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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15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., pretty color, detailed impression, perfect centering and exceptionally wide margins seldom seen on this issue
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1902 ISSUE WITH THE EXALTED P.S.E. GRADE OF SUPERB 98.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $13,700.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only one other shares this desirable grade. The other was offered in our auction of the Whitman collection.
15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., wonderful Jumbo margins and choice centering, strong color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine, with 1978 and 1994 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,300 as 90, $4,250.00 as 95)
15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., wonderful Jumbo margins and almost perfectly centered, strong color on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine, magnificent example in never-hinged Post Office condition, with 1978 and 1994 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $1,500 as 90, $4,150.00 as 95)
15c Olive Green (309). Mint N.H., rich color, unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $475.00), an inexplicably stingy grade for this choice stamp