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High-grade US balance, mint & used, Scott 26//866, C31//JQ5, 59 stamps

High-grade US balance, mint & used, Scott 26//866, C31//JQ5, 59 stamps

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Product Description


Exceptionally clean and well-centered group of 59 stamps, the balance of an exceptionally nice collection, all hand-selected by a careful collector for great color, fresh appearance, light cancel (when used,) NH/LH gum (when mint,) and of course choice centering

Everything in this group has been dipped and examined by me and I feel that each stamp would receive a clean cert if submitted.   Very few would grade below 85, and the majority are VF/XF or better (with some 95/98 candidates noted.)   The total Scott value is only $166.20++ and there’s only one item with an individual catalog value >$10 (Scott 601 MNH pair, CV $16.50), but retail on this group will be much higher than that. 

If graded, I'm confident the SMQ value would easily exceed $750 (I’ll guarantee that much,) but likely to be much higher, maybe $1,000-$1,500. 

Better items include (used unless noted) Scott 212, 264, 279, 295 (x2), 303, 305, 328, 334, 370, 397 (x2), 472, 549, 563 (MNH), 601 pair (MNH), 629, 637 (MNH x2), 657 (MNH x2), 686 (MNH), 704 (MNH), 712 (MNH x2), 721 pair (MNH), 747 used, 748 used, 865 (MNH), 866 (MNH), C31, E14 (MNH), JQ5.  A lovely group of stamps in uniformly choice condition, including many sound used examples which don’t catalog much but are quite elusive!  At less than $4/stamp, it wouldn’t surprise me if this lot sold quickly.

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high-grade remainder      high-grade remainder #2

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962510
Large Lot Type Assortment

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: