962166 Scott 17 var Zoom

Scott 17 var used XF 12c 1851 black shade graded PSE cert 90 SMQ $750++

Scott 17 var used XF 12c 1851 black shade graded PSE cert 90 SMQ $750++

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $625.00

Now only: $500.00

Product Description


Scott 17 variety, 12c black shade, imperforate, 1851.  Used single, neat black grid cancel.  Fresh and choice gem, sound in all respects.  Graded 2007 PSE certificate (XF 90, Used.)

Super fresh and bright with light cancel and ample to large margins all around.  The black shade is scarcer than the usual gray black shade.  Scott assigns a 30% premium ($325 vs. $250 normal catalog value.)  Using that same premium with the SMQ 90 price ($575++) gives an estimated SMQ value of $750.

2015 Scott Specialized catalog value: $325++
PSE SMQ value (90): $750+ (est)

PSE Census numbers (as of 6/25/2014, for normal shade, black is scarcer)
Number at grade: 32
Number better than grade: 77
Total graded: 233

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962166 Scott 17

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962166
Condition Used
Centering XF
Certificate Graded Certificate, PSE
Characteristic Shade 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: