Price History for US Scott 139 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
139
10c
36
0
2
6
0
2
0
2
1
1
1
1
4
1
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
139
10¢
Used
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$275
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$425
-
$575
$650
$850
$925
$1,000
$1,150
$1,500
$2,500
$4,750
$7,750
$13,000
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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
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
338
PSE 98
 
Sale 1219, Lot 338, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Clearly-defined grill with almost all points visible, face-free strike of New York Foreign Mail cancel, radiant color, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED AND ONE OF TWO TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

This issue is normally found with small margins and very few visible grill points. The margins on the example offered here are exceptionally wide, the perfs are long and full all around, it has wonderful color and a clear grill, and a face-free cancel. This may well be the finest in existence.

Ex Bowman. With 1972 A.P.S., 1999 P.F. and 2008 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $13,000.00). This issue is very difficult to obtain in higher grades, as only five others grade higher than 90. The example offered here, at Superb 98, is the highest grade awarded and one of only two to achieve it

800
11,500
2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
91
PSE 98
 
Sale 1108, Lot 91, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues (Scott 137-226)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Clearly-defined grill with almost all points visible, face-free strike of New York Foreign Mail cancel, radiant color, unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

This issue is normally found with small margins and very few visible grill points. The margins on the example offered here are exceptionally wide, the perfs are long and full all around, it has wonderful color and a clear grill, and a face-free cancel. This may well be the finest in existence.

With 1972 A.P.S., 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $11,500.00). This issue is very difficult to obtain in higher grades, as only four others have graded higher than a 90. The example offered here, a Superb 98, is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade.

850
11,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
262
PSE 95J
 
Sale 1107, Lot 262, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Some grill points clearly visible at top of Jefferson's head, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, most recent certificate states reperfed at right, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Natalee Grace, with 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,600.00 as 95, $11,500.00 as 98) and 2014 P.F. certificate, we leave it to bidders to decide who is correct

850
3,750
2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
37
PSE 95J
 
Sale 1027, Lot 37, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H Grills (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Some grill points clearly visible at top of Jefferson's head, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, bold strike of quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

This issue is normally found with small margins and very few visible grill points. The margins on the example offered here are exceptionally wide, the perfs are long and full all around, it has wonderful color, and a clear cancel. It is without question one of the finest in existence.

With 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,150.00 as 95, $11,500.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and this is the only example to achieve this grade.

850
3,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3221
PSE 95
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3221, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 134-144, 135A-141A)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Clearly defined grill, beautifully balanced margins, rich color on fresh paper, light cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY H GRILL. EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 1999 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00). Only two have graded higher (at 98) and this is the only example to achieve this grade.

850
4,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1325
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1120, Lot 1325, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Remarkably well-centered with wide margins, dark color on bright white paper with long full perfs all around, many clear grill points, neat part strike of "N. York Steamship" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE THAT SURELY RANKS AMONG THE FINEST KNOWN.

Ex Dauer. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,500.00). Only four have graded higher and one other shares this grade.

800
2,300
2008-09-23
The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Superb Used U.S.
88
PSE 90J
 
Sale 961, Lot 88, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, remarkably well-centered with wide margins, dark color on bright white paper with long full perfs all around, many clear grill points, neat part strike of "N. York Steamship" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED 1870 10-CENT NATIONAL GRILLED ISSUE THAT SURELY RANKS AMONG THE FINEST KNOWN.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,900.00 as 90, $5,200.00 as 95). Only two have graded higher to date.

800
7,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
100
PSE 90
 
Sale 1163, Lot 100, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. H. and I. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Rich color and detailed impression, several easily discernible rows of grill points, bold strikes of quartered cork cancel and trace of red transit cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin, with 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

850
1,000
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
143
PSE 90
 
Sale 1034, Lot 143, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 135-144, 134A-139A)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Rich color and detailed impression, several discernible rows of grill points, bold strikes of quartered cork cancel and trace of red transit cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

850
1,200
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1312
PSE 80
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1312, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, H. Grill (139). Intense shade and impression, bold circle of wedges cancel, several noticeable grill points, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $850.00)

800
550
2010-04-06
United States Stamps
464
PSE 80
 
Sale 984, Lot 464, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled Issue (Scott 134-144)10c Brown, Grill (139). H. Grill, strong grill impression, choice margins and attractive centering, Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine, the 10c 1870 Grilled Issue is rarely encountered in this condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate which specifies the grill type (VF 80; SMQ $640.00), conservatively graded in our opinion

850
700
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