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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5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H. with extra wide top plate no. 164 selvage, lovely warm shade, perfectly centered
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,150.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by five others. This is the first in this grade we have offered since 2009, when we offered one with bottom plate number selvage.
5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,450.00)
5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., warm shade on bright paper, long and full perforations, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00 as 95, $3,150.00 as 98)
5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, deep rich color, proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Whitman, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $825.00 as 95, $3,100.00 as 98), only four have graded higher and only seven others share this grade
5c Chocolate (270). Original gum, barest trace of hinging (described on accompanying P.F. certificate as Mint N.H.), intense shade and impression, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate as Mint N.H., with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $180.00 as 95, $325.00 as 98)
5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, gorgeous color on crisp and bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,300.00)
5c Chocolate (270). Mint N.H., beautiful margins and attractive centering, incredibly fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate for block and 2005 P.F. certificate as this single (VF-XF 85; SMQ $210.00)