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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1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Outstanding centering with Jumbo margins, bright shade on fresh paper, light wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, an absolutely superb used example of the 1c Trans-Mississippi, with 2011 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $830.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others
1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Bright shade, unobtrusive strike of duplex cancel of New York, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $190.00 as 95, $830.00 as 98), only two have graded higher to date and only two others share this grade
1c Trans-Mississippi (285). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, beautiful color and perfs, neat waving flag machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)