Price History for US Scott 218 in Used 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
218
90c
119
1
5
7
4
6
2
2
2
7
2
6
1
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
218
90¢
Used
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-
-
-
-
$80
-
$120
$140
$175
$200
$250
$300
$400
$475
$650
$1,050
$1,650
$2,300
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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
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-04-06
United States Stamps
813
PSE 95
 
Sale 1254, Lot 813, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218). Wide well-balanced margins, rich color, light oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one grades higher (at 95J)

250
1,100
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
172
PSE 95
 
Sale 1231, Lot 172, 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Purple (218). Beautiful rich color, outstanding centering with balanced margins, face-free handstamp cancel leaves the Perry vignette unobscured, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one grades higher (at 95J), we have offered most of the other 95s and only this example has a face-free cancel

225
1,500
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2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
406
PSE 95
 
Sale 1219, Lot 406, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Beautiful rich color, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one grades higher (at 95J)

225
950
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2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1826
PSE 95
 
Sale 1197, Lot 1826, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)90c Purple (218). Bright color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bold duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a surprisingly difficult issue to obtain in the higher grades, with 2000 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one grades higher (at 95J)

225
550
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2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2227
PSE 95
 
Sale 1179, Lot 2227, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218). Beautiful rich color, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one used Scott 218 grades higher (at 95J)

225
1,200
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
576
PSE 95
 
Sale 1140, Lot 576, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Purple (218). Beautiful rich color, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), only one used Scott 218 has been graded higher (at 95J)

250
1,200
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
193
PSE 95
 
Sale 1034, Lot 193, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 146-218)90c Purple (218). Rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of New York registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), this is the highest grade awarded to Scott 218 (eight others share it)

250
650
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3320
PSE 95
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3320, 1979-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Wide well-balanced margins, rich color, light oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,650.00), this is the highest grade awarded (one of nine)

250
900
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1447°
PSE 95
 
Sale 1014, Lot 1447, 1875-87 Continental and American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 175-218)90c Purple (218). Deep rich color, two neat strikes of circular datestamp, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Tahoe, 2004 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date, and only seven others share this grade, a note from master grader William Litle which accompanied the original paper certificate explained that the strength of the cancel kept this from being graded Superb 98 (note no longer accompanies)

250
1,600
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5516
PSE 95
 
Sale 982, Lot 5516, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Wide balanced margins, attractive color, light double oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date (one of six)

275
850
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2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
73
PSE 95
 
Sale 951, Lot 73, 1870-93 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218). Deep rich color, two neat strikes of circular datestamp, wide and well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only six others share this grade. A note from master grader William Litle explains that the strength of the cancel kept this from being graded Superb 98.

260
4,000
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
611
PSE 95
 
Sale 946, Lot 611, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Wide balanced margins, attractive color, light double oval registry cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. ONE OF SIX TO ACHIEVE A P.S.E. XF-SUPERB 95 GRADE, THE HIGHEST REPORTED TO DATE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to any used Scott 218 (six reported).

260
2,800
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3489
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1084, Lot 3489, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Huge Jumbo margins, wonderful strong color on fresh paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00 as 90, $1,650.00 as 95)

250
400
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3488
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1084, Lot 3488, 1881-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with Jumbo margins all around, radiant color, neat strike of New York oval registry cancel, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Natalee Grace, with 1993 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00 as 90, $1,650.00 as 95), we consider this to be severely undergraded, especially when considering the following lot, which has the same grade but is not as desirable as the example offered here

250
700
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5647
PSE 90J
 
Sale 997, Lot 5647, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, neat strikes of New York oval registry cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $540.00 as 90, $1,500.00 as 95)

275
650
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
679
PSE 90J
 
Sale 953, Lot 679, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Huge Jumbo margins, wonderful strong color on fresh paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $680.00 as 90, $1,750.00 as 95)

260
750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-12-14
United States Stamps
344
PSE 90
 
Sale 1247, Lot 344, 1882-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, deep shade, bold strike of oval grid duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Merlin, with 1991 and 2014 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85), with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

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
218
90c
118
1
5
7
4
6
2
1
2
7
2
6
1
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
218
90¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$80
-
$120
$140
$175
$200
$250
$300
$400
$475
$650
$1,050
$1,650
$2,300
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-
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P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of December 13th, 2021
225
275
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
337
PSE 90
 
Sale 1187, Lot 337, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with wide margins, rich shade, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

225
375
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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1771
PSE 90
 
Sale 1037, Lot 1771, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues incl. Special Printings (Scott 174-218)90c Purple (218). Warm shade, well-balanced margins, neat strike of oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $600.00)

250
300
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
518
PSE 90
 
Sale 984, Lot 518, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with wide balanced margins, lovely shade, bold strikes of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

275
325
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1454
PSE 90
 
Sale 975, Lot 1454, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Choice centering with wide even margins, deep shade, bold strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $540.00)

260
285
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-07-16
United States Stamps
326
PSE 85J
 
Sale 1050, Lot 326, 1875-88 Bank Note Issues, 1890-93 Issue (Scott 178-229)90c Purple (218). Jumbo margins, intense color, neat New York registry oval cancels, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (SMQ VF-XF 85 Jumbo, $375.00 as 85, $600.00 as 90)

250
275
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2477
PSE 85
 
Sale 962, Lot 2477, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218). Exceptional centering, bright color, light red crayon and black cancels, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $415.00)

260
425
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2007-11-12
United States Stamps
612
PSE 80
 
Sale 946, Lot 612, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Exceptionally wide margins, magnificent deep rich color and wonderful impression on white paper, numeral oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $260.00), the P.S.E. must have deducted points for the cancel which we do not find offensive, this really deserves a grade of 90 or 95

260
500