Price History for US Scott 421 in Used

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
421
50c
42
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
0
1
0
3
0
6
0
9
2
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
421
50¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
$15
-
$25
-
$35
-
$60
-
$125
$225
$350
$475
$950
$1,250
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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.

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1466
PSE 98J
 
Sale 1199, Lot 1466, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, rich color on fresh paper, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and superb stamp, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00), this is the highest grade awarded to a used Scott 421 and it is shared by only one other

27
650
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-05-17
The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps
993
PSE 98
 
Sale 1255, Lot 993, Washington-Franklins and Later 20th Century Issues (Scott 339-599A)50c Violet (421). Pretty shade, neat strike of San Diego registry oval cancel, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00), only two grade higher (at 98J) and only one other shares this grade

27
650
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
1510
PSE 98
 
Sale 1067, Lot 1510, 1912-14 Issues (Scott 407-446)50c Violet (421). Pretty shade, neat strike of San Diego registry oval cancel, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00), only two have graded higher (at 98J) and only one other shares this grade

30
650
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3525
PSE 98
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3525, 1912-16 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-440)50c Violet (421). Huge balanced margins, essentially perfect centering, deep rich color on fresh paper, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $975.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and this is the sole example graded 98

30
700
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1961
PSE 95J
 
Sale 1197, Lot 1961, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific, 1912-15 Issues (Scott 397-461)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, rich color on bright white paper, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $475.00), only four grade higher (highest is 98J)

27
300
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
280
PSE 95J
 
Sale 1093, Lot 280, 1912-14 Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins and wonderfully well-centered, rich color on bright white paper, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00 as 95, $950.00 as 98)

30
350
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2014-03-24
United States Stamps
1511
PSE 95J
 
Sale 1067, Lot 1511, 1912-14 Issues (Scott 407-446)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins and wonderfully well-centered, rich color on bright white paper, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00 as 95, $950.00 as 98)

30
300
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3526
PSE 95J
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3526, 1912-16 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-440)50c Violet (421). Jumbo margins and wonderfully well-centered, rich color on bright white paper, oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00 as 95, $975.00 as 98), only one other has equaled this grade and only two have graded higher, including the stamp offered in the previous lot

30
325
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
185
PSE 95
 
Sale 1174, Lot 185, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-461)50c Violet (421). Deep rich color on bright paper, excellent centering, light registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)

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180