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 (555). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide balanced margins and fully-formed perforations, dark shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, one of the finest examples of the 3c 1922 Issue we have ever encountered and the only one we have handled that has achieved the ultimate grade of Gem 100, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in this grade, SMQ $700.00 as 98), only two examples have been graded 100
3c Violet (555). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00), only three grade higher
3c Violet (555). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $650.00), only three have graded higher
3c Violet (555). Mint N.H. with right selvage, magnificent centering, virtually perfect, intense color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $325.00)