Price History for US Scott 218 in OG 85J 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
67
0
1
3
1
2
1
4
0
0
0
12
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¢
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$260
-
$400
-
$600
-
$900
$1,050
$1,250
$1,400
$1,800
-
$2,750
-
$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
2022-03-02
The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps
1130
PSE 98
og
Sale 1251, Lot 1130, 1882-88 American Bank Note Company Issue (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfect centering, gorgeous rich color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex Curtis. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $7,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only four others. This is the only example in this grade we have offered.

800
9,000
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
805
PSE 98
og
Sale 1057, Lot 805, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfect centering, gorgeous rich color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $5,800.00). This is one of only three examples to achieve this desirable grade, with none higher

900
8,000
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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
1413
PSE 95
og
Sale 1245, Lot 1413, 1881-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color on fresh paper, wide and well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00), this beautiful stamp will probably re-grade at XF 90 Jumbo

800
2,000
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
156
PSE 95
og
Sale 1163, Lot 156, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, wonderful depth of color, near perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). Only four have been graded higher (at 98)

1,000
1,800
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1104
PSE 95
og
Sale 1000, Lot 1104, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color, unusually choice centering with wide margins, light pencil mark on gum

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00). Only three have graded higher to date (at 98)

1,000
1,900
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1057
PSE 95
og
Sale 978, Lot 1057, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues90c Purple (218). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, brilliant color, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1888 90-CENT PURPLE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,650.00). Only two have graded higher to date (at 98)

1,000
1,400
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1174
PSE 90
og
Sale 1209, Lot 1174, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, choice centering with balanced margins, rich color and sharp proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00)

850
1,500
2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
3233
PSE 90
og
Sale 1116, Lot 3233, 1879-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-229)90c Purple (218). Lightly hinged, excellent centering, wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00)

900
1,200
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2464
PSE 90
og
Sale 959, Lot 2464, 1887 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 212-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice well-balanced margins, lovely color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00)

1,200
1,600
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
181
PSE 90
og
Sale 904, Lot 181, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 179-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

1,200
1,600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
294
PSE 85J
og
Sale 1107, Lot 294, 1873-93 Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-229)90c Purple (218). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00)

900
900
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
286
PSE 85
og
Sale 1192, Lot 286, 1879-88 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

850
1,000
2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2476
PSE 85
og
Sale 962, Lot 2476, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered and attractive margins, lovely color, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,650.00)

1,200
1,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1156
PSE 80J
og
Sale 1092, Lot 1156, 1879-87 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 182-218)90c Purple (218). Original gum, lightly hinged, extra wide margins and well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00 as 80, $1,250.00 as 85)

900
750