962129 Scott 1b Zoom

Scott 1b 5c orange brown 1847 used VF/XF blue cancel graded PFC 85 SMQ $1,135++

Scott 1b 5c orange brown 1847 used VF/XF blue cancel graded PFC 85 SMQ $1,135++

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Product Description


Scott 1b, 5c orange brown Franklin, 1847.  Used single, blue grid cancel.  Ample to large margins (including a likely sheet margin at top.)  Graded 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate (VF-XF 85).  

Very harsh grade - I think there's an excellent chance this could/should get a "90" if submitted to PSE (SMQ 90 = $1,500) as the centering is a high 90 and approaching 95, but PF is pretty well-known for their harsh grades so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.  A scarcer shade, missing or mis-identified in many of the collections I view.

2015 Scott Specialized catalog value: $835++ (including a $35 blue cancel premium)
PSE SMQ value (85): $1,135++ (including a $35 blue cancel premium)

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962129 Scott 1b

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962129
Condition Used
Centering VF/XF
Certificate Graded Certificate, PFC
Characteristic Shade variety

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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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