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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$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Huge Jumbo margins, essentially perfect centering, rich color and proof-like impression, oval registry cancel
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE IS THE ONLY ONE GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO IN THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT. AN EXCEPTIONAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.
With 2011 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,500.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade, which is the highest awarded. The next highest is a 95J, which was offered in our 2008 Dauer sale
$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Intense color and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins all around, unobtrusive cancel
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,155.00 as 95, $3,050.00 as 98). This is the only example to achieve this grade, which is the highest awarded to date.
$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00)
$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Essentially perfectly centered with wide margins, three strikes of double-oval cancel nicely frame Madison's portrait, remarkably rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1981 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,500.00), only two stamps have been graded higher
$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Perfectly centered, wide margins, light cancel, remarkably bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2001 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), this is the only example to achieve this grade and only one has graded higher to date
$2.00 Dark Blue (312). Wide and balanced margins, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of New York registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $415.00)