Scott J40 plate strip Zoom

Scott J40 plate strip 3 #254 mint OG/NH 3c Postage Due 1895 choice! SCV $1,200++

Scott J40 plate strip 3 #254 mint OG/NH 3c Postage Due 1895 choice! SCV $1,200++

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $625.00

Now only: $575.00

Product Description


Scott J40, 1c perf 12, double line watermark, Postage Due, 1895.  Mint plate number and imprint strip of 3 (#254, top position,) original gum, hinge remnant in selvage only above position #2 but all stamps never hinged.  A few trivial selvage creases and a natural inclusion on position #1, all mentioned for utmost accuracy, otherwise post-office fresh with each of the stamps sound in all respects.

Attractive multiple of this scarce Due.  The Scott catalog value for 3 NH singles is $825+++.  The plate strip is uncatalogued but would be at least $1,200 if listed..  The stamps are all choice and would retail at very high percentages of catalog value if broken and offered that way.

 2013 Scott Specialized catalog value: $1,200++ (est)

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Scott J40 plate strip

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 963189
Condition Mint - NH
Centering XF
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic No

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2011 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

The following expertization services are acceptable: