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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4c Dark Brown (222). Mint N.H. with wide top plate no. selvage, deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1890 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $7,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it.
4c Dark Brown (222). Mint N.H., unusually intense shade, Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp of great visual appeal, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $875.00 as 90, $2,850.00 as 95)
4c Dark Brown (222). Mint N.H. with selvage with letter "M" at bottom, bright shade, choice centering with huge margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1983 and 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00)
4c Dark Brown (222). Mint N.H. with letter "M" at bottom, bright shade and crisp impression, choice centering with unusually wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 1983 and 1999 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,050.00), in our opinion this stamp should have been awarded the grade of 90 Jumbo