Price History for US Scott 242 in OGnh 95 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
242
$2
32
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
6
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
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
242
2
NH
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-
-
-
-
$950
-
$1,700
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$2,600
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$4,000
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$7,750
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$17,500
-
$65,000
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$95,000
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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.
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-03-02
The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps
1150
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1251, Lot 1150, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Brown Red, Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins for this difficult stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 FROM P.S.E. -- THE DOLLAR-VALUE COLUMBIAN ISSUES ARE EXTREMELY RARE IN SUCH HIGH GRADES IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

Typically, when a collector assembles an Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged set of Columbians, the $2.00 space remains empty to the very end due to the low supply and high demand. It is simply one of the rarest stamps of the set in this condition. The Scott value of $3,600.00 for a Mint N.H. stamp (in Very Fine grade) does not begin to reflect the true rarity of such examples.

Ex Whitman. With 1999 P.F., 2008 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $65,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 98, we have never offered it) and four others share this high grade. These are exceedingly small population numbers for such a popular series as the Columbian Issue.

4,000
62,500
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
2927°
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1227, Lot 2927, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE DOLLAR-VALUE COLUMBIAN ISSUES ARE EXTREMELY RARE IN SUCH HIGH GRADES IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

Typically, when a collector assembles an Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged set of Columbians, the $2.00 space remains empty to the very end due to the low supply and high demand. It is simply one of the rarest stamps of the set in this condition. The Scott value of $4,000.00 for a Mint N.H. stamp (in Very Fine grade) does not begin to reflect the true rarity of such examples.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $50,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 98, we have never offered it) and three others share this desirable grade. This is the first in this grade we have offered since 2013.

3,500
55,000
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2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
315°
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1048, Lot 315, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins for this difficult stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 FROM P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY $2.00 COLUMBIAN, AND ONLY THREE HAVE ACHIEVED IT.

Typically, when a collector assembles an Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged set of Columbians, the $2.00 space remains empty to the very end due to the low supply and high demand. It is simply one of the rarest stamps of the set in this condition. The Scott value of $4,000.00 for a Mint N.H. stamp (in Very Fine grade) does not begin to reflect the true rarity of such examples.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $50,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

4,000
67,500
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
182°
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1025, Lot 182, Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins for this difficult stamp, fully-formed perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 FROM P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY $2.00 COLUMBIAN, AND ONLY THREE HAVE RECEIVED IT.

Typically, when a collector assembles an Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged set of Columbians, the $2.00 space remains empty to the very end due to the low supply and high demand. It is simply one of the rarest stamps of the set in this condition.

Ex Scarsdale. 1975 and 1999 P.F. certificates no longer accompany. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $50,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade.

4,000
67,500
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
290
PSE 95
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 290, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins for this difficult stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 FROM P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY $2.00 COLUMBIAN, AND ONLY THREE HAVE ACHIEVED IT.

Typically, when a collector assembles an Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged set of Columbians, the $2.00 space remains empty to the very end due to the low supply and high demand. It is simply one of the rarest stamps of the set in this condition. The Scott value of $4,250.00 for a Mint N.H. stamp (in Very Fine grade) does not begin to reflect the true rarity of such examples. We offered one of the two other Mint N.H. $2.00 stamps in this high grade in our Scarsdale sale in 2006.

With 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only two others share this grade.

4,250
60,000
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2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
19
PSE 95
nh
Sale 910, Lot 19, 1893 Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins for this difficult stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THE GRADE OF SUPERB 95 FROM PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO ANY $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

Typically, when a collector assembles an Extremely Fine, Mint Never-Hinged set of Columbians, the $2.00 space remains empty to the very end due to the low supply and high demand. It is simply one of the rarest stamps of the set in this condition, because very few multiples containing Mint N.H. stamps have been available. The Scott value of $3,650.00 for a Mint N.H. stamp (in Very Fine grade) does not begin to reflect the true rarity of such examples. We offered a Mint N.H. stamp in our Sale 872, which realized $30,000.00 hammer (ex Cohen), but the example offered here is superior in centering.

With 1975 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $27,000.00)

3,650
80,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
177
PSE 85
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 177, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., deep rich color, crisp impression, well-centered with wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F., 2001 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $6,500.00)

3,800
5,750
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1501
PSE 80
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 1501, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., excellent centering, rich color on fresh paper, small natural inclusion in the right margin

VERY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $3,750.00)

3,500
1,800
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
70
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1503
PSE 70
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 1503, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., crisp impression, Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $1,700.00)

3,500
1,300