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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6c Carmine (148). Jumbo margins and perfect centering, bright color on fresh paper, light strike of cork cancel leaves design completely visible
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE WHICH HAS ACHIEVED THE ULTIMATE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO FROM P.S.E.
With 2010 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,000.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this perfect grade. The next highest used example in the P.S.E. Population Report is a 95J.
6c Carmine (148). Brilliant color, wonderful centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of New York Foreign Mail Star cancel and trace of red transit cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $340.00 as 95, $1,000.00 as 98), only one has graded higher (100J, offered in our Kirke sale) and one other shares this grade
6c Carmine (148). Rich color on bright paper, neat strike of target cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp with a much more attractive cancel than others we have sold at this or higher grades, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00)
6c Carmine (148). Rich color on bright paper, neat strike of cork cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $425.00), only two have graded higher to date and only four others share this grade