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 Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H., choice Jumbo margins and precise centering, lovely pastel color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00 as 95, $4,250.00 as 98)
15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 4951 selvage, brilliant color, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), only four have grade higher (two at 95J and two at 98)
15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wonderful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), the highest grade awarded is a 98
15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering with wide and well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00), only four have graded higher (two 95J and two 98)
15c Pale Ultramarine (340). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 4952 selvage, choice wide and even margins, beautiful pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $345.00)