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.
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10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, massive margins incl. top right corner sheet margins, the sheet margin is so wide that one can see the edge of the printing plate, intense shade, remarkably detailed impression
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT REPRODUCTION OF THE 1847 ISSUE THAT WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THIS MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
Ex Morris. With 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. Sheet-margin multiples of this issue are extremely rare, and we doubt it is possible to replicate this extraordinary stamp or its grade.
10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, unusually large and even margins, intense shade and impression
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT REPRODUCTION OF THE 1847 ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE GRADES HIGHER (AT 98J) AND NO OTHERS SHARE THIS DESIRABLE GRADE.
With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,850.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J) and no others share this desirable grade.
10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large to huge margins including top left corner sheet margins, bright shade and detailed impression on fresh paper
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS CORNER-MARGIN COPY OF THE 10-CENT REPRODUCTION OF THE 1847 ISSUE.
With 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,950.00 as 95, $4,750.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher (at 98 and the ex-Whitman copy at 98J) and no other examples share this grade.
10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large to huge margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression, fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1981 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00), only three grade higher
10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large to huge margins, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, wonderful quality, with 1980 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,900.00), only three examples have been graded higher
10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large to huge margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb stamp in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,900.00), only three have graded higher to date and only four others share this grade
10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large margins all around, strong impression, Very Fine and choice (arguably Extremely Fine and graded VF-XF), with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,250.00)