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Price History for Scott 280a in OGnh 98 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
280a
4c
14
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
162°
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 162, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., pretty shade, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS GORGEOUS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade.

75
3,750
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1378
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1378, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., wonderful depth of color, detailed impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00), only two grade higher (at 98) and three others share this grade

80
2,400
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
379
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 379, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., crisp impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00), only two have graded higher (at 98) and three others share this desirable grade

80
600
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
265
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 265, 1895-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., unusual shade with great visual appeal, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Morris and Whitman, with 1990, 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00), only one has graded higher

75
1,400
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
341
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 341, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., unusual shade with great visual appeal, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 and 2000 P.F. certificates and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95), this is the highest grade awarded to a stamp in this shade, only three others share this grade

90
1,400
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
825
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 825, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., unusual shade with great visual appeal, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1994 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), this is the highest grade awarded to this shade to date and only two others share this grade

90
1,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2007-10-03
The John F. Odeneal Collection of Superb Mint U.S. Stamps
1192
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1192, 1894-98 Bureau Issues4c Lilac Brown (280a), 4c Lilac Brown (280a)4c Lilac Brown (280a). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $340.00), only one has graded higher and only two others share this grade

85
350
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