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Price History for Scott 17 in Used 98 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
17
12c
286
12
3
11
4
17
9
16
0
6
0
32
0
1
0
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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.
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  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
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1050
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1050, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Phenomenally huge margins all around including parts of seven adjoining stamps, deep shade and clear impression, grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST USED SINGLES OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE EXTANT.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would need a lightly-cancelled block of nine or sheet margin block of six, with no wrinkles or other minor defects, to produce a single such as the one offered here.

Ex Mayer (as a pair) and Kirke. With 1981, 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates as a pair, this the left stamp. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $6,450.00 as 100). Only two others have achieved the Gem 100 Jumbo grade, which is the highest grade possible. There are no Gem 100 examples without the Jumbo appellation.

250
3,500
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1180
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1180, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Jumbo margins all around including interpane margin with centerline at right and parts of all five adjoining stamps other sides, deep shade, crisp impression on bright white paper, light town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED SINGLES OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE EXTANT. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would need a lightly-cancelled block of nine or sheet margin block of six, with no wrinkles or other minor defects, to produce a single such as the one offered here. This is the third example of Scott No. 17 graded Gem 100 Jumbo we have offered. We feel that this example slightly edges out the other two which have bolder cancellations.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $6,450.00 as 100). Only two others have achieved the ultimate Gem 100 Jumbo grade (both used) with the next highest at 98 Jumbo (no Gem 100 examples)

250
5,500
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
40
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 40, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Phenomenally huge margins all around, including sheet margin at top and parts of four adjoining stamps, bright shade and crisp impression, grid cancels frame Washington's face, part of red circular datestamp cancel at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED SINGLES OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE EXTANT. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would need a lightly-cancelled block of nine or sheet margin block of six, with no wrinkles or other minor defects, to produce a single such as the one offered here.

Ex Lehman, Haas, Morris and Tahoe. With 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,900.00 as 98). Only three 12c 1851's have achieved the unbeatable Gem 100J grade (all used). There are no Gem 100 examples without the Jumbo appellation.

290
6,500
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3054
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3054, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Phenomenally huge margins all around including parts of seven adjoining stamps, bright shade and clear impression, grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST USED SINGLES OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE EXTANT.

Ex Mayer as a pair. With 1981, 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates as a pair, this the left stamp. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,900.00 as 98). Only two others have achieved the ultimate Gem 100 Jumbo grade (both used)

275
4,500
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2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
13
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 13, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Phenomenally huge margins all around incl. sheet margin at top and parts of four adjoining stamps, bright shade and crisp impression, grid cancels frame Washington's face, part of red circular datestamp cancel at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED SINGLES OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE EXTANT. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE TO DATE.

Our comments regarding the 3c 1851 Imperforate (see lot 10) apply to the stamp offered here, and even more so considering its greater scarcity.

Ex Lehman, Haas and Morris. With 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $4,100.00 as 98). Only two 12c 1851's have achieved the unbeatable Gem 100J grade (both used). There are no Gem 100 examples without the Jumbo appellation.

370
10,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
3034
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3034, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around including sheet margin at right and portions of four adjoining stamps, intense shade and a deeply etched impression on fresh paper, town circular datestamp and a portion of a red British transit datestamp at lower left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $4,750.00)

250
2,500
2014-06-25
A Portion of The Wade Saadi "Struck on Stamps" Collection
524
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 524, 12c 1851 Issue (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Stitch watermark, huge margins all around including part of seven adjoining stamps, intense shade and proof-like impression, bold strike of 8-bar open grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1981 and 1989 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,000.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher.

260
1,700
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2013-07-16
United States Stamps
119
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 119, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins incl. part of seven adjoining stamps, bright shade and crisp impression, neat strikes of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,900.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher.

260
1,200
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3055
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3055, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Position 91R1 with bottom left interpane corner sheet margins and centerline, huge margins on other sides including portion of adjoining stamp above, bright shade on brilliant white paper, bold grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE FROM A CORNER-MARGIN POSITION. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

Ex Dr. Morris. With 1997 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,900.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade). While this stamp has received a very high P.S.E. grade, equaled by only eight and exceeded by only three, this is an instance where numerical grading simply cannot do justice to the stunning appearance of a stamp.

275
6,250
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1076
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1076, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around incl. part of three adjoining stamps and also part of sheet margin at right, bright shade and detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH PHENOMENALLY LARGE MARGINS.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,050.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher to date and only six others share this grade.

