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Scott 127 used XF JUMBO 10c 1875 graded PSE 90J TOP OF CENSUS! (SMQ $6,250++ for 90)

Scott 127 used XF 10c 1875 reissue graded PSE + 2 PFC's SMQ $6,250++

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $4,500.00

Now only: $4,250.00

Product Description


Scott 127, 10c reissue, 1875.  Used single, jumbo margins, black oval cancel (characteristic of most genuine used 1875 reissues.)  2012 graded PSE certificate (XF 90J), 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate and 1984 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Fresh and choice gem, sound in all respects.  For what it's worth, this was horribly UNDER-graded in my opinion (a solid 95J with a shot at 98J; really no reason it should have been graded this low.)  Having said that, this stamp STILL sits atop the census all by itself (it's the only one graded 90J, none higher.  There is one 90 and two 85's that trail it.)

A magnificent item for the used US connoisseur.  Rose estimates only 20-40 used examples exist.  PSE estimates only about 30 known.  The SMQ only values this in the grade of 90 ($6,250++) but does not value 90J.  The only remotely comparable stamp I could find was this one, which sold back in the 2010 Siegel Rarities sale and realized $6,900.  It's not as nicely centered, has much smaller margins, and looks a tad oxidized...  Steve Crippe has one for sale at $4,500, but again, it's not nearly as nicely centered, has some odd perfs at bottom, not to mention the color intensity/freshness difference. 

A stamp with no equal, and a fabulous addition for even the most discriminating collector.

2013 Scott Specialized catalog value: $2,000+++
PSE SMQ value (regular 90): $6,250++
Estimated cash value: $7,500-$10,000++

PSE Census numbers (as of 6/20/2013)
Number at grade: 1
Number better than grade: 0
Total graded: 10

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 963301
Condition Used
Centering XF
Certificate Graded Certificate, PFC, PSE
Characteristic Jumbo

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: