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 Columbian (230). Perfect centering with Jumbo margins, neat "Merrill (N.Y.) Feb. 23, 5PM 1894" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00), only one is graded higher (at 100) and three others share this grade
1c Columbian (230). Rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, unobtrusive target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. Encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00), only two have graded higher and only three others share this grade