280
2,700
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2256
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2256, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Enormous margins all around incl. part of four adjoining stamps, bright shade, crisp impression, light strike of blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

The 12c 1851 plate was laid down with very little room between stamps -- just barely one millimeter, to be exact. For this reason, collectors have a difficult time finding stamps with large margins all around. The example offered here, lightly cancelled by a blue datestamp and graded 98 Jumbo by P.S.E., is a truly rare stamp.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced above the grade of 98 in SMQ, SMQ $4,100.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date.

360
6,000
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2006-05-13
2006 Rarities of the World
562
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 562, 12c 1851 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Enormous margins including sheet margin with full guideline at right and large portion of adjacent stamp at left, trace of adjacent stamp at bottom right, virtually face-free bright red "Philadelphia Pa. Br. Pkt. 19 Nov. 2" credit datestamp, intense shade and incredible proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE. SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT -- COLOR, IMPRESSION, CANCEL, MARGINS, AND FRESHNESS.

The 12c 1851 plate was laid down with very little room between stamps -- just barely one millimeter, to be exact. For this reason, collectors have a difficult time finding stamps with large margins all around. The 12c 1851 was also rarely cancelled exclusively by the red credit markings used by foreign-mail exchange offices; therefore, even when a red credit marking is present, it is usually struck in conjunction with another less attractive marking.

This stamp breaks both rules. The margins are enormous, and the sheet margin at right shows the guideline between the left and right panes (this stamp comes from the left). It was once part of a pair used to pay the 24c treaty rate to England -- we know this because of the "19" (cents) credit datestamp applied at the Philadelphia exchange office. In this instance, no other cancel was used, and we are left with a spectacular sheet-margin single cancelled in red.

None of the above will be lost on specialists in United States used classics, but for those less familiar with the nuances of the 1851-57 Issue, we should emphasize the truly extraordinary features of this stamp. It is the kind that causes a philatelist to stop and stare in awe.

With 1999 P.F. certificate for the original pair. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo). When we asked P.S.E. what constitutes a 100, they stated that the adjoining stamps must be visible on every side. However, given the other qualities this stamp possesses, we feel that it more than deserves the grade of 100.

345
7,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
2215
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2215, 10c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 13-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins with portions or traces of four surrounding stamps, deep shade, face-free circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS LARGE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2000 P.F. and 2020 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00)

250
4,000
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
83
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 83, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins with portions of three surrounding stamps, deep shade beautifully complemented by bold blue circular datestamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR LARGE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, CANCELLED IN BLUE AND GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00)

265
1,500
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2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2150
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2150, 12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around including part of right sheet margin and parts or traces of four surrounding stamps, crisp shade and lightly cancelled by town circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

While Superb 98 is an exceptionally high grade for any 12c 1851 Issue, frankly we are surprised this stamp did not earn the P.S.E. "Jumbo" appellation, which would have increased its SMQ value from $3,250.00 to $4,750.00. Considering the width of the margins, the buyer of this stamp will acquire a true Jumbo example without factoring the P.S.E. premium for Jumbo into the equation.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00)

250
3,750
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2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2149
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2149, 12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Enormous even margins all around including part of right sheet margin and parts or traces of four surrounding stamps, deep shade and lightly cancelled by blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR LARGE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

While Superb 98 is an exceptionally high grade for any 12c 1851 Issue, frankly we are surprised this stamp did not earn the P.S.E. "Jumbo" appellation, which would have increased its SMQ value from $3,250.00 to $4,750.00. Considering the width of the margins, the buyer of this stamp will acquire a true Jumbo example without factoring the P.S.E. premium for Jumbo into the equation.

Ex Caspary (where it realized $280). With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00)

265
3,000
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2013-07-16
United States Stamps
120
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 120, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around including parts of four adjoining stamps, detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,900.00).

260
1,200
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
85
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 85, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins including sheet margin at left and part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, bright shade and crisp impression, bold strike of blue Philadelphia circular datestamp.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A WONDERFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WITH A SHEET MARGIN AT LEFT, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,900.00)

290
1,900
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2011-12-13
United States Stamps
112
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 112, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around including parts of four adjoining stamps, detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of town cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,050.00).

