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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7c Black (559). Mint N.H., perfectly balanced margins, beautifully intense shade contrasted against stark white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $310.00 as 98, unpriced in higher grade), one of only three to have been awarded this lofty grade (only one 100J reported)
7c Black (559). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on post-office fresh paper, mathematically perfect centering, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $570.00 as 98), only one has graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade
7c Black (559). Mint N.H., fabulous wide margins and essentially perfectly centered, intense color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $155.00 as 95, $540.00 as 98)
7c Black (559). Mint N.H., incredibly wide Jumbo margins, perfectly centered, beautiful contrast between the intense black shade and the bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $170.00 as 95, $540.00 as 98), we measure this as a perfect 98/100, perhaps the intersecting corner perfs at top right held it back from 98J or 100J
7c Black (559). Mint N.H., intense shade and remarkably detailed impression on crisp white paper, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stunning stamp, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $41.00)