Price History for Scott 87 in Used 95 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
87
2c
71
5
5
10
3
3
4
2
0
4
0
1
5
7
1
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
87
Used
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-
-
-
-
$65
-
$100
-
$150
-
$225
$275
$350
$500
$700
$1,250
$2,150
$3,150
$4,500
$5,750
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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
98J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1153
PSE 98J
 
Sale 1199, Lot 1153, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Remarkably well-centered with Jumbo margins all around, strong grill impression on fresh paper, cork cancel and also circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION. AN EXTRAORDINARY STAMP WHICH MAY WELL BE THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE -- GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

Ex "Tahoe" and Merlin. With 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded, and this is the only example to achieve it. The next highest grade is two at 95J.

180
3,500
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
98
PSE 98J
 
Sale 1034, Lot 98, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Remarkably well-centered with Jumbo margins all around, strong grill impression on fresh paper, cork cancel and also circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION. AN EXTRAORDINARY STAMP WHICH MAY WELL BE THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE -- IT HAS RECEIVED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED. IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.

Ex Tahoe. With 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $6,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded, and this is the only example to achieve it.

200
4,250
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2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
31
PSE 98J
 
Sale 951, Lot 31, 1867-68 Grilled Issues2c Black, E. Grill (87). Remarkably well-centered with Jumbo margins all around, strong grill impression on fresh paper, cork cancel and also circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT F GRILL. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND WITH SUCH HUGE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION. AN EXTRAORDINARY STAMP WHICH MAY WELL BE THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE -- IT HAS JUST RECEIVED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2003 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,400.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and the stamp offered here is the only example to achieve Superb 98J.

200
10,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3154
PSE 95J
 
Sale 1032, Lot 3154, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, E and F Grills (Scott 86-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Jumbo margins and precise centering, crisp impression on bright paper, cork and part of circular datestamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL.

With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00 as 95, $6,000.00 as 98). Only one has graded graded higher and only one other has equaled this grade

200
1,700
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
1213
PSE 95
 
Sale 1245, Lot 1213, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright shade and crisp impression, bold strike of circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of the 2c E Grill, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00), only three grade higher

200
1,300
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
238
PSE 95
 
Sale 1219, Lot 238, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill, Very Thin Paper (87 var). Detailed impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of red "N.Y. Post Office" circular datestamp cancel, manuscript "n.y." on back barely shows thru on a few grill points and is not mentioned on certificate

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL ON VERY THIN PAPER.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00 as normal paper). Only three grade higher (two at 95J and one at 98J). SMQ does not separate the paper types so this may be the highest grade awarded to the very thin paper variety. Scott Retail as normal paper

255
1,100
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2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
237
PSE 95
 
Sale 1219, Lot 237, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Intense shade and near perfect centering, nicely contrasted by blue grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED 1868 2-CENT E GRILL BLACK JACK WITH A BLUE CANCEL.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00 without premium for the blue cancel). Only three grade higher (two at 95J and one at 98J)

190
1,400
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2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
185°
PSE 95
 
Sale 1192, Lot 185, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Intense shade and near perfect centering, nicely contrasted by blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb 2c Black Jack with a blue cancel, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00 without premium for the blue cancel), only three are graded higher

190
2,600
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2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
68
PSE 95
 
Sale 1163, Lot 68, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Near perfect centering, bright shade and crisp impression on fresh paper, lightly cancelled at center, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex "Scarsdale", with 2003 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00), only three have been graded higher

200
1,700
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2015-09-29
The Robert Bowman Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
64
PSE 95
 
Sale 1108, Lot 64, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 83-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Wide and even margins, blue circle of V's geometric cancel, most recent certificate nitpicks a "shorter" perf at bottom right, still Extremely Fine and a fantastic stamp, ex Dr. Morris, with 1988 and 1995 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00), only three have graded higher and we are sure this would have, too, if not for the arbitrary mention of the infinitesimally "shorter" perf

102
1,400
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1296
PSE 95
 
Sale 975, Lot 1296, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101), including the 10c Z Grill2c Black, E. Grill (87). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, crisp impression on bright paper, face free cancel leaves entire design unobscured

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL.

With 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,100.00). Only three have graded higher to date

200
2,400
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2350
PSE 95
 
Sale 962, Lot 2350, 1867-68 Grilled Issues (Scott 79-101)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, bright shade and crisp impression, bold strike of circle of wedges cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00). Only three have graded higher to date

200
1,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2014-11-05
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Stamps and Covers
3260
PSE 85J
 
Sale 1084, Lot 3260, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-91)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Bright shade and paper, Jumbo margins, neat quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $350.00 as 85, $650.00 as 90)

200
325
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2232
PSE 80
 
Sale 1007, Lot 2232, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-96)2c Black, E. Grill (87). Clearly-defined grill, detailed impression, black circle of wedges and magenta cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $210.00), Scott Retail with no premium for the magenta cancel

200
375