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Price History for Scott 240 in Used 90 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
240
50c
116
0
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2
6
4
8
1
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12
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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
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3350
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3350, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Perfectly centered within choice balanced margins, magnificent intense color, large unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL USED 50-CENT COLUMBIANS AVAILABLE IN SUPERB QUALITY. THIS STAMP IS THE ONLY ONE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

This value is notoriously difficult to find in used condition in such a high grade. Only 80 used examples have been submitted to P.S.E. for grading, which is approximately equal to the number of both $1.00 and $2.00 used stamps submitted. Of those 80, only 12 have been graded at 95 or above.

With 2010 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,700.00). According to the P.S.E. Population Report, this is the only example to have been awarded this lofty grade with none higher.

200
2,400
2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5574
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5574, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Perfectly centered within choice balanced margins, magnificent intense color, large unobtrusive circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL USED 50-CENT COLUMBIANS AVAILABLE IN SUPERB QUALITY.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,700.00). According to the P.S.E. Population Report, this is the only example to have been awarded this lofty grade with none higher. This value is notoriously difficult to find in used condition in such a high grade.

200
5,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
115
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 115, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 237-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp, with 1994 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,650.00), only one has graded higher (at 98, ex Kirke) and one other shares this grade, a statistic that has not changed since 2007

200
1,400
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3351
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3351, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Wonderfully well-centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on bright paper, duplex cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,200.00 as 95, $2,700.00 as 98). Only one example has been graded higher (offered in previous lot) and only one other shares this grade

200
1,100
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
687
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 687, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on bright paper, duplex cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1997 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00 as 95, $2,650.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to a used 50c Columbian, and only one other has achieved this grade.

180
2,700
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
373
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 373, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Rich color, exceptionally choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only three have graded higher

175
600
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
82
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 82, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Bold shade, choice centering within wide and balanced margins, neat registry oval cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only three have graded higher

175
600
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2017-07-25
United States Stamps
330
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 330, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only three have graded higher (two at 95J and one at 98)

200
750
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3547
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3547, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), only three have graded higher

200
750
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2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1493
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1493, 1893 Columbian Issue, 1c thru 50c, Singles (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Deep shade on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, bold San Francisco registry oval cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

200
800
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
84
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 84, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Uncharacteristically wide Jumbo margins with excellent centering, deep rich color, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 27, 1894" circular datestamp, with 1995 P.F. certificate, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $725.00)

175
400
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1835
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1835, 1893 Columbian Issue, 50c thru $5.00 (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Deep rich color, Jumbo margins, unobtrusive cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 90, $1,200.00 as 95)

200
475
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2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
123
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 123, Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Enormous margins, deep rich color on fresh paper, bold strike of oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 90, $1,200.00 as 95)

200
425
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1527
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1527, 30c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 239-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Uncharacteristically wide Jumbo margins and very well-centered, intense shade, light San Francisco double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 90, $1,200.00 as 95)

200
750
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
688
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 688, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Jumbo margins, exceptionally well-centered, oval grid and duplex datestamp cancel, bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $455.00 for 90, $1,150.00 for 95)

180
1,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
304
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 304, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Wide margins and well-centered, intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

175
325
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2255
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2255, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, neat circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

175
300
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2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
86
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 86, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Intense shade and proof-like impression, neat strike of receiving circular handstamp, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

175
300
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2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
85
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 85, 1c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Choice centering and well-proportioned margins, intense shade and impression, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

175
250
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2014-09-16
United States Stamps
354
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 354, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Deep rich color, unusual segmented grid cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

200
250
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
566
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 566, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Deep rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, bold cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $385.00)

200
225
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
560
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 560, 1893 Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Choice wide margins and wonderfully well-centered, intense color, New York grid duplex cancellation, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $395.00)

180
550
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-09-23
The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Superb Used U.S.
111
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 961, Lot Number 111, Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Beautiful wide margins and handsomely centered, incredibly intense color on bright white paper, light strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, striking used example, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $270.00)

180
600
2007-02-27
United States Stamps
2178
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2178, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Beautiful wide margins and handsomely centered, incredibly intense color on bright white paper, light circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, striking used example, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $270.00)

180
600
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