Price History for Scott 208 in OG 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
208
3c
25
1
1
1
0
1
0
2
2
0
0
3
0
4
0
2
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
208
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$225
-
$350
$425
$500
-
$775
-
$950
-
$1,350
-
$2,525
-
$7,000
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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
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
805
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 805, 1875-88 Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 178-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, very lightly hinged, bright color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1882 RE-ENGRAVED 6-CENT ROSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. A REMARKABLE CONDITION RARITY.

Despite being the major Scott listing, the Rose shade is far rarer than the Brown Red sub-shade, Scott 208a. Power Search located only one Mint N.H. example offered in our sales since 1993, and that is off-center with perfs almost touching the design. We have offered no multiples with Mint N.H. stamps. The online records of the Philatelic Foundation contain only two in Mint N.H. condition, but we doubt they would even grade 90. For the collector who values centering, a hinged copy is all there is. The example offered here, with light hinging and perfect centering, is a true condition rarity.

Ex "Hanover". With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no others share it. P.S.E. has never graded a Mint N.H. copy.

750
6,750
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
107°
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 107, 1882 Special Printing and 1881-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-211B)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, very lightly hinged, bright color, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1882 RE-ENGRAVED 6-CENT ROSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. A REMARKABLE CONDITION RARITY.

Despite being the major Scott listing, the Rose shade is far rarer than the Brown Red sub-shade, Scott 208a. Power Search located only one Mint N.H. example offered in our sales since 1993, and that is off-center with perfs almost touching the design. We have offered no multiples with Mint N.H. stamps. The online records of the Philatelic Foundation contain only two in Mint N.H. condition, but we doubt they would even grade 90. For the collector who values centering, a hinged copy is all there is. The example offered here, with light hinging and perfect centering, is a true condition rarity.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no others share it. P.S.E. has never graded a Mint N.H. copy. This is also the only graded example of this issue we have offered.

775
7,500
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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
1392
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1245, Lot Number 1392, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, barely hinged, radiant color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1882 RE-ENGRAVED 6-CENT ROSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS EXCEPTIONAL STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE GRADES HIGHER.

Despite being the major Scott listing, the Rose shade is far scarcer than the Brown Red sub-shade, Scott 208a. Power Search located only one Mint N.H. example offered in our sales since 1993, and that is off-center with perfs almost touching the design. We have offered no multiples with Mint N.H. stamps. The online records of The Philatelic Foundation contain only two in Mint N.H. condition, but we doubt they would even grade 90. For the collector who values centering, a hinged copy is all there is, and this lightly hinged example is very desirable.

With 1982 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,525.00). Only one grades higher (at 98, realized $7,500 in our April 2016 "Hanover" sale) and only six others share this desirable grade.

825
2,600
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
291
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 291, 1881-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)6c Rose (208), 6c Rose (208)6c Rose (208). Original gum, barely hinged, radiant color, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 1882 RE-ENGRAVED 6-CENT ROSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE IS GRADED HIGHER.

Despite being the major Scott listing, the Rose shade is far rarer than the Brown Red sub-shade, Scott 208a. Power Search located only one Mint N.H. example offered in our sales since 1993, and that is off-center with perfs almost touching the design. We have offered no multiples with Mint N.H. stamps. The online records of The Philatelic Foundation contain only two in Mint N.H. condition, but we doubt they would even grade 90. For the collector who values centering, a hinged copy is all there is.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,525.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98, realized $7,500 in our April 2016 "Hanover" sale) and only six others share this desirable grade. This is the first example in this grade we have offered.

750
3,750
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