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Price History for Scott 281 in OGnh 95 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
281
5c
75
0
0
1
0
1
1
3
0
1
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11
1
12
1
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1085
PSE 98J
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1085, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with incredibly wide Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,850.00 as 98). This is the only example to have achieved this grade to date. An example graded Superb 98 realized $3,250 hammer in our Sale 976.

100
4,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1380
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1380, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with beautifully proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 5-CENT BUREAU ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate showing top part imprint selvage (Superb 98; SMQ $3,750.00, the imprint selvage is detached but accompanies). Only one has been graded higher (at 98J) and only four others share this grade

100
5,250
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
678°
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 678, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H. with top part imprint selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with beautifully proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 5-CENT BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,750.00). Only one has been graded higher (at 98J) and only three others share this grade. We are not aware of any others in this population with part imprint selvage (at least three of the four are in Power Search and do not have selvage)

100
3,750
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1810
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1810, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 5-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,850.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98J) and only one other shares this grade.

110
3,250
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2568
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2568, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., lovely margins and flawless centering, beautiful rich color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING 5-CENT 1898 BUREAU ISSUE WITH A P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,950.00). This is the only Mint N.H. No. 281 graded 98 (one higher, 98J) in the P.S.E. Population Report

110
3,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
313
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 313, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., intense shade on fresh paper, outstanding centering and margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

100
950
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
216
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 216, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., magnificent wide margins, impeccable centering, wonderful depth of color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only six have graded higher

100
850
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2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
230
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 230, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Curtis, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only four have been graded higher

100
950
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2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
163°
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 163, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex "Scarsdale", with 1986 and 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00), only four have graded higher (one 98J and three 98)

100
1,100
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2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
465
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 465, 1895-98 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Morris and Merlin, with 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $725.00), only four have graded higher

100
1,200
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2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
869
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 869, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $725.00)

100
900
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
266
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 266, 1895-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $725.00), only four have graded higher

100
850
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4459
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4459, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., magnificent wide margins of near Jumbo proportions and with impeccable centering, wonderful depth of color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), particularly pleasing and desirable example of the 5c 1898 Issue

110
700
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
828
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 828, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1985 and 1996 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one has graded higher to date

110
1,050
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
827
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 827, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

110
1,050
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
771
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 771, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., bright shade on post-office fresh paper, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only one has graded higher to date

110
1,600
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2006-11-14
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 3
111
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 924, Lot Number 111, 1898 Bureau Issue5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautiful centering with unusually wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 5-CENT DARK BLUE BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF 95 BY P.S.E..

With 1986 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date; only four others have achieved this grade

100
1,700
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
283
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 283, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., intense color and detailed impression, perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. certificate and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

87
1,100
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
586
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 586, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $325.00)

100
300
2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5633
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5633, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., essentially perfectly balanced margins, strong color and excellent impression, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $250.00)

100
225
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1603
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1603, 1897-1903 Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $310.00)

110
200
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2009-04-14
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Two: 1870-1901 Issues
343
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 968A, Lot Number 343, 1898 Bureau Change of Colors (Scott 279-284)5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H. with partial imprint in wide bottom selvage, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

110
400
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
284
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 284, 1894-98 Bureau Issues5c Dark Blue (281), 5c Dark Blue (281)5c Dark Blue (281). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

87
280
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