962243 Scott 1096 error Zoom

Scott 1096 plate block COLOR OMITTED PLATE # ERROR 8c Magsaysay 1957 XF NH E$7,500

Scott 1096 plate block COLOR OMITTED PLATE # ERROR 8c Magsaysay 1957 XF NH E$7,500

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Product Description


Scott 1096 var, 8c Magsaysay Champion of Liberty issue, 1957. Mint plate block of 4 (#25805,) major color-omitted error with the ultra number completely missing, upper left position, original gum, never hingedThis item is the basis for the Scott-listing and believed to be unique (listed but unpriced in the 2014 Specialized catalog.) In addition to the color omitted plate number, the plate is also missing most of the ultramarine color from both denominations on the 2 left stamps and portions of the ultramarine in the ribbon above.

Accompanying this amazing item is an extensive archive which includes discovery-related information: 1960’s articles from Mekeel’s, Western Stamp Collector and National Stamp News. Also a NY Time article mentioning that it would be the highlight display of the Westchester stamp show. Finally, 2 letters (both hand-signed) from Jacques Schiff, who discovered the error and sold it to this collector, detailing the offers received to date, then selling it to this collector for $3,000 (a lot of money for 1963!)  I didn't photograph everything in the archive, but did scan the Schiff letter noting the $3,000 private sale price from 1963.

An amazing error for the EFO specialist, with an amazing archive to accompany it! Listed but unpriced in Scott, unlisted in Datz (but other color-missing Champion of Liberty errors are listed at $3,500-$4,250 each.)  This plate block should catalog $5,000-$7,500 if valued in Scott.

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: Listed but unvalued
Estimated cash value: $5,000-$7,500

Click on thumbnail for large picture of the block:

962243 Scott 1096 EFO

Schiff letter (1963) noting the $3,000 private sale price:

962243 Scott 1096 EFO letter

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962243
Condition Mint - NH
Centering XF
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic EFO (error, freak, oddity)

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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