Price History for US Scott 238 in OGnh 98 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
238
1c
140
0
0
4
1
8
3
14
0
0
2
2
1
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
238
15¢
NH
-
-
-
-
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$130
-
$250
-
$475
-
$675
$775
$875
$1,100
$1,700
$3,000
$5,250
$7,500
$11,500
$17,500
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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
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-11-20
Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
41°
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 1212, Lot 41, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with huge Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, post office fresh in every respect

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ASTONISHING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN, WITH THE ULTIMATE P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO -- THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE, THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE IT AND THE HIGHEST DENOMINATION COLUMBIAN AT 100 JUMBO.

Among the entire 16-stamp Columbian Issue, only six Mint N.H. stamps covering five denominations have achieved the highest possible grade of Gem 100 Jumbo from P.S.E., as follows: one 2c (1.46 billion issued), two 3c (11.5 million issued), one 4c (19 million issued), one 8c (10.5 million issued) and this single 15c (1.5 million issued). This is the highest denomination of the set at the Gem 100 Jumbo grade, and given that the next closest is the 8c with 7-times as many issued, the true rarity of this stamp becomes even more evident. This stamp is from an old-time quality collection which has been off the market for more than 40 years. This is its first auction appearance.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98J, SMQ $16,500.00 as 98J). The SMQ value even for a 98J is outdated, as the sole stamp at that grade realized $35,000 hammer in our 2019 Rarities sale. This 100 Jumbo is the highest grade possible and the only example to achieve it.

600
52,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2062
PSE 98J
nh
Sale 1205, Lot 2062, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and detailed impression, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE IT.

Along with the 10c value, the 15c is among the couple most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in superb Mint N.H. condition.

Ex "Westchester". When Dr. Newman started collecting again he reacquired this stamp privately. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $16,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

600
35,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
165°
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1224, Lot 165, Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., gorgeous deep color and proof-like impression, essentially perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Along with the 10c value, this is among the couple most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in this superb Mint N.H. condition.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $11,500.00). Only two grade higher

675
12,500
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
132°
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1122, Lot 132, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Along with the 10c value, this is among the couple most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in superb Mint N.H. condition.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $11,500.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and only five others share this grade.

675
10,000
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2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
425
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1062, Lot 425, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98.

Along with the 10c value, this is among the couple most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in superb Mint N.H. condition.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $11,100.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and only five others share this grade

700
8,500
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1504°
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1014, Lot 1504, 5c-15c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 234-238)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98.

Along with the 10c value, this is among the couple most difficult of the non-dollar value Columbians to find in superb Mint N.H. condition.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $13,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98J) and only five others share this grade

700
6,250
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1068
PSE 98
nh
Sale 978, Lot 1068, Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.

1998 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $15,700.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only five others share this grade.

675
6,250
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
286
PSE 98
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 286, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.

With 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98). Only one has graded higher to date and only five others share this grade.

750
17,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
564°
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1239, Lot 564, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, proof-like color and impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 1998 and 2021 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

600
4,750
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
431
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1219, Lot 431, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, stunning proof-like color and impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 1989 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00)

600
3,750
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2017-10-24
United States Stamps
834
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1166, Lot 834, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, stunning proof-like color and impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 1989 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00)

675
4,500
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1391
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1120, Lot 1391, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered, stunning proof-like color and impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 1989 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,600.00)

675
5,500
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2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
823
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1057, Lot 823, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., exquisite centering, incredibly fresh with wonderful color and clear impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PARTICULARLY HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,550.00)

700
4,000
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2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1487
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1040, Lot 1487, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 50c, Singles (Scott 230-240)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,800.00). The P.S.E. Population Report lists only eight in this grade (compared with 22 for the 10c and 37 for the 30c), and only eight in higher grades.

700
2,600
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1132
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1000, Lot 1132, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, almost perfectly centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,800.00). The P.S.E. Population Report lists only eight in this grade (compared with 22 for the 10c and 35 for the 30c), and only eight in higher grades.

700
2,900
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5682
PSE 95
nh
Sale 997, Lot 5682, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., choice centering and detailed impression, rich color, exceptionally fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,800.00). The P.S.E. Population Report lists only six in this grade (compared to 22 for the 10c and 33 for the 30c), with only eight in higher grades

675
3,750
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5565
PSE 95
nh
Sale 982, Lot 5565, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., exquisite centering, incredibly fresh with wonderful color and clear impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PARTICULARLY HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,800.00)

675
2,500
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2501
PSE 95
nh
Sale 962, Lot 2501, Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., exquisite centering, incredibly fresh with wonderful color and clear impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PARTICULARLY HANDSOME MINT NEVER-HINGED 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,650.00). Only four others share this grade

750
14,000
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2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
15
PSE 95
nh
Sale 910, Lot 15, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression on bright and crisp paper, perfectly centered with well-balanced margins, fully-formed perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SET TO OBTAIN IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION. A REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 1986 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00). Only one stamp has been graded higher in the P.S.E. Population Report. Only three others have been given the grade of 95.

625
9,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1478
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 1478, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., nicely balanced margins, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

600
1,100
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1313
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1199, Lot 1313, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., excellent centering with wide margins, strong color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

675
1,700
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2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2247
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1179, Lot 2247, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H. with bottom letter "M" selvage, brilliantly fresh, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

600
1,200
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2015-07-28
United States Stamps
320
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1107, Lot 320, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wide margins and almost perfectly centered, incredible depth of color, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

675
1,300
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3699
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1061, Lot 3699, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with balanced margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,325.00)

700
1,100
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2013-07-16
United States Stamps
357
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1050, Lot 357, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H. with bottom letter "M" selvage, balanced margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

700
1,100
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2013-05-22
United States Essays, Proofs and Stamps
190
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1044, Lot 190, 1890-93 Issue and Columbian Issue (Scott 219-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., wide nicely balanced margins, rich color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

700
1,100
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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1828
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1037, Lot 1828, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 30c (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00)

700
900
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2415
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1007, Lot 2415, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 30c, Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., beautifully centered with balanced margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

700
1,100
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2502
PSE 90
nh
Sale 962, Lot 2502, Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H. with bottom letter "M" selvage, balanced margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,150.00)

750
1,800
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2007-02-27
United States Stamps
2163
PSE 90
nh
Sale 930, Lot 2163, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H. with letter "M" at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT COLUMBIAN.

With 1992 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,100.00)

750
2,000
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
222
PSE 90
nh
Sale 904, Lot 222, 1893 Columbian Issue15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., deep rich color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, with 1989 and 2003 P.F. certificates and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

625
1,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2416
PSE 85
nh
Sale 1007, Lot 2416, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c thru 30c, Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., fresh, bright color with detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,000.00)

700
750
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5683
PSE 85
nh
Sale 997, Lot 5683, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,000.00)

675
550
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4383
PSE 85
nh
Sale 967, Lot 4383, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., brilliant color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 .. (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,200.00)

750
750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2007-11-12
United States Stamps
673
PSE 80J
nh
Sale 946, Lot 673, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H. except minor gum adhesion specks, fabulous wide margins and intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $740.00 for 80, $1,200.00 for 85), Scott Retail as Mint N.H.

750
1,800
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1480
PSE 80
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 1480, 1c-30c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-239)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., rich color, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $675.00)

600
400
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1314
PSE 75
nh
Sale 1026, Lot 1314, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)15c Columbian (238). Mint N.H., fresh, rich color and detailed impression, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $440.00)

700
375