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Scott 145L1 / 145L2 Westtown Local specialist lot of 29 items

Scott 145L1 / 145L2 Westtown Local specialist lot of 29 items

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $2,500.00

Now only: $1,650.00

Product Description


Very interesting study of 24 covers, each bearing a Scott 145L1 or 145L2 plus another 5 collateral pieces (all Westtown Boarding School related.)  Fascinating lot that includes various Scott-listed types of the local issue, all properly used on cover (type II x3, type IV x3, type V x2, type VI x4 and type VII x12.)

Collateral items include a printed postal card (“Westtown Boarding School”), stampless cover Jan 24 1849 with letter from boarding school student, another stampless 1849 letter from a different student (Sep14), folded letter with Scott 11 from a student with inscription “To be left at Curtis’ store”, printed 1841 “Register” of grades with inscription “To be left at the Stage office”. 

29 covers total, generally Fine or better condition.  Total Scott value for just the 145L1 and 145L2 covers is $8,100++ (no premiums for scarcer types and excluding all collateral items.)  Huge potential retail value, as genuine usages of 145L1 & 145L2 always sell at high percentages (in fact, often way over Scott for interesting/better condition items.)

Estimated cash value: $4,000-$5,000++.

See a gallery of the covers at this link:

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961091
Large Lot Type Specialized

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: