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Price History for Scott 78a in Used 90 Grade

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
78a
24c
70
10
4
10
3
6
1
4
0
4
0
1
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ
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
78a
24¢
Used
-
-
-
-
-
$135
-
$200
-
$275
-
$425
$475
$550
$750
$1,000
$1,950
$3,500
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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
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-04-30
United States Stamps
108
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 108, 1861-68 Issues and 1875 Re-Issue24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, light cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, P.F. certificate notes light diagonal crease at right, but this shows faintly only for two seconds when first placed in fluid and does not flash white when drying, furthermore not a trace shows under cross-lighting, which makes us wonder if this is a paper mesh factor (for example, a flaw in the screen during production) and not really a crease, in any case Extremely Fine Gem appearance with a clear P.S.E. graded certificate as XF-Superb 95 (SMQ $3,500.00), so quite desirable for a collector who cares more about stamps than experts' opinions (or for a dealer with a paper shredder), ex Natalee Grace, with 2012 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

425
2,400
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
255
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 255, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 71-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, cork cancel struck at upper left leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT IN THE GRAYISH LILAC SHADE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 1983 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share this grade.

425
2,400
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2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3143
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3143, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Beautiful bright color, precise centering with margins completely clear of design all around, neat strike of blue double-circle datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 24-CENT ISSUE IN THE GRAYISH LILAC SHADE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2010 P.F., 2002 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). Only three other examples have achieved this grade with none higher.

425
1,700
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
225
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 225, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 75-78c)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Outstanding centering with extra wide top and bottom margins, bright color, cork cancel and red Aachen boxed transit datestamp at bottom, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1994 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

465
550
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
39
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 39, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Outstanding centering, rich color on bright white paper, neat Philadelphia circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

400
700
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2014-04-30
United States Stamps
107
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 107, 1861-68 Issues and 1875 Re-Issue24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Outstanding centering with extra wide top and bottom margins, bright color, cork cancel and red Aachen boxed transit at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 1994 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)

375
750
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
365
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 365, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Particularly attractive centering, strong color, partial cork and circular datestamp cancels leaving center face-free, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $590.00)

300
600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1143
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1143, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Jumbo margins, fresh color, face-free grid and trace of red cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00)

440
450
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
1794
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1794, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Deep rich color, face-free segmented cork cancel, fresh and Very Fine, red backstamp, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $425.00)

425
225
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