Price History for US Scott 9 in OGnh 100J 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
9
1c
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
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
9 (type IV)
OGnh
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
$2,000
-
$3,000
$3,400
$4,000
-
$8,000
-
$15,000
-
$30,000
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Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):

  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.

This information is provided for hobbyists and is not intended to represent philatelic material as an investment or financial instrument. Past performance is neither an indication nor guarantee of future performance. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, but Siegel Auction Galleries (including its representatives and affiliates) is not liable for errors or omissions of any kind. "SMQ" refers to Stamp Market Quarterly, a copyrighted publication, and the information is used with the copyright holder's permission.

Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-11-20
Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
6
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 1212, Lot 6, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1 Late, Mint N.H., recut once at top and bottom, enormous margins all around including parts of all surrounding stamps, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ATTAINABLE. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would have to find a block of nine with no hinging in the surrounding stamps that are included in order to produce the Gem offered here. For all the imperforate issues (Scott 1-17), only six stamps in total have achieved this ultimate grade in Mint N.H. condition -- two of Scott 9 and four of Scott 11/11A.

Ex "Hanover". With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Scott 9 is priced in the grade of 100, in hinged condition, at $11,000.00. This does not take into consideration any multiplier for Mint N.H. condition or for the Jumbo grade. Scott Retail as hinged

725
13,000
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2017
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 1205, Lot 2017, 1851-57 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Mint N.H., recut once at top, enormous margins all around including significant portions of all nine surrounding stamps, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ATTAINABLE. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would have to find a block of nine with no hinging in the surrounding stamps that are included in order to produce the Gem offered here. For all the imperforate issues (Scott 1-17), only five stamps in total have achieved this ultimate grade in Mint N.H. condition -- two of Scott 9 and three of Scott 11.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Scott 9 is priced in the grade of 100, in hinged condition, at $11,000.00. This does not take into consideration any multiplier for Mint N.H. condition or for the Jumbo grade. Scott Retail as hinged

775
32,500
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2017-03-01
United States Stamps
558°
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 1150, Lot 558, 1c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Plate 1 Late, Mint N.H., recut once at top and bottom, enormous margins all around including parts of all nine surrounding stamps, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ATTAINABLE. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, to produce the gem offered here, one would have to find a block of nine with no hinging in the surrounding stamps. For all of the imperforate issues (Scott 1-17), only four stamps in total have achieved this ultimate grade in Mint N.H. condition -- two of Scott 9 and two of Scott 11.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Scott 9 is priced at $11,000.00 for a hinged stamp graded 100. This does not take into consideration any multiplier for Mint N.H. condition or for the higher grade. Scott Retail as hinged

750
9,000
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2015-10-27
United States Stamps
12°
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 1111, Lot 12, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Mint N.H., enormous margins all around including parts of all nine surrounding stamps, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ATTAINABLE. THE ESSENCE OF PERFECTION.

Many collectors have a tendency to discount how difficult it is to find imperforate classics in such superb condition. The assumption is that there are multiples which can be split to "make" perfect singles. However, one would have to find a block of nine with no hinging in the surrounding stamps that are included in order to produce the Gem offered here. For all the imperforate issues (Scott 1-17), only four stamps in total have achieved this ultimate grade in Mint N.H. condition -- two of Scott 9 and two of Scott 11.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in Mint N.H. condition). Scott 9 is priced at the grade of 100 in hinged condition, at $13,000.00. This does not take into consideration any multiplier for Mint N.H. condition or for the higher grade.

750
23,000
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2008-06-07
2008 Rarities of the World
534
PSE 100J
nh
Sale 958, Lot 534, 1851-56 Issue1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Mint Never-Hinged, enormous margins all around incl. parts of all eight surrounding stamps, rich color, perfection

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT TYPE IV HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ATTAINABLE BY ANY STAMP IN ANY PERIOD. IT IS BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO AN UNUSED IMPERFORATE OR PERFORATED CLASSIC ISSUE, AND, IN FACT, THIS IS THE ONLY UNUSED STAMP PRIOR TO SCOTT 212 TO REACH THE ZENITH OF THE GRADING SYSTEM.

Professional Stamp Experts recently introduced a new system for numbering basic United States stamp designs. The U.S. Design (USD) numbering system identifies the denomination and design at its most fundamental level, essentially in accordance with what the U.S. Post Office Department would have called a new issue, starting with the 5c and 10c 1847's. The USD system completely ignores production variations and traditional philatelic classification (printing method, shades, watermark, paper type, perforations gauge, coils, types, etc.) to create a simplified approach to collecting U.S. stamps, which P.S.E. hopes will encourage growth in the number of entry-level collectors. P.S.E. believes that once these new collectors build USD sets, some of them will develop an interest in the more traditional Scott Numbering System, yet others will still feel a sense of achievement in completing a basic USD-based collection.

What does this have to do with the stamp offered here? The April-June 2008 edition of Stamp Market Quarterly specifically cites the 1c 1851, stating, "The Scott Catalog lists no fewer than five whole numbers for this stamp...These small variations notwithstanding, the basic stamp remains the one cent issue of 1851. For many collectors, one nice example of the type would be sufficient." If the USD system has the desired effect of creating a new approach to collecting, then the demand for the most common 1c 1851 -- Type IV, Scott 9, the stamp offered here -- will increase at a far greater rate than the demand for other types, which have characteristics outside the scope of the USD numbering system. Taking this one step further, if collectors want to assemble a set of 1851's according to USD number in the highest possible grade, then the significance of a Mint Never-Hinged Scott 9 in P.S.E. 100 Jumbo grade increases exponentially.

We mention all of this in connection with this stamp, because the stamp market is changing. Whether traditionalists agree or disagree with the USD concept, everyone can agree that the 1c 1851 offered here is remarkable by any standard. It is the most striking example of an unused 1c 1851 we have ever seen. Add to this its Mint Never-Hinged condition and 100 Jumbo P.S.E. grade, and you have what may become future philately's ultimate classic stamp. Purists will always have their rare types, but it will be interesting to see if the "Gem USD" collectors emerge to create another class of philatelic rarity which challenges today's Scott-based rarities.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ as Mint N.H.)

850
80,000
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4092
PSE 80
nh
Sale 967, Lot 4092, 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-17)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Mint N.H., Position 98R1L, huge margins to full incl. sheet margin at bottom, showing clear double transfer at bottom, wonderful bright shade which is quite unusual for stamps printed from Plate 1 Late

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 ONE-CENT IMPERFORATE TYPE IV. WE HAVE OFFERED ONLY THREE MINT NEVER-HINGED SINGLES OF TYPE SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

A Power Search review indicates we have only offered three Mint N.H. singles (and an irregular block of four). The most famous of these was the example graded 100J by P.S.E., which realized $80,000 hammer in our 2008 Rarities Sale.

With 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; unpriced in SMQ as Mint N.H., SMQ $900.00 as hinged). Unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H. Scott Retail as hinged

850
1,800