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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$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Deep shade and detailed impression, wide and essentially perfectly balanced margins, neat oval grid cancel
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $1.00 TYPE II WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED IN ANY CATEGORY.
With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95, SMQ $1,400.00 as 95). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others in any condition (used or unused). To extrapolate a potential SMQ value for this issue in the grade of 98, we looked at the other dollar value 1894-95 Bureaus in used condition. Six of the seven other dollar values are priced in SMQ in used condition at both 95 and 98. The average premium for a 98 is 2.55-times the price of a 95, meaning the potential SMQ value of this stamp is $3,500.00 (without taking into account that this is a population of one)
$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Crisp shade, wide margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Hall, with 2004 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00), only one stamp grades higher (at 98)
$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Wide margins and choice centering, detailed impression on crisp paper, light face-free cancel leaves entire design visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only five others share this grade, neither the unwatermarked nor watermarked $1.00 Ty. II 1894-95 Bureau Issues has achieved a grade higher than 95
$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Choice centering with well-proportioned margins, intense shade and detailed impression on crisp paper, unobtrusive cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00, this is the highest grade awarded to date and only five others share this grade
$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, light cancel, perfect centering with beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date and only five others share this grade
$1.00 Black, Ty. II (276A). Exceptionally wide and perfectly balanced margins, light New York oval cancel, light corner crease top right, otherwise Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $495.00), no doubt this stamp would have been graded at least 95 without the minor corner crease, outstanding appearance