Price History for US Scott 70b 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
70b
24c
58
4
3
13
2
5
1
1
0
3
0
3
0
0
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
70b
24¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$300
-
$500
-
$725
-
$975
-
$1,600
-
$2,500
-
$8,750
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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
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-02-09
The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
87
PSE 95
 
Sale 1231, Lot 87, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)24c Steel Blue (70b). Essentially perfect centering, beautiful color in the true Steel Blue shade, well-struck large Boston "Paid" grid cancel and also red "1d" British colonial credit marking at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE, 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 and is even more desirable with the red British handstamp.

Ex Kirke and Morton. With 1994, 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others

890
5,750
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
192
PSE 95
 
Sale 1219, Lot 192, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 67-70d)24c Steel Blue (70b). Essentially perfect centering, beautiful color in the true Steel Blue shade, well-struck large Boston "Paid" grid cancel and also red "1d" British colonial credit marking at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE, 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 and is even more desirable with the red British handstamp.

With 1994, 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other

920
8,000
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3127
PSE 95
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3127, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)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
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-05-17
The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps
473
PSE 90
 
Sale 1255, Lot 473, 1861 Issue, cont. (Scott 67-70)24c Steel Blue (70b). Rich color in the true Steel Blue shade, choice centering, lightly cancelled by rim of circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1861 24-CENT STEEL BLUE IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN THIS CHOICE USED CONDITION.

With 1993 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00). Only three grade higher (at 95).

825
2,300
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1177
PSE 90
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1177, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Steel Blue (70b). Pretty shade, bold strike of grid cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,500.00)

850
1,400
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2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
56
PSE 90
 
Sale 1163, Lot 56, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)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
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1247
PSE 90
 
Sale 1120, Lot 1247, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)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 1108, Lot 48, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-78a)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 1061, Lot 3481, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)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 953, Lot 336, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)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 1037, Lot 1565, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78c)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 976, Lot 1343, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-70c)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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