Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
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.
When looking at multiple grades on the graph, grades with the same population numbers may show overlapping.
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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3c Green (147). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering and margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, an extremely difficult stamp to find unused in the higher grades, with 1980 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $650.00), this is the highest grade awarded and is shared by only four others, also the only example at this grade we have offered in six years, SMQ does not even price this issue above the grade of 90
3c Green (147). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, an extremely difficult stamp to find unused in the higher grades, with 1988 P.F. (for block) and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $650.00), this is the highest grade awarded and is shared by only three others, SMQ does not even price this issue above the grade of 90
3c Green (147). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $910.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date (a total of eight OG copies have been graded)