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Price History for Scott 255 in OGnh 98 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
255
5c
48
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
2
0
2
10
1
1
0
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1341
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1341, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., deep rich color, proof-like impression showing every detail of the engraving, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION. IT HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADED AWARDED.

According to Brookman, certain abrasive components of the ink used for printing the 5c stamp caused rapid plate wear. The stamp offered here, with such a remarkably detailed impression, in pristine condition and with superb centering, is truly the finest we have ever offered.

Ex "Scarsdale". 2001 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 255 in any gum condition and it has been equaled by only one other Mint N.H. stamp

360
5,750
2006-11-14
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3
81
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 81, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H. with plate no. 163 at bottom, deep rich color, crisp impression showing every detail of the engraving, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION. IT HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADED AWARDED TO DATE. IT IS THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE THIS EXALTED GRADE.

According to Brookman, the nature of the ink used for printing the 5c stamp caused rapid plate wear. The stamp offered here, with such remarkably detailed impression, in such pristine condition and with such beautiful centering, is truly the finest we have ever seen.

With 2001 P.F. certificate. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $9,250.00)

375
17,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
271
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 271, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2003 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three grade higher (highest is 98)

360
2,500
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1342
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1342, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. 134 selvage, pretty shade, beautiful centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95.

With 1990 and 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three have graded higher (one at 95J, two at 98).

360
1,600
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2017-03-01
United States Stamps
869
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 869, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., lovely warm shade, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1991 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three have graded higher (highest is a 98).

325
2,500
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2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
146°
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 146, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., intense shade, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00). Only three have graded higher (highest is a 98)

325
3,000
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
245
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 245, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins al around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2003 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

300
2,400
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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
190
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 190, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color on bright paper, Jumbo margins and well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2011 (for a block) and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00)

325
700
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1566
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1566, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., wonderful warm shade, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a stamp of great visual appeal, with 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $820.00)

325
650
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-12-13
United States Stamps
649
PSE 80
nh
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 649, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 248-263)5c Chocolate (255), 5c Chocolate (255)5c Chocolate (255). Mint N.H., lovely rich color, choice balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1993 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $290.00)

325
275
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