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Price History for Scott 291 in OG 85J 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
291
50c
153
1
2
8
5
5
3
10
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
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SMQ
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
291
50¢
OGph
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-
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-
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$180
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$275
$325
$425
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$625
$675
$750
$825
$975
$1,200
$1,600
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$4,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
391
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 391, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, single hinge mark, rich color, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only four others. By way of comparison, for Mint N.H. copies this is also the highest grade awarded with only two at this grade

600
2,600
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
277
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 277, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). This is one of only four examples to achieve this desirable grade. None has graded higher in any condition category.

625
2,800
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2010-02-23
The "Hampshire" Collection of United States Stamps
186
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 186, Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00). None has graded higher in any category.

650
4,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1424
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1424, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1984 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00)

140
2,000
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
695
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 695, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, single hinge mark, outstanding centering with balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1985 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00)

600
1,200
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
637
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 637, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, wide margins and precise centering, deep rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (OG, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)

625
1,200
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1649
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1649, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, very handsome wide margins and almost perfectly centered, magnificent color and impression, a very difficult stamp to find in this grade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)

650
1,300
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2553
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2553, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (50c thru $2.00, Scott 291-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,600.00)

650
1,100
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1628
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1628, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, very handsome wide margins and almost perfectly centered, magnificent color and impression, a very difficult stamp to find in this grade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00)

700
1,200
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
1205
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1205, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, wide margins and centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $975.00), we actually feel this is undergraded

600
950
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
1943
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1943, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, choice margins and centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $975.00)

600
2,700
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2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1425
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1425, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). With wide top plate no. 603 selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and choice centering, rich color and intense impression, a few perf separations at right, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $975.00, which does not reflect the value of the plate number selvage)

600
1,700
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2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
355
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 355, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). With wide top plate no. 603 selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and choice centering, rich color and intense impression, a few perf separations at right, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $975.00, which does not reflect the value of the plate number selvage)

550
1,200
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2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
3278
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3278, 1898 Trans-Mississippi and 1901 Pan-American Issues (Scott 285-299)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, single hinge mark, pretty color, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

600
900
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2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
474A
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 474A, 1898 Trans-Mississippi and 1902 Pan-American Issues (Scott 285-299)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Most recent certificate states previously hinged and older certificate implies Mint N.H., bright color, crisp impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $925.00)

625
900
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3795
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3795, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 286-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). With plate no. 603 top selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and choice centering, rich color and intense impression, a few perf separations at right, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $925.00, which does not reflect the value of the plate number selvage)

625
700
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2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1351
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1351, Trans-Mississippi and Pan-American Issues (Scott 285-299)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, attractive shade, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $925.00)

625
750
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
709
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 709, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, single hinge mark, attractive shade with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

650
800
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
708
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 708, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, handsome centering, deep rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00)

650
700
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1630
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1630, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, uncommonly wide margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

700
500
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1629
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1629, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, handsome margins and centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,100.00)

700
800
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2580
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2580, Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, wide margins and almost precise centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,400.00)

700
1,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-12-13
United States Stamps
729
PSE 85J
og
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 729, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, bright shade, detailed impression, three Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $725.00 as 85, $900.00 as 90)

625
475
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1650
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1650, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, attractive margins and centering, rich Sage Green color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $725.00)

650
600
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5808
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5808, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, with photocopy of1983 P.F. certificate for block and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $740.00)

650
700
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1631
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1631, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, plate no. 603 at bottom, intense color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $760.00)

700
900
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-03-01
United States Stamps
639
PSE 80
og
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 639, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $580.00)

625
425
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1829
PSE 75
og
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1829, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Original gum, faintly hinged (appears Mint N.H.), exceptionally well-centered, rich color, small corner crease top left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, F-VF 75; SMQ $290.00 as 70, $580.00 as 80)

700
450
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