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.
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3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (25). Exceptional centering with perfs almost completely clear of framelines on all sides, deep rich color on fresh paper, beautifully complemented by light strike of blue town datestamp cancel
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 PERFORATED 3-CENT TYPE I WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2010 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $4,750.00 for Rose shade). As an indication of the difficulty of finding this issue with centering and margins that qualify as truly Superb, it has been a full ten years since this stamp was graded by P.S.E. and not a single additional example has achieved a 98, which remains the highest grade awarded
3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (25). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 3-CENT ROSE TYPE I -- ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN THIS SUPERIOR GRADE.
Ex Wagshal, Merlin and "Clipper City". With 2017 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). Remarkably, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only two XF-Superb 95 and one Superb 98 for the 3c Type I perforated.
3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Without recut inner lines, deep rich color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered, neat strike of circular datestamp
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 3-CENT ROSE TYPE I WITHOUT RECUT INNER LINES.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00) as No. 25 before 2008 Scott reclassification. Remarkably, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only one XF-Superb 95 and one Superb 98 for the 3c Type I perforated.
3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Choice margins and centering, beautifully clear strike of blue Petersburg Va. circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,350.00), only four grade higher
3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Brilliant color, choice centering which clearly shows the type characteristics, neat circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00), only four have graded higher
3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Choice centering with balanced margins and framelines essentially intact on all four sides, radiant color, neat strike of circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $690.00)
3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (25). Beautiful rich color, well-proportioned margins, bold strike of town cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996, 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $285.00 as Rose shade)
3c Rose, Ty. I (25). Radiant color nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, single unpunched perf at left, Extremely Fine, examples with the framelines showing on all four sides are rare, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $285.00), the unpunched perf might have cost this stamp 5 points on the grading scale