Full original gum, deep rich color, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT DENOMINATION TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. A STAMP OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Original sales figures show that among the 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues, the 3c and 90c stamps accounted for the smallest number of units sold (1,406 and 1,356, respectively). Overall, the 1869's were popular with stamp collectors, far outselling the 1851-60 and 1861-66 Re-Issue sets. However, the 90c stamp's high denomination and the availability of ordinary 3c stamps limited demand. Today, both are rare, and handling over the years has not been kind to most of the surviving examples. The stamp offered here is the finest we have ever encountered.

With 1986 and 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. The SMQ does not even price this issue above the grade of 90, which is the next-highest grade awarded to date.

5,500
40,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
134°
PSE 90
og
Sale 1224, Lot 134, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO OBTAIN IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Original sales figures show that among the 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues, the 3c and 90c stamps accounted for the smallest number of units sold (1,406 and 1,356, respectively). Overall, the 1869s were popular with stamp collectors, far outselling the 1851-60 and 1861-66 Re-Issue sets. However, the 90c stamp's high denomination and the availability of ordinary 3c stamps limited demand. Today, both are rare, and handling over the years has not been kind to most of the surviving examples. The stamp offered here is one of the finest we have ever encountered.

With 2019 P.F. certificate (XF 90). With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $12,000.00). Only three stamps in the P.S.E. Population Report grade higher (at 95)

5,000
11,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1283
PSE 85
og
Sale 1245, Lot 1283, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, well-centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO OBTAIN IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Original sales figures show that among the 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues, the 3c and 90c stamps accounted for the smallest number of units sold (1,406 and 1,356, respectively). Overall, the 1869s were popular with stamp collectors, far outselling the 1851-60 and 1861-66 Re-Issue sets. However, the 90c stamp's high denomination and the availability of ordinary 3c stamps limited demand. Today, both are rare, and handling over the years has not been kind to most of the surviving examples.

With 1977, 1990, 2003 and 2016 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85). With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $8,650.00). Only five stamps in the P.S.E. Population Report grade higher

5,000
6,500
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
291°
PSE 85
og
Sale 1048, Lot 291, 1869 Issue incl. Inverts, 1875 Re-Issue3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Original gum, choice centering with well-balanced margins, fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

Original sales figures show that among the 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues, the 3c and 90c stamps accounted for the smallest number of units sold (1,406 and 1,356, respectively). Overall, the 1869's were popular with stamp collectors, far outselling the 1851-60 and 1861-66 Re-Issue sets. However, the 90c stamp's high denomination and the availability of ordinary 3c stamps limited demand. Today, both are rare, and handling over the years has not been kind to most of the surviving examples.

With 2000, 2006 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $8,550.00). Only three original-gum examples have graded higher (two at 90, one at 95). This is the only example graded 85

5,000
6,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
60
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5499
PSE 60
og
Sale 997, Lot 5499, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, insignificant pulled perf at top right corner, single added perf at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VG-F 60; SMQ $1,600.00 as 50, $2,850.00 as 70)

5,500
850