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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4c Dark Brown (269). Beautifully balanced wide margins, warm shade, mostly face-free circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,000.00), this is the highest grade awarded and has been equaled by only two others
4c Dark Brown (269). Beautifully balanced wide margins, rich color, mostly face-free strike of town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, rare in this superb condition, with 2011 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00), this is one of only two stamps to achieve a 98 which is the highest grade awarded
4c Dark Brown (269). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, deep shade on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00), only three have graded higher (all 98, including the preceding lot) and one other shares this grade
4c Dark Brown (269). Gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, deep shade on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $225.00 as 95, $1,000.00 as 98), only two have graded higher (at 98) and one other shares this grade