item 962512 Scott 397 Zoom

Scott 397 mint XF/SUPERB XXLH 1c Panama-Pacific 1913 graded PSE cert (95) E$125++

Scott 397 mint XF/SUPERB XXLH 1c Panama-Pacific 1913 graded PSE cert (95) E$125++

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Product Description


Scott 397, 1c Balboa, Panama-Pacific Exposition commemorative issue, perf 12, 1913.  Mint single, original gum, extremely lightly hinged (if at all.)  Graded 2014 PSE certificate (XF-Sup 95, Mint OGph.)  Fresh and choice gem, fabulous rich color and bright white paper, sound in all respects.

A real travesty here!  First off, I believe the stamp is never hinged (there is a very small blemish - in my opinion, nothing more than a tiny natural gum skip - but PSE is undoubtedly considering that a hinge mark.  I'd challenge anyone to "hinge" a stamp like that...)  Secondly, the grade is unbelievably harsh.  This stamp is just about perfectly centered, and I don't understand why it didn't receive a "98" grade.

Anyway, the fact that PSE woke up on the wrong side of the bed is going to be your gain here.  This stamp could easily receive a MNH 98 cert on a "good" day (SMQ = $475) so take what they gave and know that you got a steal... 

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $16.50+++
PSE SMQ value (95): $75++ (for hinged)
Estimated cash value: $100-$125++

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962512
Condition Mint - LH
Centering XF/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: