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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10c Washington Bicentennial (715). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner plate no. 20643 selvage, perfect centering with Jumbo margins, vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in this grade in SMQ; SMQ $800.00 as 100), the highest grade possible and shared by no others
10c Washington Bicentennial (715). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, fresh glowing color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $800.00), only one grades higher (offered in our Sale 1212) and three share this lofty grade
10c Orange Yellow (715). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, fresh glowing color, Extremely Fine Gem, absolute perfection, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $800.00), only six examples of Scott 715 have achieved the perfect grade of Gem 100 (incl. one 100J)
10c Washington Bicentennial (715). Mint N.H., with top right plate no. 20642 corner selvage, remarkably wide margins, near perfect centering, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00), one of four to receive this grade with only five higher