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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4c Brown, Coil (457). Joint line pair, choice margins and centering, rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999, 2015 P.F. (XF 90) and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $600.00), this is a very rare used line pair in this grade, the 90 offered here is the highest recorded with no equals, the next highest is 80
4c Brown, Coil (457). Joint line pair, brilliant color and crisp impression, unusually choice centering with balanced margins, unobtrusive strikes of oval registry cancels, Very Fine and choice, ex Lessin and "Natalee Grace", with 1997 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $250.00), this is an extremely difficult joint line pair to obtain in used condition with choice centering, the SMQ value on this is almost meaningless as only one used joint line pair has been graded higher (at 90), with this single pair at 80 and one other pair graded 50