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Price History for Scott 233 in Used 98 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
233
4c
90
0
1
2
0
4
3
6
0
3
2
2
4
9
5
16
7
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
78
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 78, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Near perfect centering with Jumbo margins, rich color and sharp impression, neat circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a delightful used example in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $875.00), this is the highest grade awarded and one of only five to achieve this grade

8
550
2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
116
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 116, Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, long and even perforations, neat strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $575.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and one of only five to achieve this grade

9
550
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
544
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 544, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Brilliant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $575.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade

9
850
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3531
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3531, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Vivid color, wide and beautifully balanced margins, neat strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2012 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $575.00), only three others share this grade and only five have graded higher (all at 98J)

9
375
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3341
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3341, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Vivid color, wide and beautifully balanced margins, neat strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $575.00), only five have graded higher (all at 98J)

9
375
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1495
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1495, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, brilliant color on bright paper, bold strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $195.00 as 95, $540.00 as 98), only two have graded higher to date

7
250
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
361
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 361, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)4c Columbian (233), 4c Columbian (233)4c Columbian (233). Beautiful centering with wide margins, neat Hoboken N.J. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. (98) and 2018 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $215.00)

8
250
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