Price History for US Scott 20 in OG
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Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
- 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.
- When looking at multiple grades on the graph, grades with the same population numbers may show overlapping.
- 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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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
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.
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)
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).
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.
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.