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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$4.00 Columbian (244). Jumbo margins and almost perfect centering, radiant color on bright paper, long and full perforations all around, corner strike of circular datestamp cancel leaves entire design fully visible
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THIS STAMP IS THE ONLY ONE TO ACHIEVE IT.
With 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $7,000.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded and no other examples have achieved this grade
$4.00 Columbian (244). Radiant color as fresh as the day it was printed, bright paper, long and full perforations all around, neat strike of Dec. 30, 1893 circular datestamp
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY ONE OTHER SHARES THIS GRADE.
With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $7,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other has achieved this grade. The next-highest grade is a 90. SMQ does not even price this stamp in used condition above the grade of 95.
$4.00 Columbian (244). Wide margins and handsome centering, excellent color and impression, light slightly overlapped target cancels which essentially leave the two portraits distraction free, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,850.00)
$4.00 Columbian (244). Attractively centered, brilliant color, sharp New York machine-applied datestamp, Very Fine, a desirable example with clear datestamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $1,100.00)
$4.00 Columbian (244). Attractively centered, brilliant color, clearly struck New York circular datestamp, Very Fine, a desirable example with clearly struck datestamp, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $1,100.00)