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Price History for Scott 135A in Used 98 Grade

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
135A
2c
24
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
4
3
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ
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
135A
Used
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-
-
-
-
$65
-
$105
-
$145
$180
$225
$275
$350
$475
$575
-
$1,100
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$2,500
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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
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3227
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3227, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 134-144, 135A-141A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Clearly-defined grill, perfectly centered with huge Jumbo margins, radiant color on crisp paper, cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS HUGE STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The I Grills have been elevated to major catalogue numbers starting with the 2013 Scott Specialized Catalogue.

With 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,450.00 as 98 graded H Grill). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade, so there is no need to speculate how the P.S.E. graded population breaks down between grill types at this grade. However, the I Grill is scarcer than the H Grill, so we would expect the I Grill SMQ values to be separately reported and adjusted upward to reflect the new Scott listings. Scott Catalogue value is based on 2012 listing which does not distinguish between the grill types

80
2,300
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
345
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 345, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Clearly-defined grill, wonderfully well-centered with balanced margins, deep rich color, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex Kirke. With 2010 P.F. not identifying grill type and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Only one grades higher (at 98J) and one other shares this desirable grade.

325
1,800
2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
97
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 97, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 137-226)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Essentially perfectly centered with wide margins, lovely warm shade, clear grill points, neat strike of segmented cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH AN I GRILL, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90, SMQ $525.00 as a 90). The I Grill did not get its separate catalogue listing until a few years ago, we are aware of one other graded 98, which is the highest grade awarded

225
1,400
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3389
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3389, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Perfectly centered, pretty shade, clear grill points, Leaf cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 90, SMQ $525.00 as 90), this is the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

225
950
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3228
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3228, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 134-144, 135A-141A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Clearly-defined grill, wonderfully well-centered with balanced margins, deep rich color, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY I GRILL, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

The I Grills have been elevated to major catalogue numbers starting with the 2013 Scott Specialized Catalogue.

With 2010 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,450.00 as H Grill). Only the stamp in the previous lot has graded higher and only three others share this grade. We are not aware of how the P.S.E. graded population breaks down between grill types at the 98 grade. However, the I Grill is scarcer than the H Grill, so we would expect the I Grill SMQ values to be separately reported and adjusted upward to reflect the new Scott listings. Scott Catalogue value is based on 2012 listing which does not distinguish between the grill types

80
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1227
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1227, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 134-155)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Clear grill points, choice centering, bold quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate not specifying the grill type (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00)

325
700
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
107
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 107, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Rich color and detailed impression, light cork cancel, wide and beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00).

225
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1334
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1334, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. I Grilled Issue (Scott 134A-139A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Radiant color and detailed impression, nicely complemented by blue quartered cork cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful example of the 2c National Bank Note Co. issue with the I Grill and a colored cancel, with 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00).

225
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3390
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3390, 1870-83 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-229)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A), 2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A)2c Red Brown, I. Grill (135A). Rich color nicely complemented by blue Cincinnati O. town cancels, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a lovely I Grill with a colored cancel, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $525.00).

225
400
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