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Price History for Scott 76 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
76
5c
188
12
16
22
5
11
6
14
0
10
0
16
2
3
2
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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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
42
PSE 100
 
Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 42, 1861-66 Issue5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Mathematically perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around, deep rich color, neat strike of quartered cork cancel is basically face free

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING USED STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE RECORDED IN ANY CATEGORY.

Due to narrow spacing on the 5c plate used for the regular issues from 1861 through 1868, it is very difficult to find centered copies with the perforations clear of the design on all sides. The stamp offered here, with its perfect centering and perforations well clear of the design on all sides, is the first to achieve the exalted grade of Gem 100.

With 2001 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; SMQ $7,500.00). This is the highest grade recorded and the only example to achieve it. The next highest grade is one at 95J. The highest grade for an example with original gum is 95.

120
6,750
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
129
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 129, 2c-24c 1863-68 Issue (Scott 73-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, rich color and proof-like impression, long and full perforations all around, bold strike of segmented cork cancel and also part of red circular datestamp at lower left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 5-CENT BROWN WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

Brookman notes "it is far from easy to find a copy that is well-centered". We agree. Most copies, even those with high grades, tend to have small margins. This is due to a combination of factors, including the design of the stamp, which has an outer frameline and corner ornaments that project outwards, and the spacing of subjects on the plate, which left little room for the perforations.

With 2003 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300.00 as 95, unpriced in SMQ as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.

130
3,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
217
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 217, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 75-78c)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Rich color, wide and beautifully balanced margins, detailed impression, corner strike of blue target cancel leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp with wonderful eye appeal, ex Kirke, with 1990, 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), only two grade higher (at 95J and 100)

135
1,300
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1138
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1138, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Crisp shade and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 5-CENT BROWN. SCARCE WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.

Brookman notes "it is far from easy to find a copy that is well-centered". We agree.

Ex Merlin. With 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00). Only two have graded higher (at 95J, ex "Natalee Grace" and 100, realized $6,750 hammer in 2018 Rarities sale). Thirteen others share this grade but they they rarely come on the market -- this is the first we have offered since 2012.

120
1,300
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2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
87
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 87, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, unobtrusive strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,425.00), only one has graded higher (at 95J and offered in our recent Natalee Grace sale)

120
2,300
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3136
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3136, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Rich color, wide beautifully balanced margins, detailed impression, corner strike of blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp with wonderful eye appeal, with 1990, 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00), only one has graded higher (at 95J)

145
1,300
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2011-06-21
United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign
456
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 456, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Rich color, detailed impression showing all of the fine detailed engraving of the lathework and design, unobtrusive strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00), only one has graded higher to date (at 95J)

140
800
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-12-14
United States Stamps
357
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 357, 1861-68 Issues5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, blue and red cancels, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $475.00)

180
350
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2225
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2225, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 69-76)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Rich color and detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

140
275
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1367
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1367, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Beautifully centered with well-proportioned margins, bold strike of cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

150
225
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1366
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1366, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 71-78b)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, brilliant color, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine, beautiful stamp, with 1982 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

150
250
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1277
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1277, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, clear stitch watermark, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $450.00)

150
325
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2008-06-23
United States Stamps
2248
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 2248, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Beautifully centered with margins essentially clear of design all around, rich color, light circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $445.00)

150
400
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
73
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 73, 1861-66 Issue5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Brilliant color on bright paper, nicely contrasted by strike of red Star in Circle fancy cancel, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

165
425
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
358
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 358, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Well-centered, beautifully struck blue Baltimore circular datestamp and a trace of red cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $255.00)

155
325
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
357
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 357, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Dark Brown (76), 5c Dark Brown (76)5c Dark Brown (76). Crisp shade and impression, light circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $255.00)

150
275
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