962093 Scott 244 Zoom

Scott 244 used XF fancy cancel purple "R" $4 Columbian 1893 graded PSE cert 90 SMQ $2,150+

Scott 244 used XF fancy purple "R" cancel $4 Columbian 1893 graded PSE cert 90 SMQ $2,150+

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $2,400.00

Now only: $2,150.00

Product Description

Details

Scott 244, $4 crimson lake, "Isabella and Columbus," Columbian Exposition commemorative issue, 1893.  Used single, light black cancel and scarce purple "R" (registry?) socked-on-the-nose marking, sound in all respects.  Encapsulated and graded 2009 PSE certificate (XF 90, Used). 

Gorgeous stamp with unbelievably fresh and bright color.  The small "R" cancel is unusual and should command a significant premium.  Postally used $4 Columbians in this nice condition with light cancels are decidedly scarce.  Only 8 stamps have been graded higher, and very few if any will have the color and unusual cancel that this one has.  This stamp was previously sold in a Siegel auction in 2007 (when it had a 2005 PSE paper certificate graded 90 - that certificate no longer accompanies.  The stamp realized $2,415 back then and should be worth more today.)

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $1,150++ (no premium for cancel)
PSE SMQ value (90): $2,150++ (no premium for cancel)

PSE Census numbers (as of 6/25/2014)
Number at grade:11
Number better than grade: 8
Total graded: 62


Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962093
Condition Used
Centering XF
Certificate Graded Certificate, PSE
Characteristic Fancy Cancel

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: