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Price History for Scott 85C in Used 85J Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
85C
3c
28
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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.

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
680°
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 680, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Huge margins with almost mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around and clearly-defined grill, rich color, cancelled by "Peoria Ill. May 4" circular datestamp and bold letter "B" (postmaster was George C. Bestor)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE -- MADE MORE DESIRABLE BY THE STRIKING "B" CANCEL. P.S.E. HAS AWARDED THIS STAMP THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE, AND THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

The 3c Z Grill was in production for only a short period of time before the device was replaced with the F Grill. Only a small number of 3c sheets were fed thru the Z Grill, which accounts for the rarity of surviving examples. Our review of past auctions, including Power Search, found precious few sound copies with Extremely Fine centering, and none that rival this stamp.

Ex Merlin. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $35,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

3,500
15,500
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
94
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 94, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Huge margins with almost mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around and clearly-defined grill, rich color, cancelled by "Peoria Ill. May 4" circular datestamp and bold letter "B" (postmaster was George C. Bestor)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE -- MADE MORE DESIRABLE BY THE STRIKING "B" CANCEL. P.S.E. HAS AWARDED THIS STAMP THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AND ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

The 3c Z Grill was in production for only a short period of time before the device was replaced with the F Grill. Only a small number of 3c sheets were fed thru the Z Grill, which accounts for the rarity of surviving examples. Our review of past auctions, including Power Search, found precious few sound copies with Extremely Fine centering, and none that rival this stamp.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $35,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.

3,500
10,500
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1231°
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1231, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-91)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Huge margins with almost mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around and clearly-defined grill, rich color, cancelled by "Peoria Ill. May 4" circular datestamp and bold letter "B" (postmaster was George C. Bestor)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE -- MADE MORE DESIRABLE BY THE STRIKING "B" CANCEL. P.S.E. HAS AWARDED THIS STAMP THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AND ONLY EXAMPLE TO DATE.

The 3c Z Grill was in production for only a short period of time before the device was replaced with the F Grill. Only a small number of 3c sheets were fed thru the Z Grill, which accounts for the rarity of surviving examples. Our review of past auctions, including Power Search, found precious few sound copies with Extremely Fine centering, and none that rival this stamp.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $44,000.00)

3,750
24,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
95
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 95, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Clearly-defined grill, deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, superior centering with wide margins, neat strikes of circular datestamp and rosette cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE STAMP IN THIS CHOICE USED CONDITION.

The 3c Z Grill was in production for only a short period of time before the device was replaced with the F Grill. Only a small number of 3c sheets were fed thru the Z Grill, which accounts for the rarity of surviving examples.

With 1982 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $22,500.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98, offered in the previous lot) and none share this grade.

3,500
12,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3150
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3150, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A thru Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Wide margins and choice centering, clearly-defined grill which is easily visible from the front, rich color, cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A FRESH AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL.

The 3c Z Grill was in production for only a short period of time before the device was replaced with the F Grill. Only a small number of 3c sheets were fed thru the Z Grill, which accounts for the rarity of surviving examples. Our review of past auctions, including Power Search, found precious few sound copies with Extremely Fine centering.

With 2002 P.F., 2005 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $9,500.00). Only one other example has achieved this grade and only two have graded higher.

3,500
5,750
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
118
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 118, 1861-66 Issue cont. thru Re-Issue3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Choice centering with unusually wide margins all around, clearly-defined grill, clear strike of rosette cancel, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A JUMBO USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $6,200.00 as 85, $9,600.00 as 90). Only four have graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade.

3,500
4,250
2006-10-17
United States Rarities
85
PSE 85J
 
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 85, 1867-68 Grilled Issue3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Choice centering with unusually wide margins all around, clearly-defined grill, clear strike of rosette cancel, radiant color

EXTREMELY FINE. A JUMBO USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT Z GRILL. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $6,400.00 as 85, $10,100.00 as 90)

3,500
5,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
181
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 181, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Bright shade, clear grill, bold target cancel, better centering than normally seen on this issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 3-CENT Z GRILL, SCOTT 85C.

Ex Dr. Hinrichs. With 1981, 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $5,750.00). Only six have graded higher (only two of which are higher than a 90) and no others share this grade

3,250
4,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3151
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3151, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A thru Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Radiant color on bright paper, choice margins and centering, clearly-defined grill, light cancel

VERY FINE. A LOVELY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL.

With 1985 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $4,000.00)

3,500
3,250
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
119
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 119, 1861-66 Issue cont. thru Re-Issue3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Radiant color, clearly-defined grill, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel and part of circular datestamp at lower left

VERY FINE. A PRETTY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 3-CENT Z GRILL.

A scarce stamp in sound condition. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $4,000.00)

3,500
4,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
30
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1232
PSE 30
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1232, 1867-68 Grilled Issue and 1875 Re-Issue (Scott 79-109)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C), 3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C)3c Rose, Z. Grill (85C). Clearly-defined grill points, bold strike of Star fancy cancel, three short perfs at right, otherwise Fine, with 1969 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (G 30; SMQ $800.00)

3,500
650
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