Price History for Scott 274 in Used 98J 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
274
15c
78
0
0
3
1
1
0
2
0
6
0
7
1
14
0
17
2
2
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
274
15¢
Used
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-
-
-
-
-
-
$15
-
$25
-
$35
$40
$50
-
$135
$300
$500
$900
$1,400
$2,000
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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
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
1191
PSE 98J
 
Sale 1232, Lot 1191, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Dark Blue (274). Phenomenal centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on bright paper, registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, small backstamp, with 2001 and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a used copy and it is shared by only one other

17
850
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1339
PSE 98J
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1339, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 250-284)15c Dark Blue (274). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, intense shade and impression on bright paper, unobtrusive strike of registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning used stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,450.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade

17
1,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
201
PSE 98
 
Sale 1231, Lot 201, 1894-1903 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)15c Indigo (274). Wonderful depth of color, outstanding centering with wide margins, bold but mostly face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), only two grade higher (at 98J) and only four others share this grade

17
650
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3391
PSE 98
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3391, 1894-98 Bureau Issues, Watermarked and Color Change (Scott 264-284)15c Indigo (274). Beautifully centered with wide margins, intense shade and impression, unobtrusive strike of registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. (as Indigo) and 2005 P.S.E. (as Dark Blue) certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,450.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and only one other shares this grade

17
900
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2295
PSE 95
 
Sale 1179, Lot 2295, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)15c Dark Blue (274). Deep rich color on bright paper, neat cork cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)

17
160
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
116
PSE 95
 
Sale 1174, Lot 116, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-283)15c Dark Blue (274). Deep shade on bright paper, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)

17
275
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2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
3267
PSE 95
 
Sale 1116, Lot 3267, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)15c Dark Blue (274). Beautifully centered, deep rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

17
225
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3617
PSE 95
 
Sale 1084, Lot 3617, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274). Beautifully centered, deep shade on bright paper, light strike of face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Natalee Grace, with 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

17
375
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3763
PSE 95
 
Sale 1061, Lot 3763, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-281)15c Dark Blue (274). Deep rich color on bright paper, neat cork cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

17
150
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2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
150
PSE 95
 
Sale 1027, Lot 150, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274). Beautifully centered, deep shade on bright paper, light strike of face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

17
300
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4446
PSE 95
 
Sale 967, Lot 4446, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)15c Dark Blue (274). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of this issue, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $400.00), only two have graded higher to date

16
650
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