Scott 245, ex-Zoellner Zoom

Scott 230-245 mint, 1893 Columbian Exposition, complete graded set, FABULOUS!

Scott 230-245 mint, 1893 Columbian Exposition, complete graded set, FABULOUS!

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $33,000.00

Now only: $31,000.00

Product Description


Scott 230-245, Columbian set complete (including 2 extra 2c varieties,) 1893.  Mint original gum, generally lightly hinged or never hinged.  Each with certificate (all PSE-graded except for the 2c broken hat variety.)  Several stamps have extra certificates.

A magnificent set of mint Columbians, offered intact on consignment (the consignor wants it sold intact and is not willing to break individual stamps out at this time.)

The set is currently registered in the PSE registry as “Pine Point.  This is currently the 2nd best set in existence and the 5th best all-time. GPA = 94.73 and current SMQ value is approximateley $33,000:

The provenance on several better items is noteworthy.  The $5 Columbian is ex-Zoellner (realized $7,475 in 1998, current SMQ $7,000.)  The $4 is ex-Killien, ex-Merlin & ex-Curtis (realized $11,500 in 2006, current SMQ $8,500.)  The $2 is ex-Minervino.   Lots of big names on the better items, many of which sold well over the current SMQ when previously offered.

The set currently ranks ahead of Zoellner’s and Floyd’s, and has 50% jumbos, higher than any active set in the registry.  I assisted the current owner in putting this set together stamp-by-stamp & there are a couple inexpensive upgrades that would quickly (and fairly inexpensively) boost it another notch or two on the all-time list – like the Scott 235 graded 90 – we just never found one I liked (despite numerous 95/98 Scott 235's readily available...)

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number Columbian
Large Lot Type Collection

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: