Scott 23 var - item 963627 Zoom

Scott 23 var used XF 1c 1857 recut 2x bottom PSE + PFC Est $2,500

Scott 23 var, 1c type IV, 1857, recut 2x at bottom, used XF (2L1L?), 2013 PSE + 1989 PFC, SCV $975++, Est $2,500+

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $1,450.00

Now only: $1,350.00

Product Description


Scott 23 variety, 1c type IV, 1857.  Used single, recut 2x at bottom (only 11 on the plate.)  Light black cancel.  2013 PSE certificate (mentioning the recut variety) and 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate.  Fresh and choice, sound in all respects.

An amazing stamp with perfectly-balanced margins and fully-intact perfs - nearly impossible to find this nice.  The only comparable stamps I could find in Siegel's database were this one (recut 1x at top 2x at bottom -- a more common recut variety with 21 on the plate, still realized $5,462) and this one (recut 2x at top and 1x at bottom, a scarcer variety with only 4 on the plate, was graded 95 & realized $6,325.)

2013 Scott Specialized catalog value: $975++
PSE SMQ value (90): $1,825+ (for most common recut variety)
PSE SMQ value (95): $7,000 (for most common recut variety)
Estimated cash value: $2,000-$2,500++

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Scott 23 - item 963627

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 963627
Condition Used
Centering XF
Certificate PFC, PSE
Characteristic Die 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: