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Price History for Scott 70a in Used 90 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
70a
24
87
5
7
6
3
7
4
5
0
3
0
14
0
6
0
1
0
0
0
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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
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3126
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3126, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Perfectly centered with wide margins, deep shaded and crisp impression on brilliant white paper, neat grid and trace of red cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MARVELOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC FEATURING PERFECT CENTERING, FRESH COLOR, SHARP IMPRESSION AND A CLEAR CANCEL. THIS SUPERB STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $7,400.00). Since this stamp was submitted for grading seven years ago, it has remained the only example to achieve this desirable grade with none higher. Reviewing P.S.E. Population Report statistics for all the 24c 1861-63 Issue shades, this is one of only two used stamps to grade at least 98 -- the other is the 98 Jumbo Lilac No. 78 offered in lot 3141. In our opinion, the margin width of this stamp deserves the Jumbo appellation.

300
3,750
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1125
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1125, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Perfectly centered with immense margins, light blue grid cancel, deep shade and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC FEATURING HUGE EVEN MARGINS, FRESH COLOR, SHARP IMPRESSION AND A COLORED CANCEL. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE SECOND-HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Ex "Tahoe" and Merlin. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,150.00). Only one has graded higher (Superb 98, offered in our Kirke sale), and this is the only example to achieve this grade. This stamp appears to us to be the equal of the 98 ex-Kirke stamp.

350
3,500
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
80
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 80, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Perfectly centered with immense margins, light blue grid cancel, deep shade and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC FEATURING HUGE EVEN MARGINS, FRESH COLOR, SHARP IMPRESSION AND COLORED CANCEL. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE SECOND-HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

Ex Tahoe. With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,000.00 as 95, $7,400.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher (Superb 98, offered in our Kirke sale), and this is the only example to achieve a P.S.E. 95J grade.

325
5,500
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2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
26
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 26, 1861-66 Issue24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Perfectly centered with immense margins, light blue grid cancel, deep shade and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC FEATURING HUGE EVEN MARGINS, FRESH COLOR, SHARP IMPRESSION AND COLORED CANCEL. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE SECOND-HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,450 as 95, $5,400.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date (Superb 98), and this is the only example to achieve a P.S.E. 95J grade.

230
6,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
1118
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1118, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and detailed impression, near perfect centering, bold strike of Shield fancy cancel (S-E PS-SD3)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC WITH A FANCY CANCEL, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2000 A.P.S. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,250.00 for normal cancel). Only two grade higher (at 95J and 98, neither has a fancy cancel) and six others share this grade.

325
2,400
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3203
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3203, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and crisp impression on bright paper, bold strike of large grid, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,100.00). Only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98) and five others share this grade.

325
1,600
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2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
209
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 209, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and crisp impression, neat strike of target cancel and red circular datestamp at lower left, superior centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT BROWN LILAC, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98, offered in our Kirke and Merlin sales) and only five others share this grade. This is the first example in this grade we have offered.

365
3,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
55
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 55, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and detailed impression on bright paper, neat strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2006 P.F. (XF 90), 2002 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

325
500
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
212
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 212, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-70d)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Incredibly well-centered with perfs well clear of design all around, excellent color, crossroads cancel and bit of red transit cancel at bottom, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

365
400
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2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
116
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 116, 10c-90c 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-72)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and crisp impression on bright paper, neat strike of quartered cork cancel, long and full perforations all around, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90) and 2002 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

300
700
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2011-12-13
United States Stamps
526
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 526, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-96)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Radiant color and crisp impression nicely complemented by red circle of wedges cancel, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with wonderful visual appeal, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

340
700
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1341
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1341, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-70c)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Incredibly well-centered with margins clear of design all around, excellent color, crossroads cancel and bit of red transit, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $630.00)

225
400
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2330
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2330, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Choice margins and unusually well-centered, lovely color, neat interrupted bars grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

225
600
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2234
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2234, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Magnificent centering with margins clear of the design all around (uncommon occurrence), lovely color, bold San Francisco cogwheel cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $800.00)

225
500
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
355
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 355, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Brown Lilac (70a), 24c Brown Lilac (70a)24c Brown Lilac (70a). Margins well clear of design and fabulous centering, grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $770.00)

225
550
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