961018 coil plate number collection 1 Zoom

Coil Plate Number Strip collection

Coil Plate Number Strip collection

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Product Description


Collection of early coil plate number strips (PS3’s, PS5’s, plus a few early plate # line pairs, gap precancel strips, imperforate error strip, etc.)  166 items neatly mounted in a Scott “Comprehensive Plate Number Coil Strips” album (pages to 1988).  Several better items immediately spotted such as Scott 1891 (#3 PS7, CV $425++ as PS5), and an imperf error strip of 2280c (#7, Durland $475++.)

A few items were examined to check gum and those were all NH (including the rare strips of 1891 and 2280c) but the mounts are sealed on both sides so checking any further wasn’t easy (and that also affected the ability to check tagging, so I just figured everything as the cheapest variety for pricing purposes.)  Centering is pretty uniformly VF or better (including the highlights, which are generally even better than that.) 

The following numbers are complete (all Scott-listed numbers in PS5 format): Scott 1897A, 1898, 1906a, 2112, 2123, 2124, 2126a, 2127, 2127a, 2128, 2129, 2130, 2132a, 2132b, 2134b, 2135, 2136, 2149, 2150, 2150a, 2215c, 2226, 2228, 2253, 2254, 2257, 2262, 2262a, 2264, O139.

An excellent start to a plate number strip collection.  Total face value and (especially) catalog value will add up very quickly but was not totaled.  However, just the two XF+ NH highlights should be worth my asking price…

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961018
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: