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Price History for Scott 71 in Used 85 Grade

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75J
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80J
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85J
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90J
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95J
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98J
100
100J
71
30c
160
5
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16
4
13
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18
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
120
PSE 98J
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 120, 10c-90c 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-72)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, vivid color and impression as fresh as the day it was printed, bright paper, bold strike of quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 30-CENT ORANGE IN EXISTENCE. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP, WITH JUMBO MARGINS, GORGEOUS COLOR AND A CLEAR CANCEL, HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The 30c is known used very early after the series was issued; the earliest documented use is August 20, 1861. The narrowly-spaced 30c 1861 plate left very little room for the 12-gauge perforations between stamps. Brookman notes "coupled with the fact it is very hard to find a well-centered copy, this color, which always cancels badly, makes a truly superb used copy almost a rarity. I consider it the most difficult stamp of the 1861 Series to obtain in choice used condition". Scott Catalogue also acknowledges the difficulty of obtaining this issue in better condition, stating "Values for No. 71 are for examples with small margins, especially at sides. Large-margined examples sell for much more".

Ex Filstrup, Koppersmith and Hinrichs. With 1986 and 2004 P.F. certificates. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $5,550.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and it is the only example to achieve this grade.

200
7,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
198
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 198, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-74)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Essentially perfect centering, bright color on fresh paper, neat circle of wedges cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 30-CENT ORANGE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

The narrowly-spaced 30c 1861 plate left very little room for the 12-gauge perforations between stamps. Brookman notes "coupled with the fact it is very hard to find a well-centered copy, this color, which always cancels badly, makes a truly superb used copy almost a rarity. I consider it the most difficult stamp of the 1861 Series to obtain in choice used condition."

With 2005 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $5,550.00). Only one example grades higher (at 98J, offered in our "Natalie Grace" sale). This is one of only two to achieve this superior grade

210
2,700
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3130
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3130, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Essentially perfect centering, bright color, unobtrusive strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 30-CENT ORANGE. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

The 30c is known used very early after the series was issued; the earliest documented use is August 20, 1861. The narrowly-spaced 30c 1861 plate left very little room for the 12-gauge perforations between stamps. Brookman notes "coupled with the fact it is very hard to find a well-centered copy, this color, which always cancels badly, makes a truly superb used copy almost a rarity. I consider it the most difficult stamp of the 1861 Series to obtain in choice used condition".

With 1996 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $5,550.00). Only one example has graded higher (at 98J, offered in our Natalie Grace sale). This is one of only two to achieve this grade

200
2,900
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1131
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1131, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Rich color and detailed impression, Jumbo margins, bold strike of target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 30-CENT ORANGE. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

The 30c is known used very early after the series was issued; the earliest documented use is August 20, 1861. The narrowly-spaced 30c 1861 plate left very little room for the 12-gauge perforations between stamps. Brookman notes "coupled with the fact it is very hard to find a well-centered copy, this color, which always cancels badly, makes a truly superb used copy almost a rarity. I consider it the most difficult stamp of the 1861 Series to obtain in choice used condition". Scott Catalogue also acknowledges the difficulty of obtaining this issue in better condition, stating "Values for No. 71 are for examples with small margins, especially at sides. Large-margined examples sell for much more".

Ex Merlin. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,600.00). Only three have graded higher (two at 98, one at 98J) and none share this lofty grade.

210
1,900
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
81
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 81, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Rich color and detailed impression, Jumbo margins, bold strike of target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 30-CENT ORANGE. THIS BEAUTIFUL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

The 30c is known used very early after the series was issued; the earliest documented use is August 20, 1861. The narrowly-spaced 30c 1861 plate left very little room for the 12-gauge perforations between stamps. Brookman notes "coupled with the fact it is very hard to find a well-centered copy, this color, which always cancels badly, makes a truly superb used copy almost a rarity. I consider it the most difficult stamp of the 1861 Series to obtain in choice used condition". Scott Catalogue also acknowledges the difficulty of obtaining this issue in better condition, stating "Values for No. 71 are for examples with small margins, especially at sides. Large-margined examples sell for much more".

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00 as 95, $5,550.00 as 98). Only three have graded higher and none share this lofty grade.

