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Price History for Scott 20 in Used 85 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
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20
30
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50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
20
1c
96
10
5
14
6
9
4
2
0
7
0
10
0
0
1
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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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3058
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3058, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 2, essentially perfect centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, cancelled by rim of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II IS A SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUPERB USED CONDITION.

With 1980 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,700.00). A review of the P.S.E. Population statistics for the 1c 1857 perforated types reveals a startling fact. For stamps in the grade of 95, Type I (Scott 18) has seven examples, the rare Type Ia (Scott 19) has two plus a 98J, Type III (Scott 21) has nine examples, Type IIIa (Scott 22) has twelve and Type IV (Scott 23) has three. Type II is regarded as the most common of the perforated 1c stamps prior to Scott 24, yet the P.S.E. Population statistics show only two used examples grading 95, with none higher -- this despite more submissions of used Type II's than any other 1c stamp except Type IIIa and the common Type V. Each of the other scarcer types, including Type Ia has more examples graded 95 or better.

275
2,100
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
2230
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2230, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, choice centering, rich color on bright paper, light circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

260
700
2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
19
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 19, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 2, rich color on bright paper, light strike of blue town circular datestamp, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, perforated stamps from Plate 2 are seldom encountered with this choice centering, with 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $800.00), only four have graded higher, the highest is a 95

570
650
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2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
129
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 129, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, exceptional centering with lovely pastel color complemented by a pretty "Paint" red grid, the cancel is neatly struck as to leave the main features of the stamp distraction free, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $760.00 as ordinary 90)

305
1,200
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
44
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 44, 1857-60 Issue and 1875 Reprint (Scott 18-47)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, exceptional centering with lovely pastel color complimented by a pretty "Paint" red grid, the cancel is neatly struck as to leave the main features of the stamp distraction free, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $760.00 as ordinary 90)

305
1,800
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2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
68
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 68, 1857-60 Issue 1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Position 6R4, deep rich Plate 4 color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations, face-free strike of circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE FROM TOP ROW OF PLATE 4.

This stamp is noteworthy for two important reasons. The first is that the top row of Plate 4, from which it originates, furnished the finest examples of Type II, with the full design at top (their counterparts from the bottom row are Type Ia stamps, displaying full bottom design). The second reason is that the Plate 4 was not evenly spaced to accommodate rows of perforations (see Neinken book, p. 279). This irregularity often resulted in perfs cutting into the designs of the top or bottom rows. The example offered here, showing the entire design, is a true condition rarity.

With 2006 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (both graded XF 90; SMQ $3,400.00). Only three have graded higher to date, but the Population Report does not distinguish between the rarity of position or plate.

1,250
2,500
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1165
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1165, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, exceptional centering with lovely pastel color complimented by a pretty red "Paint" grid, the cancel is neatly struck as to leave the main features of the stamp distraction free, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $840.00 as ordinary 90)

320
900
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2150
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2150, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 2, wonderfully well-centered with marvelous deep rich color, light New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $840.00)

300
650
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
88
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 88, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, deep rich color, well-centered, light strike of red New York City carrier datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 1993, 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85), with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $450.00 for normal cancel)

290
800
2012-03-01
United States Stamps
364
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 364, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30)1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, rich color, well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1981 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $425.00)

300
375
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