Price History for US Scott 205C in NGAI 95 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
205C
5c
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
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
205C
NGAI
-
-
-
-
-
$25,000
-
$40,000
-
$50,000
-
$70,000
-
$80,000
-
$95,000
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Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):

  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
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
816°
PSE 95
og
Sale 1150, Lot 816, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE 21 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT GARFIELD 1882 SPECIAL PRINTING.

This elusive Special Printing was the subject of an informative article by William E. Mooz in the Chronicle, February 1992. His research provides strong evidence that the stamps recognized as Scott 205C are a small part of the 2,463 sold as Special Printings through the Third Asst. PMG, and that regular issues were used to fill the backlog of orders for the 5c Garfield.

Our census of Scott 205C (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/205C/205C.pdf ) illustrates the 21 recorded examples (only three have faults).

Census No. 205C-UNC-13. Ex "Vineyard" and "Laila". Signed in pencil "SA" (Spencer Anderson). With 1993 and 2004 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $120,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other.

60,000
37,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
559°
PSE 90
og
Sale 1239, Lot 559, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 5-CENT GARFIELD 1882 SPECIAL PRINTING IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL THE BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. THIS SUPERB EXAMPLE IS ONE OF ONLY 22 RECORDED, AND IS GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.

This elusive Special Printing was the subject of an informative article by William E. Mooz in the Chronicle, February 1992. His research provides strong evidence that the stamps recognized as Scott 205C are a small part of the 2,463 sold as Special Printings through the Third Assistant Postmaster General's office, and that regular issues were used to fill the backlog of orders for the 5c Garfield.

Our census of Scott 205C, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/205C , contains 22 examples.

Census no. 205C-UNC-04. Ex Lilly and Chapin. With 1949, 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $95,000.00). Only two grade higher (at 95) and four others share this grade.

50,000
42,500
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
289
PSE 90
og
Sale 1107, Lot 289, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 5-CENT GARFIELD 1882 SPECIAL PRINTING IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL THE BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. THIS SUPERB EXAMPLE IS ONE OF ONLY 21 RECORDED.

This elusive Special Printing was the subject of an informative article by William E. Mooz in the Chronicle (February 1992). His research provides strong evidence that the stamps recognized as Scott 205C are a small part of the 2,463 sold as Special Printings through the Third Asst. PMG, and that regular issues were used to fill the backlog of orders for the 5c Garfield.

Our census of Scott 205C is available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/205C/205C.pdf , and illustrates the 21 recorded examples (only three have faults).

Census No. 205C-UNC-07. Ex Floyd. P.F. certificate nos. 410 and 254720 no longer accompany. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $105,000.00). Only two have graded higher (at 95) and four others share this grade.

70,000
40,000
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2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
148°
PSE 90
og
Sale 973, Lot 148, 1880 American Bank Note Company Special Printing5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 5-CENT GARFIELD IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. THIS SUPERB EXAMPLE IS ONE OF 21 RECORDED.

This elusive Special Printing was the subject of an informative article by William E. Mooz in the Chronicle, February 1992. His research provides strong evidence that the stamps recognized as Scott 205C are a small part of the 2,463 sold as Special Printings through the Third Asst. PMG, and that regular issues were used to fill the backlog of orders for the 5c Garfield.

Our census of Scott 205C (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/205C/205C.pdf ) illustrates the 21 recorded examples (only three have faults).

Census No. 205C-UNC-07. Ex Floyd. P.F. certificate nos. 410 and 254720 no longer accompany. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $154,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only three others share this grade.

85,000
75,000
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
240
PSE 90
og
Sale 968A, Lot 240, 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Special Printing (Scott 192-211D)5c Gray Brown, Special Printing (205C). Without gum as issued, deep rich color and proof-like impression, beautifully centered

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 5-CENT GARFIELD IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE SPECIAL PRINTINGS. THIS SUPERB EXAMPLE IS ONE OF 21 RECORDED.

This elusive Special Printing was the subject of an informative article by William E. Mooz in the Chronicle, February 1992. His research provides strong evidence that the stamps recognized as Scott 205C are a small part of the 2,463 sold as Special Printings through the Third Asst. PMG, and that regular issues were used to fill the backlog of orders for the 5c Garfield.

Our census of Scott 205C (available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/205C/205C.pdf ) illustrates the 21 recorded examples (only three have faults).

Census No. 205C-UNC-09. Ex Cole. With 1988 and 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90). All four graded copies have graded 90; based on our census, it is uncertain if any would grade 95 at P.S.E.

85,000
85,000
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