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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3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., lovely bright color and proof-like impression, beautifully centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $675.00 as 95, $2,900.00 as 98)
3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H. with part imprint at right, deep rich color and proof-like impression, superbly centered with huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)
3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H. with part imprint at bottom, unusually deep rich color and detailed impression on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp in every respect, with 1983 and 1999 P.F. certificates, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)
3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and choice centering, pretty pastel color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 1993 and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00 as 90, $675.00 as 95)
3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering with unusually wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp of great visual appeal, ex Odeneal, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00)
3c Bright Violet (302). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, beautiful deep rich color and clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $235.00)