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24c 1861-62 (Scott 70/78) color study reference set, very high catalog!

24c 1861-62 (Scott 70/78) color study reference set, very high catalog!

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $3,000.00

Now only: $2,200.00

Product Description


Extraordinary group of 37 stamps, all 24c 1861-62 issues (Scott 70/78).  Sorted by shade, often with a range from light to dark (or different hues within the shade family.)  Includes lilac x3, red lilac x2, brown lilac x4, red brown lilac x2, dull lilac x1, dull gray lilac x5 (light to dark), gray x6, dull bluish gray, slate (a 70b variant), bluish violet x2 and steel blue.  One stamp is identified as “blackish violet” (Scott 78c, SCV $22,500) but I can't guarantee it so will only count as a common shade. 

In addition to the page, there’s a stockcard with more interesting shades (different from what’s on the page) with yet another very dark color that could approach the scarce 78c, but again only counted as a common shade.  Also noted a few in the gray family that have pretty thin paper and approach the pale gray violet shade of 70d (again, only counted as common shade.) 

Great lot for the 24c specialist/philatelist or student of shades on these early stamps.  2014 Scott catalog value will be at least $15,000 (potentially MUCH higher.) Centering is generally F/VF overall with some better and a few good/colored cancels noted.  Most faults are small/unobtrusive and don’t detract from this wonderful reference group!

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962208
Large Lot Type Specialized

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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, 2015 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.

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