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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2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c). Rich color, machine cancel positioned so that the characteristics of the variety are clearly visible, perfect centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, according to Brookman the varieties were caused by a breakdown of the metal of the transfer roll, only one plate of the dozens used contains a combination of both varieties (Plate 246), with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,250.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it
2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c). Almost mathematically perfect centering, gorgeous color, light strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and this is the only example to achieve this grade
2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c). Gorgeous centering and color with unusually wide margins, neat strike of duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $455.00), only two have graded higher to date
2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c). Wide balanced margins, bright color and fairly light duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, surprisingly difficult to find used, especially in this high grade, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $570.00), this and one other used No. 220c share this lofty grade, none higher