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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5c Chocolate (223). Pretty shade on bright paper, cork cancel, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $525.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and one other shares this grade
5c Chocolate (223). Wide margins and perfect centering, machine cancel, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, an elusive stamp in this grade, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $490.00), one of two used 98's (only one graded higher at 98J)
5c Chocolate (223). Pretty shade, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $175.00 as 95, $525.00 as 98), only three have graded higher and two others share this grade
5c Chocolate (223). Jumbo margins and choice centering, fresh color, indistinct cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $175.00 as 95, $525.00 as 98), only three examples have graded higher with one equal