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 (382). Huge margins with bottom plate no. 4949 selvage, lightly hinged, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and two others share this desirable grade
15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Lightly hinged, brilliant color on fresh paper, precise centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,050.00), this is the highest grade awarded in any category (, including one Mint N.H.)
15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Barely hinged, brilliant color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $1,300.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date in any category (incl. one Mint N.H.) and only two others share this grade
15c Pale Ultramarine (382). Huge margins with plate no. at bottom, lightly hinged, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,600.00), this is the highest grade awarded to date for No. 382 in any condition