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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EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 2-CENT LINCOLN ON BLUISH PAPER, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
High-quality used examples of this stamp are decidedly more difficult to locate than their unused counterparts. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,100.00). When this stamp was graded in 2008 it was the only used example to achieve Superb 98 status, and it remains the only example four years later. The next highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report for a used stamp is 95
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY FANTASTIC USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1909 2-CENT LINCOLN ON BLUISH PAPER.
High quality used examples of this stamp are decidedly more difficult to locate than their unused counterparts. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,100.00). According to the P.S.E. Population Report this is the only example to have achieved this lofty grade with none higher
2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Wide and well-balanced margins, fresh color, light strike of oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00), only one stamp has graded higher (at 98) and only three others share this grade
2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Brilliant color on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a surprisingly difficult issue to find in higher grades in used condition, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $850.00), only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and only three others share this grade
2c Lincoln, Bluish (369). Intense shade on nicely blued paper, neat machine cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $525.00), this is a very strong 90 (95 in our opinion), accompanied by illustrated ad cover from which this originated