962200 Scott 159 var Zoom

Scott 159 var SILK PAPER mint OG 6c 1873 PSE + PFC RARE! SCV $1,400++

Scott 159 var SILK PAPER mint OG 6c 1873 PSE + PFC RARE! SCV $1,400++

Availability: Out of stock


Product Description


Scott 159 variety, 6c Continental Bank Note Company, SILK FIBER paper variety, 1873.  Mint single, original gum, previously hinged.  2012 PSE certificate and 2000 Philatelic Foundation certificate.  Fresh and bright, sound in all respects.

Siegel has only sold one other mint OG silk fiber paper Scott 159 variety, and that realized $1,955 in 2008 (ex-Perry.)  Scott only lists the silk paper variety in used condition (and assigns a 250% premium to it.)  Using the same premium with the mint value for a normal stamp ($400) gives an estimated catalog value of $1,400++. 

Undoubtedly one of the nicest mint OG silk paper variety 159's in existence.  Exceptional item for the banknote specialist, and since a silk fiber is prominent/visible on the face, it should make an excellent addition to a banknote exhibit.

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $1,400+ (est)

Click on thumbnails for large scans of the front and back (you can see numerous silk fibers, including a large fiber on front in the right margin, and many on the back, some of which are circled):

Scott 159 var  Scott 159 var  

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962200
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: