Price History for US Scott 30A in OG 95 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
30A
5c
19
0
0
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ US
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
30A (type II)
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$650
-
$1,000
-
$1,500
-
$2,250
-
$3,200
-
$6,000
-
$11,500
$16,750
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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.
  2. When looking at multiple grades on the graph, grades with the same population numbers may show overlapping.
  3. At the time of an auction, the SMQ value has already been published and is available to bidders. Increases or decreases in SMQ value prior to the auction may affect the price realized.

This information is provided for hobbyists and is not intended to represent philatelic material as an investment or financial instrument. Past performance is neither an indication nor guarantee of future performance. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, but Siegel Auction Galleries (including its representatives and affiliates) is not liable for errors or omissions of any kind. "SMQ" refers to Stamp Market Quarterly, a copyrighted publication, and the information is used with the copyright holder's permission.

Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2007-06-16
2007 Rarities of the World
71°
PSE 95J
og
Sale 937, Lot 71, 1857-60 Issue and Reprints5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color, almost perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 TYPE II 5-CENT BROWN. THIS GORGEOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 1987 and 1989 P.F. certificates. P.S.E. encapsulated (XF- Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $10,100.00 as 95, $16,100.00 as 98). This is the only 95 Jumbo in the P.S.E. Population Report and the highest grade awarded to date.

2,250
15,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-06-08
The Great Point Collection of United States Stamps
2013
PSE 95
og
Sale 1256, Lot 2013, 1851-60 Issues (Scott 7-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II 1860 ISSUE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER AND ONLY ONE SHARES THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

Unlike its Orange Brown counterpart, the 5c Type II in Brown was not on hand in post offices when the 1861 demonetization order took effect. Therefore, original-gum examples of Scott 30A are far scarcer than Scott 30. The narrow spacing between subjects on the plate, as well as Toppan Carpenter's imprecise perforating, leaves collectors with very few well-centered original-gum examples.

With 1996 P.F. and 2005 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,500.00). Only one unused stamp in any gum condition has graded higher -- a single original gum example at 95J last sold by us in 2007. One other shares this grade -- it brought $12,500 hammer in our 2018 Rarities sale.

2,250
10,000
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
128
PSE 95
og
Sale 1192, Lot 128, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II 1860 ISSUE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER AND ONLY ONE SHARES THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

Unlike its Orange Brown counterpart, the 5c Type II in Brown was not on hand in post offices when the 1861 demonetization order took effect. Therefore, original-gum examples of Scott 30A are far scarcer than Scott 30. The narrow spacing between subjects on the plate, as well as Toppan Carpenter's imprecise perforating, leaves collectors with very few well-centered original-gum examples.

With 1996 P.F. and 2005 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,500.00). Only one unused stamp in any gum condition has graded higher -- a single original gum example at 95J last sold by us in 2007. One other shares this grade -- it just brought $12,500 hammer in our 2018 Rarities sale.

2,200
9,000
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2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
24°
PSE 95
og
Sale 1185, Lot 24, 1851-60 Issues5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, rich color, crisp impression, almost perfect centering with design well clear of perforations on all sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB LIGHTLY-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II 1860 ISSUE.

Unlike its Orange Brown counterpart, the 5c Type II in Brown was not on hand in post offices when the 1861 demonetization order took effect. Therefore, original-gum examples of Scott 30A are far scarcer than Scott 30. The narrow spacing between subjects on the plate, as well as Toppan Carpenter's imprecise perforating, leaves collectors with very few well-centered original-gum examples.

Ex Drucker and "Scarsdale". With 1985, 2002 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $11,500.00). Only one unused stamp in any gum condition has been graded higher -- a single original gum example at 95J

2,200
12,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
68
PSE 90
og
Sale 1159, Lot 68, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, spectacularly wide margins all around including "NGRAVERS Phila. New York, Bost(on)" portion of imprint at right, wide white margins at top and bottom, dark shade and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT BROWN TYPE II STAMP IN EXISTENCE -- PROBABLY THE FINEST OF THE FEW "CAPTURED IMPRINT" STAMPS.

Unlike its Orange Brown counterpart, the 5c Type II in Brown was not on hand in post offices when the 1861 demonetization order took effect. Therefore, original-gum examples of Scott 30A are far scarcer than Scott 30. The narrow spacing between subjects on the plate, as well as Toppan Carpenter's imprecise perforating, leaves collectors with very few well-centered original-gum examples. This remarkable stamp, with the captured imprint at right, is among the finest we have located among auction sales of the past 65 years.

Ex "Sevenoaks." With 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $6,000.00 without premium for the imprint)

2,200
5,000
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1102°
PSE 90
og
Sale 1014, Lot 1102, 1c-5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color and detailed impression showing every nuance of the engraving, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN 1860 SHADE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $5,100.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only two other shares this grade.

2,200
3,750
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2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
50
PSE 90
og
Sale 973, Lot 50, 1857-60 Issue5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering for this difficult issue with perfs clear of projections on all sides, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1860 TYPE II. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $5,500.00). This is one of only three examples to achieve this grade, and only one hinged and one Mint N.H. example have graded higher to date.

2,400
4,250
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2008-06-07
2008 Rarities of the World
552
PSE 90
og
Sale 958, Lot 552, 1857-60 Issue5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color and detailed impression showing every nuance of the engraving, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN 1860 SHADE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $5,500.00). Only one has graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade.

2,400
5,000
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
228
PSE 90
og
Sale 953, Lot 228, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering for this difficult issue with perfs clear of projections on all sides, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1860 TYPE II. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $5,500.00). This is the only example to achieve this grade, and only one hinged and one Mint N.H. example have graded higher to date.

2,400
4,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
96
PSE 85
og
Sale 1162, Lot 96, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, beautifully centered, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1976 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,200.00)

2,250
1,700
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1246
PSE 85
og
Sale 1040, Lot 1246, 5c-10c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-35)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, wide margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN 1860 SHADE.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,100.00)

2,200
1,800
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2007-02-27
United States Stamps
1563
PSE 85
og
Sale 930, Lot 1563, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, well-centered, wide side margins showing tiny traces of imprint at left, marvelous deep rich color and proof-like impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY HANDSOME ORIGINAL-GUM 1860 ISSUE 5-CENT BROWN TYPE II.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,400.00)

2,250
2,400
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
1162
PSE 80
og
Sale 1090, Lot 1162, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Original gum, wide margins, well-centered, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F., 2005 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGh VF 80; SMQ $2,250.00)

2,200
1,700