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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50c Orange (310). Vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, Jumbo margins and precise centering, inside oval of double oval cancel neatly frames Jefferson's face, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2011 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $320.00 as 95, unpriced as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and only one other has equaled this grade
50c Orange (310). Vivid color, wide and beautifully balanced margins, face-free circular datestamp cancel leaves the Jefferson vignette unobscured, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00), only two grade higher (at 95J) and four others share this grade, none of the other stamps graded 95 or better offered in our auctions have a face-free cancel
50c Orange (310). Vivid color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. (98) and 2018 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00), only two have graded higher and four others share this grade
50c Orange (310). Vivid color, wide and balanced margins, neat Washington D.C. registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $320.00), only two have graded higher and three others share this grade