961004 Scott 377 var laid paper Zoom

Scott 377 var used LAID PAPER 4c 1911 huge JUMBO GEM

Scott 377 var used LAID PAPER 4c 1911 huge JUMBO GEM

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Product Description


Scott 377, 4c perf 12, single line watermark, 1911.  Used single, massive margins (as large as I've seen!)  This is the so-called "laid paper" variety (not listed in Scott.)  

This "laid paper" variety shows the lines as dark shadows in watermark fluid (which is why it's often designated "laid paper" rather than "ribbed paper" - ribbed papers typically do not) and the laid lines in the paper are strong enough to easily see without fluid (using angled light).  There is disagreement whether this was an intentional production variety, although most who see this paper (which exists on other issues of the period) agree that it's "something different". 

A very interesting specialist item, and a superb example with such huge margins and choice centering!  I believe APS, PF and PSE have all issued certificates (and still do) for laid paper varieties of Washington Franklin stamps, despite it not being recognized in the Scott Specialized catalog.

2016 Scott Specialized catalog value: N/A
Estimated cash value: $400-$500+

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961004
Condition Used
Centering XF
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic Paper variety, EFO (error, freak, oddity), Jumbo

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.

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