item 963197 Scott 445 LP Zoom

Scott 445 line pair mint VLH 3c coil 1914 GEM PFC + graded PSE SMQ $1,325++

Scott 445 line pair mint VLH 3c coil 1914 GEM PFC + graded PSE SMQ $1,325++

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $1,300.00

Now only: $1,000.00

Product Description


Scott 445, 3c type I perf 10 vertical coil, flat plate printing, single line watermark, 1914. Mint line pair, original gum, very lightly hinged.  Graded 2013 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85, Mint OGph) and 1984 Philatelic Foundation certificate.  Fresh and choice gem, sound in all respects.

An extremely difficult line pair to find well-centered, as evidenced by the population totals (only 13 OG line pairs graded higher than 85!)  A ridiculously low SMQ value for a condition rarity like this...  A comparable line pair (uncertified, ex-Golin) sold for $1,840 (and that LP is so similar that I thought it was this exact item when I first saw the picture - the centering is nearly identical!)

2013 Scott Specialized catalog value: $1,200++
PSE SMQ value (90): $1,325++
Estimated cash value: $1,500-$1,750+

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 963197-01
Condition Mint - LH
Centering 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, 2014 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: