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 Orange Brown (465). Mint N.H., radiant color, crisp impression, mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations all around
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE PINNACLE OF PERFECTION -- THIS STUNNING STAMP HAS ACHIEVED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 FROM P.S.E.
With 1983 and 1986 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,950.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.
4c Orange Brown (465). Mint N.H., bright shade, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex "Hanover", with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00), only three grade higher
4c Orange Brown (465). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00), only two have graded higher (one 98J and one 100)
4c Orange Brown (465). Mint N.H., bright shade, essentially perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,900.00), only two have graded higher