Price History for Scott 249 in OGnh 95 Grade

Scott No.
Den.
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Tot.
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40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
249
2c
38
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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
249
NH
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$130
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$225
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$300
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$450
$525
$675
$875
$1,250
$2,250
$4,400
$6,750
$15,000
$19,000
$35,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1335
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 1199, Lot 1335, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression on fresh paper, long full perfs all around, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ONE-OF-A-KIND MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I 1894 ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.

As collectors of the First Bureau Issue know, great difficulty was experienced in perforating the stamps, either due to poor equipment or improper operation. Choppy, ragged perfs and poor centering are so common on this issue that it is often possible to separate the 1894 unwatermarked stamps from the 1895 watermarked stamps by the appearance of the perforations alone. This example, with precise centering, Jumbo margins and perfectly formed perforations is an extreme condition rarity.

Ex Whitman and Merlin. With 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo, unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $35,000.00 as 100). This is the only stamp to achieve this perfect grade in the P.S.E. Population Report. No other Mint N.H. examples grade above 98J

450
19,500
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
229
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 1034, Lot 229, 1894 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression on fresh paper, long full perfs all around, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ONE-OF-A-KIND EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I 1894 ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.

As collectors of the First Bureau Issue know, great difficulty was experienced in perforating the stamps, either due to poor equipment or improper operation. Choppy, ragged perfs and poor centering are so common on this issue that it is often possible to separate the 1894 unwatermarked stamps from the 1895 watermarked stamps by the appearance of the perforations alone. This example, with precise centering, Jumbo margins and perfectly formed perforations is an extreme condition rarity.

Ex Whitman. With 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo, unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $14,300.00 as 98). This is the only stamp to achieve this perfect grade in the P.S.E. Population Report. No other examples in any condition grade above 98J

450
9,000
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
298
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 968A, Lot 298, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression on fresh paper, long full perfs all around, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR ONE-OF-A-KIND EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I 1894 ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.

As collectors of the First Bureau Issue know, great difficulty was experienced in perforating the stamps, either due to poor equipment or improper operation. Choppy, ragged perfs and poor centering are so common on this issue that it is often possible to separate the 1894 unwatermarked stamps from the 1895 watermarked stamps by the appearance of the perforations alone. This example, with precise centering, Jumbo margins and perfectly formed perforations is an extreme condition rarity.

With 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo). This is the only stamp to achieve this perfect grade in the P.S.E. Population Report, with no other examples in any condition grading above 98J

550
27,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1532
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 1532, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., outstanding centering with wide margins, dark shade

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I CARMINE LAKE, SCOTT 249.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,400.00). Only four grade higher

450
3,250
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
444
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1219, Lot 444, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression, well-centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I CARMINE LAKE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,400.00). Only four grade higher

450
2,600
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
567
PSE 95
nh
Sale 921, Lot 567, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., beautiful dark shade and proof-like impression, well-centered with extra wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED 2-CENT TYPE I ISSUE IN THE CARMINE LAKE SHADE.

With 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,200.00). Only one stamp has achieved a higher grade in the P.S.E. population report.

450
5,000
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
239
PSE 95
nh
Sale 904, Lot 239, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., intense shade, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT CARMINE LAKE TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2001 P.F. certificate and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

450
4,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1402
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1120, Lot 1402, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H. with plate no. 32 selvage at top, deep rich color, detailed impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins, gum crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, ex "Scarsdale", 1999 P.F. certificate (as Dark Carmine Lake) no longer accompanies, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)

450
700
2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
3255
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1116, Lot 3255, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

450
900
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2015-10-27
United States Stamps
165
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1111, Lot 165, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H. with plate no. 32 selvage at top, deep rich color, detailed impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, ex "Scarsdale", 1999 P.F. certificate (as Dark Carmine Lake) no longer accompanies, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00) -- we feel that the margins on this stamp qualify it for Jumbo status and should be graded 90 Jumbo.

450
950
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2013-05-22
United States Essays, Proofs and Stamps
200
PSE 90
nh
Sale 1044, Lot 200, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., brilliant color on post-office fresh paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999, 2004 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

450
650
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1728
PSE 90
nh
Sale 976, Lot 1728, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)

550
550
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2555
PSE 90
nh
Sale 959, Lot 2555, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., lovely margins and well-centered, wonderful depth of color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

550
1,200
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2006-11-14
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3
75
PSE 90
nh
Sale 924, Lot 75, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H. with plate no. 32 at top, deep rich color described on accompanying P.F. certificates as the Dark Carmine Lake shade and on accompanying P.S.E. certificate as Carmine Lake, detailed impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 2-CENT TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, SCOTT 249.

With copy of 1983 P.F. certificate and with 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00). We feel that the margins on this stamp qualify it for Jumbo status and should be graded 90 Jumbo.

525
1,600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
568
PSE 85J
nh
Sale 921, Lot 568, 1894-98 Bureau Issues2c Carmine Lake, Ty. I (249). Mint N.H., radiant color, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 85, $1,550.00 as 90)

450
950