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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8c Olive Green (470). Mint N.H., pretty shade, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), only two have graded higher (at 98J)
8c Olive Green (470). Mint N.H., exceptional centering and particularly wide margins, pretty shade and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Dr. Killien, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00)
8c Olive Green (470). Mint N.H., exceptional centering within particularly wide margins, pretty shade and sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Dr. Killien, with 1998 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $800.00 as 95, $2,500.00 as 98)
8c Olive Green (470). Mint N.H. with wide right plate no. 5804 selvage, pretty pastel shade, choice centering with huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00 without premium for the position), this stamp asks the question, "If this isn't 95 or better, what is?" (compare this with 95's in the three following lots)