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Price History for Scott 243a in Used 95 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
243a
$3
24
0
3
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
118
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 118, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 237-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, radiant color, face-free strike of target cancel at top leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

The dollar-value Columbians are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade. The $3.00 offered here is extraordinary not only for its precise centering and wide margins, but the lightly-struck cancel leaves the entire design visible. We doubt that more than a handful of any Columbian dollar values will ever reach Superb 98 status.

With 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $10,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to Scott 243a and only one other shares it, a statistic that has not changed since 2008. Only one example of the main shade, Scott 243, has achieved this grade.

825
9,500
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3357
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3357, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Perfectly centered with wide margins, deep shade and sharp proof-like impression on bright fresh paper, "Lynn Mass." oval cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. BEYOND ANY DOUBT, THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE LOFTY GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO EITHER $3.00 SHADE. A TRULY SPECIAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The dollar-value Columbians are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade. The $3.00 offered here is extraordinary not only for its precise centering and wide margins, but the lightly-struck cancel leaves the entire design visible. We doubt that more than a handful of any Columbian dollar values will ever reach Superb 98 status.

With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $10,500.00). This is one of only two examples of the Olive Green $3.00 Columbian to achieve this lofty grade.

950
6,250
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2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
81
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 81, Columbian Issue$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Perfectly centered with wide margins, deep shade and sharp proof-like impression on bright fresh paper, "Lynn Mass." oval cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. BEYOND ANY DOUBT, THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE LOFTY GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO EITHER $3.00 SHADE, AND THIS STAMP IS THE ONLY ONE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE. A TRULY SPECIAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The dollar-value Columbians are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade. The $3.00 offered here is extraordinary not only for its precise centering and wide margins, but the lightly-struck cancel leaves the entire design visible. We doubt that more than a handful of any Columbian dollar values will ever reach Superb 98 status.

With 1987 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $5,250.00 as 95).

1,000
16,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1325
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1325, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, rich color, long and full perforations, trace of magenta cancel at top and at right

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 OLIVE GREEN COLUMBIAN ISSUE WITH A MAGENTA CANCEL.

The dollar-value Columbians are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade. The $3.00 offered here is extraordinary not only for its precise centering and wide margins, but for the light magenta cancel.

With 2008 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,850.00). Only three examples of the $3.00 Olive Green Columbian grade higher (at 98) -- none with a colored cancel

750
3,750
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1324
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1324, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Near perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, radiant color, corner strike of violet cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 OLIVE GREEN COLUMBIAN ISSUE WITH A VIOLET CANCEL.

The dollar-value Columbians are rarely found with centering that would qualify for a high numerical grade, but in used condition they are further handicapped by heavy registry cancels, which almost invariably knock points off the final grade. The $3.00 offered here is extraordinary not only for its precise centering and wide margins, but for the vignette-free violet cancel.

With 1989 and 1999 P.F. certificates. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,850.00). Only three examples of the $3.00 Olive Green Columbian grade higher (at 98) -- none with a colored cancel

750
3,500
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2011-06-18
2011 Rarities of the World
85°
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 85, Columbian Issue$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, rich color, long and full perforations, trace of magenta cancel at top and at right

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE OLIVE GREEN SUB-SHADE.

With 2008 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,250.00). Only two have graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade.

950
3,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5716
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5716, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a), $3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a)$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Precise centering, intense color, double oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00)

1,000
1,300
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
98
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 98, $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). Deep color in the Olive Green shade, detailed impression, pretty strike of Liebenthal Kans. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)

750
1,200
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-07-16
United States Stamps
385
PSE 80J
 
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 385, $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). Bright color, light strike of oval 1894 datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $875.00 as 80, $1,300.00 as 85)

900
1,200
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