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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25c Special Handling (QE4). Mint N.H., wide margins and perfect centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $875.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only one other
25c Special Handling (QE4). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $550.00), only one has graded higher (at 100) and none share this desirable grade
10c Yellow Green, Special Handling (QE4). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 17096, very wide balanced margins of near Jumbo proportions, fresh and with clear impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $385.00)