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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2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H. with plate no. 142 and wide selvage at left, radiant color, crisp impression, perfectly centered with wide margins
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 2-CENT TYPE III UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE IN THE CARMINE COLOR. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GIVEN THE GRADE OF 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.
With 1988 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,700.00). Only two other stamps share this grade
2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 152 selvage, exceptionally well-centered, vivid color with crisp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate as imprint and plate no. strip of three and 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $910.00)
2c Carmine (252). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 152 selvage, essentially perfectly centered, vivid color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate for top imprint and plate no. strip of three (right stamp) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate as this single (XF 90; SMQ $1,300.00)
2c Carmine, Ty. III (252). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and well-centered, deep shade and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, ex Whitman, with 1992 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $570.00 as 85, $910.00 as 90)