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Price History for Scott 70 in Used 95 Grade

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1124
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1124, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color on bright paper, light strike of red Supplementary Mail Ty. B cancel, choice centering with balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL CANCEL. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2015 P.S.A.G. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded.

375
2,800
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
54
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 54, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression beautifully complemented by blue "Chicago Ills. Oct. 15" double-circle datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 70

300
5,250
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2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
203
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 203, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep shade and proof-like impression, perfectly centered, neat strike of segmented cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded.

300
2,100
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3125
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3125, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Perfectly centered with wide margins, bright color and detailed impression nicely contrasted by red cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCEL. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1987 and 2006 P.F. certificates. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded

340
2,800
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3124
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3124, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Beautifully centered with balanced margins, magnificent color and proof-like impression, neat grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1993 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded

300
1,900
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2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
115
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 115, 10c-90c 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-72)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression beautifully complemented by blue "Chicago Ills. Oct. 15" double-circle datestamp, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date (ten others share this grade).

325
4,250
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1071
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1071, 1861-68 Issues24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Perfectly centered with wide margins, bright color and detailed impression nicely contrasted by red cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCEL. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1987 and 2006 P.F. certificates. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00).

315
2,600
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2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
79
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 79, 1861-66 Issue24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Perfectly centered with wide margins, bright color and detailed impression nicely contrasted by red cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT RED LILAC ISSUE AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE RED CANCEL. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 1987 and 2006 P.F. certificates. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00). Only six other examples share this grade to date

315
3,750
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2328
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2328, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Phenomenal dark rich shade and early impression, clear strike of blue "Chicago Ills." double-circle datestamp, essentially perfect centering with wide balanced margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE DISTINCTIVE DEEP RED LILAC SHADE AND COMPLEMENTED BY A BLUE CHICAGO DATESTAMP CANCEL. THIS STAMP IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL COMBINATION OF CENTERING, COLOR AND CANCELLATION.

We are occasionally presented with a classic stamp which creates an opportunity to talk about Ashbrook's six essentials of quality: Color, Impression, Margins, Color of Cancel, Placement of Cancel and Paper. This is certainly one of those occasions.

The myriad 24c 1861-63 shades are divided into Scott number classifications. Scott 70, the Red Lilac, encompasses a spectrum of shades. Within the Red Lilac family is a distinctive deep purplish shade, which was probably an early printing (late 1861 or early 1862). The stamp offered here is a wonderful example of this deep purplish Red Lilac. It does not have its own Scott number, but it is certainly much scarcer and more desirable than the average Red Lilac, Scott 70.

In addition to its color attributes, this stamp is beautifully cancelled in blue by the double-circle datestamp used in Chicago. The perforations create a balanced frame around the printed design, and the paper is naturally fresh and bright (in other words, it is untainted by bleaching agents). It would be difficult to imagine a finer example of the 24c Red Lilac, and, in fact, a Power Search on our website will prove the rarity of this little bird.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00)

305
7,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
43
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 43, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, neat strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00 as 90, $4,750.00 as 95), the highest grade awarded is a 95

315
1,200
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-07-26
United States and Possessions
110
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 110, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Beautifully centered with perfs clear of design all around, rich color, bold 6-point Star in circle cancel (Skinner-Eno ST-6P-29), Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

300
425
2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
47
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 47, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-78a)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Beautiful centering and rich color in early Red Lilac shade, neat red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Morris, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $900.00), the highest grade thus far is a 95 (the stamp offered here is a very strong 90)

340
1,300
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3476
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3476, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Superbly centered with perfs well clear of design all around, intense shade with strong purplish hue, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00), we would have graded this 95, and we are confident collectors will bid on it as if it were a 95 (for reference the SMQ would be $4,900.00 as a used 95)

315
1,100
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2013-07-16
United States Stamps
195
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 195, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-77)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Impeccably centered with perfs clear of design all around, rich color, bold 6-point star in circle cancel (Skinner-Eno ST-6P-29), Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $850.00)

275
600
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2212
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2212, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with well proportioned margins, large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate as No. 70c with which we agree, with 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates as No. 70, VF-XF 85 and XF 90 respectively (SMQ $850.00)

300
850
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5350
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5350, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-70)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Beautifully centered with perfs well clear of design all around, intense shade with strong purplish hue, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, light owner's backstamp, with 1988 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $775.00 as ordinary cancel)

340
750
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1334
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1334, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-70c)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Unusually choice centering with well-proportioned margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, neat strike of grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $900.00), we expected this to be graded 95 (it is certainly on the cusp)

300
850
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1267
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1267, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Nearly precise centering and with choice margins clear of the design all around, deep rich color, light black grid cancel, Extremely Fine, truly a premium used example, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

300
750
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1266
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1266, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-struck grid cancel, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

300
550
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2232
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2232, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Incredibly well-centered, rich color, bold fancy Six-Point Star in Circle with Dot in Center cancel (S-E ST6P-29), Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00 with ordinary cancel)

300
850
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-12-19
United States Stamps and Hawaii
526
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1172, Lot Number 526, 1861-68 Issues, 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 65-105)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color, neat strike of grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $575.00)

300
700
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1212
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1212, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-76)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Bright color, crisp impression, neat strike of target cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $575.00)

300
450
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4173
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4173, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Deep rich color, neat strike of grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $640.00)

300
375
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