Price History for Scott 18 in Used 95 Grade

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98J
100
100J
18
1c
62
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6
9
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18 (type I)
Used
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$175
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$310
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$440
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$585
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$900
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$1,600
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$6,500
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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
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1054
PSE 95
 
Sale 1199, Lot 1054, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color, bold strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The defining characteristic of Type I is that the entire design is printed, including the scrolls and plumes at bottom. Among the plates used to print imperforate stamps, only one position out of 1,000 can claim that honor (Position 7R1E, Scott No. 5). Type I perforated stamps are only known from certain positions on Plate 12. Due to the narrow spacing between perforations and difficulties of production, this issue is usually found with part of the design cut off by the perforations. The example offered here, with rich color, a clear cancel and with the design characteristics clearly visible, is a true condition rarity.

Ex Merlin. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and seven others share it.

500
3,750
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3090
PSE 95
 
Sale 1084, Lot 3090, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, choice centering with wide margins which clearly show the characteristics of the type, brilliant color, neat strike of "New-York Jul. 30" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The defining characteristic of Type I is that the entire design is printed, including the scrolls and plumes at bottom. Among the plates used to print imperforate stamps, only one position out of 1,000 can claim that honor (Position 7R1E, Scott No. 5). Type I perforated stamps are only known from certain positions on Plate 12. Due to the narrow spacing between perforations and difficulties of production, this issue is usually found with part of the design cut off by the perforations. The example offered here, with bright color, a clear cancel and with the design characteristics clearly visible, is a true condition rarity. The bottom part of the design, which is highly prized by specialists because it is incomplete on almost all other types, is intact.

Ex Natalee Grace. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded

550
5,750
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
41
PSE 95
 
Sale 1034, Lot 41, 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint (Scott 18-47)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color, bold strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The defining characteristic of Type I is that the entire design is printed, including the scrolls and plumes at bottom. Among the plates used to print imperforate stamps, only one position out of 1,000 can claim that honor (Position 7R1E, Scott No. 5). Type I perforated stamps are only known from certain positions on Plate 12. Due to the narrow spacing between perforations and difficulties of production, this issue is usually found with part of the design cut off by the perforations. The example offered here, with rich color, a clear cancel and with the design characteristics clearly visible, is a true condition rarity.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded and six others share it.

550
2,600
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3056
PSE 95
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3056, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, precise centering with wide margins, the type characteristics show clearly at top and bottom, deep rich color, waffle grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I. VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS CHOICE CENTERED CONDITION.

The perforated Type I stamps were produced from C Relief positions on Plate 12. Almost all of the C Relief positions have complete designs at the top and bottom. Position 56L12 is a “Quasi-Type Ia” with complete bottom plumes, but the top of the design is incomplete. This stamp has complete plumes at bottom, yet the top right is almost completely missing. Dick Celler has identified this stamp as coming from Position 88R12, but other examples of this position show the top right fully engraved.

With 2005 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded.

600
3,250
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2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
52
PSE 95
 
Sale 1024, Lot 52, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, choice centering with wide margins which clearly show the characteristics of the type, brilliant color, neat strike of "New-York Jul. 30" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE I. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The defining characteristic of Type I is that the entire design is printed, including the scrolls and plumes at bottom. Among the plates used to print imperforate stamps, only one position out of 1,000 can claim that honor (Position 7R1E, Scott No. 5). Type I perforated stamps are only known from certain positions on Plate 12. Due to the narrow spacing between perforations and difficulties of production, this issue is usually found with part of the design cut off by the perforations. The example offered here, with bright color, a clear cancel and with the design characteristics clearly visible, is a true condition rarity. The bottom part of the design, which is highly prized by specialists because it is incomplete on almost all other types, is intact.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,950.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date.

600
5,500
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
362
PSE 95
 
Sale 1019, Lot 362, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, radiant color, precise centering with perforations clear of design all around, light grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE I -- PERFORATED TYPE I STAMPS ONLY COME FROM THE TIGHTLY-SPACED PLATE 12 AND ARE VERY RARELY ENCOUNTERED WITH PERFORATIONS CLEAR OF THE ENTIRE DESIGN.

The 1c Type I perforated is a notoriously difficult stamp to find well-centered and with perfs that do not cut off parts of the design. The Type I shows the completed design at both top and bottom, and as the spacing on the plate was narrow and perforating of stamps during this time period was generally poor, most examples do not show the full defining characteristics of the type. The example offered here, showing the full ornamentation at top and bottom is a condition rarity.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and one of only six 95's in the P.S.E. Population Report

600
4,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-09-23
The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Superb Used U.S.
17
PSE 90
 
Sale 961, Lot 17, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Radiant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, well-struck Oct. 31 circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE I.

With 1983 and 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00). Only five have graded higher to date and only two others share this grade.

700
1,900
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1084
PSE 85
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1084, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, exceptionally well-centered, wide margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00)

475
700
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
16
PSE 85
 
Sale 1174, Lot 16, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, excellent centering with wide margins, deep rich color and strong impression, Very Fine and choice, ex Kirke, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $900.00)

500
625
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
171
PSE 80
 
Sale 953, Lot 171, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Attractively centered, pleasing Plate 12 color, light target cancel, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $660.00)

700
750