Price History for Scott 1a in Used 98 Grade

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
1a
5c
110
6
3
8
4
5
1
5
0
0
1
0
2
1
0
0
0
SMQ US
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
1a
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$175
-
$300
-
$550
-
$750
$800
$875
-
$1,150
$1,600
$2,250
$3,400
$4,500
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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.
  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
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
15°
PSE 98
 
Sale 1224, Lot 15, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Large to huge margins all around, deep rich color in the Dark Brown shade though described as Blackish Brown on one of the two accompanying certificates, deep impression, red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DARK BROWN SHADE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY BOTH THE P.F. AND P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2016 P.F. certificate as Dark Brown (Superb 98). With 2009 P.S.E. certificate as Blackish Brown (Superb 98; SMQ $4,500.00 as Dark Brown). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 1a and it is shared by only three others.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1006
PSE 98
 
Sale 1199, Lot 1006, 1847 Issue and Reproductions (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a). Huge beautifully balanced margins with small part of adjoining stamp below, deep rich color in the Dark Brown shade, neat red cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DARK BROWN SHADE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others

800
1,100
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2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
1101
PSE 98
 
Sale 1090, Lot 1101, 1847 Issue & 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a). Huge beautifully balanced margins with small part of adjoining stamp below, deep rich color in the Dark Brown shade, neat red cancel, recent P.F. certificate notes a "tiny corner margin crease" which is barely detectable, Extremely Fine appearance, with clear 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98), P.F. certificate mentioning the corner crease no longer accompanies

900
2,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1020
PSE 95
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1020, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins all around, deep rich color, intermediate impression, neat strike of red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00)

400
1,400
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
9
PSE 95
 
Sale 1219, Lot 9, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large to huge margins including sheet margin at left, rich color, neat red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1992 P.F. (copy) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00)

800
1,300
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2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
7
PSE 95
 
Sale 1219, Lot 7, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a). Rich dark color, huge margins to large including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, neat strike of blue numeral "5" cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous 5c 1847 in the Dark Brown shade with a better cancel, with 1993 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00 for standard red cancel)

940
1,400
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2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
6
PSE 95
 
Sale 1219, Lot 6, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a). Choice large and even margins, gorgeous color complemented by central strike of red circular grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1998 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00), only five grade higher (highest is 98)

800
1,500
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1042
PSE 95
 
Sale 1120, Lot 1042, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Blackish Brown (1a var). Huge to large margins all around, intense dark color and proof-like impression, light red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a particularly scarce shade, ex "Liberty," with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00 as Dark Brown), only four examples of Dark Brown grade higher

1,200
2,000
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3005
PSE 95
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3005, 5c-10c 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins, beautiful intense color and proof-like impression, light and mostly face-free strike of blue town cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.F. (XF 90) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00), only three used examples of the Dark Brown shade have graded higher (at 98)

860
2,600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
1689
PSE 90
 
Sale 1230, Lot 1689, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins including part of adjoining stamp at bottom and right sheet margin, rich color and intermediate impression, red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,150.00)

400
800
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
10
PSE 90
 
Sale 1107, Lot 10, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1). Large margins, deep rich color, central strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

900
475
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
24
PSE 90
 
Sale 984, Lot 24, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large balanced margins, beautiful intense color nicely complemented by New York red grid cancel, small manuscript "x" mark on back does not show through, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

775
550
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
657
PSE 85
 
Sale 1217, Lot 657, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a). Full to large margins all around, deep rich color nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, accompanied by cover on which this originated, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $875.00)

400
600
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5081
PSE 85
 
Sale 997, Lot 5081, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1 and shades)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large balanced margins, beautiful deep shade nicely complemented by red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $700.00)

775
750
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5080
PSE 85
 
Sale 997, Lot 5080, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1 and shades)5c Blackish Brown (1a var). Deep rich color and sharp early impression, large margins, light strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $700.00)

500
1,300
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1058
PSE 85
 
Sale 976, Lot 1058, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large balanced margins, beautiful intense color, bold strike of black grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, P.S.E. encapsulated (VF-XF 85; SMQ $770.00)

900
425
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
2089
PSE 80
 
Sale 1227, Lot 2089, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep dark shade and early impression, sheet margin at left, large margin at right and ample top and bottom, light strike of red grid cancel, small diagonal crease in far left corner of sheet margin a full 3mm from the design, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $750.00 without premium for the sheet margin)

400
700
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-07-16
United States Stamps
45
PSE 75
 
Sale 1050, Lot 45, 5c-10 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a). Ample to large margins, outstanding color and impression, almost Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $470.00)

850
300