item 962613 Scott 241 Zoom

Scott 241 mint SUPERB LH $1 Columbian 1893 PSE graded 98 - TOP OF THE CENSUS SMQ $8,100++

Scott 241 mint SUPERB LH $1 Columbian 1893 PSE graded 98 - TOP OF THE CENSUS SMQ $8,100++

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Product Description


Scott 241, $1 "Isabella Pledging Her Jewels," Columbian Exposition commemorative issue, 1893.  Mint single, original gum, lightly hinged (tiny hinge remnant sliver).  Fresh and choice gem with perfect centering, incredible color and super fresh paper.  Graded 2011 PSE certificate (Superb-98, Mint OGph.) 

An amazing gem of this exceptionally difficult Columbian (I think the $1 is the toughest denomination to obtain in choice condition.)  An amazing stamp that is at the top of the PSE census (as of Dec 31, 2013.)  Of the 334 Scott 241's graded, none (mint or used, any category) have graded higher than 98.  This stamp shares the high grade for mint with one other OG stamp. A magnificent stamp for the Columbian connoisseur or collector of gem mint US stamps.

ex-Merlin, sold in Siegel sale #1034 (2012, lot 221) for $7,475.

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $1,100++
PSE SMQ value (98): $8,100++

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962613
Condition Mint - LH
Centering Superb
Certificate Graded Certificate, PSE
Characteristic No

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: