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Price History for Scott 240 in OGnh 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
240
50c
55
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
0
1
0
11
1
0
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.
  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.

This information is provided for hobbyists and is not intended to represent philatelic material as an investment or financial instrument. Past performance is neither an indication nor guarantee of future performance. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, but Siegel Auction Galleries (including its representatives and affiliates) is not liable for errors or omissions of any kind. "SMQ" refers to Stamp Market Quarterly, a copyrighted publication, and the information is used with the copyright holder's permission.

Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
17
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 17, 1893 Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., deep rich color and impression on crisp and bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins all around which gives this stamp stunning visual appeal

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE WE HAVE EVER OFFERED. THIS STAMP STANDS ALONE IN BEING THE ONLY 50-CENT COLUMBIAN TO RECEIVE THE LOFTY GRADE OF SUPERB 98 FROM PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.

With 1992 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $18,700.00)

1,700
50,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1136
PSE 95J
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1136, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like impression, phenomenal centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- ONLY TWO HAVE GRADED HIGHER TO DATE AND NO OTHER SHARES THIS GRADE.

With 1999 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $11,000.00 as 95, $44,500.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher to date and none share this desirable grade.

1,500
9,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1137
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1137, 1893 Columbian Issue (1c-50c)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., magnificent centering, wide margins and intense shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MARVELOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,000.00). Only three have graded higher to date

1,500
5,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2064
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2064, 1893 Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. with wide bottom sheet selvage, colossal Jumbo margins and gorgeous centering, intense color and proof-like impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN IS, IN OUR OPINION, THE FINEST EXTANT. A STAMP WITH TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.

While we have long been a supporter of numerical grading and often quote P.S.E. Population Report statistics, there are certain stamps that defy numerical grading. This sheet-margin example of the 50c Columbian is such a stamp. The conservative grade of XF 90 Jumbo assigned to this magnificent gem is a prime example of the limitation of numerical grading when applied to sheet-margin stamps. We have offered 50c Columbians in grades of 95 and 98, but, in our opinion, none of those exceed the beauty of this stamp. Its past realizations also confirm our opinion -- it realized $22,000 hammer in our Sale 1100.

Ex Parker, Higgins and "Westchester." With 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $5,750.00).

1,250
8,000
2015-06-22
United States Stamps and Covers
52
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 52, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. with wide bottom sheet selvage, colossal Jumbo margins and gorgeous centering, intense color and proof-like impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN IS, IN OUR OPINION, THE FINEST EXTANT. A STAMP WITH TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.

While we have long been a supporter of numerical grading and often quote P.S.E. Population Report statistics, there are certain stamps that defy numerical grading. This sheet-margin example of the 50c Columbian is such a stamp. The conservative grade of XF 90 Jumbo assigned to this magnificent gem is a prime example of the limitation of numerical grading when applied to sheet-margin stamps. We have offered 50c Columbians in grades of 95 and 98, but, in our opinion, none of those exceeds the beauty of this stamp.

Ex "Westchester." With 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $3,750.00 as 90, $9,500.00 as 95)

1,450
22,000
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2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
1395
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1395, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. with wide bottom sheet selvage, colossal Jumbo margins and gorgeous centering, intense color and proof-like impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN IS, IN OUR OPINION, THE FINEST EXTANT. A STAMP WITH TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.

While we have long been a supporter of numerical grading and often quote P.S.E. Population Report statistics, there are certain stamps that defy numerical grading. This sheet-margin example of the 50c Columbian is such a stamp. The conservative grade of XF 90 Jumbo assigned to this magnificent gem is a prime example of the limitation of numerical grading when applied to sheet-margin stamps. We have offered 50c Columbians in grades of 95 and 98, but, in our opinion, none of those exceeds the beauty of this stamp.

Ex Westchester. With 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $3,500.00 as 90, $9,250.00 as 95)

1,450
25,000
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1520°
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1520, 30c-50c 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 239-240)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. with huge bottom sheet selvage, colossal Jumbo margins and gorgeous centering, intense color and proof-like impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN IS, IN OUR OPINION, THE FINEST EXTANT. A STAMP WITH TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.

While we have long been a supporter of numerical grading and often quote P.S.E. Population Report statistics, there are certain stamps that defy numerical grading. This sheet-margin example of the 50c Columbian is such a stamp. The conservative grade of XF 90 Jumbo assigned to this magnificent gem is a prime example of the limitation of numerical grading when applied to sheet-margin stamps. We have offered 50c Columbians in grades of 95 and 98, but, in our opinion, none of those exceeds the beauty of this stamp.

Ex Westchester. With 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $3.800.00 as 90, $8,500.00 as 95)

1,500
7,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
419
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 419, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., choice centering with balanced margins, detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2006 P.F. (XF 90) and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $3,750.00)

1,450
3,500
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
730
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 730, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. with part imprint at right, intense shade and proof-like impression, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $5,300.00)

1,800
4,000
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2007-02-27
United States Stamps
2171
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2171, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., magnificently centered, choice margins and with full intense slate blue color

EXTREMELY FINE. A MARVELOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Current PSE Population Report figures for No. 240 Mint N.H. show ten graded XF 90 or higher.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $5,300.00)

1,750
6,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-06-24
United States Stamps
2302
PSE 80
nh
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2302, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., attractively centered with a clear impression, Very Fine, the 50c is difficult to find in fresh Mint N.H. condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $1,450.00)

1,500
1,100
2005-12-12
United States Stamps
2014
PSE 80
nh
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 2014, 1893 Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H. but described on accompanying P.S.E. certificate as having a "light disturbed spot at the upper right" (not mentioned on accompanying P.F. certificate), rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80, which in our opinion is unduly conservative)

1,700
750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1316
PSE 75
nh
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1316, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $940.00)

1,500
800
2008-05-08
The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps
234
PSE 75
nh
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 234, Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240), 50c Columbian (240)50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, long and full perforations all around, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $680.00 as 70, $1,800.00 as 80)

1,800
1,200
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