961900 postal stationery Zoom

Group of 16 postal stationery essay/specimen items, scarce!

Group of 16 postal stationery essay/specimen items, scarce!

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Product Description


Interesting group of 16 scarce postal stationery essays/specimens.  Starts with an XF 12c essay entire w/ gold eagle (ex-Barkhausen), then 5 different Franklin essays (Nesbit woodcut type, including both blue and black shades, 3 with SPECIMEN overprint, one with a portion of the flap but faulty,) other essay cut squares (including several bi-colored, one with significant staining but still collectible & scarce,) albino U374 proof (rare), five 3c essay cut squares in various shades (4 of the 5 on yellow paper.)  Mixed condition but still generally VF overall, with a few very scarce items in exceptional condition.  

Most of these are listed in the comprehensive Undersander catalog, but rarely seen offered in groups like this.  Great opportunity for the specialist at a very low “per item” cost. 

Gallery of all items at the link below:

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961900
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: