Item 963103 - Scott 159 var Zoom

Scott 159 var SILK PAPER 6c 1873 mint OG 2 certs SCV $1,250++

Scott 159 var SILK PAPER 6c 1873 mint OG 2 certs SCV $1,250++

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $1,100.00

Now only: $975.00

Product Description


Scott 159 var, 6c Continental Bank Note Company, silk paper variety, 1873.  Mint single, original gum, previously hinged.  2012 PSE certificate and 2000 Philatelic Foundation certificate, both noting the scarce paper variety. Fresh and choice, sound in all respects.

One of the nicest mint OG silk paper varieties in existence. The only comparable mint OG silk paper 6c I could find was this example that Siegel sold in sale 963 (realized $1,955 in 2008, ex-Hansen.  This stamp better in my opinion.)  The Scott Specialized catalog doesn't value the mint silk paper variety, but does assign a 3x premium for used.  Mint examples (especially with OG) are decidedly scarce, especially in such choice condition!

2013 Scott Specialized catalog value: $400++ (normal)
Estimated 2013 Scott Specialized catalog value (for silk paper): $1,250++
Estimated cash value: $1,500-$2,000

Click on thumbnail for large scan of the back, showing numerous silk fibers:
Scott 159 var silk paper variety

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 963103
Condition Mint - OG
Centering F/VF
Certificate PFC, PSE
Characteristic Paper variety

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: