961020 postage due hoard Zoom

Postage due used hoard from the 1930’s incl. better!

Postage due used hoard from the 1930’s incl. better!

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $650.00

Now only: $500.00

Product Description


A postage due hoard assembled in the 1930’s, all Scott “D2” design types (Scott J31//J65.)  Sorted into old glassines by denomination (but not by perf gauge or watermark, so you have a LOT of work ahead of you if you’re going to catalog this…) 

Strength in 2c stamps (probably at least 2,500!) but also includes a good representation of 1c (probably 750+) and a scattering of 3c, 5c & 10c stamps.  I didn’t go through all the glassines, but did quickly check around 800 of the 2c stamps, just to get a feel for distribution of perfs & shades.  As I was doing that, I found FOURTEEN Scott J60’s (including a scarce PAIR.  CV for just these is $1,050. BTW, I put them in a separate dealer card so you won’t have to find them again… )  Anyway, you’ll probably find more.  Could an 1894 vermilion be lurking too??  Happy hunting!

This will be a FABULOUS lot for assembling shade sets – I’ve done that in the past to sell on eBay or through my lists.  They tend to do VERY well (usually at or over catalog value, as the individual items aren’t that expensive but everyone wants a set of carmine, lake, claret, rose, etc.)  It will also be a FABULOUS lot if you’re looking for well-centered and/or JUMBO margined stamps.  While the overall condition is mixed, it’s well above average.  In fact, in the 800 or so stamps I looked through, I saw DOZENS that looked sound and would grade 90 or better (several “J’s” as well…) Retail potential is enormous.

Because of the different perfs and watermarks involved, it’s impossible to guesstimate a catalog value, but it will certainly exceed $5,000 (maybe by a lot – depends what else you find!)  Have fun with this group – old time hoards like this don’t pop up all that often.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961020
Large Lot Type Accumulation

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.

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