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.
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24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, light cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, P.F. certificate notes light diagonal crease at right, but this shows faintly only for two seconds when first placed in fluid and does not flash white when drying, furthermore not a trace shows under cross-lighting, which makes us wonder if this is a paper mesh factor (for example, a flaw in the screen during production) and not really a crease, in any case Extremely Fine Gem appearance with a clear P.S.E. graded certificate as XF-Superb 95 (SMQ $3,500.00), so quite desirable for a collector who cares more about stamps than experts' opinions (or for a dealer with a paper shredder), ex Natalee Grace, with 2012 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates
24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Outstanding centering with extra wide top and bottom margins, bright color, cork cancel and red Aachen boxed transit datestamp at bottom, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1994 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)
24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Outstanding centering with extra wide top and bottom margins, bright color, cork cancel and red Aachen boxed transit at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 1994 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,000.00)