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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$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Lightly hinged, perfectly centered with impressively wide and balanced margins, incredibly fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $1,250.00), only one example has graded higher
$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Stunning Jumbo margins and nearly perfectly centered, bright frame color, Extremely Fine Gem, scarce in this quality, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,000.00)
$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Stunning Jumbo margins and nearly perfectly centered, bright frame color, Extremely Fine Gem, scarce in this quality, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00 as 95, $1,250.00 as 98)
$2.00 Orange Red & Black (523). Exceptionally well-centered with choice margins, vivid frame color and intense vignette shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $860.00)