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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4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Original gum, single hinge mark, radiant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1993 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only two others, only one Mint N.H. example has achieved this grade with none higher, so for a collector who values centering this is as good as it gets
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Original gum, brilliant color, Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $880.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), this is the highest grade awarded in any condition category and only two other hinged stamps have equaled this grade
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, radiant color, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $875.00), only three hinged examples have been graded higher (all at 98J)
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, radiant color, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $700.00)