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.
This information is provided for hobbyists and is not intended to represent philatelic material as an investment or financial instrument. Past performance is neither an indication nor guarantee of future performance. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, but Siegel Auction Galleries (including its representatives and affiliates) is not liable for errors or omissions of any kind. "SMQ" refers to Stamp Market Quarterly, a copyrighted publication, and the information is used with the copyright holder's permission.
$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, deep rich color on bright paper, unobtrusive cork cancel
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $100.00 WATERMARKED NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
The 1895 Watermarked Issue is much scarcer in used condition than unused. With 2003 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only one other. Even among the vastly more plentiful unused supply of this stamp, only one grades higher than 98J.
$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Light target cancel at bottom right, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, detailed impression, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Schwenk, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,200.00), only one has graded higher (at 98J) and two other shares this grade
$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Rich color on bright paper, gorgeous centering, neat strike of St. Louis oval handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, the high-denomination Newspapers are very difficult to find in sound used condition, ex Whitpain, P.S.E. encapsulated (XF 90J; SMQ $1,150.00), only five grade higher
$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Jumbo margins, deep rich color on bright white paper, attractive purple script initials handstamp, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo, there are no used prices for any Newspaper Issues), the certificate states that this stamp is manuscript cancelled in purple which is not the case
$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Purple town cancel (town cancels are most unusual on Newspaper stamps), bright color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Golden Oak", with 2003 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $375.00 as 85, $700.00 as 98)
$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Light violet cancel, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; SMQ $260.00 as 80, $365.00 as 85), we are surprised this did not grade higher
$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Rich color, oval "Saint Louis Mo." handstamp cancel, Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80 Jumbo; unpriced as used in SMQ