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Price History for Scott 398b in OG 75 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
398b
2c
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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
398b
OGph
-
-
-
-
-
$1,300
-
$2,000
-
$3,000
-
$4,500
-
$5,250
-
$7,000
-
$12,500
-
$16,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
1030°
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1030, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Panama-Pacific, Lake Shade Variety (398b), 2c Panama-Pacific, Lake Shade Variety (398b)2c Panama-Pacific, Lake Shade Variety (398b). Lightly hinged, intense color which is significantly different from both the listed shade and also the Carmine Lake shade, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 2-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC IN THE LAKE SHADE IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN ANY CONDITION -- THE STAMP OFFERED HERE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY BOTH P.S.E. AND THE P.F., IS PROBABLY THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

According to Johl, "there is one shade that is practically as scarce as the four-cent Blue of the Columbian issue, this is known as Lake, almost the same color as were the Postage Due stamps current at that time. Only one pane of 70 is said to have been found at a Post Office in San Francisco, although it hardly seems possible that but one sheet could have been printed in this dark color. When these were discovered there were only 40 copies left; 31 were purchased by A. L. Ott, an old-time collector, and 9 by a local dealer."

With 2006 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (both graded OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $16,500.00). This is by far the highest graded example in the P.S.E. Population Report. Only three are graded in total -- one other hinged at F-VF 75 and one Mint N.H. at F 70. The centering and lightly hinged gum on this stamp puts it in a class by itself

5,250
12,000
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
195
PSE 98
og
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 195, Later Issues (Scott 389 thru 480)2c Panama-Pacific, Lake Shade Variety (398b), 2c Panama-Pacific, Lake Shade Variety (398b)2c Panama-Pacific, Lake Shade Variety (398b). Lightly hinged, intense color which is significantly different from both the listed shade and also the Carmine Lake shade, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 2-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC IN THE LAKE SHADE IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN ANY CONDITION -- THE STAMP OFFERED HERE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY BOTH THE P.S.E. AND THE P.F., IS PROBABLY THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE. IT IS ALSO THE FIRST EXAMPLE OF THIS RARITY WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

According to Johl, "there is one shade that is practically as scarce as the four-cent Blue of the Columbian issue, this is known as Lake, almost the same color as were the Postage Due stamps current at that time. Only one pane of 70 is said to have been found at a Post Office in San Francisco, although it hardly seems possible that but one sheet could have been printed in this dark color. When these were discovered there were only 40 copies left; 31 were purchased by A. L. Ott, an old-time collector, and 9 by a local dealer."

With 2006 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (both graded OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $12,000.00). This is the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records.

5,000
14,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-03-30
United States Stamps and Postal History
1281
PSE 75
og
Sale Number 1232, Lot Number 1281, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)2c Lake, Panama-Pacific (398b), 2c Lake, Panama-Pacific (398b)2c Lake, Panama-Pacific (398b). Intense color in the unmistakable Lake shade, wide margins

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC IN THE RARE LAKE SHADE.

According to Johl, "there is one shade that is practically as scarce as the four-cent Blue of the Columbian issue, this is known as Lake, almost the same color as were the Postage Due stamps current at that time. Only one pane of 70 is said to have been found at a Post Office in San Francisco, although it hardly seems possible that but one sheet could have been printed in this dark color. When these were discovered there were only 40 copies left; 31 were purchased by A.L., an old-time collector, and 9 by a local dealer."

Ex Dr. Killien. With 1994 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Oph, F-VF 75; SMQ $3,000.00). With 2021 P.F. certificate

5,250
3,000
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