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Price History for Scott 39 in OGnh 85 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
39
90c
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
81°
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 81, 1857-60 Issue 90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Pristine original gum in Mint Never-Hinged state, deep rich color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A FANTASTICALLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY MINT NEVER-HINGED SINGLE OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

The 90c stamp was issued in 1860, along with the 24c and 30c values, all of which were needed to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. When supplies of current postage stamps were declared invalid in the South and ultimately demonetized by the Federal government, the 90c had been in use for only one year. Stocks from northern post offices were returned and destroyed, and stocks in southern post offices, if not ultimately destroyed, were generally mishandled over the years.

As the highest denomination of the series, the 90c 1860 has been coveted by collectors, and almost every known example has been proudly hinged into an album at least one time. This remarkable survivor escaped the Civil War and a lifetime of hinge-happy philatelists in unscathed Mint Never-Hinged condition.

Ex Odeneal. With 1994 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Only two have been certified by P.S.E. in Mint N.H. condition (the other is graded 30 and so must be seriously defective).

E. 50,000-75,000
40,000
2007-10-03
The John F. Odeneal Collection of Superb Mint U.S. Stamps
1026
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 941, Lot Number 1026, 1857-60 Issue90c Blue (39), 90c Blue (39)90c Blue (39). Pristine original gum in Mint Never-Hinged state, deep rich color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A FANTASTICALLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED DURING THE PAST FOURTEEN YEARS.

The 90c stamp was issued in 1860, along with the 24c and 30c values, all of which were needed to prepay high international letter rates established by various postal treaties. When supplies of current postage stamps were declared invalid in the South and ultimately demonetized by the Federal government, the 90c had been in use for only one year. Stocks from northern post offices were returned and destroyed, and stocks in southern post offices, if not ultimately destroyed, were generally mishandled over the years.

As the highest denomination of the series, the 90c 1860 has been coveted by collectors, and almost every known example has been proudly hinged into an album at least one time. This remarkable survivor escaped the Civil War and a lifetime of hinge-happy philatelists in unscathed Mint Never-Hinged condition.

With 1994 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Only two have been certified by P.S.E. in Mint N.H. condition (the other is graded 30 and so must be seriously defective). To guide potential bidders through the uncharted waters of valuing a Scott 39 in choice Mint N.H. condition, we have provided a conservative estimate based on the recent realizations for other comparably rare Mint N.H. classic stamps.

E. 25,000-35,000
75,000
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