Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
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EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK PERF 10 COIL, SCOTT 445, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $5,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it has been matched by no others
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT 1914 HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 445. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE, AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS LOFTY GRADE (THE NEXT HIGHEST GRADE IS 80).
According to Johl (p. 143) this issue was mainly used for special mailing purposes such as samples and pamphlets which were sent out in large quantities by individual mailers and resulted in limited distribution among collectors.
Ex Killien. With 1993 and 1997 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,500 as 95, $7,250.00 as 98)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED PAIR OF THE 3-CENT SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK PERF 10 COIL, SCOTT 445.
With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,750.00)