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Scott 145L1 / 145L2 Westtown Locals on cover, 8 different types!

Scott 145L1 / 145L2 Westtown Locals on cover, 8 different types!

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Regular Price: $1,500.00

Now only: $400.00

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Specialized study of the Scott 145L1 / 145L2 Westtown local stamps.  Each on cover (untied as usual, all but two affixed to the back as typically seen,) all 7 different types present, as listed by Scott (plus type V-A, a sub-variety listed in Lyons but not Scott.)  Also includes two Westtown collateral items.  Fine overall with some better, all appear genuine.  Total of 10 covers.

Scott 145L1, type I on reverse (untied) with Scott 26 and “Street Road” PA cancel (inverted date Aug 22, with contents (letter from Westtown Boarding School written by Anna Hazard to Phebe Foster, Hopkinton RI.  Fine.

Scott 145L1, type II on reverse (untied) with Scott 26 and “Street Road” PA cancel (inverted date May 16).   Outgoing cover from student at Westtown, addressed to A. Shinn c/o the Medford NJ post office. VF.

Scott 145L1, type III on reverse (untied) with Scott 65 tied by “Street Road” PA cancel (inverted date Feb 24.)  Part of the well-known Cope correspondence (this to Joshua Cope, Jenkintown PA. )  Local is XF/SUPERB with 4 large margins (including portion of the adjacent stamp above).  Cover Fine.

145L1, type IV on reverse (untied) with Scott 11 tied by indistinct PA CDS (with 1856 year date, reverse date Oct 2, 1856.)  To Horace Lloyd, Phoenixville PA.  VF.

145L2, type V on front (untied) with Scott 65 tied by “Street Road” PA cancel (inverted date Dec 13.)  To Mark Bonsall, Salem OH.  Opened a bit rough at left, otherwise VF.

145L2, type V-A on reverse (untied) with Scott 65 tied by “Street Road” PA cancel (inverted date Jun 28.)  To John Hoge, Flushing OH.  Fine.

145L2, type VI on reverse (untied) with Scott 65 tied by “Street Road” PA cancel (inverted date Sep 4.)  To John Wright, Chester Hill OH.  Local with 4 ample to large margins, XF.  Cover F/VF.

145L2, type VII on  front (untied) with Scott 65 tied by “Street Road” PA cancel (inverted date May 20.)  To Johnathan Scott, North Wales PA.  Local VF, cover F/VF.

Also includes two Westtown collateral items: 

1850 Westtown School “Register” folded letter (stampless, Westchester PA “10” in blue) sent to Esther Gifford, Scipioville NY and designated “In haste”.   Includes her grades plus a letter to mom.  Fair condition

Inbound patriotic cover (“The Union” / flag on pole / “And the Constitution”) with Scott 26 tied by West Whiteland PA CDS, sent to Debby D. Thomas / Westtown school”.  Fine.

The Scott 145L1 catalogs $150 (untied) and 145L2 $400 (untied), so Scott values this at $2,200++ (excluding the collateral material.)  However, the “real word” retail value is considerably higher, and it’s quite rare to find all types in a single lot so that too should command an additional premium.   Estimated cash value $2,000-$3,000++

Additional Information

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Item Number 961092
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.

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