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Price History for Scott 153 in Used 85 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
153
24c
166
9
5
10
4
6
1
13
0
6
2
23
1
3
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
1124°
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1124, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Wide margins and almost mathematically perfect centering, outstanding rich color on bright paper, red New York Foreign Mail cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PERFECTLY CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WITH A RED NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCEL -- GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE AND THE FINEST EXAMPLE WE RECORD.

The 24c Bank Note Issue has always been a difficult stamp to find in the highest grades. There often seems to be a tradeoff between centering and color, with many stamps fading over years of handling. There are no examples graded above 90 for the grilled issue, and this 98 stands as the highest grade for the ungrilled issue, with none equaling it. The next closest is a single stamp graded 95 Jumbo (ex Kirke) and 16 graded 95.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00)

245
4,250
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
3241
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3241, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, Ungrilled (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Jumbo margins and choice centering, rich color on bright paper, cork cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS HUGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE AT THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

The 24c Bank Note Issue has always been a difficult stamp to find in the highest grades. There often seems to be a tradeoff between centering and color, with many stamps fading over years of handling. There are no examples graded 98 for either the grilled or ungrilled issue, and the highest grade awarded to a grilled stamp is 90. There are 15 examples of the ungrilled issue that have graded 95 but this is the sole example to crack the 95 Jumbo grade.

With 2010 P.F., 1992 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $1,200.00 as 95).

230
1,700
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
363
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 363, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only two grade higher (at 95J and 98)

210
425
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
1321
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1321, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Beautifully centered with lovely strong color, neat circle of wedges cancel with a trace of another in red, a beautiful stamp exhibiting the three C's -- exceptional color, cancel, and centering -- an Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98)

230
1,200
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
157
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 157, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146-218)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Beautifully centered with lovely strong color, neat circle of wedges cancel with a trace of another in red, a beautiful stamp exhibiting the three C's -- exceptional color, cancel, and centering -- an Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one has graded higher (at 95J)

230
700
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3245
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3245, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, Ungrilled (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Deep rich color, much better than usually encountered for this issue, choice centering, cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one stamp has graded higher

230
850
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3244
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3244, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, Ungrilled (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Outstanding centering on fresh paper, rich color, bold strike of crossroads cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one stamp has graded higher

230
750
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3243
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3243, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, Ungrilled (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Wonderful depth of color, far richer than normally encountered, nice margins and centering on bright white paper, red cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one stamp has graded higher

245
950
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3242
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3242, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, Ungrilled (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Outstanding centering, perfect strike of red New York Foreign Mail Circle of Hearts cancel (Weiss Ty. TR-W5), Extremely Fine Gem, with 1983, 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one stamp has graded higher

245
1,500
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2380
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2380, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Beautifully centered with lovely strong color, neat circle of wedges cancel with a trace of another in red, a beautiful stamp exhibiting the three C's -- exceptional color, cancel, and centering -- an Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00)

200
2,400
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2006-05-13
2006 Rarities of the World
736
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 736, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 145 thru 166)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, brilliant color, bold strike of red New York Foreign Mail cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 24-CENT NATIONAL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCEL.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

175
3,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
272
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 272, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 134-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Beautiful margins and centering, bright red New York Foreign Mail Star cancel (Weiss Ty. ST-8P1), Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 1989 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

230
400
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
365
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 365, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Choice balanced margins, fresh color, vivid red cork cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $460.00 as black cancel)

245
750
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3247
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3247, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, Ungrilled (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Pretty bright shade wonderfully contrasted by bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel (Weiss Ty. TR-W5), well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $460.00)

230
500
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3246
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3246, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Issue, Ungrilled (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Well-centered with margins clear of design all around, bold strike of red New York Foreign Mail Circle of Wedges cancel (Weiss Ty. TR-S4), Extremely Fine, with 1985, 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $460.00)

245
500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2440
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2440, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Jumbo margins, bright shade complemented by vivid red four-bar grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a very desirable example of the 24c with a red cancellation, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $265.00 as 85)

215
450
2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2381
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2381, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Wide Jumbo margins and well-centered, incredible depth of color that almost defies description (not washed out or dull), unusual cork cancel and light circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $265.00 as 85, $435.00 as 90)

200
400
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-07-29
United States Stamps and Possessions
145
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 145, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Attractively centered with wide margins, light face-free cancel on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin, with 2004 A.P.S. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $325.00)

230
300
2010-04-06
United States Stamps
480
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 480, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Well-centered, lovely color with sharply struck blue four-ring target cancel of Cincinnati, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $210.00)

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275
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1401
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1401, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Attractively centered with wide margins, light face-free cancel on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2004 A.P.S. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $210.00)

200
225
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2382
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2382, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Attractively centered and with vivid color, light red New York circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $265.00 with ordinary cancel)

215
325
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
578
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 578, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153), 24c Purple (153)24c Purple (153). Beautifully centered, strong color with an attractive blue cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $265.00)

205
325
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