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Price History for Scott 171 in NGAI 30 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
171
7c
9
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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.

This information is provided for hobbyists and is not intended to represent philatelic material as an investment or financial instrument. Past performance is neither an indication nor guarantee of future performance. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, but Siegel Auction Galleries (including its representatives and affiliates) is not liable for errors or omissions of any kind. "SMQ" refers to Stamp Market Quarterly, a copyrighted publication, and the information is used with the copyright holder's permission.

Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
206
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 206, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 168-180)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, full perforations all around without the usual scissors-separation, radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed on crisp paper, perfect centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. THIS SENSATIONAL STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Our recently updated census records for Scott 171 contain 70 certified examples. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side and in some cases two or three sides. The stamp offered here, with intact perforations on all sides, superb centering, and remarkably vibrant color is, in our opinion, the ultimate copy for the connoisseur collector.

Unpublished Census No. 171-UNC-69. With 1967 and 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95). As an indication of the rarity of this stamp in better grades, SMQ does not even price this above the grade of 80, and the next highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report is Fine 70.

6,250
20,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
30
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
272
PSE 30
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 272, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-179)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171), 7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171)7c Reddish Vermilion, Special Printing (171). Without gum as issued, rich color, the perfs are not scissors-trimmed but some are short or pulled at top and left, otherwise Very Fine, our records contain 70 certified examples, with 1978 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (G 30)

4,500
1,700
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