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Price History for Scott 234 in Used 98J 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
234
5c
124
0
0
0
0
4
5
3
0
4
3
4
5
10
7
26
16
16
1
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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  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
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
77
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 77, Columbian Issue5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Lightly cancelled, perfectly balanced Jumbo margins, strong color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT COLUMBIAN IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS RECEIVED THE EXALTED GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO FROM P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY THIS STAMP HAS THIS GRADE.

A note from master grader William Litle of P.S.E. accompanies wherein he states "This is, I believe, the finest used Columbian so far (only a 230 '98J' and a 239 '98' precede this one)." With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; $560.00 as an ordinary 98, 100 grade not listed). The P.S.E. Population Report lists one used 98 and this 98J.

8
2,900
2007-06-19
United States Stamps
1374
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 938, Lot Number 1374, 1893 Columbian Issue5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Lightly cancelled, perfectly balanced Jumbo margins, strong color, Extremely Fine Gem, a note from master grader William Litle of P.S.E. accompanies wherein he states "This is, I believe, the finest used Columbian so far (only a 230 '98J' and a 239 '98' precede this one).", with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; $490.00 as an ordinary 98, 100 grade not listed)

8
3,250
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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
3533
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3533, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Perfectly centered with wide balanced margins, rich color and fine impression, neat waving flag machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $700.00), only three have graded higher

9
750
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3342
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3342, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Perfectly centered with wide balanced margins, rich color and detailed impression, light duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), only three have graded higher

9
400
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5555
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5555, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 8c, Scott 230-236)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Perfectly centered with wide balanced margins, rich color and fine impression, neat waving flag machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $540.00), one of only two in this grade with one higher

9
800
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2242
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2242, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00)

8
190
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
79
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 79, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color on fresh paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00)

8
200
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
604
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 604, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color on fresh paper, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00)

9
300
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3343
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3343, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color on white paper, bold duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00 as 95, $750.00 as 98)

9
200
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2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
118
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 118, Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)5c Columbian (234), 5c Columbian (234)5c Columbian (234). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, gorgeous long perforations all around, unobtrusive duplex cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00 as 95, $750.00 as 98)

9
300
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