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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30c Columbian (239). Bright color, Jumbo margins and choice centering, neat strike of Cincinnati registry oval cancel, crisp and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, rare with these dimensions, with 2002 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00 as 95, $1,950.00 as 98), this is one of only two 30c Columbians to achieve this desirable grade, with only one higher (at 98)
30c Columbian (239). Outstanding centering with wide margins, gorgeous color, neat "West Union" circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example, with 2002 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only three grade higher, this is the most attractively cancelled used 30c we have offered graded 95 or better
30c Columbian (239). Wonderfully well-balanced margins, fresh color, unobtrusive cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2012 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00), only three have graded higher
30c Columbian (239). Wonderfully well-balanced margins, fresh color, unobtrusive cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00), only three have graded higher
30c Columbian (239). Bright color and paper, neat strike of small circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, unusual cancel undoubtedly applied at a small-town post office, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00)