961845 Scott 285-290 Zoom

Lovely mint collection in Scott album, many XF+ NH!

Lovely mint collection in Scott album, many XF+ NH!

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Regular Price: $1,950.00

Now only: $1,650.00

Product Description


A sparse but very valuable collection remainder in Scott National album (decent condition, just light spine wear.)  Very few 19th Century stamps (earliest item is Scott 214) and very sparse through about 1925, but then picks up with some really nice material!   This collector’s goal was to only buy VF+ NH stamps.  On that front he did very well, with only the occasional early problem, regum or reperf noted.

Highlights are too numerous to mention individually, but suffice it to say that there are hundreds of VF/XF++ NH stamps that catalog >$1 (with quite a few >$10 and even >$100.)  An excellent basis for expansion, and a lovely group to view.  2015 Scott catalog value (as NH) would be >$5,000++, and if everything was accurately described this would sell for that or more.  However, I’m going to price this a little lower to account for the occasional problem or tiny hinge mark (plus give the dealers plenty of room for profit – this should be a goldmine for eBay/BidStart/bourse sellers!)

Purchase details are often written in pencil under the mount, and virtually every item in this lot was purchased individually, often at many multiples of Scott catalog value.

Although there are some higher catalog value items (like Scott 285-289, 296-299, 323-327, 550, 669-679, 834, 1053, etc.) don’t ignore the inexpensive stamps.  IMO, a surprising amount of value is there too, with noted XF/SUPERB JUMBO and GEM MNH – several that would obtain very high grades (and some J’s) if submitted.

Please view the entire collection – photographed and available in the gallery below:

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961845
Large Lot Type Collection

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: