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). Mint N.H., vivid color on post-office fresh paper, perfect centering with incredibly wide Jumbo margins
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO HAVE ACHIEVED THIS GRADE TO DATE.
P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $11,300.00 as 98). There are none grade higher in the P.S.E. Population Report and only this single example at this lofty grade. A Superb 98 example realized $15,500 in our Whitman sale
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with top imprint selvage, vibrant color framed by beautifully balanced Jumbo margins
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE MINT NEVER-HINGED IMPRINT EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.
With 2005 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,250.00). Only five grade higher (highest is 98J). We do not know if any of those five are imprint or plate number examples, but the two higher grades we have sold are not.
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color on bright paper, beautifully centered with wide margins, couple tiny inclusion specks not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, with 2004 and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00)
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with plate no. 636 top selvage, vibrant color on crisp paper, extraordinarily well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a remarkable example, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,850.00)
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., wide margins, some oxidation not present on accompanying certificates, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2009 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85) and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,050.00)
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H., vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,250.00)
4c Trans-Mississippi (287). Mint N.H. with bottom plate no. 636 selvage, wonderfully bright color and exceptionally choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate for imprint and plate no. block of four (bottom right stamp) and 2007 P.S.E. certificate for this single (XF 90; SMQ $1,200.00), for our money this is a better stamp than some we have seen graded 95