Price History for US Scott C5 in OGnh 90J 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
C5
6c
415
0
0
0
2
2
2
12
0
23
0
44
2
62
0
1
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
C5
16¢
NH
-
-
-
-
-
$35
-
$60
-
$90
-
$130
$140
$170
-
$225
$300
$425
$700
$1,350
$2,000
$3,900
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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.

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
100
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
3585°
PSE 100
nh
Sale 1227, Lot 3585, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT C5 HAS ACHIEVED THE PERFECT P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

The first two series of United States Air Post issues, Scott C1-C6, are among the most recognizable U.S. stamps. They were printed in relatively small quantities compared to later issues -- Scott C5 saw just over 5.3 million stamps issued, versus over 42 million for Scott C7. C5 is also one of the most difficult of the series to obtain in such a high grade, based on Population Report numbers.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other. Despite the other example realizing $8,500 hammer in our Sale 1166, the SMQ value then and now is the same

120
6,000
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
1199°
PSE 100
nh
Sale 1166, Lot 1199, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT C5 IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY ONE OTHER HAS ACHIEVED IT.

The first two series of United States Air Post issues, Scott C1-C6, are among the most recognizable U.S. stamps. They were printed in relatively small quantities compared to later issues -- Scott C5 saw just over 5.3 million stamps issued, versus over 42 million for Scott C7. C5 is also one of the most difficult of the series to obtain in such a high grade, based on Population Report numbers.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,900.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other. This is the first time we have offered this grade in one of our auctions.

130
8,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2021-05-19
United States Stamps
1459
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1235, Lot 1459, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Curtis, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only three grade higher (one at 98J, one at 100)

130
1,000
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
521
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1219, Lot 521, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only two grade higher (at 98J and 100)

120
950
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2019-03-14
United States Stamps
2089
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1197, Lot 2089, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H. with selvage at left, rich color on bright paper, beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987 P.F. (for a pair) and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only two grade higher (one at 98J and one at 100)

120
1,300
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2017-10-24
United States Stamps
1200
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1166, Lot 1200, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only three have graded higher (one at 98J and two at 100)

130
1,200
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
1049
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1140, Lot 1049, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only two have graded higher

130
1,300
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2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
586
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1093, Lot 586, Air Post Issues, including 24c Jenny Invert (C1-C76a, C3a)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only two have graded higher

130
1,300
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2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1494
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1026, Lot 1494, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,350.00), only two have graded higher to date

140
1,000
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
2151°
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1014, Lot 2151, Air Post (Scott C4-C10)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins and perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $1,500.00), only one has graded higher to date

160
800
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1258
PSE 98
nh
Sale 1000, Lot 1258, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,200.00), only one has graded higher to date

160
600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
524
PSE 95J
nh
Sale 1034, Lot 524, Air Post including Inverted Jenny Position 4816c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., huge well-balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 95, $1,350.00 as 98)

140
325
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
2104A
PSE 95J
nh
Sale 975, Lot 2104A, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $510.00 as 95, $1,250.00 as 98)

150
375
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2022-07-26
United States Stamps and Postal History
1061
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1262, Lot 1061, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Killien, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

120
400
2021-12-14
United States Stamps
661
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1247, Lot 661, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

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
C5
16c
405
0
0
0
2
2
2
12
0
21
0
44
2
62
0
1
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
C5
16¢
NH
-
-
-
-
-
$35
-
$60
-
$90
-
$130
$140
$170
-
$225
$300
$425
$700
$1,350
$2,000
$3,900
-
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of December 13th, 2021
130
375
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2021-11-16
United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
2045
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1245, Lot 2045, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, outstanding centering with balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

120
300
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2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
650
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1192, Lot 650, Air Post (Scott C1-C10A)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

120
300
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2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
477
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1163, Lot 477, Air Post, Registration16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
300
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2017-07-25
United States Stamps
622
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1162, Lot 622, Air Post (C)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
250
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
1051
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1140, Lot 1051, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., outstanding centering, wide margins, deep color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
250
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
1050
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1140, Lot 1050, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., wide margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
250
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2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
1661
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1120, Lot 1661, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., wide margins and outstanding centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
350
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2015-02-19
Outstanding United States Stamps
1402
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1092, Lot 1402, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
375
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2014-03-24
United States Stamps
1639
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1067, Lot 1639, Air Post (Scott C1-C18)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00)

130
300
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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
2195
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1037, Lot 2195, Air Post (Scott C1-C6)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

140
225
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2012-06-27
United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign
1495
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1026, Lot 1495, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

140
250
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2913
PSE 95
nh
Sale 1007, Lot 2913, Air Post (Scott C1-C10)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00)

160
250
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2009-12-16
United States Stamps
6035
PSE 95
nh
Sale 982, Lot 6035, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, almost perfectly centered, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $410.00)

150
300
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
2105
PSE 95
nh
Sale 975, Lot 2105, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression nicely contrasted by bright white paper, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $510.00)

150
325
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
5035
PSE 95
nh
Sale 967, Lot 5035, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., choice centering, strong dark color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00)

150
325
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2938
PSE 95
nh
Sale 962, Lot 2938, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00)

150
450
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2937
PSE 95
nh
Sale 962, Lot 2937, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., almost perfectly centered with balanced margins, dark shade on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $640.00)

150
425
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2008-05-08
The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps
540
PSE 95
nh
Sale 956, Lot 540, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

150
475
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
1316
PSE 95
nh
Sale 946, Lot 1316, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., exceptionally wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

150
475
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2007-11-12
United States Stamps
1315
PSE 95
nh
Sale 946, Lot 1315, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, superbly centered, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $670.00)

150
450
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2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
195
PSE 95
nh
Sale 910, Lot 195, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression on blindingly white paper, marvelous centering with wide and even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp of remarkable freshness, with 2001 P.F. certificate, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $485.00)

150
700
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
687
PSE 90J
nh
Sale 1187, Lot 687, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., well-centered amid wide margins, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00)

120
170
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
733
PSE 90J
nh
Sale 1111, Lot 733, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., well-centered amid wide margins, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00)

130
200
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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
779
PSE 90J
nh
Sale 921, Lot 779, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on brilliant paper, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $240.00 as 90, $580.00 as 95)

150
250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2007-11-12
United States Stamps
1319
PSE 90
nh
Sale 946, Lot 1319, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., gorgeous wide margins and almost perfectly centered, intense color, Extremely Fine, very close to 95 grade in our opinion, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $260.00)

150
200
2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
500
PSE 90
nh
Sale 904, Lot 500, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

150
160
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