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Price History for Scott 278 in OG 90 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
278
$5
68
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3
1
0
1
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1207
PSE 98J
og
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1207, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, Jumbo margins and precise centering, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO THE 1895 $5.00.

1998 P.F. certificate stating previously hinged and 2011 P.S.E. certificate stating Mint N.H. no longer accompany. With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 278 in any gum condition and it is shared by no others

2,000
14,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2300°
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2300, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, SCOTT 278. THIS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $9,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded in this gum category and it is shared by only two others. In the Mint N.H. category, only one shares this grade and one has been graded 98J.

2,000
7,500
2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2561
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2561, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). With plate no. 85 selvage at bottom, original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE IN ANY CONDITION.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $12,200.00). Only one other hinged copy and one used have equalled this grade, and none has graded higher.

2,400
13,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
261
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 261, 1895-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, unusually choice centering, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). Only three have graded higher and four others share this grade.

2,000
4,000
2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4451
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4451, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, with top right corner selvage, intense shade and impression, choice centering, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT POSITION PIECE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1995 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,450.00)

2,400
5,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
471
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 471, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide margins and choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00). Only five hinged and one Mint N.H. grade higher

2,000
2,800
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
344
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 344, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00)

2,000
2,800
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2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
212
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 212, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, fresh vivid color, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP WITH TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.

With 2000 (as Mint N.H.) and 2008 P.F. certificates (OGph, XF 90). With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,500.00). This is a difficult stamp to find in the higher grades -- the P.S.E. Population Report lists only nine hinged examples graded higher

2,000
3,000
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2011-12-13
United States Stamps
695
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 695, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, fresh vivid color, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP WITH TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.

With 2000 (as Mint N.H.) and 2008 P.F. certificates (OGph, XF 90). With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $3,100.00). This is a difficult stamp to find in the higher grades -- the P.S.E. Population Report lists only seven examples graded higher

2,000
4,500
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4452
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4452, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. A STAMP OF TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $4,800.00)

2,400
2,800
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
761
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 761, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, essentially perfectly centered with marvelous deep color

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERBLY-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $4,800.00). Certainly in terms of centering, this strikes us as an XF-Superb 95 stamp.

2,400
3,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1597
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1597, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins, Very Fine and choice original-gum example of the 1895 $5.00 Watermarked Bureau Issue, with 1982 P.F. certificate not mentioning the slight gum disturbance and 2008 P.S.E. certificate mentioning "slightly disturbed original gum" (DOG, VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,700.00)

2,400
850
2006-11-14
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3
106
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 106, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $5.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,350.00)

2,400
2,300
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
866
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 866, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $2,000.00)

2,000
1,550
2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2609°
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2609, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278), $5.00 Dark Green (278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

With 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $2,400.00)

2,400
1,900
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