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Price History for Scott 95a in Used 95 Grade

Scott No.
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Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
95a
5c
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
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
95a
Used
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-
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$725
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$1,100
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$1,750
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$3,500
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$6,000
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$10,000
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$45,000
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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
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1160
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1160, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a), 5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a)5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a). Deep rich color in the distinctive Black Brown shade, remarkably detailed impression showing the subtle details of the lathework engraving, choice centering and balanced margins, neat strike of circle of wedges cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST 1868 5-CENT F GRILL STAMPS EXTANT AND CERTAINLY THE BEST QUALITY EXAMPLE OF THE BLACK BROWN SHADE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

The 5c F Grill is known in Brown, Dark Brown and Black Brown. The first two are in the same color family (listed as Scott 95). The Black Brown is distinctly darker and is given its own sub-letter designation, Scott 95a. The Dark Brown is sometimes mistaken by collectors for the Black Brown shade, but a side-by-side comparison illustrates the significant difference between the two. On the Black Brown the engraved lines are especially clear, it has a proof-like appearance, and is significantly scarcer than the other shades.

With 1993 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $10,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only Black Brown stamp to receive this grade, with the next highest at XF 90 (ex Hansen and "Natalee Grace").

2,300
40,000
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1281
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1281, 1867-68 Grilled Issue (Scott 79-101)5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a), 5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a)5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a). Deep rich color in this distinctive shade, remarkably detailed impression showing the subtle details of the lathework engraving, choice centering and balanced margins, neat central strike of cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL IN THE BLACK BROWN COLOR. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE SHADE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED AND CONFIRMED BY P.S.E. IN GRADING THIS STAMP XF-SUPERB 95, THE HIGHEST RECORDED.

The 5c F Grill is known in Brown, Dark Brown and Black Brown. The first two are in the same color family (listed as Scott 95). The Black Brown is distinctly darker and is given its own sub-letter designation, Scott 95a. The Dark Brown is sometimes mistaken by collectors for the Black Brown shade, but a side-by-side comparison illustrates the significant difference between the two. On the Black Brown the engraved lines are especially clear, it has a proof-like appearance, and is significantly scarcer than the other shades.

Ex Blocker. With 1993 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $6,000.00 as a 90, unpriced in any higher grade). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to receive this spectacular grade, with the next highest at XF 90 (ex Hansen and "Natalee Grace").

2,250
5,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
161
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 161, 1c-90c 1868 F Grill (Scott 92-101)5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a), 5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a)5c Black Brown, F. Grill (95a). Deep rich color in the true Black Brown shade, remarkably detailed impression showing all of the subtle details of the lathework engraving, well-balanced margins with design well clear of perforations on all four sides, neat strike of cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 5-CENT F GRILL IN THE BLACK BROWN COLOR. THIS IS EASILY THE FINEST OF THIS RARE SHADE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

The 5c F Grill is known in Brown, Dark Brown and Black Brown. The first two are in the same color family (listed as Scott 95). The Black Brown is distinctly darker and is given its own sub-letter designation, Scott 95a. The Dark Brown is sometimes mistaken by collectors for the Black Brown shade, but a side-by-side comparison illustrates the significant difference between the two. On the Black Brown the engraved lines are especially clear, it has a proof-like appearance, and is significantly scarcer than the other shades. The modest difference in catalogue value does not adequately convey its rarity.

Ex Hansen. 1980 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. Only three have been graded. A review using Power Search found we have offered only two others since 1994, both of which were faulty.

1,400
5,250
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