Price History for Scott 241 in OGnh 90 Grade

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
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20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
241
$1
30
0
0
1
0
3
0
4
0
3
0
1
2
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0
0
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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
241
1
NH
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-
-
-
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$900
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$1,700
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$2,500
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$3,750
$4,500
$6,000
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$14,250
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$35,000
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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
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
181°
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1025, Lot 181, Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed on bright paper, detailed impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH DEPICTS THE FAMOUS SCENE OF QUEEN ISABELLA PLEDGING HER JEWELS. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONE OF ONLY THREE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

According to Brookman, only 55,050 copies of the $1.00 Columbian were issued. It was sold out before all of the other dollar values, probably because it was the most affordable of the dollar-value stamps. Speculation soon drove the price to $5.00 but it soon fell again, to about $1.50.

The theme of the stamp, Isabella pledging her jewels to finance Columbus's voyage, is known to most fifth-grade students who study the voyage of Columbus. However, the offer was never accepted, as financing was found elsewhere.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $40,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and one of only three to achieve this grade.

3,850
23,500
2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1139°
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1000, Lot 1139, 1893 Columbian Issue (Dollar Values)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at right, radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, fantastic centering with wide and balanced margins on all sides, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH DEPICTS THE FAMOUS SCENE OF QUEEN ISABELLA PLEDGING HER JEWELS. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONE OF ONLY THREE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

According to Brookman, only 55,050 copies of the $1.00 Columbian were issued. It was sold out before all of the other dollar values, probably because it was the most affordable of the dollar-value stamps. Speculation soon drove the price to $5.00 but it soon fell again, to about $1.50.

The theme of the stamp, Isabella pledging her jewels to finance Columbus's voyage, is known to most fifth-grade students who study the voyage of Columbus. However, the offer was never accepted, as financing was found elsewhere.

With 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $40,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only two others share this grade. It is the highest grade we have ever offered in one of our auctions -- the Scarsdale sale contained a 90.

3,850
35,000
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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
1495
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 1495, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.. A WONDERFUL STAMP.

Ex Hall. With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90, SMQ $14,250.00). Only three grade higher (at 95, we have not sold one since 2012) and seven others share this grade. Apart from the example offered here we have not offered another at this grade since 2011.

3,400
8,500
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
421
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1096, Lot 421, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. A WONDERFUL STAMP.

With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90, SMQ $14,000.00).

3,750
9,000
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2011-12-13
United States Stamps
629
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1017, Lot 629, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H. with selvage at left,, beautifully centered and incredibly fresh and crisp, wonderful fiery color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

The $1.00 Columbian is a very difficult stamp to find in such choice Mint N.H. condition. The P.S.E. Population Report records only seven graded 90 and three graded 95 (none higher).

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $12,500.00).

3,850
8,500
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1528
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1014, Lot 1528, $1.00-$3.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-243)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H. with left sheet selvage, beautifully centered, deep rich color, small tear in far left edge of selvage could be easily trimmed

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

The $1.00 Columbian is a very difficult stamp to find in such choice Mint N.H. condition. The P.S.E. Population Report records only seven graded 90 and three graded 95, with none higher.

With 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $12,500.00)

3,850
9,500
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5576°
PSE 90
nh
Sale 982, Lot 5576, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The $1.00 Columbian is a very difficult stamp to find in such choice Mint N.H. condition. The P.S.E. Population Report records only six graded 90 and three graded 95 (none higher).

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $13,500.00)

3,850
5,000
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5575
PSE 90
nh
Sale 982, Lot 5575, 1893 Columbian Issue (10c thru $1.00, Scott 237-241)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H. with left selvage, beautifully centered and incredibly fresh and crisp, wonderful fiery color

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

The $1.00 Columbian is a very difficult stamp to find in such choice Mint N.H. condition. The P.S.E. Population Report records only six graded 90 and three graded 95 (none higher).

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $13,500.00).

3,850
7,000
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2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
18
PSE 90
nh
Sale 910, Lot 18, 1893 Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND REMARKABLY FRESH MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The $1.00 Columbian is a very difficult stamp to find in such choice Mint N.H. condition. The P.S.E. Population Report records only four graded 90 and three graded 95 (none higher).

With 1991 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $12,000.00)

3,500
14,000
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
225
PSE 90
nh
Sale 904, Lot 225, 1893 Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. A WONDERFUL STAMP.

With 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates and with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 -- in our opinion, this flawless stamp has perfectly-balanced wide margins and meets every qualification for a grade of XF-Superb 95)

3,500
11,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3709
PSE 80
nh
Sale 1061, Lot 3709, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on crisp paper, long and full perforations

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $3,900.00)

3,850
2,100
2013-07-16
United States Stamps
367
PSE 80
nh
Sale 1050, Lot 367, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp paper, long and full perforations

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1996 and 2008 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (P.F. graded F-VF 75, P.S.E. graded VF 80; SMQ $3,900.00)

3,850
2,400
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