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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15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly wide margins of Jumbo proportions, perfectly centered as well, rich color and fine impression, Extremely Fine Gem, matchless quality, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,400.00), according to the P.S.E. Population Report this is the only example to have achieved this lofty grade with none higher
15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and proof-like impression, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $580.00 as 95, $1,100.00 as 98), only one has graded higher (at 98) and no others share this grade, the paucity of higher grades also extends to Mint N.H. stamps -- only one has graded higher than 95
15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, lightly hinged, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, rare in this choice Mint Never-Hinged condition, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $580.00)
15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, lightly hinged, much wider margins than typically seen and with near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $800.00)
15c Olive Green (284). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 and 2008 P.F. certificates (former as Mint N.H., latter graded XF 90) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $600.00)