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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50c Orange (275). Vibrant color on bright paper, Jumbo margins, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 95, $2,000.00 as 98), only one has graded higher (at 98) and none share this grade
50c Orange (275). Vivid color as fresh as the day it was printed, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of Minn. registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 95, $2,000.00 as 98), only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and this is the only example to achieve this grade.
50c Orange (275). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, perfectly centered with well-proportioned margins, unobtrusive circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2000 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $180.00)
50c Orange (275). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, unobtrusive cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $75.00), in our opinion this is undergraded