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Price History for Scott C5 in OGnh 98 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
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30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
C5
16c
402
0
0
0
2
2
2
12
0
21
0
43
2
62
0
1
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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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 Number 1227, Lot Number 3585, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1166, Lot Number 1199, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
521
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 521, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
2089
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2089, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1166, Lot Number 1200, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 1140, Lot Number 1049, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 1093, Lot Number 586, Air Post Issues, including 24c Jenny Invert (C1-C76a, C3a)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 1026, Lot Number 1494, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1014, Lot Number 2151, Air Post (Scott C4-C10)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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

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800
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1258
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1258, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 $1,200.00), 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 Number 1034, Lot Number 524, Air Post including Inverted Jenny Position 4816c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 975, Lot Number 2104A, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
650
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 650, Air Post (Scott C1-C10A)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
477
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 477, Air Post, Registration16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1162, Lot Number 622, Air Post (C)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 1140, Lot Number 1051, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 1140, Lot Number 1050, Air Post (C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 1120, Lot Number 1661, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1092, Lot Number 1402, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1067, Lot Number 1639, Air Post (Scott C1-C18)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 1037, Lot Number 2195, Air Post (Scott C1-C6)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 1026, Lot Number 1495, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1007, Lot Number 2913, Air Post (Scott C1-C10)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 982, Lot Number 6035, Air Post 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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)

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300
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
2105
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 2105, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 967, Lot Number 5035, Air Post (Scott C1-C12)16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)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 Number 962, Lot Number 2938, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 962, Lot Number 2937, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 956, Lot Number 540, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 946, Lot Number 1316, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 946, Lot Number 1315, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 910, Lot Number 195, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1187, Lot Number 687, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 1111, Lot Number 733, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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)

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2006-10-18
Superb Graded United States Stamps
779
PSE 90J
nh
Sale Number 921, Lot Number 779, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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)

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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 Number 946, Lot Number 1319, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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 Number 904, Lot Number 500, Air Post16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5), 16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5)16c 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)

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