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Price History for Scott 245 in OG 90 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
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50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
245
$5
137
0
2
5
4
6
1
0
3
1
1
7
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1076
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1076, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). From the lower right corner of the pane with full corner sheet margins, original gum, lightly hinged, perfect centering, intense shade and proof-like impression, we must note that the perfs between stamp and selvage at right are slightly reinforced, a small natural wood fiber inclusion on back, small thin spot at extreme edge of right selvage -- none of these have any bearing on the grade of the stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING CORNER SHEET-MARGIN, ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

For many collectors, acquisition of the $5.00 Columbian represents the ultimate achievement in classic philately. When issued in 1893, this was the highest denomination and first $5.00 United States stamp. The high total face value of the dollar value Columbians represented a very significant expense to collectors and therefore sales were slow. This stamp, with its perfect centering and corner margin selvage is a fitting capstone to a superb set of Columbians.

From our 1988 Rarities of the World sale as a horizontal pair. With 1993 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $15,700.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date in the P.S.E. Population Report in any category and only two others share this grade.

2,700
8,250
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
343
PSE 95J
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 343, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, very lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

Ex Dr. Killien and Merlin. With 1988 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ 9,000.00). Only three have graded higher (all 98)

2,400
9,000
2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
197
PSE 95J
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 197, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Slightly disturbed original gum, intense deep shade and detailed impression, outstanding centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $9,000.00). Only three have graded higher (all at 98) and only six others share this desirable grade

2,500
8,000
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2014-09-16
United States Stamps
375
PSE 95J
og
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 375, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and detailed impression on crisp paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $6,750.00 as 95, $16,500.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher (all at 98) and only five others share this desirable grade. As another indication of the desirability of this stamp, it was featured as the sole item on the front covers of Siegel Sale 385 (Dec. 8, 1970) and a March 5, 1990 Bennett catalogue (copies of covers accompany)

2,500
12,000
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
225
PSE 95J
og
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 225, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, very lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1988 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $7,250.00 as 95, $16,250.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher.

2,500
6,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
441
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 441, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2011 P.S.E. (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,500.00) and 2017 P.F. certificates

2,300
4,500
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1194
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1194, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1974 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,750.00). The highest grade awarded is a 98.

2,300
6,250
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2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
206
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 206, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,750.00)

2,400
5,250
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2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
193°
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 193, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and impression, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,250.00). The highest grade awarded to date is a 98.

2,600
5,500
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
719
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 719, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,550.00).

3,000
6,500
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2007-06-16
2007 Rarities of the World
193
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 193, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, intense shade and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN. THIS WONDERFUL STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,550.00)

3,000
7,500
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
566
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 566, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade and detailed impression, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,700.00)

3,000
5,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
180
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 180, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,400
3,750
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3420
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3420, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,400
3,250
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
635
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 635, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,400
4,000
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3733
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3733, 50c-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, single small hinge mark, detailed impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1990 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,500
4,250
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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1855
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1855, 1893 Columbian Issue, 50c thru $5.00 (Scott 240-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, single hinge mark, intense shade and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,600
3,500
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2011-12-13
United States Stamps
639
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 639, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression on bright white paper, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,500.00)

2,600
3,250
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2458
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2458, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, strong shade with clear impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,950.00)

2,700
3,000
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5592
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5592, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, single small hinge mark, detailed impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1990 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,950.00)

2,700
2,900
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1721
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1721, 1893 Columbian Issue ($2.00 thru $5.00, Scott 242-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered, fresh, intense shade

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.

With 1991 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,950.00)

3,000
3,000
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
764
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 764, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade and proof-like impression, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,800.00)

3,000
4,000
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2006-05-13
2006 Rarities of the World
788
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 913, Lot Number 788, 1893 Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 1994 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

3,000
5,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
636
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 636, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, detailed impression on fresh paper, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,250.00)

2,400
2,400
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1326
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1326, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression on bright white paper, choice centering with balanced margins, single shorter perf at top right

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,200.00)

2,600
2,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
324
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 324, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, intense shade, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,500.00).

2,300
2,200
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
155
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 155, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,600.00).

2,400
1,600
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2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1193°
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1193, 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 230-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,600.00).

2,400
2,200
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
2948
PSE 75
og
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2948, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). Original gum, choice centering, Very Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, F-VF 75; SMQ $1,650.00)

2,300
1,300
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
70
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2279
PSE 70
og
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2279, $1.00-$5.00 1893 Columbian Issue (Scott 241-245)$5.00 Columbian (245), $5.00 Columbian (245)$5.00 Columbian (245). With bottom letter "D D" selvage, disturbed original gum, h.r. (we would have called it slightly disturbed), detailed impression, few perf separations at bottom sensibly reinforced (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (DOG, F 70; SMQ $1,200.00 as original gum and $500.00 as no gum)

2,300
800
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