962164 Scott 39 Zoom

Scott 39 used XF/SUPERB 90c 1860 tiny fault PFC + graded PSE (70) SMQ $5,700+

Scott 39 used XF/SUPERB 90c 1860 tiny fault PFC + graded PSE (70) SMQ $5,700+

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Product Description


Scott 39, 90c Washington,blue shade, 1860.  Used single, black and red cancels (red cancel is a $200 premium.)  2012 graded PSE certificate (F 70 used) and 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate.  Both certs mention very trivial problems.  The PSE specifies "two short perfs and a tiny thin at the left."  The PFC only says "small margin thin at left."  I've included a scan of the back so you can see how trivial these problems are.

A genuinely used stamp with fabulous appearance -- unbelievably scarce, and the fact that both PSE and PF agree that the cancel is genuine is important (there are a lot of 39's out there with fake cancels.)  The faults on this stamp are very trivial, and although PSE downgraded this XF/SUPERB item all the way down it to "70", the overall appearance (and value) of this stamp is much better than that. This definitely one of the prettiest (and probably the closest to sound -- virtually all have faults to one degree or another, many being rather extensively repaired) that I've handled in the last 20+ years.

An important/key item for the used 19th Century US collector.

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $11,200+
PSE SMQ value (70): $5,700+

PSE Census numbers (as of 6/25/2014)
Number at grade: 1
Number better than grade: 6
Total graded: 11

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962164
Condition Used
Centering VF/XF
Certificate Graded Certificate, PFC, 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: