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Price History for Scott 291 in Used 90 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
291
50c
86
0
0
5
1
7
4
2
1
4
1
7
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1
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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
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3418
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3418, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Almost mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color on bright white paper, light strike of New York circular datestamp cancel leaves design unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,400.00). Only one other example has achieved this grade with none higher.

210
2,700
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2317
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2317, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Impressively wide margins and precise centering, deep rich color, bold strike of registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. (XF-Superb 95) and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), only three grade higher (the highest is a 98)

175
850
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
128
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 128, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Impressive centering and balanced margins, intense shade and impression, long and full perforations, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), only three have graded higher (the highest is a 98)

175
700
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2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
136
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 136, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 289-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression, long and full perforations, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), only three have graded higher (the highest is a 98)

200
900
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3666
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3666, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, bold strike of New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Natalee Grace, with 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), only three have graded higher (highest is 98)

200
750
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2012-09-19
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part Two
165
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1027, Lot Number 165, Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, bold strike of New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), only three have graded higher to date (highest is 98)

210
700
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5649
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5649, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Wide margins and choice centering, detailed impression, light cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

210
700
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1394
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1394, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Wide margins and well-centered, deep rich color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

135
400
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2318
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2318, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Rich color on bright paper, light duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

175
375
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2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
129
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 129, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Rich color, unusually light cancel, well-centered, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

175
400
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
712
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 712, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Detailed impression on crisp paper, wide margins and choice centering, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

210
250
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4482
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4482, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Detailed impression on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $520.00)

190
350
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
855
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 855, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Wide margins and nearly perfect centering, bright color and detailed impression, bold strike of New York oval cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $470.00)

190
275
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-04-06
United States Stamps
714
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 714, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Rich color, neat strike of New York oval registry cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $270.00)

210
160
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