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Amazing plate number and imprint bureau stock, Scott 264//279B

Amazing plate number and imprint bureau stock, Scott 264//279B

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $27,500.00

Now only: $21,500.00

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Amazing mint plate number and imprint stock, neatly laid out on dealer pages and sorted by plate number.  Includes complete or nearly complete runs of Scott 264, 265, 266, 267, 279 and 279B.  Overall FVF and totally unpicked with XF++ NH items lurking (great group to pick from if you’re looking to break and grade some singles.)  Also includes many matched sets (i.e. top, bottom, right and left positions for a given plate number,) and a surprising number of rare plate numbers (all Durland “asterisk” items) like 264 (#24 x2, #29, #33, #35,) 265 (#116 x2,) 267 (#427 x4, complete all 4 positions!, #428 x4, complete all 4 positions!, #429 x4, complete all 4 positions!), #430 x4, complete all 4 positions!)), 279 (#965, #968, #970, #973, #974, #1189, #1306, #1421, #1426, #1455, #1458, #1471, #1472, #1501, #1503) and 279B (#1251, #1294, #1299, #1319, #1321, #1322, #1433, #1435, #1436, #1437, #1439, #1449, #1450, #1451, #1452, #1465, #1467, #1468, #1493.)

Scott 264 is COMPLETE, with at least one example from all 77 Durland-listed plates.  Scott 265 is COMPLETE, with at least one example from all 17 Durland-listed plates. Scott 266 is COMPLETE, with at least one example from all 6 Durland-listed plates. Scott 267 is COMPLETE, with at least one example from all 207 Durland-listed plates(!!)  Scott 279 and 279B are probably around 80% complete, and include many of the rare numbers.

One of the nicest specialized groups of bureau plate number strips that I’ve ever seen or handled, and undoubtedly near impossible to duplicate today…  Probably 1,500-2,000 total strips, including many NH singles (many gems too,) many various shades on the 2c values, and totally unchecked for Scott-listed watermark varieties (but likely some of those here as well.)  Total retail value likely to be in the $125,000-$175,000 range, but again, extremely difficult to assemble something like this today, no matter how much money you had set aside to do it…

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962185
Large Lot Type Specialized

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, 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.

The following expertization services are acceptable: