Price History for US Scott 20 in OG 90 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
20
1c
20
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
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
20 (type II, plates 2, 12)
OGph
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$325
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$575
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$750
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$1,000
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$1,600
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$4,250
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$6,250
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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.

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
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
21
PSE 95
og
Sale 1163, Lot 21, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, deep rich color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II. THE RARITY OF THIS TYPE IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED BY COLLECTORS OF HIGH-QUALITY STAMPS. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY NO OTHER ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded to any unused Scott 20, and it is the only original-gum example graded 95. That said, we think this stamp deserves an even higher grade -- either 95 Jumbo or Superb 98 -- to reflect its extraordinary margin width and centering

900
9,000
2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1012
PSE 95
og
Sale 978, Lot 1012, 1857-60 Issue1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Original gum, deep rich Plate 12 color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II. THE RARITY OF THIS TYPE IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED BY COLLECTORS OF HIGH-QUALITY STAMPS. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE. IT IS ALSO THE ONLY GRADED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE WE HAVE EVER OFFERED.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date in any category (one used copy shares this grade). The next-highest grade for an unused copy is a 90.

1,100
3,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1086
PSE 90
og
Sale 1245, Lot 1086, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Position 43L12, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate for a block, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00)

1,050
3,000
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
624
PSE 90
og
Sale 1166, Lot 624, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful margins and centering, small natural inclusion in gum not visible on an album page and not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT 1857 TYPE II.

With copy of 1980 P.F. (for a block) and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00)

900
3,000
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2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1219
PSE 90
og
Sale 1040, Lot 1219, 1c-3c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-26A)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE II..

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,300.00).

900
1,500
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
88
PSE 90
og
Sale 1025, Lot 88, 1857-60 Issue and Reprints1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 11, T Relief, original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE II FROM PLATE 11.

Relief T, used only for the top row of Plate 11, has the complete design at top, and those positions produced what Ashbrook and Neinken called "perfect" examples of Type II.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00 for Plates 2 or 12). SMQ does not price this from Plate 11; Scott Catalogue price from Plate 11 is almost double that from Plate 2.

1,750
3,750
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2139
PSE 90
og
Sale 1007, Lot 2139, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 19b-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, B Relief, original gum, deep rich color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ONE-CENT TYPE II PERFORATED FROM PLATE TWELVE.

With 1989 P.F., 1989 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $2,700.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95) and only two others share this grade.

1,000
1,900
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-03-02
The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps
1029
PSE 85
og
Sale 1251, Lot 1029, 1851-57 Issues (Scott 7-38)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, deep rich color, choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,600.00), only eight grade higher

850
1,400
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-09
The Arthur S. Przybyl Collection of United States, Confederate States and Hawaii
63
PSE 80
og
Sale 1244, Lot 63, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and crisp impression, Very Fine, with 1997 and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (OG, VF 80; SMQ $1,000.00)

850
750
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
926
PSE 80
og
Sale 1067, Lot 926, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1981 and 1989 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $1,100.00)

900
600
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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1458
PSE 80
og
Sale 1037, Lot 1458, 1c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-24)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 12, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and crisp impression, Very Fine, with 1997 and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (OG, VF 80; SMQ $1,050.00)

900
850
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