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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8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins, bold Cincinnati double oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1989, 2005 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,800.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others
8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Precise centering, deep rich color on crisp paper, lightly cancelled leaving the vignette fully visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $625.00)
8c Trans-Mississippi (289). Wide margins and precise centering, rich color, bold strike of Philadelphia oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $575.00), only two have graded higher (at 98)