Price History for US Scott 244 in OG 90 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
244
50c
123
2
1
2
3
5
5
17
0
8
0
0
0
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
244
4
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$650
-
$925
-
$1,450
-
$2,150
-
$2,600
-
$4,150
$5,000
$6,500
$8,450
$13,500
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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
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
439
PSE 98
og
Sale 1219, Lot 439, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, near mathematically perfect centering on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIHGEST GRADE AWARDED IN ANY CONDITION CATEGORY.

The $4.00 Columbian, depicting "Isabella--Columbus," is based on an unknown portrait of Queen Isabella and a portrait of Columbus from a painting by Lorenzo Lotto. The vignette was engraved by Alfred Jones and the frame and lettering by George H. Seymour. 26,350 stamps were printed from Plate 107, and according to Luff 3,357 were destroyed.

With 2013 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $13,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a $4.00 Columbian in any condition category, and it is shared by only one other (offered in our 2010 Rarities sale). The highest Mint N.H. grade is 95

2,000
12,500
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
167°
PSE 98
og
Sale 989, Lot 167, Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, very lightly hinged, brilliant color, superior centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE IN ANY CATEGORY.

P.S.E. Encapsulated (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $14,200.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date in any category, and it is the only example to achieve this grade.

2,250
9,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
831
PSE 95J
og
Sale 1057, Lot 831, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

Ex Killien and Merlin. With 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $6,300.00 as 95, $13,500.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and one other shares this grade.

2,100
6,500
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
224
PSE 95J
og
Sale 1034, Lot 224, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2000 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $6,750.00 as 95, $13,500.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher (at 98) and one other shares this grade.

2,100
7,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3728
PSE 95
og
Sale 1061, Lot 3728, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color on fresh paper, near perfect centering, faint corner crease at top right barely noticeable outside of fluid (caused by handling after certificate was issued and therefore not mentioned), Extremely Fine appearance, with 1986 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 -- issued before corner crease)

2,100
3,750
2013-05-22
United States Essays, Proofs and Stamps
196
PSE 95
og
Sale 1044, Lot 196, 1890-93 Issue and Columbian Issue (Scott 219-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color on fresh paper, near perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1986 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,300.00)

2,100
4,500
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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1852
PSE 95
og
Sale 1037, Lot 1852, 1893 Columbian Issue, 50c thru $5.00 (Scott 240-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, brilliant color, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,750.00)

2,100
5,750
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
189°
PSE 95
og
Sale 1025, Lot 189, Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, very lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,750.00). Only three have graded higher to date.

2,150
5,500
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1074
PSE 95
og
Sale 978, Lot 1074, Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, vivid color on bright paper, beautifully centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,100.00). Only three have graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report.

2,250
4,250
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
230
PSE 95
og
Sale 904, Lot 230, 1893 Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, single hinge mark, deep rich color, well-proportioned margins, tiny natural inclusion at bottom right

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBAN ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

2,600
6,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
179
PSE 90J
og
Sale 1163, Lot 179, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, single small hinge mark, radiant color, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN UNUSUALLY WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00).

2,000
4,000
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
626°
PSE 90J
og
Sale 1140, Lot 626, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, single small hinge mark, radiant color, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN UNUSUALLY WIDE-MARGINED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00).

2,000
4,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1849°
PSE 90
og
Sale 1197, Lot 1849, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, brilliant color, wide margins and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,250.00)

2,000
3,750
2013-07-16
United States Stamps
386
PSE 90
og
Sale 1050, Lot 386, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, brilliant color, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $4,200.00)

2,100
2,800
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4413
PSE 90
og
Sale 967, Lot 4413, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,350.00)

2,600
2,600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
849
PSE 85
og
Sale 1166, Lot 849, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, well-centered, vivid color, balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL $4.00 COLUMBIAN WITH EXTRAORDINARILY BRILLIANT COLOR.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,750.00)

2,000
2,300
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
853°
PSE 85
og
Sale 1150, Lot 853, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, well-centered, vivid color, balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL $4.00 COLUMBIAN WITH EXTRAORDINARILY BRILLIANT COLOR.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,750.00)

2,000
2,400
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
627
PSE 85
og
Sale 1140, Lot 627, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, well-centered, vivid color, tiny natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,750.00)

2,000
1,900
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2452
PSE 85
og
Sale 1007, Lot 2452, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$4.00 Columbian (244). Original gum, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,750.00)

2,250
2,200
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-07-26
United States Stamps and Postal History
825
PSE 80
og
Sale 1262, Lot 825, Columbian Issue, 1894-98 Issue$4.00 Crimson Lake, Columbian (244). Original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,150.00)

2,100
1,600