Price History for US Scott 261 in OG 95J 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
261
50c
50
0
3
4
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
2
1
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
261 (type I )
1
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$275
-
$450
-
$650
-
$1,000
$1,100
$1,300
$1,500
$1,800
$2,350
$3,350
$4,000
$6,250
$8,900
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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
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
455
PSE 98J
og
Sale 1219, Lot 455, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, perfectly centered with enormous margins on all sides, intense shade and sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MASSIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

Ex Merlin. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $8,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a hinged Scott 261 and it is shared by only one other. For Mint N.H., one grades 98J and one grades 100

1,000
4,000
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
241
PSE 98J
og
Sale 1034, Lot 241, 1894 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with enormous margins on all sides, intense shade and sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MASSIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E, THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $6,200.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded (for Mint N.H. one copy shares it and one Mint N.H. has graded 100)

1,100
3,500
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
572
PSE 98J
og
Sale 921, Lot 572, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with enormous margins on all sides, intense shade and sharp proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MASSIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $6,750.00 as 98). Only this stamp and one Mint N.H. example have been awarded this high grade to date.

1,100
4,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1547
PSE 95J
og
Sale 1245, Lot 1547, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, essentially perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, intense shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1992 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,000.00). Only three grade higher and five others share this grade.

1,000
6,250
2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
211
PSE 95J
og
Sale 1134, Lot 211, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, perfectly centered with massive margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP OF TRULY MASSIVE PROPORTIONS.

Ex Curtis. With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,000.00). Only three have been graded higher.

1,000
2,200
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2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
847
PSE 95J
og
Sale 1057, Lot 847, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, perfectly centered with massive margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP OF TRULY MASSIVE PROPORTIONS.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,200.00 as 95, $6,200.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher.

1,000
2,800
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
242
PSE 95J
og
Sale 1034, Lot 242, 1894 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, perfectly centered with massive margins all around, intense shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP OF TRULY MASSIVE PROPORTIONS.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,200.00 as 95, $6,200.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher and only four others share this grade.

1,000
3,250
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
573
PSE 95J
og
Sale 921, Lot 573, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, perfectly centered with massive margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP OF TRULY MASSIVE PROPORTIONS.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,100.00 as 95, $6,750.00 as 98). Only one Mint N.H. and one hinged stamp (offered in the previous lot) have graded higher in the P.S.E. population report.

1,100
3,250
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
251
PSE 95J
og
Sale 904, Lot 251, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp proof-like impression, Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB JUMBO EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 TYPE I 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1984 and 2005 P.F. certificates and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

1,100
3,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-12-14
United States Stamps
401
PSE 95
og
Sale 1247, Lot 401, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally wide margins and nearly perfectly centered, beautiful impression on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SIMPLY WONDERFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE UNWATERMARKED ONE-DOLLAR TYPE I 1894 FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,350.00).

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
261
50c
50
0
3
4
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
2
1
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
261 (type I )
1
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$275
-
$450
-
$650
-
$1,000
$1,100
$1,300
$1,500
$1,800
$2,350
$3,350
$4,000
$6,250
$8,900
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of December 13th, 2021
1,000
2,900
2021-05-19
United States Stamps
1203
PSE 95
og
Sale 1235, Lot 1203, 1894-98 Bureau Issue (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered with balanced margins, beautiful impression and deep shade on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-DOLLAR TYPE I 1894 FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1999 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,350.00). Only nine hinged stamps grade higher

1,000
4,500
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2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
195
PSE 95
og
Sale 1163, Lot 195, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, beautiful impression and deep shade on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-DOLLAR TYPE I 1894 FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Merlin. With 2006 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,350.00)

1,000
2,300
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
587
PSE 95
og
Sale 1019, Lot 587, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, beautiful impression and deep shade on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPEB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-DOLLAR TYPE I 1894 FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,200.00)

1,000
4,000
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2539
PSE 95
og
Sale 962, Lot 2539, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally wide margins and nearly perfectly centered, beautiful impression on bright white paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SIMPLY WONDERFUL LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-DOLLAR TYPE I 1894 FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,450.00). Only two others share this grade

1,200
4,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
175
PSE 90J
og
Sale 1111, Lot 175, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black, Ty. I (261). Original gum, deep shade and detailed impression on bright paper, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, ex "Golden Oak", with 1992 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,400.00), despite the "OGh" call, this stamp is not heavily hinged and has no hinge remnant

1,000
1,400
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-12-14
United States Stamps
403
PSE 90
og
Sale 1247, Lot 403, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade on bright paper, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00)

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
261
50c
50
0
3
4
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
2
1
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
261 (type I )
1
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$275
-
$450
-
$650
-
$1,000
$1,100
$1,300
$1,500
$1,800
$2,350
$3,350
$4,000
$6,250
$8,900
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of December 13th, 2021
1,000
1,500
2021-12-14
United States Stamps
402
PSE 90
og
Sale 1247, Lot 402, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 and 2010 P.F. certificates (XF 90), with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OG, XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00), this would certainly be described as "OGph" on an updated P.S.E. certificate

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
261
50c
50
0
3
4
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
2
1
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
261 (type I )
1
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$275
-
$450
-
$650
-
$1,000
$1,100
$1,300
$1,500
$1,800
$2,350
$3,350
$4,000
$6,250
$8,900
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of December 13th, 2021
1,000
1,700
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
643
PSE 90
og
Sale 984, Lot 643, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, sharp proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OG, XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00)

1,050
1,200
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
874°
PSE 85J
og
Sale 1150, Lot 874, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, intense shade on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500.00)

1,000
1,100
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1572
PSE 85J
og
Sale 1040, Lot 1572, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade on bright paper, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2001 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00 as 95, $420.00 as 98)

1,000
1,300
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5756
PSE 85
og
Sale 997, Lot 5756, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice margins and attractive centering, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,300.00)

1,050
1,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5757
PSE 80
og
Sale 997, Lot 5757, 1894 Unwatermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 246-263)$1.00 Black (261). Original gum, lightly hinged, wider margins than typically seen, deep shade, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $960.00)

1,050
550