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Price History for Scott 70b 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
70b
24
55
4
3
13
2
5
1
1
0
3
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
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.

This information is provided for hobbyists and is not intended to represent philatelic material as an investment or financial instrument. Past performance is neither an indication nor guarantee of future performance. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, but Siegel Auction Galleries (including its representatives and affiliates) is not liable for errors or omissions of any kind. "SMQ" refers to Stamp Market Quarterly, a copyrighted publication, and the information is used with the copyright holder's permission.

Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3127
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3127, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Essentially perfect centering, beautiful color in the true Steel Blue shade, well-struck large Boston "Paid" grid and also red "1d" British colonial rate marking

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 STEEL BLUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. A STAMP WITH WONDERFUL EYE APPEAL .

The Steel Blue is the most distinctive of all the 24c shades. Unlike some of the others, it is rarely mistaken or misidentified, and as such has always been a favorite of collectors. It is extremely rare in this superb used condition.

With 1994 and 1999 P.F. certificate. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $9,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade

940
4,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
56
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 56, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich true Steel Blue color, wide margins, town cancel and part of red cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

850
1,200
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1247
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1247, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color in the true Steel Blue color, wide margins, grid cancel and part of red circular datestamp at left, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

875
900
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2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
48
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 48, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-78a)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Intense shade and proof-like impression, bold strike of large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, choice centering with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE. SCARCE IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 1988 and 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00). Only two have graded higher (both at 95)

865
2,600
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2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3481
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3481, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color in the true Steel Blue shade, neat strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 STEEL BLUE WITH CLEAR STRIKE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO COGWHEEL CANCEL.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,400.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95)

900
3,750
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
336
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 336, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Beautiful margins with near-perfect centering, choice color, grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERBLY CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE.

With 1996 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,850.00)

900
1,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
1565
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1565, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Radiant color, face-free strike of circular datestamp, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,600.00)

900
850
2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1343
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1343, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-70c)24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Wide, balanced margins, lovely color in the true Steel Blue shade, neat strikes of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,700.00), evidently graded purely on centering, without any bonus points for the light red cancel

900
1,400
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