961580 Scott 599 variety Zoom

Scott 599 var pair mint XF/SUPERB NH GEM, important shade w/ graded PSE cert

Scott 599 var pair mint XF/SUPERB NH GEM, important shade w/ graded PSE cert

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $250.00

Now only: $190.00

Product Description


Scott 599 variety, 2c coil, deep carmine shade variety, 1923.  Mint pair, original gum, pristine never hinged (no bends, skips or other trivial blemishes.) 2006 graded PSE certificate (specifically mentioning the shade, XF-Superb 95, Mint OGnh.)  Post-office fresh and choice GEM, sound in all respects.

A very important shade reference, as this is very frequently confused with the more expensive Scott 599b (carmine lake.)  In fact, this was submitted as 599b, but PSE wouldn't give it that identity (it's very close, as I have a PSE-certified 599b in my reference collection and they're virtually indistinguishable.)  In my opinion, this shade is just as scarce as the 599b shade, and should be separately listed by Scott -- regardless, it's a very important shade -- any stamp to the "lake" side of this shade is probably going to cert as 599b... 

For those curious, the 599b pair catalogs $425++, and nothing over grade 90 has been certified (SMQ 90 = $550++)

2015 Scott Specialized catalog value: N/A
PSE SMQ value (95, normal carmine shade): $125++++
Estimated cash value: $300-$400+

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961580
Condition Mint - NH
Centering XF/Superb
Certificate Graded Certificate, PSE
Characteristic Shade variety

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: