Price History for US Scott 6 in Used 90J 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
6
1c
26
1
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
1
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
6 (type Ia)
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$4,000
-
$6,000
-
$8,500
-
$10,000
-
$13,500
-
$18,000
$22,500
$40,000
-
$90,000
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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.
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  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
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
11
PSE 98
 
Sale 1231, Lot 11, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 99R4, huge margins all around, deep rich Plate 4 shade and proof-like impression, barely cancelled by a very light strike of circular datestamp, the margins and the cancel combining to beautifully highlight the type characteristics

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONE OF ONLY TWO AT THIS GRADE -- WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Neinken and Wagshal. The 1925 Kelleher sale of the Dr. Carroll Chase collection featured a Type Ia described as "black town canc. is so light that stamp appears unused" (lot 368), which seems to describe this stamp, but since there were no photographs in the sale catalogue, we cannot be sure if this the ex-Chase stamp.

With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $96,000.00). This is one of only two Scott 6 stamps at this lofty grade, with none higher. Below these two there are four graded 95. The highest grade for an unused example is 85.

9,500
35,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4081
PSE 95
 
Sale 967, Lot 4081, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 99L4, large even margins all around which go well beyond the bottom plumes, face-free cancel leaves the entire design clearly visible, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia. THIS RARE AND REMARKABLE CLASSIC STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $49,900.00). This is the only example to achieve this grade to date and only one has graded higher.

13,000
100,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-05-19
United States Stamps
1006
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1235, Lot 1006, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-17)1c Blue, Ty. la (6). Position 99L4, spectacular large to huge margins including significant portion of Position 100L at right and trace of Position 89L at top, deep rich color, light circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia WITH A LIGHT CANCEL AND MARGINS THAT ALLOW THE FULL TYPE CHARACTERISITICS TO BE SEEN.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Stephen Brown and Kirke. With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $30,000.00). Since 2008 the P.S.E. has changed its standards for Jumbo, so we expect this to be recertified as XF 90 and is offered as such (SMQ $24,000.00) -- P.S.E. Population Report for 90 is 6 plus 2 90J (including this stamp) and 6 higher, all used (highest grade for unused is 85)

9,500
14,000
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1016
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1199, Lot 1016, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100R4, large to huge margins including bottom right corner sheet margins, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strikes of circular datestamp leaves the defining characteristics of the type clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, ONE OF THE RARITIES FURNISHED BY PLATE FOUR, WITH CORNER SHEET MARGINS.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Eno, Dauer and Merlin. "W.H.C." backstamp (Warren H. Colson). With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $33,000.00). Only five have graded higher (three at 95 and two at 98) and only one other shares this grade, but this corner-margin stamp is arguably superior to most of those with equal or higher numerical grades.

9,500
11,000
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2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
323
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1129, Lot 323, 1851-57 Issues1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100R4, large to huge margins, including bottom right corner sheet margins, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strikes of circular datestamp leaves the defining characteristics of the type clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, ONE OF THE RARITIES FURNISHED BY PLATE FOUR, WITH CORNER SHEET MARGINS.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Merlin. "W.H.C." backstamp (Colson). With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $33,000.00). Only four have graded higher and one other shares this grade.

11,000
14,000
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
25
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1034, Lot 25, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100R4, large to huge margins, including bottom right corner sheet margins, deep rich color on bright paper, neat strikes of circular datestamp leaves the defining characteristics of the type clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, ONE OF THE RARITIES FURNISHED BY PLATE FOUR, WITH CORNER SHEET MARGINS.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

"W.H.C." backstamp (Colson). With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $25,000.00 as 90, $47,500.00 as 95). Only four have graded higher and one other shares this grade.

11,000
12,500
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3013
PSE 90J
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3013, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5A-9)1c Blue, Ty. la (6). Position 99L4, spectacular large to huge margins including significant portion of Position 100L at right and trace of Position 89L at top, deep rich color, light circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia WITH A LIGHT CANCEL AND MARGINS THAT ALLOW THE FULL TYPE CHARACTERISITICS TO BE SEEN.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Stephen Brown and from our 1989 Rarities of the World sale. With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $27,500.00 as 90, $50,000.00 as 95).

13,000
15,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-12-14
United States Stamps
22
PSE 90
 
Sale 1247, Lot 22, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, circular datestamp cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 1970, 2011 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $18,000.00)

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
6
1c
25
1
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
1
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
6 (type Ia)
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$4,000
-
$6,000
-
$8,500
-
$10,000
-
$13,500
-
$18,000
$22,500
$40,000
-
$90,000
-
-
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of December 13th, 2021
9,250
10,500
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1048
PSE 90
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1048, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, large even margins all around, deep rich Plate 4 shade and proof-like impression, barely cancelled by a very light strike of a circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- IT HAS BRIGHT PAPER, DEEP RICH COLOR, A PROOF-LIKE IMPRESSION AND A LIGHT CANCELLATION WHICH ALLOWS THE TYPE CHARACTERISTICS TO BE CLEARLY SEEN.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Vogel and Merlin. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $18,000.00)

9,500
12,500
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2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
51
PSE 90
 
Sale 1219, Lot 51, 1c 1851 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 99L4, large to full margins all around showing the complete Type Ia design characteristics including the complete plumes at bottom, deep rich color, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

From our 1978 Rarities sale and ex Dr. Amonette and Collier. With 1970, 1981, 1996 and 2011 P.F. certificates. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $24,000.00)

9,500
11,000
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2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2087
PSE 90
 
Sale 1179, Lot 2087, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 6-11A)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 96R4, large to full margins all around showing the complete Type Ia design characteristics including the complete plumes at bottom, deep rich Plate 4 color, neat strike of blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia, CANCELLED IN BLUE AND GRADED XF 90 BY P.S.E.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 2003 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $24,000.00)

10,300
13,500
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
26
PSE 90
 
Sale 1034, Lot 26, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, large even margins all around, deep rich Plate 4 shade and proof-like impression, barely cancelled by a very light strike of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- IT HAS BRIGHT PAPER, DEEP RICH COLOR, A PROOF-LIKE IMPRESSION AND A LIGHT CANCELLATION WHICH ALLOWS THE TYPE CHARACTERISTICS TO BE CLEARLY SEEN.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Vogel. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $25,000.00)

11,000
18,000
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2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
19
PSE 90
 
Sale 1024, Lot 19, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 95R4, large margins all around including sheet margin at bottom and trace of adjoining stamp at top, perfectly-struck "Springfield Jul. 18" (1857) circular datestamp leaves design characteristics easily visible, deep Plate 4 color on bright fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT -- IT HAS BRIGHT PAPER, DEEP RICH COLOR, A PROOF-LIKE IMPRESSION, AND A BEAUTIFUL CANCELLATION WHICH ALLOWS THE TYPE CHARACTERISTICS TO BE CLEARLY SEEN. A STAMP FOR THE TRUE CONNOISSEUR.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Perforated stamps were introduced in July 1857 (EDU for perforated stamps is July 26, 1857, and the EDU for perforated stamps from Plate 4 is Aug. 1). The rare imperforate Type Ia offered here was used during the last week before perforated stamps were introduced at post offices.

Ex Dr. Puliafito and offered to the market for the first time in over a decade. With 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $27,500.00).

13,000
21,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
48
PSE 85
 
Sale 989, Lot 48, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 98L4, full to large margins all around, deep rich color, unobtrusive strikes of cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia.

Stamps printed from Plate 4 were issued in April, May and briefly in June 1857 before perforations were introduced. The relatively small number of imperforate Plate 4 stamps issued during this period explains the rarity and desirability of any of the imperforate stamp types produced from this plate (Ia, Ic, II, III and IIIa). The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

Ex Engel. With 1958, 1992 and 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $18,900.00)

13,000
8,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1077
PSE 75
 
Sale 1120, Lot 1077, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 94R4, large margins to just barely touching plume at top left, deep rich Plate 4 shade, bold impression on fresh paper, town cancel

VERY FINE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE Ia.

The extremely rare Type Ia, showing the full design at bottom, was furnished only by 18 of the 200 subjects on Plate 4 (the remaining two bottom-row positions were sub-type Ic).

With 2010 P.S.E. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; SMQ $8,500.00)

11,000
4,750