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.
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15c Olive Green (309). Pretty shade, perfectly centered with unusually wide and mathematically balanced margins, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, a spectacular stamp for collectors who value centering over Mint N.H. gum, ex Merlin, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100; SMQ $1,800.00), this is the highest grade awarded in any category (the highest Mint N.H. is 98J) and the only example to achieve it.
15c Olive Green (309). Pretty shade, perfectly centered with unusually wide and mathematically balanced margins, long and full perforations
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN GRADE GEM 100 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED IN ANY CATEGORY.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,200.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded in any category (the highest Mint N.H. is 98) and the only example to achieve it.
15c Olive Green (309). Lightly hinged, rich color, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $625.00), only three have graded higher and none share this grade
15c Olive Green (309). Lightly hinged, pretty shade, superior centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $650.00 as 95, $1,200.00 as 98)