275
2,200
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2011-06-21
United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign
408
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 408, 1c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around incl. parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, intense shade and detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,150.00)

280
1,450
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1159
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1159, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around incl. parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, intense shade and detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,700.00)

350
1,800
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
507
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 507, 1847 and 1851-57 Issues12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around incl. parts of five adjoining stamps, bright shade and detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN EARNED THE EXALTED GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM P.S.E.

With 1990 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,050.00)

325
4,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-12-15
A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues
2151
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2151, 12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins showing parts or traces of five adjoining stamps, lightly cancelled by red grid, crisp shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular stamp of extraordinary dimensions for this narrowly-spaced issue, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,100.00)

280
3,500
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1077
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1077, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins incl. trace or large portions of five adjoining stamps, incredibly deep shade, small pen mark bottom left corner, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,400.00 as 95, $3,050.00 as 98)

280
700
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1160
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1160, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at right and part of adjoining stamp at left, intense shade and impression, unobtrusive grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1984 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,700.00 as 95, $3,700.00 as 98)

350
600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2120
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2120, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large even margins, rich shade and bold impression, neat circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

250
800
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1181
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1181, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to full margins, bright shade and bold impression, neat circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

250
550
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2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
3115
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3115, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Full even margins, bright shade and crisp impression, face-free grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

250
650
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2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
16
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 16, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, bright shade and crisp impression, neat strike of circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)

250
650
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3080
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3080, 3c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 10-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins all around including portion of adjoining stamp at left, detailed impression, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

250
850
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2127
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2127, 12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins and intense shade, large grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00)

325
500
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2126
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2126, 12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to huge margins all around incl. part of three adjoining stamps, crisp impression, neat strike of circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00)

280
700
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
107
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 107, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps on three sides, bright shade, unobtrusive strikes of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00)

300
550
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
106
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 106, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around, intense shade on bright paper, neat blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb large-margined example further enhanced by the blue cancel, with 1990 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00)

315
750
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5093
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5093, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to huge margins showing parts of three adjoining frame lines and tiny bit of adjacent stamp's frame line corner at top left, clear impression, neat circular datestamps, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00)

300
650
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2008-09-23
The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Superb Used U.S.
16
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 16, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins all around, intense shade on bright paper, gorgeous impression, neat blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A WONDERFUL LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE WITH A BLUE CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCELLATION.

With 1985 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00)

360
1,600
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2006-06-19
United States Stamps
191
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 914, Lot Number 191, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge margins, intense shade, large grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

325
1,700
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3397
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3397, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Position 51R1, huge margins all around incl. left sheet margin and significant part of adjoining stamp at right, bright shade, crisp impression, neat strike of grid cancel, tiny corner crease at bottom left far from design, which is why it was not mentioned on P.F. certificate, even if one millimeter of the left margin were trimmed to remove tiny corner crease it would still be an Extremely Fine Gem (XF-Superb 95 in our opinion), with 1984 P.F. certificate as sound and 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $575.00 as 90, $1,175.00 as 95)

260
650
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
102
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 102, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Huge to full margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, intense shade and impression nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

280
325
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
19
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 19, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 7-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Full to large margins all around, detailed impression on fresh paper, light circular datestamp and part of red transit at top right, Extremely Fine, ex Hansen, with 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

280
400
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2015-07-28
United States Stamps
74
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 74, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins to clear at top right including portion of adjoining stamp at left, bold corner strike of blue town cancel leaves Washington vignette completely visible, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

265
375
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2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1020
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1020, 1851 Issue (Scott 7-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large margins, intense shade, lightly struck blue Cincinnati O. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

265
425
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1192
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1192, 5c-12c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 12-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to huge margins incl. traces of adjoining stamps at left and right, clear impression, neat face-free strike of town cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $570.00)

350
425
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
165
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 165, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to truly huge margins incl. traces of adjoining stamps at right and bottom plus part sheet margin at left, bold grid cancel and small part of red transit, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $740.00)

350
425
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
231
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 231, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large to huge margins, shows small parts of adjoining stamps at top and right, clear impression, neat San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $740.00)

350
800
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
33
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 33, 1851-56 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Large even margins all around, crisp impression, face-free strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

325
525
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
51
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 51, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Positions 31-32R1, horizontal pair, right stamp with prominent plate crack in bottom right rosette, huge margins to full including parts of four adjoining stamps, light strike of blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice example of this rare position, ex Wagshal, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85), listed but unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as normal pair

590
700
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