180
1,900
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-07-29
United States Stamps and Possessions
89
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 89, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Outstanding centering and wide margins all around, cancelled by targets and Bethlehem Pa. datestamp, rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 ISSUE GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00).

180
1,800
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
3484
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3484, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00)

180
900
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2010-04-06
United States Stamps
300
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 300, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, bright paper, neat strike of circle of V's cancel and trace of red transit cancel at bottom, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a difficult stamp to find in such superb condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00), only four have graded higher to date

235
1,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
338
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 338, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Brilliant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, well-struck target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $570.00 as 90, $1,700.00 as 95)

200
950
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
2151
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2151, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, perfect strike of San Francisco cogwheel cancel with part of second strike, choice centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $575.00)

200
450
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
662
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 662, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Extraordinarily well-centered for this tightly-spaced issue, strong color, bold circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $575.00)

200
375
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2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3212
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1084, Lot Number 3212, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 70-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, neat strike of grid cancel, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, the tightly-spaced 30c 1861 Issue is rarely found with perfs clear of the design and choice centering (a fact specifically noted in the Scott Catalogue), with 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

190
425
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2011-12-13
United States Stamps
528
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 528, 1861-68 Issue (Scott 56-96)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Extraordinarily well-centered for this tightly-spaced issue, strong color, bold circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

200
325
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1195
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1195, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-71)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Extraordinarily well-centered with better color that typically seen on this 1861 Issue value, geometric cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00)

200
475
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
5209
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5209, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, neat strike of segmented cork cancel, choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

200
300
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1271
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1271, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Extraordinarily well-centered for this tightly-spaced issue, strong color, bold circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

200
275
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4176
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4176, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, neat strike of grid cancel, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, the tightly-spaced 30c 1861 Issue is rarely found with perfs clear of the design and choice centering (a fact specifically noted in the Scott Catalogue), with 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $550.00)

200
325
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3131
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3131, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Radiant color, extraordinarily wide and balanced margins, bold grid cancel, single nibbed perf at top, still Extremely Fine, the 30c 1861 is rarely found with the margin width of this stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF Jumbo 85; SMQ $325.00 as 85, $550.00 as 90)

200
300
2011-06-21
United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign
448
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 448, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Radiant color, extraordinarily wide and balanced margins, bold grid cancel, single nibbed perf at top, still Extremely Fine, the 30c 1861 is rarely found with the margin width of this stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF Jumbo 85; SMQ $325.00 as 85, $500.00 as 90)

200
225
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
138
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 138, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, well-struck target cancels, balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. (VF-XF 85; SMQ $350.00) and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

200
180
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
37
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 37, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, well-balanced margins, bold blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $350.00)

215
275
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2016-12-14
United States Stamps
352
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 352, 1861-68 Issues30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vibrant color, bold circle of V's cancel, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $350.00)

200
250
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2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
50
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1108, Lot Number 50, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 63-78a)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Vivid color, neat target and circular datestamp cancels, well-proportioned margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $350.00)

190
300
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
3153
PSE 80J
 
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3153, 1861-68 Issues and 1875 Reprints (Scott 56-110)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Huge Jumbo margins, shows part of design of adjoining stamp at right and wide natural straddle-pane margin at left, uncommonly wide at top and bottom as well, bright color, small circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, striking example, the tightly-spaced 30c 1861 Issue is rarely found with perfs clear of the design and choice centering (a fact specifically noted in the Scott Catalogue), with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $275.00) which has little reflection on the appearance of this stamp

190
300
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2007-06-19
United States Stamps
1127
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 938, Lot Number 1127, 1861-66 Issue30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Bold circle of small wedges cancel, exceptionally well-centered, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $195.00)

200
180
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
199
PSE 75
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 199, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-74)30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Bright shade, phenomenal centering with wide margins, tiny thin spot and single slightly shorter perf at bottom, tied by red segmented cork and matching "New York Paid 24 Mar. 1" credit datestamp, also tied by Wells, Fargo & Co. blue "THROUGH" straightline handstamp on piece, the piece with red boxed "P.D." handstamp, stamp was lifted for grading and is hinged back in place, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1991 (as on full cover to Paris, France) and 2014 P.F. certificates (as on piece), with 2020 P.S.E. certificate as off piece calling the tiny thin and short perf (F-VF 75)

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