958622 Scott 24 var Zoom

Scott 24 var, type Va 16R5, used XF/SUPERB graded PSE + PFC E$4,500 ex-Kirke

Scott 24 var, type Va 16R5, used XF/SUPERB graded PSE + PFC E$4,500 ex-Kirke

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $1,500.00

Now only: $950.00

Product Description


Scott 24 variety, 1c perf 15 ½, type Va, position 16R5, 1857.  Used single, unidentified town cancel (maybe Greenland?).  Fresh and choice gem with exceptionally well-balanced margins, sound in all respects.  Graded 2005 PSE certificate (XF-Sup 95, Used) and a 2005 Philatelic Foundation certificate, both identifying the position as 16R5.  ex-Kirke.

PSE doesn’t list the type Va variety in the SMQ or census, but it’s undoubtedly rare in high grades. Siegel’s Power Search doesn’t show anything higher than 95.  The type Va variety catalogs 8x more than the normal Scott 24, so using the same factor would predict an SMQ = $6,600.  Other $300 CV perf 15 ½’s generally have SMQ’s of $2,500-$3,500 for 95 grades. I used all of that for developing my estimate below.

2019 Scott Specialized catalog value: $300++
PSE SMQ value (95): unlisted (normal = $825 x8 = $6,600)
Estimated value: $3,500-$4,500++

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 958622
Condition Used
Centering XF/Superb
Certificate Graded Certificate, PFC, PSE
Characteristic Die variety

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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, 2014 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:

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