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Price History for Scott 272a in Used 95 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
272a
8c
18
0
0
2
0
1
1
4
0
0
0
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ
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
272a
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$300
-
$500
-
$675
-
$950
$1,050
$1,350
-
$2,500
-
$4,750
$5,700
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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.
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  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
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
147
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 147, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "I" of "USIR" watermark, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, unobtrusive strike of duplex cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUES ON THE "USIR" WATERMARKED PAPER. A PHENOMENAL CONDITION RARITY.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. There are approximately 75 known of the 8c, but many are either off-center or have flaws.

With 1980 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,250.00 as 95, unpriced in SMQ as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

1,000
3,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
220
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 220, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear bold "R" of watermark, visible even without fluid, outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color, very light cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE WITH "USIR" WATERMARK. ARGUABLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE EXTANT.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. There are approximately 75 known of the 8c, but many are either off-center or have flaws. Collectors prefer examples showing the "R" watermark, as this letter is unequivocally from "USIR", while a partial "P" (from "USPS") can sometimes fool collectors by appearing as an "I".

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). Only one stamp has been graded higher (at 95J) and only one other shares this grade. The other example graded 95, while also showing the more desirable "R" watermark, has a much heavier cancel than the example offered here. The single example graded 95J shows the "I" of the watermark. The combination of the "R" watermark and light cancel arguably makes this the most desirable P.S.E. graded Scott 272a

1,000
2,800
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
157°
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 157, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "R" of "USIR" watermark, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, intense color and detailed impression, face-free strike of cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE ON THE "USIR" WATERMARKED PAPER. THIS STAMP HAS ALL THE QUALITIES ONE COULD HOPE TO FIND -- WIDE MARGINS, RICH COLOR, BRIGHT PAPER, FULL PERFORATIONS AND AN UNOBTRUSIVE CANCEL.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. There are approximately 75 known of the 8c, but many are either off-center or have flaws.

Ex Hoffner, Rubin and "Natalee Grace". With 1986 and 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95J) and only one other shares this grade. One could also argue that this is the highest grade awarded showing the "R" of the "USIR" watermark.

1,000
2,900
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2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
148
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 148, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "R" of "USIR" watermark, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, intense color and detailed impression, face-free strike of cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUES ON THE "USIR" WATERMARKED PAPER. THIS STAMP HAS ALL THE QUALITIES ONE COULD HOPE TO FIND -- WIDE MARGINS, RICH COLOR, BRIGHT PAPER, FULL PERFORATIONS AND AN UNOBTRUSIVE CANCEL.

The "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps. There are approximately 75 known of the 8c, but many are either off-center or have flaws.

Ex Hoffner and Rubin. With 1986 and 1999 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,250.00). Only one has graded higher to date (offered in the previous lot) and only one other shares this grade. One could also argue that this is the highest grade awarded to date showing the "R" of the "USIR" watermark.

1,000
2,500
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2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
169
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 169, 1894-98 Bureau Issues8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "R" of watermark, choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color, wide and balanced margins, very light cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 8-CENT WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE WITH "USIR" WATERMARK.

Our census of Scott 272a records approximately 66 copies, most of which are used. The variety was created when the stock of paper intended for use on revenue stamps was inadvertently used for regular-issue stamps.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; the variety is unpriced in SMQ). Only one has graded higher to date (at 95J) and only one other shares this grade.

1,000
4,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3389
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3389, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, Watermarked and Color Change (Scott 264-284)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a), 8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a)8c Violet Brown, USIR Watermark (272a). Showing clear "R" of "USIR" watermark, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, deep rich color, light cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this error, the "USIR" (United States Internal Revenue) watermark error occurred when a supply of paper reserved for revenue stamp production was used for printing the 6c and 8c postage stamps, there are approximately 75 known of the 8c, but many are either off-center or have flaws, with 2002 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,100.00)

1,000
850
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