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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1c Gray Blue (206). Jumbo margins and perfect centering, bright shade on crisp paper, unobtrusive circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2010 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $360.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), only one other has equaled this grade, which is the highest awarded, there is not even a regular 98 in the P.S.E. Population Report (next highest is 95J)
1c Gray Blue (206). Rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, neat strike of circular datestamp and cork cancel leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $400.00), only four grade higher (all at 98J)
1c Gray Blue (206). Wide and balanced margins, near perfect centering, warm shade on bright paper, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $400.00), only one other has equaled this grade and four grade higher
1c Gray Blue (206). Rich color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, bold cork and circular datestamp cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $140.00 as 95, $360.00 as 98), only two have graded higher
1c Gray Blue (206). Massive boardwalk margins, choice centering, strong shade, bold New Orleans duplex cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $140.00 as 95, $360.00 as 98), only the stamp offered in the previous lot and one other 98J have graded higher