962094 Scott 242 Zoom

Scott 242 used VF $2 Columbian 1893 clean graded PSE cert (80) SCV $650

Scott 242 used VF $2 Columbian 1893 clean graded PSE cert (80) SCV $650

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Regular Price: $425.00

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Product Description


Scott 242, $1 "Columbus in Chains," Columbian Exposition commemorative issue, 1893.  Used single, neat New York registry oval cancellation.  Graded 2007 PSE certificate (VF 80, Used.)  

I see what appears to be a very tiny & extremely light thin -- There's no doubt this was present when PSE certified the stamp in 2007, but my guess is that they identified this as a natural paper imperfection (it's very small and extremely light.  This stamp has two other such natural paper imperfections and these go uncalled all the time.  The difference is that I saw this one "flash" ever-so-slightly while drying.)  

Gorgeous stamp with 4 ample to large margins and great color.  Good chance that if this was submitted back to PSE, they'd once again issue a clean cert, but I'm going to call the tiny thin just to be safe...

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $650++
PSE SMQ value (80): $525

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962094
Condition Used
Centering VF
Certificate Graded Certificate, PSE
Characteristic No

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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, 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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