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Price History for Scott 216 in Used 95J Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
216
5c
74
1
0
1
0
1
6
2
2
2
1
5
9
5
2
13
2
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
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1288
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1288, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, face-free cancel at bottom leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 2003 P.F., 1997 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $1,500.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible on the grading scale, and it is the only example to achieve this grade

17
3,000
2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
103
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 103, 1882-88 American Bank Note Company Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, face-free cancel at bottom leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

According to Brookman, a circular by the Third Assistant Postmaster General, dated August 15, 1887, stated that "The five-cent stamp will be dark blue instead of chocolate brown, and will contain the head of Grant instead of Garfield." This stamp, issued in the spring of 1888, still shows the head of Garfield; as a compromise the Garfield Postal Stationery designs were withdrawn and superseded by an embossed profile of Grant.

The 5c was in plentiful supply, as it satisfied postage requirements for the Universal Postal Union rate to overseas destinations. However, it is a difficult issue to obtain in Gem-quality used condition.

With 2003 P.F. and 1997 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $680.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible on the grading scale, and it is the only example to achieve this grade. As another indication of the difficulty of finding this issue in Gem condition, the next-highest grade awarded to date is 95 Jumbo. This is also one of only six used Bank Note stamps (five Scott numbers) between Scott 134 and 218 to achieve this perfect grade (two others are also offered in this collection).

17
1,400
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1769
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1769, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Bright shade and paper, neat strike of target cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $680.00), only one has graded higher (at 100J and offered in our recent Natalee Grace sale) and none share this grade

17
850
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
66
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 66, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and choice centering, exceptional depth of color, unobtrusive target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00), only three grade higher

17
325
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3483
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3483, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and choice centering, exceptional depth of color, unobtrusive target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00 as 95, $700.00 as 98), only two have graded higher

17
275
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3318
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3318, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and choice centering, beautiful rich color on bright paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $235.00 as 95, $680.00 as 98), only one has graded higher (the 100J from our Natalie Grace sale) and only two others share this grade

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750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
404
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 404, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Deep rich color on bright paper, bold strike of registry oval cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

17
325
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2384
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2384, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 206-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Perfectly centered and wide margins, strong color on bright paper, neat double oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $235.00)

17
150
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4323
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4323, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Deep rich color, registry oval cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $330.00), only two have graded higher to date

22
275
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
574
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 574, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and well-centered, intense dark shade on bright paper, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $145.00)

17
140
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
191
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 191, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and well-centered, choice dark color on bright paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $90.00 as 90, $235.00 as 95)

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250
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1448
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1448, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Jumbo margins and well-centered, choice dark color on bright paper, odd cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $80.00 as 90, $235.00 as 95)

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325
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