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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6c Lake (282). Wide margins and near mathematical perfect centering, intense Lake color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example of this issue, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $775.00), this is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. and it has been equaled by only one other
6c Lake (282). Outstanding rich color, well proportioned margins, neat strike of registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, this issue is exceedingly difficult to find in superb used condition, with 2011 P.F. (as Lake) and 2007 P.S.E. (as Claret) certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $350.00), this is the only example to achieve this grade with none higher, there is not even another example graded higher than 85J for either Scott 282 or 282a