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Scott 540 plate block specialized group, x88 different, SCV $15,000++

Scott 540 plate block specialized group, x88 different, SCV $15,000++

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Product Description


Tough-to-assemble collection of 88 all-different Scott 540 plate blocks (about 30% of the known numbers,) neatly laid out and priced on (4) large double-sided stockpages.  Includes 61 different “S 30” type numbers, A MNH example of the very scarce “inverted S30” (plate #10471, CV $725++), 20 different “number only” plates (17 of those collected in the PB6 format, as I think they should, despite Scott listing them as PB4’s,) and 7 of the scarce “star” type plates (including #13840 imperforate at top – listed in Durland but not in Scott, only known from two printings, #13840 being in the scarcer of the two.) 

Fine overall with many 4-margin stamps noted (actually quite difficult on these coil waste issues.) Maybe an odd fault or two (staple hole as always, trimmed perfs on the star plates as always, occasional minor fault,) but generally sound with a number of NH plates noted (plus hinged plates with NH stamps within.)  Great “all-different” group for the specialist or a plate block collector striving for completeness, offered at less than 15% of SCV, very low for an “all-different” group like this.  2016 Scott catalog value approximately $15,000+.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 960948
Large Lot Type Specialized

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: