Price History for US Scott 278 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
278
$5
73
0
1
3
1
1
1
6
0
5
0
1
2
0
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
278
5
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$575
-
$900
-
$1,350
-
$2,000
$2,200
$2,500
$2,800
$3,500
-
$5,000
$6,200
$9,500
$14,000
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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
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1207
PSE 98J
og
Sale 1209, Lot 1207, 1894-95 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-278)$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 1179, Lot 2300, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$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 962, Lot 2561, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$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
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-03-02
The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps
1209
PSE 95J
og
Sale 1251, Lot 1209, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Westchester" and Merlin. With 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,000.00). Only four grade higher and none share this grade. By way of comparison, for Mint N.H. only one grades higher than 85.

2,000
4,750
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1589
PSE 95
og
Sale 1245, Lot 1589, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$5.00 Dark Green (278). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, exceptionally choice centering with wide margins

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

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,000.00). Only five grade higher.

2,000
3,250
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
261
PSE 95
og
Sale 1034, Lot 261, 1895-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$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
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4451
PSE 95
og
Sale 967, Lot 4451, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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 1219, Lot 471, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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 1192, Lot 344, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$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 1163, Lot 212, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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 1017, Lot 695, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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 967, Lot 4452, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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 946, Lot 761, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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
2006-11-14
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3
106
PSE 85
og
Sale 924, Lot 106, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue$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
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 1057, Lot 866, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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 959, Lot 2609, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$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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