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Price History for Scott 243 in OG 90 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
243
$3
98
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4
0
2
1
12
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
169
PSE 98J
og
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 169, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO A $3.00 COLUMBIAN. ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

The $3.00 Columbian is one of the most difficult of the dollar values to obtain in such choice condition. Only 24,713 were issued, which is approximately half the number of the $1.00 and $2.00. The margins are generally narrow on this denomination. The stamp offered here is the exception to the rule.

With 1998 and 2004 P.F. and 2020 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $11,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other (recently offered in our sale of the Edward Morton Collection). The highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. example is 95.

1,350
22,000
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
438
PSE 98J
og
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 438, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, hinge marks top half, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE. A TRUE RARITY.

The $3.00 Columbian is one of the most difficult of the dollar values to obtain in such choice condition. Only 24,713 were issued, which is approximately half the number of the $1.00 and $2.00. The margins are generally narrow on this denomination. The stamp offered here is the exception to the rule. It is beautifully centered, and the color and paper are bright and fresh.

Ex Merlin. With 2019 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $11,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it. The highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. example is 95.

1,350
10,000
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2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2065
PSE 98J
og
Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2065, 1893 Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, hinge marks, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE. A TRUE RARITY.

The $3.00 Columbian is one of the most difficult of the dollar values to obtain in such choice condition. Only 24,713 were issued, which is approximately half the number of the $1.00 and $2.00. The margins are generally narrow on this denomination. The stamp offered here is the exception to the rule. It is beautifully centered and the color and paper are bright and fresh.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $11,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it. The highest grade awarded to a Mint N.H. example is 95.

1,350
9,500
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
223
PSE 98J
og
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 223, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, hinge marks, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE. A TRUE RARITY.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $9,500.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

1,600
6,750
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2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
164
PSE 98J
og
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 164, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, hinge marks, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE TO ANY DOLLAR-VALUE COLUMBIAN. A TRUE RARITY.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $9,500.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date to any dollar-value Columbian Issue.

1,600
11,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3719°
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3719, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Superb 98; SMQ $8,600.00). Only one has graded higher and four others share this grade.

1,600
4,500
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
830
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 830, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A DAZZLING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $8,600.00). Only one has graded higher and four others share this grade.

1,600
6,500
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2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1503°
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1503, 1893 Columbian Issue, $1.00-$5.00, Singles (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 1990 and 1999 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $8,600.00). Only one has graded higher and three others share this grade.

1,600
5,750
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
185
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 185, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $9,500.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98J) and only two others share this grade.

1,600
7,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-11-20
Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
43°
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 43, 1893 Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and intense impression, exceptionally choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00).

1,350
4,750
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
621
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 621, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, rich color, intense impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00). Only six have graded higher

1,500
3,750
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
186°
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 186, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00). Only four have graded higher to date.

1,600
3,750
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
570
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 570, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, choice margins and essentially perfectly centered, marvelous deep color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF THE SURVIVING ORIGINAL-GUM $3.00 COLUMBIAN STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,800.00). Only three examples have graded higher to date

1,600
3,500
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1072
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1072, Columbian Issue$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, warm color, almost perfect centering on post office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB $3.00 COLUMBIAN WITH LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL GUM, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,300.00). Only three have graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report.

1,600
4,500
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1707
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1707, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, magnificent margins with perfect centering, rich color, fresh and crisp

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT $3.00 COLUMBIAN WITH LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL GUM, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,300.00)

1,900
3,750
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
704
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 704, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and essentially perfectly centered, marvelous deep strong color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF THE SURVIVING ORIGINAL-GUM $3.00 COLUMBIAN STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS XF-SUPERB 95 GRADE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,200.00)

1,900
7,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
2934
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2934, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,350
5,250
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2268
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2268, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,350
2,400
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2017-10-24
United States Stamps
846°
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 846, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color which is one of the darkest we have ever seen, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN. A STAMP WITH GREAT VISUAL APPEAL.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,500
3,500
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2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
378
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 378, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,500
2,300
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3720
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3720, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 1988 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,600
2,200
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2013-07-16
United States Stamps
379
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 379, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

1,600
2,000
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2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1504
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1504, 1893 Columbian Issue, $1.00-$5.00, Singles (Scott 241-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, pretty shade, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00), back in the day a $3.00 Columbian with such wide margins would have easily earned the "Gem" qualifier

1,600
2,700
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2443
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2443, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,800.00)

1,600
1,500
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2007-02-27
United States Stamps
2195
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2195, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering, blind perf at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. A PERFECTLY-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN.

with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,100.00)

1,900
2,300
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
312
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 312, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,750.00)

1,350
1,200
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1548°
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1548, $1.00-$3.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-243)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful rich color and well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,850.00)

1,600
1,200
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1708
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1708, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and very pleasing centering, beautiful rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,950.00)

1,900
1,900
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-06-24
United States Stamps
2327
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 992, Lot Number 2327, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, well-centered, intense color, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF 80; SMQ $1,600.00)

1,600
1,100
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1321
PSE 75
og
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1321, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Columbian (243), $3.00 Columbian (243)$3.00 Columbian (243). Original gum, deep shade, well-balanced margins, unpunched perf at top and two slightly short perfs at right not mentioned on most recent certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Vineyard, with 1991 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $1,200.00)

1,600
1,000
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