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 Rose (65). Extra wide and perfectly balanced margins create a "picture frame" around the design, lovely color and impression, topped off with a struck-on-the-nose blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, although 3c 1861's are dirt common, one would have to sift thru thousands to find the peer of this 100-point Gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ in this grade)
3c Rose (65). Pastel shade, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, 2002 P.S.E. certificate with Superb 98 grade (SMQ $600.00), more likely to grade 90J by today's standards
3c Rose (65). Deep rich color on bright paper, complemented by blue target cancel, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $600.00), only one has graded higher
3c Rose (65). Brilliant color on bright paper, nicely complemented by blue target cancel, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $500.00), only one has graded higher
3c Rose (65). Perfect centering with wide beautifully proportioned margins, intense shade, fancy "X" roman numeral cancel of Saccarappa Me. (Skinner-Eno NS-J21), Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00 as normal cancel), only ten P.S.E. certified stamps have equaled this grade with any type of cancel while just one has graded higher (offered in lot 3110)
3c Rose (65). Detailed impression on bright paper, neat strike of blue circular datestamp, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $475.00), only one has graded higher to date
3c Rose (65). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins which even capture part of the adjoining stamp's design at right, brilliant color on bright paper, neat strike of "Nashville Ten. Aug. 31, 1864" double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp of phenomenal proportions, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $180.00 as 95, $475.00 as 98)
3c Rose (65). Three used singles, first with blue quartered cork cancel, rich color and gorgeous centering, second with blue target cancel and also with superior centering and color, third with blue circular datestamp and also with beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gems, each graded XF-Superb 95, first with 2014 P.F. certificate, other two with 2005 or 2018 P.S.E. certificate, total SMQ as all P.S.E. graded $825.00
3c Rose (65). Wide margins and precise centering, fresh color beautifully contrasted by bold Star within Star in Circle fancy cancel, (similar to Skinner-Eno ST-ST 26a), Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp combining centering with a perfectly struck fancy cancel, with 2010 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95)
3c Rose (65). Choice margins and centering, pretty soft color nicely contrasted by perfect bold strike of fancy Anchor cancel of Putman Ct. (Skinner-Eno PO-An 14), Extremely Fine, a stunning stamp, with 1995 P.F., 2003 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo)