961963 Scott 554 variety printers waste Zoom

Scott 554 var printers waste block of 4 mint NH striking!

Scott 554 var printers waste block of 4 mint NH striking!

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $100.00

Now only: $65.00

Product Description


Scott 554 variety, 2c Washington, flat plate printing, 1923.  Mint block of 4, likely printer's waste, original gum, pristine never hinged (no bends, skips or other trivial blemishes.) Post-office fresh and choice gem, sound in all respects.

Fabulous & striking appearance, a wonderful item for the 1922-1925 specialist.  The gum is 100% original and without breaker ridges, so this definitely a flat plate stamp.  I suspect it is a Scott 554 printers waste item and will sell as such.  Similar printer's waste items are known (and can even be found on eBay, usually at around $100 per pair.  One example is here (a block for $199), and notice that one of the pairs is hinged, and there are obvious faults in the selvage...  I think this fully MNH, fully sound example is much nicer!)

2015 Scott Specialized catalog value: N/A

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961963
Condition Mint - NH
Centering XF/Superb
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic EFO (error, freak, oddity)

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: