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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3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Depew, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $650.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others
3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Mint N.H., perfect centering with wide margins, rich color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, an exceptional stamp, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), only three others share this perfect grade, with none higher
3c Violet, Ty. II, Coil (494). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $500.00), only three others share this perfect grade, with none higher