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Price History for Scott 242 in OG 90 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
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30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
242
$2
143
4
1
8
3
5
5
14
0
9
0
1
0
1
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
69
PSE 100
og
Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 69, Columbian Issue, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, mathematically precise centering with wide and balanced margins, deep luxurious color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY ORIGONAL-GUM DOLLAR VALUE COLUMBIAN TO ACHIEVE THIS PERFECT GRADE.

The $2.00 Columbian is notorious as one of the most difficult denominations to obtain in original gum condition with choice centering and wide margins. Remarkably, of the entire P.S.E. graded population of original-gum dollar-value Columbians (241-245), this is the only example to achieve this perfect grade. Only one other dollar value has been graded Gem 100 in any condition -- a no-gum $3.00.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $19,000.00)

1,050
13,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
436
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 436, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly well-centered with choice margins, magnificent rich color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

The $2.00 Columbian Issue is notorious for being one of the most difficult denominations to obtain with choice centering or with wide margins.

With 1991 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $9,250.00). Only one grades higher (at 100) and one other shares this grade. In the Mint N.H. category, only one has achieved this grade with none higher.

1,050
8,000
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
1238°
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 1238, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade and crisp impression, unusually wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

The $2.00 Columbian Issue is notorious for being one of the most difficult denominations to obtain with choice centering or with wide margins.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $9,250.00). Only one has graded higher and one other shares this desirable grade.

1,150
7,000
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2518
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2518, Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color on crisp paper, unusually wide and balanced margins for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE. ONE OF THE KEYS TO A HIGH-GRADE SET OF THE COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The $2.00 Columbian Issue is notorious for being one of the most difficult denominations to obtain with choice centering or with wide margins. For hinged and Mint N.H. categories, the next-highest grade is XF-Superb 95 (one used copy has also been graded 98).

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,250.00).

1,250
22,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
146°
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 146, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). Only three have graded higher

1,150
5,250
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
828
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 828, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, outstanding centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Ex Merlin. With 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only three have graded higher.

1,150
3,250
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
222
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 222, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, beautiful centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00). Only two have graded higher.

1,150
2,800
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
184
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 184, Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color and detailed impression on crisp paper, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00). Only two have graded higher to date.

1,150
3,500
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
183°
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 183, Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,850.00). Only two have graded higher to date.

1,150
2,900
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1701
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1701, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, magnificent margins and centering, perfect color with a beautiful detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A WONDERFUL HIGH-QUALITY LIGHTLY-HINGED $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, 95, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). One of only nine to have achieved this grade (only one higher).

1,250
3,000
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1536
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1536, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color and crisp impression, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only six others share this grade.

1,250
3,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5582
PSE 90J
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5582, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, warm shade on bright paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF 90 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,850.00 as 90, $4,000.00 as 95). This is the only Extremely Fine $2.00 to be given a Jumbo designation, as this value is virtually never seen well-centered with such wide margins.

1,150
3,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
375
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 375, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautifully centered with wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,050
1,800
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3417
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3417, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, beautifully centered with wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,150
1,300
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3717
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3717, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, marvelous color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph XF 90; SMQ $1,975.00)

1,150
1,700
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3716
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3716, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,975.00)

1,150
1,800
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3715
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3715, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, single hinge mark, beautifully centered with wide margins, vivid color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,975.00)

1,150
1,700
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2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1498
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1498, 1893 Columbian Issue, $1.00-$5.00, Singles (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,975.00)

1,150
1,600
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1538
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1538, $1.00-$3.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-243)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and well-centered, gorgeous color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00)

1,150
1,600
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1538
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1538, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, marvelous color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,250
1,500
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1537
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1537, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, single hinge mark, beautifully centered with wide margins, vivid color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,250
1,500
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
698
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 698, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,100.00)

1,250
1,700
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
564
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 564, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive margins and exceptionally well-centered, wonderful deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00)

1,250
2,100
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
563
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 563, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptional centering and color, fresh and crisp

EXTREMELY FINE LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,300.00)

1,250
1,800
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
227
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 227, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1992 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

1,250
1,800
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
576°
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 576, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, nicely balanced margins, strong color and well-defined impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,450.00)

1,050
1,000
2010-06-24
United States Stamps
2317
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2317, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, nicely balanced margins, strong color and well-defined impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,450.00)

1,150
1,200
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
702
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 702, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, exceptionally well-centered, lovely color, tiny natural paper inclusion, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,600.00)

1,250
700
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1499
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1499, 1893 Columbian Issue, $1.00-$5.00, Singles (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $1,100.00)

1,150
850
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5706
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5706, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$2.00 Columbian (242), $2.00 Columbian (242)$2.00 Columbian (242). Original gum, lightly hinged, marvelous color and attractively centered, bright paper, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $1,150.00)

1,150
875
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