Price History for US Scott 141A in Used 95J Grade

SMQ US
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70J
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75J
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80J
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85J
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90J
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95J
98
98J
100
100J
141A
15¢
Used
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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
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3230
PSE 95J
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3230, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, H and I Grills (Scott 134-144, 135A-141A)15c Orange, I. Grill (141A). Well-defined grill easily visible from the front of the stamp, Jumbo margins, vivid color on fresh paper, neat quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL I GRILL IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. ONLY NINE USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED. THE I GRILLS HAVE JUST BEEN ELEVATED TO MAJOR CATALOGUE NUMBERS, CONFIRMING THAT THIS IS A MAJOR GRILL RARITY.

Ronald A. Burns, the foremost authority on the Bank Note grills, records nine used examples of the 15c I Grill, plus an additional two on separate covers. He also records three unused examples.

With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $6,300.00 as a 95 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

1,400
10,500