Price History for US Scott 23 in NG/RG/D-POG

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
23
1c
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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
23 (type IV)
NG
-
-
-
-
-
$1,100
-
$1,750
-
$2,650
-
$4,000
-
$5,000
-
$6,000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
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PSE Population report and SMQ pricing data provided by Professional Stamp Experts (P.S.E.)

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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.

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-04-29
The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps
44
PSE 90
og
Sale 1234, Lot 44, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Original gum described on P.S.E. certificate as "slightly disturbed", but the earlier P.F. certificates state "original gum" -- in our opinion the gum is intact and does not deserve the "disturbed" qualifier -- recut once at top and bottom, brilliant color and proof-like impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE SOUND AND CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IV. A VERY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

The Plate 1 Late sheets on hand in 1857 were perforated on the new equipment, but the spacing between subjects and Toppan Carpenter's generally poor perforating skills resulted in the majority being off center. Examples of Scott 23 with original gum and this grade of centering are extremely rare.

Ex Whitman. With 1967 and 2000 P.F. certificates as "previously hinged". With 2008 P.S.E. certificate stating "slightly disturbed original gum" (DOG, XF 90; SMQ $23,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an unused example of Scott 23. The P.S.E. Population Report records one other unused stamp graded XF 90, but we are not aware of the gum condition of that stamp. The only unused category P.S.E. uses for this stamp is "NG/RG/D-POG" (no gum, regummed, disturbed or part gum). This means that they have not graded any unused examples of Scott 23 in the OGph or OGh categories

10,000
26,000
2009-01-27
The Alan B. Whitman Collection of Outstanding U.S. Stamps
29
PSE 90
og
Sale 968, Lot 29, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)1c Blue, Ty. IV (23). Original gum described on new P.S.E. certificate as "slightly disturbed", but the earlier P.F. certificates states "original gum" -- in our opinion, the gum is intact and does not deserve the "disturbed" qualifier -- recut once at top and once at bottom, brilliant color and proof-like impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED ONE-CENT TYPE IV. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

The Plate 1 Late sheets on hand in 1857 were perforated on the new equipment, but the spacing between subjects and Toppan Carpenter's generally poor perforating skills resulted in the majority being off center. Examples of Scott 23 with original gum and this grade of centering are extremely rare.

With 1967 and 2000 P.F. certificates as "previously hinged" and with 2008 P.S.E. certificate stating "slightly disturbed original gum" (DOG XF 90). This is the highest grade awarded to date to an unused copy.

10,000
47,500
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