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Fabulous Specialized Telegraph collection

Fabulous Specialized Telegraph collection

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Regular Price: $3,500.00

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Product Description


Exceptional specialized collection of 343 Telegraph stamps, neatly mounted on well-annotated pages, including specialized like unlisted varieties, control number studies, cancel studies, perforation varieties, scarce multiples, EFO’s, panes, booklets, etc. all housed in a thick binder.

Includes American Rapid x106 items (with mint 1T2, 1T8, cancel varieties, “Collect” complete including 4 rare “grilled cancel” varieties, several genuine usage telegrams, “Office Coupon” complete mint/used/punched plus pairs, blocks, even punched imprint blocks of 8 (rare!),) Atlantic x17 (including two complete booklets!)

Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Companies are exceptionally strong with x137, including mint 3T1 x3 ($100+ ea, various control number varieties), 3T2 x2 ($100+ ea, diff control numbers), 3T4 x2 ($85/ea), mint 3T9a pane of 6 (E$150+), 3T9 var (blue serial number printed in lower left corner, unlisted,) 3T17-3T20 (plus 3T20a) mint (CV $370+), and then some rare control number varieties like used 3T5 “C”, used 3T6 “G”, thick paper 3T7 “F” (mint & used,) 3T9 “K” (mint & used), used 3T13 “F”, 3T14 “M” (mint & used), used 3T15 “F”, all of these control number varieties being annotated as “unique” or “not known to exist”.  B&O Connecticut River x18 also represented, including 4T2a imperf between pair & very rare used block, scarce used 4T3, etc.

Also includes California State 5T2 used (CV $250+), New York City & Suburban Printing counterfeits (x4), Commercial Union x10 (incl 8T2 pane of 4 CV $125+, mint 8T2a imperf between x2 @ $90+ ea), Mutual Union x13 (incl 9T1-9T2 mint (plus 9T2 w/o control number, CV $150++), 9T1a and 9T1b pairs ($290+), plus an unlisted 9T1 gutter variety noted as “unique” (est $750), Northern Mutual x20 (incl scarce 11T1//11T4 used, imperforate varieties including 20c strip of 3,) Northern New York x9 (with mint 12T1-12T4 choice set with duplicates,) Pacific Mutual x8 (including 13T4a imperforate between pair,) etc.

An unbelievable group with many unique/rare items present.  Generally F/VF.  The Scott catalog value will be very high, but the real value here (IMO) is in the unlisted material, varieties and "completeness" for this difficult area!  Outstanding start to a medal-winning exhibit of Telegraph stamps, priced below what the top 25-50 items would probably cost you if purchased separately…

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961201
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: