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Price History for Scott 286 in Used 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
286
2c
48
0
0
1
0
2
1
2
0
1
0
5
0
12
0
14
1
0
0
1
0
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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.
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
484
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 484, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Radiant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, bold parallel bars machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $750.00), more than 159 million of the 2c stamp were printed, yet to find a truly superbly centered and sound used example is astonishingly difficult, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only this and three other used stamps at 98 with only one higher (at 100)

2
600
2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1235
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1235, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Radiant color, perfectly centered with wide margins, neat quartered cork cancel and part of circular datestamp at left, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $700.00), more than 159 million of the 2c stamp were printed, yet to find a truly superbly centered and sound used example is astonishingly difficult, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only this and two other used stamps at 98 with only one higher, only four others have even graded as high as 95, this compares to approximately 55 Mint N.H. stamps graded 95 or better, the far more common Mint N.H. 98's have an SMQ value of $2,750.00

2
650
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3411
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3411, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Wide perfectly balanced margins, bright color on crisp paper, neat strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular example of this workhorse value from the Trans-Mississippi series, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $700.00), more than 159 million of the 2c stamp were printed, yet to find a truly superbly centered and sound used example is astonishingly difficult, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only this and one other used stamp at 98 with none higher, only three others have even graded as high as 95, this compares to approximately 50 Mint N.H. stamps graded 95 or better including nine at 98 or 98J, the far more common Mint N.H. 98's have an SMQ value of $2,750.00

2
425
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1410
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1410, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Rich color, neat wavy-lines machine cancel, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00), only five grade higher (four at 98 and one at 100)

2
425
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1211
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1211, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Wide margins and precise centering, deep rich color, light wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00), only five grade higher

2
300
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